Pending Full-Time time-status
During each of these three time periods, Mason Recreation bases free facility access on whether a student has an official time status of FT from the Registrar’s office. Since the transfer of data from the Registrar’s office to Mason Recreation only occurs once per day (around 2AM), changes to a student’s time-status made after 2AM are not recognized in the facility access system until the next day.
Example: If a student is officially listed as Part-Time (i.e. Registrar’s time-status of HT or LT) on Monday at 3PM and registers for a Full-Time course load at 4PM that day, Mason Recreation’s access system will not reflect that change until 2AM on the next day. If the student in this situation wishes to access the Mason Recreation facilities, they must inform the customer service assistant that they made the transition to Full-Time on that day.
Mason Recreation permits students one (1) free entrance to its facilities if a time-status change is pending. At the time that this free entrance is used, the Mason Recreation customer service staff will make a notation on the student’s account.
If a student’s time-status does not change on the day after the free entrance is used, the student is not permitted to access the Mason Recreation facilities free of charge until the issue is resolved.
There are many situations where a student’s time-status may not be converted to Full-Time for an extended period of time. Common examples of this are:
1) Student is wait listed for course. Wait listed courses do not count towards time-status.
2) Student is waiting on instructor or departmental approval for course enrollment.
3) Student is waiting on financial aid or scholarship money to complete course enrollment.
In these cases and other cases where current time status is Part-Time and Full-Time time-status is pending, Mason Recreation’s policy is to allow only one (1) free entrance. After that free entrance is used, if Full-Time time-status is still pending, the student must pay up front for access to the facilities ($8 per day, or $50 semester fee during Fall/Spring, or $30 summer fee during Summer).
These fees will be fully refunded if/when the student’s time-status changes to Full-Time. Once the student’s time-status changes to Full-Time, he or she should contact Membership Services to initiate the refund process.
Persons who have no active enrollment at the time of visiting the Mason Recreation facilities, but pending Part-Time or Full-Time time status, may use the one free entrance, but may sponsor themselves and pay the $8 daily fee or appropriate membership fee* for any subsequent access when time-status is not resolved.
*The Part-Time student fee may not be paid/purchased when time-status is inactive.