Directions to the Fairfax Campus

Directions Advisory: As part of a joint project between George Mason University and the Fairfax County Department of Transportation, road improvements will be made to Roanoke River Road and Braddock Road from July 2012 through June 2015.

For construction updates visit http://building.gmu.edu. The directions below have been modified to avoid Roanoke River Road while it is under construction.

4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

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ENTRANCE LOCATIONS TO FAIRFAX CAMPUS
There are currently 7 different entrances from the Fairfax Campus.  They are: Roanoke River Road, Nottoway River Lane, Shenandoah River Lane, Occoquan River Lane, George Mason Boulevard, University Drive, and Mason Pond Drive.

  • Roanoke River Road and Nottoway River Lane are entrances from Braddock Road.
  • Shenandoah River Lane is the entrance from Roberts Road.
  • Occoquan Rive Lane is the first entrance from University Drive coming from Route 123.
  • George Mason Boulevard is the second entrance from University Drive, or the entrance from Old Town Fairfax.
  • University Drive is the third entrance from Route 123.
  • Mason Pond Drive is an entrance from 123 north.

DIRECTIONS TO FAIRFAX CAMPUS (4400 University Dr.) FROM THE CAPITAL BELTWAY (I-495)
Take exit 54A, Braddock Road West (Route 620).  Follow Braddock Road West for approximately six miles.* After crossing over Roberts Road, take the next right on Nottoway River Lane.
Parking: For the Mason Pond Parking Deck, take a left on Patriot Circle; right on Mason Pond Drive to the Mason Pond Parking Deck. An information kiosk is located outside the third level of the deck to help you navigate the campus. For Shenandoah Parking Deck or the Rappahannock River Parking Deck take a right on Patriot Circle. Take a left onto Sandy Creek Way for the Shenandoah Parking Deck. Take a left to stay on Patriot Circle (just past Staffordshire Lane), Rappahannock River Parking Deck will be on your right.

*Alternate 1: Take a right on Route 123; take first right on Mason Pond Drive; go half way around the traffic circle to continue on Mason Pond Drive; the Mason Pond Parking Deck will be on your left.

*Alternate 2:
Take a right on Roberts Road; left on Shenandoah River Lane; left on Patriot Circle; right on Mason Pond Drive to the Mason Pond Parking Deck.
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DIRECTIONS TO FAIRFAX CAMPUS (4400 University Dr.) VIA I-66E FROM FRONT ROYAL & FAIRFAX COUNTY PKWY
Exit at the Fairfax County Parkway South (Route 286 – Old Route 7100).  Exit the Parkway at Braddock Road, and turn left onto Braddock Road.* Take a left onto Route 123 (Ox Road).
Parking: For the Mason Pond Parking Deck, take first right onto Mason Pond Drive; go half way around the traffic circle and continue on Mason Pond Drive; the Mason Pond Parking Deck is on the left. An information kiosk is located outside the third level of the deck to help navigate the campus.  For Shenandoah Parking Deck or the Rappahannock River Parking Deck, take a right on University Drive. Take a right on Patriot Circle for the Rappahannock River Parking Deck, visitor parking is the third entrance on the right.  Continue on University Drive for Shenandoah Parking Deck, the road will turn into Patriot Circle. Take a right on Sandy Creek Way, the deck will be on your left.

*Alternate 1: Take the second left past Route 123 (Ox Road) onto Nottoway River Lane; take a left on Patriot Circle; right on Mason Pond Drive to the Mason Pond Parking Deck.

