How do I know my account is active?

Posted: April 17, 2020 at 10:09 am

Mason Alert administrators send a test message periodically.  You can also log-in to your account to check the status of each of the devices that you registered and send a test message to your registered cell phone(s) and email account(s).  

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 or account, please use the guest account portal at 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 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.