Mason’s residences are arranged into three residential communities, known as neighborhoods.  Each neighborhood has a 24-hour services desk, multiple professional staff with responsibilities ranging from residence life, to housing assignments, to facilities. 


  • Residents are upperclass students.
  • Includes the Student Apartments, Townhouses, Rogers, and Whitetop.
  • Located in the northwest corner of campus near the Recreational and Athletic Complex (RAC) and Student Union Building 1.
  • Easy access to academic buildings, parking, Subway, a convenience store, and nearby food and shopping at the University Mall and Old Town Fairfax.
  • A 24-hour service desk is located in Whitetop.


  • Residents are a mix of upperclass and freshman students.
  • Includes Blue Ridge, the Commons, Commonwealth, Dominion, Eastern Shore, Hampton Roads, Northern Neck, Piedmont, Tidewater, and Sandbridge.
  • Located in the northeast corner of campus, stretching towards the center of campus.
  • Easy access to academic buildings, The Hub, parking, Starbucks, a convenience store, Southside Dining, and Skyline Fitness.
  • A 24-hour service desk is located in Piedmont.