About OIPS

Educate, Celebrate and Serve!

The Office of International Programs and Services educates, celebrates and serves the Mason community, including international and domestic students, faculty and exchange visitors, by helping them reach their highest academic and personal goals. We:

  • Inspire cross-cultural understanding and enrich the Mason experience by emphasizing global issues and themes. Provide meaningful opportunities for shared learning.
  • Recognize individual achievements and milestones; and celebrate the richness of our community, its holidays, festivals, and traditions.
  • Provide quality service and resources to assist with cultural adjustment and regulatory compliance.

We are here to help you

In addition to immigration advising, OIPS advisors endorse forms, recommend and approve immigration benefits, and process document requests. You can meet with an OIPS advisor during walk-in hours or you can schedule a 20-minute appointment. Click here to learn more.

Everyone can get involved!

OIPS provides a variety of social, cultural and educational programs for international and domestic students, faculty and exchange visitors. We invite you to be our guest and engage with people from around the world. Click here to learn more.

OIPS F-1 & J-1 Forms and Requests

The OIPS F-1 & J-1 Forms and Requests page features checklists, forms, workshop log-in instructions and processing times. This tool will guide you through complicated processes and help you understand important immigration regulations and benefits. We advise you to explore the F-1 & J-1 Forms and Requests page before you meet with an OIPS advisor. Click here to get started.

Fairfax Campus (Main Office)

Student Union Building 1 (SUB I), Room 4300
Contact us: Request Form
Phone: (703) 993-2970
Fax: (703) 993-2966
Email: oips@gmu.edu

Fairfax campus office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5pm. Click here to view office closure dates.

Arlington Campus

Van Metre Hall (formerly Founders Hall), Room 222
Contact us: Request Form
OIPS Arlington: (703) 993-8166
Email: oips@gmu.edu
Website: Arlington Campus Resources

OIPS is in Arlington every Wednesday from 11am to 6pm during the semester.  Phone appointments are available for Arlington students on Wednesdays by calling the Front Desk at (703) 993-2970.