Happy Holidays GMU Patriots!

Please be aware that the Student Support and Advocacy Center and most other administrative offices are closed for winter break starting on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 5:00 PM and will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 9:00 AM.  If your concern requires an immediate response, please contact GMU Police at 703-993-2810 or dial 911.  Any form submissions, voicemails and emails sent during break will be addressed when SSAC reopens on Monday, January 4, 2021.

The following is a list of community resources that may be helpful during the winter break closure:

Mental Health Concerns

Sexual and Interpersonal Violence

  • Any Mason Student seeking support can call the 24-Hour Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Crisis Line at 703-380-1434 in partnership with Fairfax County Domestic and Sexual Violence Services. 
  • Those seeking immediate shelter, support, and information around domestic and sexual violence in Arlington County can call Doorways’ 24-Hour Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline at 703-237-0881 For additional information on Arlington County COVID-19 resources and response, please click here.

Food & Home Insecurity

  • Please visit SSAC’s Patriot Pantry webpage for local community food assistance information.
  • Virginia residents can find more resources through Virginia 211.

Physical Health Concerns or COVID-19 Questions/Symptoms

  • If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
  • For medical health-related questions, it is recommended that you contact your primary care provider or local urgent care professionals.
  • Student Health Services is closed during winter break, but their after-hours nurse advice service can be reached at 1-800-466-0386.  Please note that Student Health Services is not responsible for the advice given by Carenet Health, the after-hours provider.

Thank you,

The Student Support and Advocacy Center Staff