*Alternate 2: Take the third left past Route 123 (Ox Road) onto Roberts Road; left on Shenandoah River Lane; left on Patriot Circle; right on Mason Pond Drive to the Mason Pond Parking Deck.
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DIRECTIONS TO FAIRFAX CAMPUS (4400 University Dr.) VIA I-66W FROM WASHINGTON D.C. OR ARLINGTON
Take exit 60 at Route 123 South, Chain Bridge Road. Follow Route 123 through the City of Fairfax,* and turn left at University Drive.
Parking: For Mason Pond Parking Deck, take the first right onto Occoquan River Lane. At the stop sign take a right on Patriot Circle. Follow the circle until you come to a traffic circle, go around three quarters of the traffic circle and take the exit onto Mason Pond Drive. The Mason Pond Parking Deck is immediately on your left. An information kiosk is located outside the third level of the deck to help navigate the campus.  For Rappahannock River Parking Deck, take a right on Patriot Circle, visitor parking is the third entrance on the right.  For Shenandoah Parking Deck, continue on University Drive, the road will turn into Patriot Circle.  Take a right on Sandy Creek Way, the deck will be on your left.

*Alternate1: Turn left at Braddock Road. Take your second left onto Nottoway River Lane; take a left on Patriot Circle; right on Mason Pond Drive to the Mason Pond Parking Deck.

*Alternate 2: Take exit 60 at Route 123 South towards Fairfax. Go straight onto Chain Bridge Road and get immediately into left lane. At the first light, make a left onto route 29 North/50 East (Fairfax Blvd- Lee Highway). Make the first right onto University Drive. Follow University Drive through neighborhood and city of Fairfax. Continue past City of Fairfax, City Hall onto George Mason Blvd. At the light, make a left onto University Drive to access the Rappahannock River Parking Deck. For other parking continue past Rappahannock River Parking Deck to Shenandoah Parking Deck. Or at the light, go straight onto George Mason Blvd. Make a right onto Patriot Circle to go to the Mason Pond Parking Deck.

*Note: All eastbound lanes of I-66 inside the Beltway are restricted to HOV-2 from 6:30 am to 9:00 am and all westbound lanes of I-66 inside the Beltway are restricted to HOV-2 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
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DIRECTIONS TO FAIRFAX CAMPUS (4400 University Dr.) FROM I-95 (NORTH OR SOUTH)
From points north on I-95˚, take exit 27 (I-495 West), then follow the directions "from the Capital Beltway (I-495)."  From points south on I-95, take exit 160B (Route 123 North) at Lake Ridge/Occoquan. Follow Route 123 north for approximately 15 miles*. 
Parking: For Mason Pond Parking Deck take first right past Braddock Road onto Mason Pond Drive; go half way around the traffic circle and continue on Mason Pond Drive; the Mason Pond Parking Deck is on the left. An information kiosk is located outside the third level of the deck to help navigate the campus. For Shenandoah Parking Deck or the Rappahannock River Parking Deck take second right past Braddock Road onto University Drive.  Take a right on Patriot Circle for the Rappahannock River Parking Deck, visitor parking is the third entrance on the right.  Continue on University Drive for Shenandoah Parking Deck, the road will turn into Patriot Circle.  Take a right on Sandy Creek Way, the deck will be on your left.

*Alternate 1: Turn right on Braddock Road; at second signal, turn left onto Nottoway River Lane; Take a left on Patriot Circle; Right on Mason Pond Drive to the Mason Pond Parking Deck.

*Alternate 2
: Turn right on Braddock Road; at third signal, turn left onto Roberts Road; left on Shenandoah River Lane; left on Patriot Circle; right on Mason Pond Drive to the Mason Pond Parking Deck.

˚Alternate 3: From points north on I-95, take exit 160A (Route 123 North). Turn right on Lee Chapel Road or take a right on Burke Lake Road. Turn left on Route 286 (Old Route 7100) North (Fairfax County Parkway). Turn right on Roberts Parkway. Follow as Roberts Parkway it turns into Roberts Road. At light, cross Braddock Road. Make first left onto Shenandoah River Lane. At Patriot Circle, turn right to go to the Rappahannock River Parking Deck. Or at Patriot Circle, turn left to go to the Shenandoah Parking Deck or the Mason Pond Parking Deck off Mason Pond Drive.
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DIRECTIONS TO FAIRFAX CAMPUS (4400 University Dr.) FROM WASHINGTON D.C. & ARLINGTON VIA ROUTE 50

