What is the Mason Cluster?

The Mason Cluster consists of two servers:

  • www.gmu.edu: The primary university web server. Hosts most of the main university web sites.
  • mason.gmu.edu: A domain for the personal web sites of students, faculty, and staff.

Personal space is already available for all students, faculty, and staff. See Setting Up a Personal Site.
Departmental web space can be requested using the request form.

Connect to the Mason Cluster

Account Eligibility

All registered students, faculty, classified and part-time staff, and authorized guests are eligible for Mason Cluster accounts. Status as a student must be verifiable through the Registrar’s Office; status as an employee, including all eligible faculty positions, must be verifiable through Human Resources.

Guest accounts are granted on a case-by-case basis as deemed appropriate by ITS to meet the needs of the university. A sponsoring George Mason University faculty member or Mason employee must submit a Guest account request in writing to the director of ITS – Central and Distributed Systems.

Employees of university contractors are eligible for accounts on a case-by-case basis as necessary to complete work for the university.