Move-in Resources

Move-in Information

All Mason residential and commuter students must have received their COVID-19 vaccine prior to the start of the fall semester. Residential students will be required to have their vaccination information submitted in order to complete the move-in process. Students should check their Mason e-mail account for messages from the Office of the President and Housing and Residence Life regarding the vaccination requirement. Information about uploading your COVID vaccination documentation can be found here.

Move-In Dates

Freshmen: Wednesday, August 18th - Thursday, August 19th at Eagle Bank Arena

Upperclassmen: Friday, August 20th - Sunday, August 22nd at Potomac Heights, Liberty Square, Hampton Roads, Piedmont, Whitetop, or the Townhouses.

Move-In Appointments: Students who signed up for a move-in appointment are able to view their time slot by logging in to the Housing Portal. Freshmen without a move-in appointment are welcome to check-in before 9:00am on August 19th at Eagle Bank Arena. Upper-class students without an appointment can check-in between 9am-5pm at Potomac Heights, Liberty Square, Hampton Roads, Piedmont, Whitetop, or the Townhouses.

Move-In Day FAQs

Will lunch be served on campus?

Yes! All students and their families are invited to join Housing and Residence Life as well as Sodexo for lunch from 11 am-1 pm on August 18th-22nd in Ike's or Southside. Lunch is free for all students and their families.

Can students have guests to help them move in?

Yes! At this time, Housing and Residence Life is not limiting the number of guests a student can have with them on move in day. All guests will need to have a green COVID HealthCheck prior to their arrival on campus. 

How does unloading/parking work?

Upon checking in their space, students will be provided with temporary parking passes for each of the vehicles they have brought to move in. Handicapped passes are available provided a placard accompanies the temporary parking pass. If the car only has guests (no items that need to be unloaded), then the car should park in one of the longer-term parking lots (Lots L, K, C, and above the ground level of the Rappahannock Deck). Once the car has been fully unloaded it should be moved to one of the longer-term lots in order to allow the same ease of access for students moving in later during the day.

The following locations are available for unloading:

  • Presidents Park Drive
  • Lot R
  • Lot I
  • Rappahannock Deck
  • Townhouse Lot

I have been approved for early arrival. When can I move in?

Students who have been approved for early arrival are welcome to check in between 9 am-5 pm beginning on the date on which they were approved for early arrival. Students approved for early arrival received an e-mail on August 9th containing information on where to check-in.

Will green bins be availabe for move in?

Yes! Green bins are available each day of move-in. They will be located near the check-in areas on each day of early arrival and regular move-in.

Will there be moving assistane available on move in day?

It depends on your move-in day. In addition to our MoveCrew, professional movers have been hired to assist students with moving into their space on August 18th and 19th. On August 20th-22nd, we do not have moving assistance available. It is recommended that students bring dollies, hand trucks, etc to move into their space.

What's in my room?


  • Twin XL (80") bed and mattress 
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk with chair
  • Dresser 
  • Trash can + recycle tote


  • Internet (wired and wireless)
  • Electricity, gas and water
  • Air-Conditioning (AC) and Heating (Controlled by Housing Staff)
  • Access to local channels & Pac-12 Network in rooms and lounges

Residence Hall Amenities

  • 24-hour staff on call
  • Safe, clean, secure living spaces
  • Housekeeping services
  • Community desk 
  • Laundry facilities
  • Vending machines
  • Study rooms
  • Recreation lounges
  • Bike racks (may be outside)
  • Water refill stations or water fountains 

Packing List

Click here for a packing list

FAQs: Room Set Up

How do I connect to the internet?

For wireless access, on mobile download the Apogee app and register.  For PC and Mac, connect to “MyResNet Start Here” from your available wireless networks.  Open a browser.  Check out the following poster to view the QR code .  For assistance, contact Apogee Support 24/7 at 844-459-7405 or text “ResNet” to 84700.

How do I get into my email?

You will use your Patriot Pass Password to access your email.  You can access your Office 365 account from  Additionally, you can access your Mason email via one or more of these supported methods:

  • Desktop Clients—Outlook 2016 or Higher (Windows or Mac)
  • Mobile Devices—Outlook Mobile App for Android and Apple iOS

If you are a returning student who had a masonlive account, please visit for more information on the migration of masonlive accounts to Office 365.

How do I use the laundry machines?

All buildings have laundry facilities in their area, most within the building. It's free! Well, it's included in the fees you pay for housing, so you don't have to be constantly on the lookout for quarters to feed the machines.

In the residence halls, use the "Speed Queen" mobile app to activate the wash and dry cycles. Find the Speed Queen app in the Apple Store or Google Play store on your mobile device.  Check out these instructions

If you live in the Townhouses, each townhouse has a washer/dryer in the unit.

How do I watch TV?

Stream2 is a free streaming service for on-campus students.

With Stream2, you can watch your favorite shows and sports on several of your devices, and you can save up to 20 hours of recordings with the included DVR feature.

You can download the Stream2 app from the Apple App or Google Play stores or go directly to

This service also comes with the Campus Life Channel, a collection of student-and faculty-created content and social media to keep you informed about campus happenings.

Cable TV is available in all locations except Townhouses and SMSC in Front Royal.

What type of microwave and refrigerator should I bring?

  • Microwave. (800 watts max)
  • Refrigerator. 
    • Energy Star certified mini or compact refrigerators up to 4.3 cubic feet or,
    • Non-Energy Star certified mini or compact refrigerators limited to 3.3. cubic feet or smaller. (Operate at 118 volts, 60 Hz or less and draw no more than 1.5 amps or 180 watts of power)

Am I able to see the room dimensions for my assigned space?

Due to the different configurations of rooms within the residence halls, we are not able to provide room dimensions for your space. Different configurations include bump outs, differences due to the location of the room in the building, etc. Students who would like to have an idea of how furniture can be arranged in their space can view the floor plans of their assigned building by clicking on the area in which they live in either Freshman Housing Options  or Upper-Class Housing Options. then navigating to the building or area to which they are assigned. The "View Custom Floor Plans" will allow students to select their style of room. Students can then move furniture around within the application to see how they might like to arrange their room upon moving into the residence halls.


Furniture Dimensions for Residence Halls

Whitetop, Rogers, Eastern Shore, Hampton Roads, Sandbridge, Blue Ridge, Piedmont, Tidewater, and Northern Neck

Liberty Squre, Potomac Heights, and Townhouses

Presidents Park, Taylor Hall, The Commons, Commonwealth, and Dominion