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SAA staff get into the spirit by collecting holiday gifts for local children as part of University Life’s 2017 Scarf Fest

The fall 2017 semester has come to a close. Before we move on to what’s next, however, it is important that we take a moment to reflect and commemorate the activities and achievements of fall 2017. Singer Songwriter, Melissa James once wrote, “It’s really important to reflect on how far forward we’ve moved as a reminder that actually, we’re doing OK. Our experiences are invaluable, shaping who we are. If we forget to acknowledge them, not only are we missing out on the deserving rewards we owe ourselves but we’re also not seeing the blessings we’ve been given.” As such, we present this semester rewind as a reminder to you and to ourselves, that we are doing OK.  

To our Winter 2017 Graduates: Congratulations on reaching this milestone! We’ve witnessed your experiences of joy and excitement as well as challenge and grief. This journey may not have been easy, but as the saying goes, in due time you will realize that “it was worth it.” Cheers!
To our continuing students: Thank you for entrusting us with helping to shape your student experience at Mason, and specifically, in CEHD. It is our goal to make sure you are receiving quality academic advising services, diversifying your portfolio of experiences through engagement and enrichment activities, and reaping the benefits of the care network that we have organized to assist you in navigating your academic programs and preparing for life as a Mason graduate. Keep going!
We are excited for the things to come in spring 2018. But first, we will give ourselves permission to get some much-needed rest and relaxation. 
We wish you peace and joy this holiday season. See you in 2018!