Returning Students

Welcome back, Patriot. We're glad you're here.

The Housing Application is currently available for all students on the  Housing Portal. Students will be contacted if housing is available.

Housing Selection is the process where current residential students apply to live on campus for the following academic year. All current residential students are welcome to apply, but, due to the high demand, we are unable to guarantee housing for all upperclass students. 


In order to live on campus students must meet the following requirements: 

  • Full time degree seeking student or full time making continual progress towards a degree

First Steps

Students were required to submit their housing application by February 1, 2022, at 11:59PM

If you completed the housing application by February 1, 2022, 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 February 25, 2022.

  • 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, meal plan requirements, and access to halls over winter break.

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

Select Your Living Space. Group Leaders will select housing for the whole group through selection in March


2022-2023 Housing Selection Timeline

When will I be able to group with my roommates?

The grouping process will begin on February 25, 2022. Upper level LC students will have until March 8, 2022 to group together. 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 March 21st-25th, 2022. Students living in upper level Learning Communities should check their e-mail closer to the selection timeline to see if they will need to self-select their housing space.

When is my deposit due?

Upper level students will need to submit their pre-payment/deposit by March 28, 2022 in order to secure their 2022-2023 housing space.

What happens if I need to cancel?

Students who change their mind and no longer want or need housing need to cancel their housing agreement by April 15, 2022.

When can transfer students begin to apply?

The transfer student application opens in the Housing Portal on April 18, 2022.Transfer students will be able to select their housing on May 4, 2022.