Welcome back, Patriot. We're glad you're here.
Housing Selection is the process where current residential students apply to live on campus the following academic year. Due to demand, we are unable to guarantee housing to our upperclass students. We do offer upperclass housing options based on availability and this changes year to year. Please look here for the most updated information regarding Housing Selection 2019.
There are a few questions you'll need to answer before you begin the housing application process.
Three Eligibility Questions for On-Campus Housing
|A returning student?||✔|
|A current campus resident, living on campus?||✔|
|A full-time undergraduate?||✔|
If you answered "yes," to all of the above, then you are eligible to apply for housing for the 2017-2018 academic year.
The 2018-2019 Housing Selection appliction will be available at 10AM on Friday, December 15. The necessary links will be active at that time to apply for housing.
Complete your application. Your application and $300 deposit are due no later than Friday, February 2nd through eLiving. Upperclass Living Learning Community application will be available December 15th - February 2nd. Flexible Housing applications are accepted starting Friday, December 15th.
Pay Your Deposit. A non-refundable deposit of $300 per student is due at time of application. The housing application is not complete until the $300 is paid and received. Deposits can only be made via credit card or e-check. We strongly encourage the use of a credit or debit card option. There is a $50 fee for insufficient funds associated with an e-check.
Once a housing agreement is signed, you are locked into the agreement. We advise you not to sign unless you are serious about living here.
Make a Plan. After all housing applications are submitted and approved, you'll have the opportunity to identify your group size and members.
- Mason encourages students to go into the selection process with one or more buddies. Forming a group improves the likelihood of living with friends or compatible suite mates.
- Groups can be composed of two, three, four or six people. Individuals select spaces after groups make selections.
- Selection is done by seniority.
- Certain types of spaces, such as large apartments and single rooms, are not widely available. Keep your budget in mind, and remember to factor in pricing, location, meal plan requirements, and access to halls over winter break.
Select Your Living Space. Group leaders will choose the space. Selection dates are typically late February to April. Please refer to the 2018-2019 Housing Selection Cheat Sheet for all dates and other very important information.
First time navigating Housing Selection? Need more personalized help?
Attend an information session or visit us at one of our tables staffed by knowledgable housing professionals:
|Information Session||January 23||5:00 PM - 6:00 PM||Eisenhower Media Room|
|Information Session||January 30||7:00 PM - 8:00 PM||Hampton Roads MPR|
|Information Table||January 23||11:00 AM - 1:00 PM||Ikes Dining Hall|
|Information Table||January 25||11:00 AM - 1:00 PM||Southside Dining Hall|
|Information Table||January 29||11:00 AM - 1:00 PM||Ikes Dining Hall|
|Information Table||January 31||11:00 AM - 1:00 PM||Southside Dining Hall|
|Roommate Social||January 25||7:30 PM||Eisenhower Media Room|
|Roommate Social||January 29||6:00 PM||Merten Hall 1202|
|Roommate Social||February 7||6:00 PM||Merten Hall 1202|
|Room Tours||January 30||4:00 PM||Lower Level of Potomac Heights|
|Room Tours||January 31||4:00 PM||Hanover Hall|
|Room Tours||February 1||4:00 PM||Whitetop Desk|
New Room Options for 2018-2019
Housing and Residence Life identified a group of upperclass double occupancy rooms that are large enough per square feet and that meet all state and local building codes to convert to expanded triple occupancy rooms for the 2018-2019 academic year. These rooms will have furniture selected and purchased to fit in the room and provide each student with a bed, desk, chair, dresser, and closet/wardrobe. The per student rate for these rooms is priced to reflect three students sharing a space instead of two students. The proposed rates for 2018-2019 can be found here.
Expanded Triple Occupancy Room List:
203A, 204C, 206C, 208A, 218C, 222A, 303A, 304C, 306C, 308A, 318C, 322A, 403A, 404C, 406C, 408A, 418C, and 422C
|Mason Global Center||
2007, 2009, 2014, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2024, 2027, 3007, 3009, 3025, 4019, 4020, 5002, 5009, 5025, 6002, 6006, and 6014
2034, 3034, 4034, 5034, and 6034
206A, 223A, 227A, 306A, 323A, 327A, 406A, 423A, 427A, 506A, 523A, and 527A
502A, 503C, 505C, 507A, 521C, 523C, 527, 528, 602A, 603C, 605C, 607A, 621C, 623C, 627, and 628
203A, 206C, 208A, 217, 219C, 221C, 223, 224, 303A, 308A, 315, 317, 319C, 321C, 323, 324, 403A, 408A, 415, 417, 419C, 421C, 423, 424, 503A,
203C, 205C, 220C, 223C, 302A, 303C, 305C, 307A, 320C, 323C, 324, 325B,
Housing and Residence Life offers a variety of ADA Accessible spaces throughout our residential communities. View the complete list of ADA Accessible spaces here.
