Mason Family Flash

2018 Housing tips to help your student

Housing staff at Move-In DayHousing and Residence Life will wrap up another successful fall semester one month from today! We would like to remind you of a few items as we make the transition into spring 2018:

• The 2018-2019 Resident Assistant (RA) application process ended on Monday, November 20. Thank you to all who supported their student through the application process. Now comes the selection part—good luck to all our applicants! For more detailed information about the RA hiring process, visit

• RAs are reaching out to all residents to discuss housing plans for 2018. If your student is not returning as a student to Mason in the spring due to graduation, study abroad, or not enrolling in classes, your student must fill out and submit an Agreement Release Request Form as soon as possible to any area desk or to the main housing office in Potomac Heights.

• In rare cases, a student encounters an extreme, unforeseeable, and uncontrollable problem that interferes with the ability to continue living at Mason, and Housing cannot provide a reasonable solution or alternative campus housing. Emergency issues might be medical, psychological, and/or financial. Students can request to be released from the Housing Agreement with proper documentation by filling out and submitting the Housing Agreement Appeal Form.

• Housing and Residence Life transitions into Winter Break Housing on Thursday, December 21. All upperclass students and freshmen students who live in Roosevelt, Jackson and Taylor may apply to live on campus during winter break. More information about Winter Break Housing can be found at The application is due on Monday, December 18.

• Is your student in need of campus housing for spring 2018? We have openings for new freshmen, new transfers, and current off-campus students. The application is now open at If your student currently lives on campus, there is no need to reapply for spring!

• Housing Selection 2018 opens on Friday, December 15 for current residents. This is the application and selection process to secure campus housing for the 2018-2019 academic year. Please encourage your student to attend an information session! More information can be found at

For additional on-campus housing resources, encourage your student to visit or contact Housing and Residence Life at (703) 993-2720.

Melissa Thierry
Associate Director of Housing Services
Housing and Residence Life