FALL MOVE-IN

Welcome Home to Mason!

Please review the move-in instructions below and plan to arrive at your scheduled date and time. As you can imagine, moving in several thousand students in a few days can be tricky, so thank you for following these directions, arriving at your scheduled time, and entering campus at the correct location. While we do everything we can to minimize waits, please expect to wait up to 60 minutes to complete the stages of your move-in. We appreciate your patience!


Failure to arrive at your scheduled time or to enter at the correct location will lead to delays in your move-in. You may not check-in earlier than your scheduled time.

*EARLY MOVE-IN OPTION : Upperclass students may apply to move-in early.

Upperclass early move-in begins on August 17, 2014 at 10:00am.  

*MOVECREW VOLUNTEERS:  Students that are volunteering for move in as a Move Crew Volunteers must complete assigned volunteer shifts during move-in to receive a credit to your account for up to three nights of early-move-in housing. If you have questions please email movecrew@gmu.edu.

BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME

  1. Fill out your registration card online. Registration cards must be completed by August 8, 2014. You will not be allowed to check-in unless your registration card is complete. You'll need to review the Resident Student Handbook to complete your registration card.
  2. Login to view your scheduled move-in time. 
  3. Print your neighborhood map.
  4. Label each container that you are bringing to campus with your Name, Building Name and Room number. This will help our volunteers know what room the items should go to.
Mason Global Center Move-in

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ARRIVING ON CAMPUS
  • Enter campus from Rt. 123 (Ox Road) onto Mason Pond Drive.
  • Take the first right onto Global Lane
  • Staff will direct you to your unloading area. Walk to check-in location in the Mason Global Center.

CHECK-IN AND UNLOADING

  • Walk into the Mason Global Center to check-in. You may not check-in until your scheduled day & time.
  • Present your Mason ID to receive keys and an unloading pass for your vehicle.
  • Return to your vehicle.
  • Fill out your unloading pass and place it on your driver’s side dashboard, so that it is clearly visible from outside your vehicle.
  • You will have 30 minutes to unload.
  • Do not unpack yet! Once you have unloaded, you must move your vehicle to long-term parking in Lot K
  • Staff may attempt to contact you at the cell phone number you enter on your unloading pass should your vehicle need to be moved.

PARKING

  • You will be able to park in Lot K until Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 6pm.
  • At that time, your vehicle must be in your normal fall permit location. If you do not have a permit, you must remove your car from campus by then.
For International student drop off
ARRIVING ON CAMPUS
Shuttle will drop off students in the circle drive in front of Mason Global Center

CHECK-IN AND UNLOADING

  • Unload your bags from the shuttle.
  • Walk into the Mason Global Center.
  • Present your ID at the desk to check-in.
  • A staff member will escort you to your room. 
Rappahannock – Freshmen

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ARRIVING ON CAMPUS

*Due to construction on Rt. 123/Ox Rd, we are asking that residents from the Rappahannock Neighborhood enter campus via two locations.Your entrance will be based on whether you will be arriving from the North or South of campus.

  • If approaching from the North, enter campus from Rt. 123 /Chain Bridge Road onto University Drive.
  • Follow University Drive and turn right into the Rappahannock River Parking Deck.

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·If approaching from the South, enter Campus at the Rappahannock Entrance 2 (Route 123/Chainbridge RD and Mason Pond Drive).

·Take the third exit on the traffic circle and head North on Patriot Circle. (there will be directional signage and a police cadet directing traffic).

·Turn left on George Mason Blvd.

·Turn right onto University Drive.

  • Follow University Drive and turn right into the Rappahannock River Parking Deck.

**Please note there is a 7' height restriction to enter the Rappahannock River Parking Deck

  • Staff will fill out a 30 minute unloading pass and place it on your driver's side dashboard, so that it is clearly visible from outside your vehicle.
  • Staff may attempt to contact you at the cell phone number entered on your unloading pass should your vehicle need to be moved.
  • Park in Rappahannock and proceed to Hanover Hall to check-in. If you arrived with your family, they should stay and unload your belongings with an available bin while you go to check-in.

CHECK-IN AND UNLOADING

  • Please make sure your registration card/key card is complete before beginning this process.
  • Present your Mason ID at the check-in location to receive card access/keys.
  • Return to your vehicle to begin the unloading process.Volunteers and bins will be available to assist you during the scheduled move-in times.
  • When you are finished unloading, please move your vehicle to Lot A.Shuttles will be available on Thursday to bring you back to Rapphannock.

PARKING

  • You may leave your vehicle in Lot A until Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 6pm. At that time, your vehicle must be in your regular permit location. If you do not have a parking permit, you must remove your vehicle from campus by August 24 at 6pm. 
A shuttle will be available 8am-5pm to help you get to/from Lot A on Thursday ONLY.

 

Rappahannock – Upperclass

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ARRIVING ON CAMPUS

  • Enter campus from Rt. 123 (Ox Road and Chain Bridge Road) onto University Drive.
  • Follow University Drive and turn right into the Rappahannock River Parking Deck.

