Graduate Students

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Grad Students, Find a Home on Fairfax Campus

Masonvale provides transitional housing for faculty, staff, full-time graduate students and other Mason affiliates. 

Our graduate residence housing is a vibrant gathering of diverse scholars.

As a graduate student, you're looking for housing that offers independent living while also providing access to the student community. You can find that and so much more on Mason's Arlington Campus and SciTech campus. 

Beacon Hall

Beacon Hall is located on the Science and Technology Campus

Beacon Hall offers graduate and doctoral students a selection of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bed/two bath apartments. Each is fully furnished with full kitchens with a dishwasher, as well as individual washers and dryers. Rates include all utilities, cable TV, local telephone service and Internet. 

For questions regarding graduate housing at Beacon Hall, please email


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Beacon Hall Information

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The on-campus location provides a convenient walk to class on the Science and Technology Campus in Prince William and access to all campus facilities, including the Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center. Students who have classes on the Fairfax Campus can get there on a free shuttle, available for all Mason students. The closest shuttle stop is located across the street from Beacon Hall at the Hylton Performing Arts Center.

Housing in Beacon Hall is available for students 21 and older, on a case by case basis. You must already be fully admitted/accepted to a Mason masters or doctoral program to get a Mason email adress and G number, which are required to complete the application. Access the application through StarRez.

If you've started an application , or think you might already be registered in the Mason Housing database, log into StarRez with your Mason NetID and password to review your information.

Pricing Information

The table below reflects the proposed rates for academic year 2020-2021. These rates are subject to Board of Visitors approval. Rates for Beacon Hall are from August through June. The agreement is for a full academic year. Payments will be split in half for each semester. All bedrooms are single occupancy.

For 2019-2020 housing rates-


Room Description Semester Rate/Bed Annual Rate/Bed
Studio $6,100.00 $12,200.00
One Bedroom $8,000.00 $16,000.00
Two Bedroom (per person) $4,650.00 $9,300.00

Beacon Hall also offers current graduate residents the opportunity to extend their academic year housing for the month of July via a "Bridge Rental". Please contact to reserve this one month rental.

Room Description July Bridge Rate/Bed
Studio $1,170.00
1 Bedroom $1,540.00
2 Bedroom (per bedroom) $895.00


Beacon Hall residents must renew their assignments in March to stay in their current locations for the following year. We accept applications on a rolling basis, and accommodate students as space becomes available. Once your application has been completed and your $299 deposit is paid, you can login to StarRez to view your housing assignment and roommate information (if applicable). The Housing Appliccation will be made available to new students in early April. Renew through StarRez. For more information, call 703-993-2720​ or email

Beacon Hall Floor Plans

Beacon Hall

The Rixey

After summer 2020, housing at the Rixey will no longer be an option through Mason Housing.

Finding housing in Arlington just got a lot easier! Mason is now leasing apartments in The Rixey, a luxury high-rise residence owned by Marymount University and managed by American Campus Communities.

Apartments in the Rixey house students, faculty and staff from Mason, Marymount, and other local universities. It’s located approximately one mile west of the Mason Arlington campus, is close to the Metro Ballston/MU station, boasts great amenities and affords incredible views in every direction. Life at The Rixey provides you convenient access to expansive dining, shopping, entertainment, cultural, recreational and transportation options. Apartments have full kitchens, are fully furnished, and include WIFI, internet, and a flat screen TV in the living room. The Rixey is a pet friendly environment. On-site parking can be requested for an additional charge.  Mason rates include the cost of your utilities.

For questions regarding graduate housing at The Rixey, please contact University Life Arlington at 703-993-8984, or visit


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For a more comprehensive list of amenities and a photo gallery:


For a tour – The Rixey leasing office staff conduct individual tours upon request. If you’d like an individual tour during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturdays noon to 4:00 pm), feel free to come by the leasing office on the first floor of the building and someone will be happy to show you around.

Pricing Information

The table below relfects the approved rates for academic year 2019-2020. The agreement is for a full academic year. Payments will be split in half for each semester. All bedrooms are single occupancy.

Room Description Per Month Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020 Total 12 month agreement
Larger bedroom in 2 room unit $1,875.00 $9,375.00 $9,375.00 $3,750.00 $22,500.00
Smaller bedroom in 2 room unit $1,675.00 $8,375.00 $8,375.00 $3,350.00 $20,100.00
Standard 1 bedroom unit $1,950.00 $9,750.00 $9,750.00 $3,900.00 $23,400.00
Junior 1 bedroom unit $1,850.00 $9,250.00 $9,250.00 $3,700.00 $22,200.00


To apply to live at the Rixey:

  • Mason student application:
  • Faculty & staff interested in living at The Rixey please contact Erin Brandt, Associate Director, at for more information