After registering, each student is required to obtain a university photo identification card. It must be presented to use the library and is required for admission to university events, when using university facilities, and can be used as a debit-card at various food concessions and copy machines if Mason Money is added to the account. Questions may be directed to the Photo ID Office at (703) 993-1004. You can obtain your G-Card in Student Union Building I, Lower Level. The University All Card Office has more information.
Students are required to activate and use their Mason e-mail account to obtain Psychology Department list-serve messages and to access the university mainframe computer and library. Only Mason e-mail accounts will be used for official university communication with students. For more information regarding access to your E-Mail visit the ITU Support Center.
Parking decals may be purchased in person in the Parking Services Office located in the Shenandoah Parking Deck, or via the Parking Services website. You will need a G-Card to purchase parking passes in person. Handicapped parking permits are available in the Parking Services Office. Parking registration information is also mailed to students several weeks before the start of the fall semester. For more information contact Parking Services.
George Mason University provides a variety of health insurance options for graduate students. For students who meet specific qualifications, premiums for the Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan will be subsidized by the University. Students who do not qualify for the subsidy, may elect to purchase the policy and should contact Student Health Services regarding enrollment. The Student Health Services Office is available to all students at no or reduced fees. To determine eligibility for subsidized insurance, see the Provost's Office web page on Subsidized Graduate Health Insurance.
All student wage/hourly employees are required to use Direct Deposit and must submit a time sheet online in order to be paid. To set up Direct Deposit and record your hours, please visit Patriot Web and click on "Employee Services","Time sheets" (to enter your hours) and/or "Pay Information" (to enroll in direct deposit).
Students who are receiving tuition waivers, grants, or other financial aid may view their award in the "Financial Aid" section of Patriot Web.
Each student is assigned a departmental mailbox. Doctoral student mailboxes are located in the hallway next to the Psychology Graduate Office in David King Hall. Faculty and Staff boxes are located in the copy room (DK 2001). MA mailboxes are located in the Physio Lab for Biopsychology, alongside the doctoral mailboxes for Developmental, The ARCH Lab for Human Factors, The Clinic for School Psychology and Robinson 211C for Industrial Organizational. Be sure to check the mailboxes periodically for any messages that might be left for you by faculty, staff, or students. Please be aware that student mailboxes are not secured, so use caution in what you place in them.