**Please note there is a 7' height restriction to enter the Rappahannock River Parking Deck

  • Staff will fill out your 30 minute unloading pass and place it on your driver's side dashboard, so that it is clearly visible from outside your vehicle. Staff may attempt to contact you at the cell phone number you enter on your unloading pass should your vehicle need to be moved.
  • Park in Rappahannock and proceed to Piedmont Hall to check-in. If you arrived with your family, they should stay and unload your belongings while you go to check-in.

CHECK-IN AND UNLOADING

** Make sure your registration card/key card is complete before you check-in. This will delay your check in process if it is not complete.

  • Present your Mason ID to receive access/keys.
  • Return to your vehicle.
  • Complete the unloading process, and prepare to move your vehicle to Lot A.

PARKING

  • You may leave your vehicle in Lot A or park on the upper 2 floors of the Rappahannock Parking deck (as spaces are available) until Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 6pm. At that time, your vehicle must be in your regular permit location. If you do not have a parking permit, you must remove your vehicle from campus by August 24 at 6pm.
Rogers & Whitetop

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ARRIVING ON CAMPUS

  • Enter campus from Rt. 123 (Ox Road) onto Mason Pond Drive.
  • Take the third exit on the traffic circle and head North on Patriot Circle. Follow Patriot Circle to Lot I. Turn left into the first entrance for Lot I.
  • Staff will direct you to your unloading area. Walk to check-in location at Whitetop Hall.

CHECK-IN AND UNLOADING

** Please ensure your registration card/key card is complete before arriving on campus, as this will delay your check in process if it is incomplete.

·PLEASE NOTE: You may not check-in until your scheduled day & time.

·Present your Mason ID to receive keys and an unloading pass for your vehicle.

  • Return to your vehicle.
  • Place your unloading pass on your driver's side dashboard, so that it is clearly visible from outside your vehicle.
  • You will have 30 minutes to unload and move your vehicle to long-term parking in Lot H or Lot A.
  • Staff may attempt to contact you at the cell phone number you enter on your unloading pass should your vehicle need to be moved.

PARKING.

  • You will be able to park in Lot H or Lot A until Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 6pm.
  • At that time, your vehicle must be in your regular permit location. If you do not have a permit, you must remove your car from campus by then.
  • Please note: Lot I will be closed to prepare for move-in beginning at 10pm on August 22ndthrough 6pm on August 23rd. Early arrivals should move their vehicle to designated parking in Lot H or Lot A. Vehicles remaining in Lot I after 10pm on August 22nd will be towed at the owners expense.

 

Shenandoah – Freshmen

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ARRIVING ON CAMPUS

  • We recommend approaching campus from the east.
  • Enter campus from Braddock Road (Rt. 620) onto Roanoke River Road. 
  • Turn right onto Po River Lane.
  • Merge onto Nottoway River Lane.
  • Turn right into Lot C.
  • Staff will direct you into your check-in lane in Lot C.

(Due to construction of our new residence hall, there is limited space for move-in traffic in the Shenandoah Neighborhood. Due to this limited space in the check-in and unloading areas, we will only allow vehicles that contain resident belongings to enter the move-in traffic process. We request that any other vehicles go directly to Lot A and park. A shuttle will be available to take people from Lot A to Presidents Park.)

CHECK-IN

  • You will be assigned to a drive up check in line in Lot C. You may not check-in until your scheduled day and time.
  • You will drive up to the check in tent and present your Mason ID to a Mason staff member.
  • Staff will check you in and give you your keys.
  • Staff will fill out an unloading pass. Please ensure all the information is accurate. Place the unloading tag on your driver's side dashboard. (Staff will use this to let you in to the unloading area).
  • You will then exit Lot C and make a right onto Nottoway River and follow the traffic pattern to York River Road.

UNLOADING IN PRESIDENTS PARK

  • Staff and signage will direct you into Lot R. Lot R is a holding area for your unloading area in Presidents Park.
  • Vehicles without the correct unloading pass will NOT be permitted to enter the unloading area.
  • Keep your unloading pass on your dashboard the entire time you are in Presidents Park.
    It is VERY IMPORTANT NOT TO BLOCK OTHER CARS FROM DRIVING THROUGH PRESIDENTS PARK.
  • Staff will direct you to an unloading spot. Please keep in mind that we may not be able to park you directly in front of your building.
  • With the help of volunteers, vehicles will be unloaded and then moved IMMEDIATELY out of the unloading area. A student or family member must stay with the unloaded belongings while volunteers help take items to your room. Additionally, a student or family member must stay with the vehicle at all times.
  • Your car will need to be moved to Lot A immediately after unloading it.
  • Individuals traveling alone will be identified in the Lot C line.Please make sure to notify housing staff you are alone or have a Department of Transportation approved handicap placard as you are checking in.

PARKING

  • Staff will direct you to exit President's Park via Senatorial Lane.
  • Turn left on Shenandoah River Lane.
  • Turn left on Patriot Circle and follow signage to Lot A.
  • Turn left on Mattaponi River Lane to enter Lot A. You will be able to park in these lots without a permit until 6pm on Sunday, August 24, 2014. At that time you must move your vehicle to your permit location, or remove it from campus if you do not have a parking permit.

