What is Mason Alert?

Posted: April 3, 2020 at 10:53 am, Last Updated: April 14, 2020 at 12:50 pm

Mason Alert is George Mason University’s emergency notification system that is used to send emergency notifications and timely warnings to the university community via text, email, telephone call, social media, RAVE Guardian mobile app, Mason Mobile app, and digital signage.

How do I register to receive emergency notification of an emergency on campus?

Posted: April 3, 2020 at 10:52 am, Last Updated: April 17, 2020 at 9:38 am

All university students and employees are automatically enrolled in Mason Alert upon receiving a university email address.  Students and employees will receive emergency messages via email. Students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to register cell phone number(s) with Mason Alert.  To register your cell phone number with Mason Alert, login to Patriotweb, select personal […]

How do parents of students receive emergency notifications (Mason Alert messages)?

Posted: April 3, 2020 at 10:52 am, Last Updated: April 17, 2020 at 9:51 am

Students should register their parents’ email accounts and cell phone numbers as additional devices under the student’s mail Mason Alert account. For anyone that does not have an @masonlive.gmu.edu or @gmu.edu account, please use the guest account portal at alert.gmu.edu. This portal will allow you to register for Mason Alert as a member of the […]

How do I access my Mason Alert account?

Posted: April 3, 2020 at 10:51 am, Last Updated: April 17, 2020 at 10:00 am

Go to alert.gmu.edu and click on the green Mason Alert icon to access your account. Your user name and password are the same credentials you use for your your George Mason University email address.  Access to your Mason Alert account requires Two-Factor authentication. To update your mobile phone number in Mason Alert, login to Patriotweb, select […]

What types of alerts will I get from Mason Alert?

Posted: April 3, 2020 at 10:50 am, Last Updated: April 17, 2020 at 10:04 am

Mason Alert provides emergency information regarding hazardous or emergency situations on campus. Emergency messages will include information about changes to the university’s operating schedule, canceled classes, and warnings about situations that occur on campus and the actions you should take to protect yourself.

What steps should I take to be prepared at home and at work?

Posted: April 3, 2020 at 10:49 am, Last Updated: April 17, 2020 at 10:45 am

Get a kit. Make a plan. Be informed. Information on each of these actions is available at www.ready.gov.

How do I make an emergency supply kit for work and at home?

Posted: April 3, 2020 at 10:48 am, Last Updated: April 17, 2020 at 11:04 am

Go to the “Build a Kit” page on ready.gov/kit. There you will find information on what to include in your emergency supply kit, where to store it, and how to maintain it.

What emergency supplies should I keep in my car?

Posted: April 3, 2020 at 10:48 am, Last Updated: April 17, 2020 at 11:14 am

Go to ready.gov/car for a list of additional items to keep in your car, as well as, a mechanic check list to prepare your vehicle for emergencies.  

Does George Mason University keep a list of emergency contacts for employees in case of an emergency?

Posted: April 3, 2020 at 10:47 am, Last Updated: April 17, 2020 at 11:23 am

Employees are encouraged to provide information for one or more emergency contacts to the university in the event that an emergency occurs and the university must contact an employee’s emergency contact. Emergency contact information can be entered in Patriotweb. Visit Patriotweb, log in, select “Personal Information”, select “Personal Profile”, scroll down to the Emergency Contact […]

What happens if I cannot come to work or am unable to leave the university because of an emergency?

Posted: April 3, 2020 at 10:46 am, Last Updated: April 17, 2020 at 11:26 am

If you cannot come to work due to unsafe conditions and the university has not altered its operating schedule, contact your supervisor to discuss your work arrangements and concerns. When the university experiences a regional emergency, university-wide emergency, or severe weather event and determines that it is not safe for students, faculty and staff to […]