snow day

How Mason determines snow days

Behind the anticipated Mason Alert giving you the okay to sleep through class is a calculated procedure. It involves many different faculty members who assess a variety of circumstances in order the make the best decision with the available information.

Snow challenge comments sent to faculty, staff also meant for students

A lone snowman sits atop Student Union Building II. (Jake McLernon)

A message from senior administrators commenting on last week's snow challenges sent to faculty and staff was intended to be sent to students as well, according to the university's senior vice president.

Share your story: snow highs

Share your story: snow lows

When George Mason University announced classes were canceled on Wednesday afternoon, students, faculty and staff scrambled to get home. However, most found unparalleled traffic and gridlock, with some citing commutes of seven hours or more—some even being stranded all together.