Patriot Success

Patriot Success

Patriot Success

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Obum E. is going to see Fluffy!

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Obum E. is going to see Fluffy!



The Beacon Prize Patrol is at it again! Thanks to the generous donation by Student Involvement, Obum and a lucky friend are going to see Fluffy, Gabriel Igelsias, when he comes to the Patriot Center on October 17th. Obum was pleasantly surprised when the Beacon Prize Patrol visited his MATH 113 class to announce he had won the pair of tickets… all for taking the Beacon survey!

And the Prizes Keep Coming!

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And the Prizes Keep Coming!

The Beacon Prize Patrol visited one special section of PSYC 100 that had TWO randomly-selected Beacon winners! Nena A. was the proud winner of a Sky Smart Pen that records everything she writes and hears! This is sure to be an effective tool for her academic success. Francesca D. also came out a winner yesterday – she took home a fresh new pair of Urban Ears headphones!

Congratulations to the winners! There are more prizes to be won… be sure to take the Beacon survey if you haven’t already.


Nena A. tells her fellow classmates how quick and easy taking the Beacon survey went.


Fransesca D. was all smiles claiming her Urban Ears headphones.

Our first Beacon survey winner!

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Our First Beacon Survey Winner!

Congratulations to Minhvu V.! Minhvu is the proud winner of one-semester of FREE parking! Minhvu, an off-campus student, attended a High 5 event sponsored by Off-Campus Student Programs and Student Academic Affairs, Retention, and Transitions, that helped promote the Beacon survey. When the Beacon survey launched on Sunday evening, Minhvu promptly took the survey and made himself eligible for this amazing prize.

The Beacon Prize Patrol stopped by Minhvu’s BIOL 305 class this afternoon, thanked him for taking the survey and awarded him with his certificate for free parking, kindly donated by Parking Services. When asked if the Beacon survey was easy to complete, Minhvu agreed, “Yes!” as we reminded his classmates that there are still plenty of chances to win other great prizes.

Don’t forget, the Beacon survey closes Friday, October 3, 2014!

Special thanks goes to: Orientation and Family  Programs and Services, Off-Campus Student Programs, Parking Services, Student Academic Affairs, Retention, and Transitions, and students like Minhvu that have completed the Beacon survey!


They’re here! They’re here!

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They’re Here, They’re Here!

The 2014 Beacon shirts have arrived! Make sure that you get your own limited-edition class t-shirt by taking the Beacon survey early (link will be sent to your Masonlive email account) and/or coming down to Dewberry Hall from 10 am – 4 pm on Monday, September 22nd to take your survey on-the-spot!

2014 Beacon Tshirts

High 5 for Ice Cream!

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Off-Campus Student Programs and Services was out at the SUB I Quad for their second event of the day giving out some free ice cream and spreading the word about the Beacon survey! Earlier in the morning they were out in Parking Lot A and will later be in Parking Lot K from 3 pm – 6 pm giving off-campus students that take the Beacon survey early the opportunity to win a FREE SEMESTER OF PARKING!

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Next Steps…

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Beacon is a survey and online system that connects undergraduate students with offices and other resources on campus. Complete the survey to share your feedback and get connected!

Next Steps:
1. Complete your Beacon survey on September 22*
2. Print (or take a screenshot of ) your confirmation page at the end of the survey
3. Bring your confirmation page to the Johnson Center between 11am-4pm Monday-Friday to pick up a class t-shirt or other prize (while supplies last!)

Complete your survey early for more chances to win great prizes!

*Survey will remain open until October 3, and you must present a valid Mason ID to receive prizes.

Beacon, Egg & Cheese

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Beacon, Egg & Cheese!

Beacon, Egg & Cheese was a Welcome Week event held on September 27th in the Johnson Center North Plaza. The even provided an opportunity for students to meet faculty and staff involved in Student Success efforts, including the administration and management of Mason’s Beacon survey. Attendees had an opportunity to learn and ask questions about the upcoming Beacon survey, reflect on strategies for success at Mason, and start their morning off right with a hearty breakfast.
Prior to getting breakfast, students were asked to post write a message with a tip for success at Mason, or a goal for the fall semester. Once they have written their message, students will be asked to tweet them, or post on Instagram/Facebook. The pictures below are some of our students posing with their goals and tips for success!

Beacon Prizes… More to Come!

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Beacon Prizes

The Beacon survey opens on Monday, September 22nd. Taking the survey early can increase your chances of winning some of our amazing prizes. The 2014 prizes are listed below and there are more added every week!

  • Limited Edition Class Year T-Shirt (while supplies last)
  • Apple TV
  • Sky Smart Pens
  • Urbanears Headphones
  • Ipad Minis
  • Free semester of parking
  • many more to come!