Residence Hall Policies 


We want you and the rest of the university community to flourish and thrive. That won't happen unless we set up policies and limitations on what can occur on campus. We expect you to uphold and maintain the highest of standards. You've accomplished a lot by becoming a student at Mason, so we believe in you.

When you become a resident, you sign our Housing Agreement. Take a moment to read it, as it contains the terms and conditions that you're expected to follow while you live here.

We also have a Resident Student Handbook (PDF). If you have a question, talk to a Housing & Residence Life Staff Member, such as your Resident Assistant or Community Assistant.

These policies are in place for the benefit of everyone, so we don’t take them lightly.

Quarantine/Isolation Housing

For the 2022-2023 academic year, Mason will require students that test positive for COVID-19 to complete their isolation period at home.  Exceptions will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Students and family members must be prepared to quickly arrange transportation for their student when a student tests positive for COVID-19 and/or when they have been instructed to quarantine by a health provider. 

Students who live within 100 miles of campus will need to isolate at home, while those over 100 miles will be eligible for isolation housing on campus. Students who are symptomatic of COVID are able to visit Student Health Services during the following days and times. Appointments are required when visiting Student Health Services and the Rivanna Testing Site on the weekends.


Student Health Services

Phone: (703) 993-2831

Office: SUB I, Room 2300








Saturday COVID Testing Hours

Rivanna Testing Site





Policy Violations

Violations of the Student Code of Conduct or Residence Life Standards in the Residential Student Handbook may be referred to the Student Conduct Office or the Residential Adjudication Board (ResBoard) for adjudication. Mason has a process in place to resolve conduct cases. To learn more about the Conduct Process, we encourage you to go to the Office of Student Conduct’s website. There you will learn more about the Conduct Process and the appeals process.

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