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Transfer Students

Thanks for choosing Mason to continue your college career. We'll work to find you a home in one of our residence halls.

Students and their families on Campus

Students and families walk around campus and visit residence halls during Spring Preview.

Spring 2020 Housing Information

  • The application for Spring 2020 Transfer students opened on November 5, 2019.
  • You must have a formal offer of admission and pay the enrollment deposit to access the housing application. 
  • Once you have submitted your enrollment deposit, you will need to set up your Patriot Pass account. Instructions to set up your Patriot Pass were included in your admissions packet. You will need your Mason NetID and password to access the application portal. 
  • You are now able to log-in to the Housing portal, StarRez, and complete the Spring 2020 Housing Application.

Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 Housing Information

  • The Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 application process for incoming transfer students will open on April 15, 2020.
  • You must have a formal offer of admission and pay the enrollment deposit to access the housing application. Students should not pay the $300 housing deposit with the enrollment deposit. Mason Housing will notify you when to submit a $300 non-refundable housing deposit.
  • Once you have submitted your enrollment deposit, you will need to set up your Patriot Pass account. Instructions to set up your Patriot Pass were included in your admissions packet. You will need your Mason NetID and password to access the application portal. 
  • You are now able to log-in to the Housing portal, StarRez, and complete the 2020-2021 Housing Application.

While we would love to quickly assign you to a room, demand is high; we can't guarantee a space for every transfer student, but we'll make every effort to find you a place. Room assignments can be made as late as August. We appreciate your patience!

  • Transfer applications are reviewed on an ongoing, rolling basis, which continues through the fall semester as vacancies occur.
  • We'll keep you up to date on the status of your application via your George Mason e-mail.
  • Current Mason residents cannot "save" a space to live with an incoming transfer student.

We are also often unable to accommodate specific requests over the summer because housing is limited, and available spaces depend on where cancellations occur.

For more information, please call Housing and Residence Life at 703-993-2720. You can also find up-to-date news through @MasonHousing on all social-media platforms.