Mason Family Flash

Spring Housing Application is Open

Housing & Residence Life is excited to welcome more students back into our residence halls this spring. This is possible because as a university we have managed to keep COVID-19 cases low and create a safe environment for learning and engagement.

Now, as we begin to expand the number of in-person academic courses for the spring semester, we can invite more current and incoming students to apply to live in campus housing. The Spring 2021 Housing Application opened in the Mason Housing Portal ( on November 4. Students can access the Mason Housing Portal using their Mason email credentials.

While Housing & Residence Life will make all efforts to provide students with their housing style and amenities preferences, it is first come-first serve. The Spring 2021 Housing Application will remain available through January 2021, but students who submit a completed application by December 5 will be certain to receive their housing offer prior to the Winter Break.

Whether you are a current Mason student living off-campus or a newly admitted Mason Patriot, we are excited to share all of the fantastic options that Mason Housing & Residence Life has to offer. On the Fairfax Campus, we offer a wide variety of residential communities including traditional style first-year halls, suite-style communities, apartments, and townhouses for undergraduate students. On the SciTech Campus, Beacon Hall provides apartment-style housing for graduate students in studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom layouts. You can learn more about all of these great options, including amenities and housing rates, at

Housing & Residence Life will continue to utilize the guidance of our campus and local medical experts to keep our communities as healthy and safe as possible. Throughout the fall 2020 semester, Mason Housing & Residence Life has provided thousands of students a safe, healthy, and comfortable home through increased cleaning of all community areas, revised policies designed around COVID-19 regulations, consistent testing protocols, and a detailed process for student quarantine or isolation accommodations as needed.

For more information on Mason Housing & Residence Life, visit, send an email to, or call (703) 993-2720 with your questions. We look forward to seeing you on campus in January!

Christian J. Barber
Interim Director
Housing & Residence Life

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