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Tips for navigating on-campus housing selection

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

1. Forming a Group – Now that applications have been submitted and the $300 deposit has been paid, it is time to start the grouping process. Students are invited to form a group of two, three, four, five or six 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 more than 70 percent of the spaces on campus are four-person suites.

2. Important Dates – There are a few key dates to keep in mind as your student moves through the housing selection process:

February 12-16Form your group or decide to select as an individual
March 1-2Groups of 6 select housing
March 5Groups of 5 select housing
March 7-8Groups of 4 select housing
March 20-21Groups of 3 select housing
March 27-28Groups of 2 select housing
April 4-6Individuals select housing

3. 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