On-campus Housing for Undergraduate Students

George Mason University offers more than 40 residence halls with a variety of living options, ranging from apartments to suites to traditional rooms

Undergraduate Students (Fairfax)

Mason's 40-plus residence halls that are arranged into three residential communities, known as neighborhoods. This video gives you an overview of the Rappahannock neighborhood.

Marie’s Story

In this video, Marie talks about her experience living in one of the residence halls on the Fairfax campus.  RA stands for "Resident Assistant". In general, RAs facilitate the social, academic, and personal adjustment of students to the residence hall and University.

On-campus Housing for Graduate Students

Graduate Students

Shaun’s Story

In this video, Shaun talks about his experience living in Beacon Hall, graduate housing, located at SciTech campus in Manassas, VA. To learn more about Beacon Hall, go to https://housing.gmu.edu/residence-halls/graduate-students.

NEW Spring 2022: Graduate Housing

Are you a graduate student looking for 2021 - 2022 on-campus housing?

    • Will you take the majority of your classes at the SciTech campus?  Then Beacon Hall might be the place for you!
      • Studio $12,810
      • 1-bedroom $16, 800
      • 2-bedroom $9,770 (one unit in 2-bedroom)

Apply today! E-mail: beacon@gmu.edu

Off-campus Housing

Off-campus Student Services provides a variety of housing resources

  • Start your housing search as soon as possible. Do not wait until you arrive in the US. There is a lot of demand for housing in the Washington DC area. Start your search by talking to friends or current students and by reviewing the website http://och.gmu.edu.
  • When you have identified one or more suitable properities, research public transportation.  Is there a bus or metro stop closeby? How will I travel to campus?
  • Also make sure it fits with your class schedule. Some classes run as late as 10:10 pm. Is there still a bus or metro around 10:30 pm?
  • Be prepared to pay the first month’s rent and security deposit (equal to one month’s rent or two months' rent) upon signing the lease.
  • Does the lease include utilities and/or furniture?
  • To save money, consider renting a room in a house. To find it on http://och.gmu.edu, click on "advanced search" and look for a sublet or sublease.


Many graduate students also rent apartments in Masonvale.  Although it is located on the Fairfax campus, it is considered as "Off-campus Housing".  Click here to learn more.

What makes Masonvale different from other housing options?

  • To be eligible to live at Masonvale’s GMU Staff Housing Apartments, residents must have a relationship with George Mason University or affiliates.
  • Masonvale is transitional housing and offers a variety of lease terms. The maximum residency term at Masonvale is three (3) to six (6) years depending on Priority status. This affords ongoing housing availability for new members of the George Mason University community.
  • Residents of Masonvale have a common interest through their affiliation and relationship with George Mason University.


  • If you have any questions about off-campus housing, please contact Off-Campus Student Services at 703-993-6563 or offcamp1@gmu.edu.
  • If you have any questions about on-campus housing, please send an email to housing@gmu.edu.