Freshman Focus

Freshman Focus publishes a new issue every June for distribution at summer orientation sessions. Pick up your copy in the Student Media office or read the latest issue online.

Click on an issue below to read online:

Freshman Focus is the only campus magazine for freshmen, by freshmen, publishing the stories and experiences of first-year Mason students in their own words. Freshman Focus offers incoming and prospective students a look into what freshman year is like at George Mason University by showcasing personal stories of struggle and success, the “ins and outs” of college life, and a handy guide to campus resources. Freshman have the opportunity to join the magazine’s staff and create content during their first and second semesters for publication in later spring or early summer. This cycle allows current freshmen to pass on their knowledge and insight to the incoming class who receive a copy of the magazine at summer orientation. Families are also encouraged to pick up a copy so they can see what is possible for their student and learn more about existing opportunities and programs.

Contact Freshman Focus:
(703) 993-9745
The Hub Suite 1201 (lower level next to Mail Services)

Freshman Focus Magazine
The Hub Suite 1201, MS 2C5
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030


Spring 2023 Staff:

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(703) 993-9745


Headshot Placeholder Image_0716Jason Hartsel
Faculty Advisor
(703) 993-3408


Headshot Placeholder Image_0716Kathryn Mangus
Faculty Advisor
(703) 993-3004