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Available to: Students, Faculty & Staff
The Mason Enterprise Services Architecture (MESA) is the university’s information technology infrastructure that provides file services and storage, desktop management, and enhanced desktop security.
Customers must abide by all university, state and federal policies, procedures, and laws associated with the use of this service.
MESA accounts are limited to Mason faculty, staff, and students and cannot be accessed from off-campus locations without a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection. For information about VPN connections, contact the ITS Support Center.
All users of the George Mason University network must adhere to University Policy Number 1301: Responsible Use of Computing.
How to Get this Service
A MESA account is automatically created within three working days of an employee being hired or a student enrolling at the university.
If a new MESA account is needed, submit a New MESA Account Request form.
For a MESA Share Account for your department, submit a New MESA Share Request form.
Accessing your account requires a Mason NetID and password. To set your password, go to the Patriot Pass Password Management web site.
There is no charge for this service.
This service is available 24/7, excluding planned outages, normal maintenance windows, and unavoidable events. Maintenance windows are Sundays from 7 to 11 a.m. but may be extended to 2 p.m., if needed. If maintenance is required outside of these hours, it will be announced on the Planned Outages web page.
Assistance for all IT Services is available through the ITS Support Center:
|Online:||Submit a Request|
|Hours of Operation:||Monday thru Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Fridays, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
|Walk-in Support |
|Innovation Hall, Room 226|
(*closed Thursdays 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. for team meetings)
Last modified date: October 22, 2015