Housing and Residence Life
Housing and Residence Life
Piedmont/Tidewater Hall Ground Floor
Phone: 703-993-2720 (Main Office Number)
The university offers a variety of housing options to meet the diverse needs of undergraduate and graduates students living on the Fairfax and SciTech campuses. Upper-division students may choose from suites, apartments, and townhouses. Most freshmen live in traditional-style residence hall rooms that accommodate two, three, and four students with community bathrooms on each floor. Room rates are subject to approval on an annual basis by the Board of Visitors. Rates for the 2023-2024 academic year should be available on or before May 1, 2023. Please refer to the Housing and Residence Life website for rate information. All students in housing must provide a prepayment, which is credited back to the student in the fall. All freshmen students are expected to reside on campus or submit an exemption request. The website provides extensive information about housing programs and services and includes floor plans for most student rooms.
Students living on campus are required to sign a full academic-year agreement. Releases from the agreement are generally granted only in cases of hardship and may involve a financial penalty. For more information, contact Housing and Residence Life.
Learning Communities (LCs) 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 20+ restaurants, kiosks and carts among the Mason Square, 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 meal plans (Patriot and Freedom) 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 is a declining balance of funds which 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 or at the Mason Money office.
Fairfax Campus, Sandy Creek Parking Office
Mason Square (formerly Arlington Campus), 219 Van Metre Hall
Science and Technology Campus, 112 Colgan Hall
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 a 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 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. See the website for current information and rates.