Upon signing your agreement and joining ADVANCE…


Patriot Pass and Mason 365 Email

Now that you are officially an ADVANCE student, you need to set up your Patriot Pass and Mason 365 email accounts.


Your first step is to set up your Patriot Pass, as this is how you set up your Mason NetID (username) and password. Setting this up allows you to access your Mason 365 e-mail account. If you do not know your G number, please contact your assigned Success Coach immediately. As for your “claim code,” please try your date of birth (MMDDYY). If this does not work, please contact your Success Coach.


Once you have set up your Patriot Pass (i.e. your NetID and password), you will complete the following steps to set up your Mason email account:

Follow these instructions to log in to your Office 365 account for the first time.

Step 1

Go to mail.gmu.edu and click Office 365 Email.

Step 2

Log in with your NetID and Patriot Pass Password.

Step 3

You will be prompted to authenticate with Duo Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Note: If you are not enrolled in 2FA, you may be unable to access certain websites/applications. In this case, if you attempt to log in with your NetID and Patriot Pass Password, your access will be denied. You must enroll in 2FA immediately in order to access these systems. See: How to Enroll in 2FA with a Smartphone

Step 4

Select your Language and Time zone.

Congratulations! You can now use your Office 365 mailbox.

Mason ID Card

As for your Mason non-degree ID card, you will need to visit the Mason ID Card Office on the Fairfax campus to get your picture taken and receive your ID same day. Please bring a form of picture ID (i. e. a current driver’s license, military ID, visa, passport) and your G number with you to the Mason ID Card Office in order to obtain your Mason ID.


Immunization Records

As an ADVANCE student, you need to submit your immunizations records to Student Health Services at Mason. This is a requirement of Mason as an ADVANCE student. Please take the following steps to submit your records:

  1. Collect your immunization records: Contact your parent/guardian, a healthcare provider who administered your vaccines, military service branch, a previous U.S. high school or 4-year university.

  2. All students are required to download the Immunization Record Form. Students must complete Parts 1-4. A healthcare professional must fill out Parts 6-8 for students born after December 31, 1956. If indicated, Part 5 must be filled out by a healthcare professional, regardless of student date of birth.

  3. Attach supporting documentation to the Immunization Record form and submit to the Immunization office in one of three ways:

    1. Upload to the online patient portal (preferred method, you can check the status of your submission)

    2. Mail to: Immunization Office, 4400 University Drive, MS 2D3, Fairfax, VA 22030

    3. Submit in-person or drop-off to SUB 1, Room 2347


Immunization Office Contact Information:
Phone: 703-993-2135
Office: SUB 1, Room 2347 and 2349
Email: immunize@gmu.edu


Please visit Student Health Services website for more details and questions about health insurance options, including a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the submission of immunization records (scroll to the bottom).