Returning Students

All current residential students are welcome to apply!  We encourage you to apply as soon as applications are open through the housing portal


Current residential students who are full time degree seeking student or full time making continual progress towards a degree.

First Steps

Students are required to submit their housing application by February 1

If you completed the housing application by February 1, please read the following: 

Once a housing agreement is signed and the housing deposit is paid, you are locked into the agreement. We advise you not to sign unless you are serious about living on campus.

Make a Plan. After all housing applications are submitted and approved, you'll have the opportunity to identify your group size and members starting later in February.

  • Mason encourages students to go into the selection process with one or more roommates as this improves the likelihood of living with friends/compatible suite mates.
  • Groups can be composed of up to six people. You can also go through this process as an individual. Students are encouraged to participate in the Housing Selection process in a group to increase chances of selecting their desired space. 
  • 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, and meal plan requirements.

Residential Learning Communities. Those who apply to Residential Learning Communities will be contacted via their Mason email with next steps.


Housing Selection Timeline

When will I be able to group with my roommates?

The grouping process will begin on late February. Upper level RLC students will be notified of their grouping deadline. Students should check their Mason e-mail closer to that date for information on how to search for roommates and group together.

When will I be able to select my space?

Returning students will be able to select their space in late March.

What happens if I need to cancel?

Please visit our cancellation page for more information.