University Records Management
The University Records Center is located inside the Central Receiving Warehouse on the Fairfax campus.
University Records Management assists with the retention and disposal of non-permanent university records regardless of format. It minimizes the space, equipment, and personnel required to store and maintain records. Records Management assists with the timely disposal of records in full compliance with university policy, state retention requirements, and federal law. Since George Mason University is an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia, most records are retained under the authority of the Virginia Public Records Act, according to Library of Virginia retention schedules.
Records Management oversees the operation of the University Records Center. Located on the Fairfax campus, the University Records Center is a cost effective, high density storage facility where approximately 10,000 cubic feet of records reside. Any university office, department, or affiliate may store records at the University Records Center.
Additionally, Records Management assists withe the legal and timely disposal of records. Records are shredded on-site by a licensed and bonded shredding vendor.
In addition to paper records, electronic records must be retained according to university policy, state retention schedules, and federal law. Please consult the Library of Virginia's requirements and guidelines for electronic records. University departments should retain electronic records internally in a secure location. Contact the University Records Manager for electronic records retention and disposition guidance.
George Mason University Libraries provides all University Records Management services free of charge. Please contact the University Records Manager if you have any questions about Records Management, or if you need free records boxes to transfer records to the University Records Center.
All academic transcripts are obtained directly from the Office of the University Registrar.