A Beautiful Day in Your Neighborhood
Mason's 40-plus residence halls are arranged into three residential communities, known as neighborhoods. Each neighborhood has a 24-hour services desk, and staff with responsibilities ranging from residence life, to housing assignments, to facilities.
If you have a problem, issue or suggestion, we want to hear it. Find the person best able to answer your question or lend a hand in the staff listings accompanying each neighborhood description.
The Aquia Neighborhood (pronounced, ah-KWYE'-ah) is the home of Whitetop, Rogers, the Student Apartments, and the University Townhouses. Aquia houses upper-class students in suites and apartments. Features include:
- Located in the northwest corner of campus near the Recreational and Athletic Complex (RAC) and Student Union Building 1.
- Easy access to academic buildings, parking, Subway, a convenience store, and nearby food and shopping at the University Mall and Old Town Fairfax.
- A 24-hour service desk is in Whitetop.
The Rappahannock Neighborhood is made up of Blue Ridge, The Commons, Commonwealth, Dominion, Eastern Shore, Hampton Roads, Northern Neck, Piedmont, Sandbridge, and Tidewater halls. We are also the home of Mason’s Living Learning Communities. Residents are a mix of upper-class and freshman students. Features include:
- Located in the northeast corner of campus, stretching towards the center.
- Easy access to academic buildings, The Hub, parking, Starbucks, a convenience store, Southside Dining, Skyline Fitness, and The Ridge.
- A 24-hour service desk is in Piedmont.
The Shenandoah Neighborhood is made up of Liberty Square, Presidents Park, and Potomac Heights residence halls. Residents are a mix of upper-class and freshman students. Features include:
- Located in the southeast corner of campus.
- Easy access to academic buildings, parking, and Ike’s Dining Hall.
- A 24-hour service desk is in Eisenhower, in Presidents Park.