|Mason Global Center||2005A, 3005A, 4005A, 5005A, 6005A, and 7005A|
|Rogers Hall||1007Ba, 2022Ba, 3004Ba, 3102Ba, 4022Ba, 5004Aa, 5102Ba, and 6022Ba|
|Townhouses||TA - 05Fa, TB - 05Fa, and TC - 05Fa|
|Whitetop Hall||1011Ba, 2017Ba, 2032Ba, 3011Ba, 3027Ba, 4017Ba, 4027Ba, 5011Ba, 5032Ba, and 6017Ba|
|Blue Ridge & Sandbridge Halls||211Ba, 311BA, 411Ba, 511Ba, 211Bb, 311Bb, 411Bb, and 611Ba|
|Commonwealth Hall||1211, 1228, 1311, 1328, 1411, 1428, 1511, and 1528|
|Dominion Hall||2212, 2227, 2312, 2327, 2412, 2427, 2512, and 2527|
|Eastern Shore Hall||2004Ba, 2007Ba, 3004Ba, 3007Ba, 4004Ba, 4007Ba, 5004Ba, and 5007Ba|
|Hampton Roads Hall||1242Ba, 2011Aa, 2032Aa, 3011Aa, 3042Ba, 4011Aa, 4032Ba, 5019Ba, 5042Ba, 6011Aa, and 6032Aa|
|Northern Neck Hall||302Ba, 320Ba, 502Ba, 159Ba, 202Ba, 222Ba, 410Ba, 422Ba, and 529Ba|
|Piedmont & Tidewater Halls||205A, 305A, 405A, 505A, and 605A|
|The University Commons||1002, 2002, 3002, 1011, 2002, 3002, 1010, 1011, 2011, and 3011|
|Liberty Square||A109Aa, A309Ba, B103Ba, B203Ba, B303Aa, B403Aa, D009Ba, D109Ba, D209Ca, and D309Aa|
|Potomac Heights||F112Ba, F149Ba, F212Ba, F249Ba, F312Ba, F349Ba, F412Ba, F449Ba, F536Aa, and F549Ba|
|President's Park: Adams, Lincoln, Jackson, & Roosevelt||105a, 106a, 110a, 205a, 210a, and 306a|
|President's Park: Harrison, Jefferson, Monroe, & Wilson||101a, 110a, 115a, 215a, and 315a|
|President's Park: Kennedy, Madison, Truman, & Washington||101a, 105a, 110a, 115a, 206a, 210a, 215a, 306a, 308a, and 315a|
|Taylor Hall||1416a, 1800a, 2202a, 2416a, 2800a, 3202a, 3416a, 3800a, 4202a, 4416a, and 4800a|
Housing Occupancy Update
Dear Mason Patriot,
As we get closer to our Thanksgiving break and move toward the end of the year, we hope your fall semester at Mason is coming to a successful close.
Over the last few years, Housing and Residence Life has continued to reimagine housing occupancy to better meet the demands of our changing student populations. The leadership of the Resident Student Association (RSA) has been and will continue to be involved in this process.
Students have enjoyed new facilities and amenities as we have grown to become one of the largest residential campuses in the Commonwealth. Part of our planning included a housing facilities assessment of existing residence halls. As a result of that assessment, we closed Student Apartment buildings 7-9 last year, and we will close the remaining Student Apartment buildings 1-6 at the end of the Spring ‘18 semester.
As a result of the Student Apartments closure and our plan to accommodate the housing needs of our students, we have identified over 250 expanded bed spaces that will be offered in the next academic year. These expanded spaces (mostly expanded triples) will be available in our upper class and freshman residence halls. The cost of these expanded spaces will be discounted to provide a lower price point option.
As we move into the Housing Selection Process, we will provide multiple opportunities for our students to engage with staff regarding their housing options. The first opportunity will be the RSA Town Hall Meeting on November 13, 2017 at 7:00pm in the JC Cinema. Housing and Residence Life staff will be present to hear your questions related to living on campus. We are committed to providing you with both a quality educational living environment and affordable housing options.
For more information, please visit the Housing and Residence Life website at housing.gmu.edu or contact our office directly at 703-993-2720 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Thomas W. Hardy
Assistant Dean of University Life and Chief Housing Officer