What to Expect for Move-In

Moving into college is an exciting time, full of mixed emotions. It will certainly be one of the most memorable days of your college days, and perhaps your life  Mason Housing and Residence Life staff have put together a few pointers to set your expectations for the big day!  Here is a simple breakdown of how move-in works:

Move-in Occurs Over the Course of 4 Days

New, incoming first-years move in based on their building and floor assignment, while upper-class move-in dates are determined by their last name. We break move-in down by floor and buildings so that no area gets too congested and busy at once. Move-in occurs over the course of four days.  August 16 and 17 for freshmen students and August 18, 19, and 20 for returning students. Check your Mason email (or the email they listed on your Housing application) to ensure you have the right schedule for your move-in. Move-in times are also posted here.

Please try to arrive at your scheduled time.  This will help keep traffic moving at a steady pace.

Check-in at the ACGC 

 When you arrive at your assigned time, you will check in at the Angel Cabrera Global Center (ACGC for short). Students moving in on August 21 or later will check in at the Piedmont or Eisenhower Desks. During check-in, you will have access granted to your building and room and will be given a temporary unloading parking pass.  Maps are also available to help you learn how to navigate campus. Don’t forget to grab your Mason shirt before leaving ACGC! Only students are allowed in the check-in area. Parents and guests are welcome to wait for you in the ACC lobby.

Where to Park

Once you've finished unloading, you will need to move your car to a different lot, for long-term parking – staff will be present to help direct you to the right parking lot. After you move in, we hope you and your family and guests join us for a meal in Ike’s or Southside dining halls!