Transition to Mason

Transitioning to college can be a big adjustment; here are some things to consider prior to beginning a student’s academic career at George Mason University:

  • If you are currently receiving mental health treatment and would benefit from long term therapy and medication, it is imperative to start the process of finding a long term treatment provider as soon as possible to ensure continuity of care. To make this transition as seamless as possible, please feel free to visit our online database for a list of local treatment providers or call Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) for more information.
  • Remember to bring a copy of┬átheir┬áhealth insurance card.
  • If you’re moving across state lines and require health insurance in Virginia, you are eligible to change your insurance carrier through healthcare.gov. Most insurance bought through state healthcare exchanges CANNOT be used across state lines. Check with your insurance provider prior to verify your coverage. You are also eligible to enroll in the student health insurance.

In Crisis?

Emergency Contacts

    Crisis Text Line
    Text 741-741
    CrisisLink
    703-527-4077
    National Suicide
    Prevention Lifeline
    800-273-8255
    Veterans Crisis Line
    800-273-8255, Press 1
    Mason Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Crisis Line
    703-380-1434
    TrevorLifeline
    866-488-7386
    Trans Lifeline
    877-565-8860

Non-Emergency Contacts

    Counseling and Psychological Services
    703-993-2380
    Student Support and Advocacy Center
    703-993-3686
    Mason Police
    703-993-2810