A shuttle will be available 8am-5pm to return you to your vehicle in Lot A. Please note that you will only be able to proceed through move-in traffic once. If you return to campus after making additional purchases, you should park in Lot A and utilize the shuttle.

 

Shenandoah – Upperclass

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ARRIVING ON CAMPUS

  • We recommend approaching campus from the east.
  • Enter campus from Braddock Road (Rt. 620) onto Roanoke River Lane.
  • Follow Roanoke River Lane and merge into Patriot Circle.
  • Follow Patriot Circle and turn right onto York River Road.
  • Staff will direct you to park in Lot R temporarily while you check-in.
  • Please note that Lot R has limited space for move-in.
  • We ask that all residents of Liberty Square and Potomac Heights unload their vehicles for move-in and then immediately move them to Lot A.

** Please ensure your registration card/key card is complete before arriving on campus, as this will delay your check in process if it is incomplete.

CHECK-IN
Potomac Heights - you will check in at the Potomac Heights multipurpose room.
Liberty Square - you will check in at the Liberty Square main lobby.

  • Present your Mason ID to receive card access/keys.
  • Return to your car and unload your belongings. A limited number of large bins will be available for transporting your belongings.
  • A staff member will fill out an unloading pass.

UNLOADING FOR POTOMAC HEIGHTS AND LIBERTY SQUARE

  • Keep your unloading pass on your dashboard the entire time you are in Lot R.
  • Unloading time will be strictly enforced and is 30 minutes MAXIMUM.
  • Staff may attempt to contact you at the cell phone number on your unloading pass should your vehicle need to be moved.

PARKING

  • Return to your vehicle and follow staff directions and signs to exit Lot R via President's Park Drive. You will not be allowed to park in Lot R on August 23rd until after 6pm. You must move your car to Lot A.
  • Turn left on Patriot Circle.
  • Turn left at Mattaponi River Lane and proceed to Lot A.
  • No decal is required until 6pm on Sunday, August 24, 2014. At that time, move your car to your permit lot, or remove it from campus if you do not have a parking permit.

Please note that no parking will be available in Lot R August 20th at 10pm through August 23rd at 6pm. Cars located in Lot R during these days will be towed at owner's expense to Lot A to ensure there is space for move-in activities.

 

Student Apartments

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ARRIVING ON CAMPUS

  • Enter campus from Rt. 123 (Ox Road) onto Mason Pond Drive.
  • Follow Mason Pond Drive and proceed around the traffic circle towards the Mason Pond Parking Deck. Enter Mason Pond deck and staff will direct you to your unloading location.

**Please note there is a 7'6" height restriction to enter the Mason Pond Parking Deck

CHECK-IN AND UNLOADING

** Please ensure your registration card/key card is complete before arriving on campus, as this will delay your check in process if it is incomplete.

  • Walk to the Student Apartments office (building 5) to check-in. You may not check-in until your scheduled day & time.
  • Present your Mason ID to receive keys.
  • Return to your vehicle.
  • Staff will give you an unloading pass for your vehicle. Place the unloading pass on your driver's side dashboard, so that it is clearly visible from outside your vehicle. You will have TWO hours to unload.
  • Once you have unloaded, you must move your car.Staff may attempt to contact you at the cell phone number you enter on your unloading pass should your vehicle need to be moved.
  • Please note that if you exceed your two hour unloading time on your unloading pass, you may be charged for parking when you exit the Mason Pond Deck.

PARKING

  • Return to your vehicle and exit the Mason Pond deck.
  • You will be able to park in Lot A or Lot H until Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 6pm. At that time, your vehicle must be in your normal fall permit location. If you do not have a permit, you must remove your car from campus.

 

Townhouses

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ARRIVING ON CAMPUS

  • Enter the townhouse parking area at 4260 Chain Bridge Road.
  • Park and enter the townhouses to check-in.

CHECK-IN AND UNLOADING

  • Follow the signs to the check-in area. You may not check-in until your scheduled day & time.
  • Present your Mason ID to receive keys and your unloading pass.
  • Return to your vehicle and unload your belongings.
  • When you are done unloading, move your vehicle to the end of the parking lot.
  • If you do not have a fall parking permit, you will be issued a one-hour unloading permit.

PARKING

  • Parking will be available in Lot A until Sunday, August 24th at 6pm for vehicles without regular parking permits. At that time all vehicles must be in your permit location or must be removed from campus.

 

Rain Plan
The move in process will continue through minor inclement weather.
 If there are more serious storms that occur, the process will be halted until weather is considered safe for staff, students, and families.
While campus move-in is generally planned so that a manageable portion of residents show up at a given time of day, with major weather events, there tend to be large waves of people arriving when the weather permits. We appreciate your patience as we work to provide a positive move-in experience for all of our residents.
Neighborhood desks will remain open 24-hours to accommodate evening check-ins. A limited number of bins will be available to help you transport your belongings.