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Information for Newly Admitted Students

Accept the Offer of Admission

Undergraduate Students: Admitted freshmen and transfer students must first accept the offer of admission through the university Office of Admission. Students admitted for the BSN program must also submit a confirmation of enrollment by the deadline posted in their offer letter to to insure a space in the program. 

Graduate Students: After accepting an offer of admission, newly admitted students should contact the Graduate Program Coordinator to discuss course registration and a plan of study.  

Attend Orientation 

Undergraduate Students: All admitted undergraduate students who have confirmed their offers of admission will be invited to attend a university orientation program. Attendance is required in order to enroll in courses. 

Graduate Students: The College of Health and Human Services hosts a graduate student orientation for all newly admitted students each fall and spring.  You will receive details via email approximately one month prior to the date of the event, and you can check out the Graduate Student Orientation page for more information. 

Access University Services 

In order to access university services, systems and resources, you must activate your Patriot Pass. This username and password will allow you to access your Mason email account, My Mason (Blackboard), and log in to Patriot Web where you can register for classes. Once you have enrolled, you will be able to obtain a Mason photo ID and parking permit

The Office of the Registrar has information about enrollment procedures, drop and add deadlines, and course offerings by semester.

Communicate and Stay Connected 

Please update your address and other contact information in Patriot Web to insure you receive all relevant communications from the college and university. All email correspondence from the university will be sent to your official Mason email account, so please activate it and check it regularly.  

Students should also sign up for Mason Alert, a service provided by the university to keep students informed of emergency information for all campuses and the surrounding area. 

An easy way to stay connected is to follow CHHS on social media: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Undergraduate students are encouraged to follow the CHHS undergraduate advising blog for reminders about important dates, announcements about events on campus, and tips to help keep you on track and successful. 


Check out our Student Resources page for links to various support services and important offices around campus.

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