INTO Mason's week-long orientation guides you through the first steps of your academic, cultural, and social journey here.

During mandatory orientation, you will:  

  • Take the English-language placement exam. 
  • Get a Mason ID card.
  • Open your university email account.
  • Turn in required health vaccinations and documents.
  • Submit transcripts and test scores.
  • Register for courses.
  • Take a campus tour. 
  • Meet new students. 

Our  INTO Mason Welcome Guide (PDF) has information on preparing for your arrival to the Fairfax Campus, including: 

  • What to Pack 
  • Money and Banking
  • Transportation 
  • Campus Safety 
  • Health Immunizations and Information 
  • Frequently Asked Questions 

Follow the CDC Recommendations for Arrival to the US:

  1. Make sure you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines before you travel.
  2. Consider getting tested before travel.
  3. Follow the CDC recommendations for wearing masks in travel and public transportation settings.
  4. Show proof of being fully vaccinated with primary series before boarding a flight to the U.S.; limited exceptions apply.
  5. Get tested after travel.

Click here for the CDC guidelines.

INTO Mason students wearing Mason shirts tour the Fairfax Campus
Get to Know Your New Home

INTO Mason students take a tour of the Fairfax Campus. At the start of the fall semester in 2019, Mason had about 38,000 students.