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 www.gmu.edu Directory Request Form.

Connect to the Mason Cluster

Connect to the Mason Cluster via PuTTY (Windows)
Connect to the Mason Cluster via Terminal (Mac)

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.

Last Updated: October 6, 2017