Welcome to GMU Student Parents & Families!

We are so thrilled to be a part of your student’s college journey and recognize that first-generation college students may need a little extra support navigating the university system. We also recognize that parents and families have their own questions – we hope this page provides helpful information.

“Just to know they [my family] are standing behind me and cheering me on to keep going, that means a lot.” (Coby, Class of 2020)


Resources & Information to Support Your College Student

Helping Your Student Build Important Relationships

Families and Student Privacy - FERPA

Paying for College

Adjusting to Academic Life

Family Events and Visiting Mason

Calendar and Important Deadlines

Frequently Asked Questions

Families and students pose during Patriots Day.

Students celebrate the start of basketball season attending Gold Rush.

Freshman Move In 2018 at Fairfax Campus.