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Returning Residents

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

Are you:  
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.


First Steps

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

Upperclass Rooms Converted into Expanded Triples 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:

Blue Ridge

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

Hampton Roads

2034, 3034, 4034, 5034, and 6034

Northern Neck

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, 
508A, 515, 517, 519C, 521C, 523, 524, 603A, 608A, 615, 617, 619C, 621C, 
623, and 624


203C, 205C, 220C, 223C, 302A, 303C, 305C, 307A, 320C, 323C, 324, 325B,
402A, 403C, 405C, 407A, 420C, 423C, 424, 425B, 502A, 503C, 505C, 507A,
520C, 523C, 524, and 525B


Room Lists

ADA Accessible Room List

Housing and Residence Life offers a variety of ADA Accessible spaces throughout our residential communities. View the complete list of ADA Accessible spaces here

Resident Advisor Room List
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

Student Apartments Closing May 2018

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 or contact our office directly at 703-993-2720 or at

Dr. Thomas W. Hardy

Assistant Dean of University Life and Chief Housing Officer