New Students

First Year Students: 2023-2024 Housing Application goes live December 12, 2022

First Year students are required to live on campus in our residential halls, unless approved for an exemption.

Whether you start in the summer, fall, or spring, you'll need to live in a residence hall for each semester of your first year.

Select one of the options in the left sub-navigation menu under New Students for more information regarding Transfers and Exemptions.

Freshmen Upcoming Application Timelines

The 2023-2024 Academic Year Housing Application goes live on December 12th, 2022, in the Housing Portal.

The priority deadline is May 1st.

Housing Application Process

  1. Pay the Enrollment Fee to accept your offer with Admissions. 

  2. Pay your Housing Deposit/fee by May 1st through the Admissions Portal. Students who wish to apply for an exemption should do so prior to paying their housing deposit. 

  3. Visit the Learning Communities (LC) page to review the available communities. 

  4. Apply for Housing or Exemption on the Housing Portal

  5. Register for a summer orientation session to be eligible to receive an assignment. (Summer orientation is only for incoming students) 

  6. Roommate grouping will take place during the summer. Please check your Mason email in May for the next steps of the Housing Process. 

Steps to prepare to live on campus

When will I need to complete my housing application?

Pay the housing deposit/fee through the Admissions portal and submit your application on the housing portal by the May 1st priority deadline. 

When will I get my Learning Community Placement?

Check your Mason email in late May to see which Learning Community you have been placed in.

When will I be able to select my roommate(s)?

Group with other students in your assigned learning community in the housing portal in June. Instructions will be sent to your Mason email in late May.

When will I get my housing assignment?

Check your Mason email in July to get your housing assignment and roommate information. You will also be able to select your meal plan at this time