One of the most important questions a prospective college student has is where he or she will live. At Mason a variety of living arrangements are available to fit student needs. All residence halls are all within walking distance of classrooms and university buildings.

Residential Life at Mason


DUCC: Dominion Hall, Commonwealth Hall, and University Commons (Visit DUCC Here)
This freshman and upperclass housing area offers traditional and suite-style living options.

Dominion Hall and Commonwealth are five-story buildings consisting of suite-style, double-occupancy rooms housing sophomore and junior students.

University Commons is a nonsmoking area housing approximately 500 freshman and sophomore students in eight residence halls.

Presidents Park

President's Park is reserved for freshman and houses approximately 1,200 first-year students in 12 residence halls. Each floor comprises approximately 28 to 35 residents in double, triple, and quint rooms, and share common bathrooms. Presidents Park is a nonsmoking housing area. (Visit Presidents Park Here)

Chesapeake Area, the newest residential community consists of several different unit types accommodating approximately 1,032 students in three different residential buildings. Chesapeake also includes a dining hall, restaurant, convenience store, fitness center, game room and numerous meeting rooms. A predominantly sophomore area, the student rooms consist of mainly single and double bedrooms with shared bathrooms. Generous living rooms and lounges are located throughout the residential buildings. (Visit Chesapeake Area Here)

YRC: York River Corner (Visit YRC Here)
Liberty Square and Potomac Heights comprise a new apartment-style living complex for upperclass residents.

  • Liberty Square features two- and four- person apartments each with single bedrooms and one bathroom for every two students. It is limited to upper-class and graduate students.
  • Potomac Heights is an apartment complex accommodating two, four, or six students in single and double bedrooms. Upper-class and graduate students are given preference in this nonsmoking building.

Presidents Park, Liberty Square, and Potomac Heights utilize Eisenhower Hall, which features:

  • Ike's Diner
  • Individual study rooms
  • A multimedia theater
  • TV lounge
  • 24-hour service desk
  • Vending area

TAP: Townhouses and Student Apartments (Visit TAP Here)
TAP is an upperclass housing area providing apartment and townhouse living options.

Student Apartments house approximately 500 students in 118 apartments. One-, two-, and three-bedroom units are available for upper-class and graduate students.

Townhouses, located one-eighth of a mile from the Fairfax Campus, consist of 35 two-bedroom townhouses, each accommodating four residents.

Living & Learning Communities (LLCs) are residential floors developed by the Office of Housing and Residence Life in conjunction with University academic communities to expand your learning beyond the classroom.

Students who participate in an LLC live on the same floor and attend classes together. These students tend to become more involved in their communities, have more academic successes, and adjust more quickly to the academic and social demands of living at a large university.

LLCs can vary in topic or interest, such as the Mason Experience first-year program, a Cultural Passports floor, or a Healthy Living floor. For more information, check out the Housing and Residence Life web site. (http://housing.gmu.edu/llc/index.asp)


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