The Academic Advising and Transfer Center would like to welcome the new freshmen class of 2016!
To start off your Mason college career on the right foot, we have a few pointers:
First, keep in mind the many opportunities that are available at Mason! To make the most of your college experience it’s best to get involved. A good start would be to check out the Welcome Week calendar. Here you can find anything from a how to choose a major workshop to a friendly game of dodgeball!
Second, consider adding UNIV 100 to your schedule! The main objective of University 100 is to assist first year students with their transition to Mason through the development of a relationship with others in the class including the instructor and peer advisor, the establishment of a knowledge base of campus resources, and the acquisition of basic academic skills for success.
Third, see your advisor and make it a habit at least once a semester! Advisors are here to assist you in course selection, navigating Patriot Web, exploring major options, learning about additional academic opportunities and much more.
Fourth, work just outside of your comfort zone. This is the zone for growth! You will never know if you like something or are good at it if you don’t push yourself to at least try. If you do this and you work hard, you will not only be a successful student, you will have grown by leaps and bounds in your four years at Mason!
Best of luck and remember that we are here to assist you!