Housing and Residence Life
Ground floor of Potomac Heights
The university offers a variety of housing options to meet the diverse needs of students living on campus. Upper-class students may choose from suites, suites with kitchens, and townhouses. Most freshmen live in traditional-style residence hall rooms that accommodate two, three, and four students. Room rates are subject to approval on an annual basis by the Board of Visitors. Rates for the 2017–18 academic year should be available on or before May 1, 2017. Please refer to the Housing and Residence Life web site for rate information. All students in housing must provide a prepayment, which is credited back to the student in the fall. Housing assignments, including single rooms, are made on a priority and space-available basis. The web site provides extensive information about housing programs and services and includes floor plans for most student rooms.
Students living on campus are required to sign an academic year agreement. Releases from the agreement are generally granted only in cases of hardship and involve a financial penalty. For more information, contact Housing and Residence Life.
Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are collaborative partnerships between academic departments, individual Mason faculty, housing and residence life staff, and the division of University Life. For more information, please visit the housing website.
Southside Dining Hall, First Floor
Mason Dining is proud to serve the Mason community with over 36 restaurants, kiosks and carts among the Arlington, Fairfax, and Science and Technology campuses. Southside and Ike's, located on the Fairfax campus, offers extensive menus with the highest quality ingredients and seasonal produce. Mason Dining is committed to nutrition, wellness, and sustainability.
Meal Plans and Mason Money
Both resident meal plans and optional patriot meal plans are available for students to purchase. These plans allow for tax-exempt dining and are billed to the student account. Most students living on campus are required to participate in the resident meal plan program. Meal plan policies and prices are available on the website.
Mason Money can be accessed with the Mason ID. It's accepted at various venues on campus and also with participating merchants off campus. Funds can be deposited online, at any of the 9 Mason Money Stations located among three campuses, or the Mason Money office.
Fairfax Campus, Sandy Creek Parking Office
Arlington Campus, 219 Founders Hall
Science and Technology Campus, 112 Occoquan Building Office
Students who park their vehicles on university property must register them with Parking Services and pay a fee for a parking permit. Permits are available on an annual, semester, or summer basis. For permit sales, fine payments, special requests, or problems, go to any Parking Services Office. Most services are available on-line. The Fairfax Campus Sandy Creek Parking Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. See the website for current information and rates.