Vaccine and Quarantine Information

Recently, George Mason students who might travel to the United States this fall received the message below. You can find this important message in your university email account and read about the actions you can take to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
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If you have questions about the contents of the message, see the FAQs below.

FAQS on the Health Information Message sent to International Students:

Travel Survey Questions

What is the Fall Travel Survey?

The travel survey is a form that you should complete to answer questions about your vaccination status, and travel and housing plans.

The information that you provide on the survey will help the university to plan for your arrival, including preparation of vaccines and quarantine space. If you are an INTO Mason student, the travel information that you provide will be used by INTO Mason to help with airport pick-up and housing.

How do I access the Fall Travel Survey?

The link to the survey was included in the email to students. Go to the email and click on Fall Travel Survey. Then, log in using your George Mason NetID and password.

How do I get a Mason NetID and password?

To get a Mason NetID and password, you need to set up your Patriot Pass first. Patriot Pass allows you to access a variety of Mason online systems, including the Fall Travel Survey. Patriot Pass uses your NetID (also called your username). Your NetID is the portion of your Mason email address in front of the @ symbol. For example, the Mason NetID for jdoe@gmu.edu is jdoe.

To sign up for Patriot Pass, change your password, or get a new password, go to strongpassword.gmu.edu. Note that your Claim Code/PIN is your 6-digit date of birth in the format mmddyy (month month day day year year).


I have a Mason NetID and can access my Mason email, but I did not receive the email sent to students on July 14, 2021. What should I do?

The survey is mainly intended for students with a permanent address outside of the U.S. since these students might have plans to travel to the U.S. this fall. If this describes your situation but you did not receive the email, please read a copy of the email above and complete the survey here.

Should I complete the survey even if I plan to stay in my home country?

Yes. Please complete the survey to help the university prepare for enough vaccines and quarantine space.

Vaccination and Quarantine Questions

Quarantine: a period of time when you stay separate from other people to lower risk to yourself and others.

Student Health Services has created detailed FAQs to help you understand vaccination and quarantine requirements.

See https://shs.gmu.edu/immunizations/covidvaccinerequirement/ for answers to the following questions:

  • What are George Mason University’s vaccination requirements?
  • How can I get an exception?
  • How do I submit proof of COVID vaccination?
  • How do I schedule an appointment to receive a vaccine?
  • How do I request an extension to the August 1 deadline to provide proof of COVID vaccination?

See https://shs.gmu.edu/immunizations/covidvaccinerequirement/#internationalvaccinefaq for answers to the following questions that international students might have:

  • Do I need to quarantine?
  • Do I have to wear a mask?
  • What other actions can I take to protect myself and others?
  • Can I come to campus?

Campus Resources

See George Mason University’s FAQs for a Safe Return to read more about the university’s plan to re-open campus safely.

If you have additional questions, please contact one of the email addresses provided below: