Tip: On-Campus Housing Selection

Whether your student is selecting on-campus housing for the first time, or has been through the process before, there are some important dates and terms for you and your student to keep in mind.

  1. Application and Deposit– The application is now available! Students can submit an application until Friday, February 10 at noon. All students must submit their own application, and the deposit is due at time of application. The application is not complete without the payment of the $300 deposit.
  2. Forming a Group– The next step after applications is the grouping process. Students are invited to form a group of 2,3,4 or 6 members to move forward through the housing application process. Students do not have to form a group; they can select as individuals. Keep in mind that over 70% of the spaces on campus are four-person suites.
  3. Important Dates– There are a few key dates to keep in mind as your student moves through the housing selection process:
    February 16-20Form your group or decide to select as an individual
    February 28-March 2Groups of 4 select housing
    March 7-9Groups of 6, 3 and 2 select housing
    March 21-22Individuals select housing
  4. Selection Order– Group order will be determined by the average seniority of group members. Seniority is based on credits earned at Mason.

For more information about on-campus housing, view the Housing Selection Cheat Sheet or contact Housing and Residence Life at or 703.993.2720.

Melissa Thierry
Associate Director of Housing Services
Housing and Residence Life