Take Route 50 west to I-495 South (Capital Beltway) toward Richmond. Take exit 54A, Braddock Road West (Route 620).  Follow Braddock Road West for approximately six miles.* After crossing Roberts Road, take the next right on Nottoway River Lane.
Parking: For the Mason Pond Parking Deck, take a left on Patriot Circle; right on Mason Pond Drive to the Mason Pond Parking Deck. An information kiosk is located outside the third level of the deck to help you navigate the campus. For Shenandoah Parking Deck or the Rappahannock River Parking Deck take a right on Patriot Circle.  Take a left onto Sandy Creek Way for the Shenandoah Parking Deck.  Take a left to stay on Patriot Circle (just past Staffordshire Lane), Rappahannock River Parking Deck will be on your right.

*Alternate 1: Take a right on Route 123; take first right on Mason Pond Drive; go half way around the traffic circle to continue on Mason Pond Drive; the Mason Pond Parking Deck will be on your left.

*Alternate 2:
Take a right on Roberts Road; left on Shenandoah River Lane; left on Patriot Circle; right on Mason Pond Drive to the Mason Pond Parking Deck.
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DIRECTIONS TO FAIRFAX CAMPUS (4400 University Dr.) FROM WASHINGTON DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Exit the airport onto the Dulles Access Road, which leads to the Dulles Toll Road at Route 267, Reston Parkway. Exit the Dulles Toll Road (no toll required) at exit 11, Fairfax County Parkway South (Route 286 – Old Route 7100). Exit the Parkway at Braddock Road, and turn left onto Braddock Road.* Take a left on Route 123 (Ox Road).
Parking: For the Mason Pond Parking Deck, take first right onto Mason Pond Drive; go half way around the traffic circle and continue on Mason Pond Drive; the Mason Pond Parking Deck is on the left. An information kiosk is located outside the third level of the deck to help navigate the campus. For Shenandoah Parking Deck or the Rappahannock River Parking Deck, take a right on University Drive.  Take a right on Patriot Circle for the Rappahannock River Parking Deck, visitor parking is the third entrance on the right.  Continue on University Drive for Shenandoah Parking Deck, the road will turn into Patriot Circle.  Take a right on Sandy Creek Way, the deck will be on your left.

*Alternate 1: Take the second left past Route 123 (Ox Road) onto Nottoway River Lane; take a left on Patriot Circle; right on Mason Pond Drive to the Mason Pond Parking Deck.

*Alternate 2: Take the third left past Route 123 (Ox Road) onto Roberts Road; left on Shenandoah River Lane; left on Patriot Circle; right on Mason Pond Drive to the Mason Pond Parking Deck.
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DIRECTIONS TO FAIRFAX CAMPUS (4400 University Dr.) FROM RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL When exiting the airport, follow the signs to Washington, DC North and to the George Washington Parkway north, to I-395. Once on G.W. Parkway, stay in the middle lane to enter I-395 south to Richmond. Immediately move left 3 lanes to remain on I-395 south. Exit I-395 at I-495 North (exit 1D) to Tysons Corner. Exit I-495 at exit 54A, Braddock Road West (Route 620).  Follow Braddock Road West for approximately six miles.* After crossing Roberts Road take the next right on Nottoway River Lane.
Parking: For the Mason Pond Parking Deck, take a left on Patriot Circle; right on Mason Pond Drive to the Mason Pond Parking Deck. An information kiosk is located outside the third level of the deck to help you navigate the campus. For Shenandoah Parking Deck or the Rappahannock River Parking Deck take a right on Patriot Circle.  Take a left onto Sandy Creek Way for the Shenandoah Parking Deck.  Take a left to stay on Patriot Circle (just past Staffordshire Lane), Rappahannock River Parking Deck will be on your right.

*Alternate 1: Take a right on Route 123; take first right on Mason Pond Drive; go half way around the traffic circle to continue on Mason Pond Drive; the Mason Pond Parking Deck will be on your left.

*Alternate 2:
Take a right on Roberts Road; left on Shenandoah River Lane; left on Patriot Circle; right on Mason Pond Drive to the Mason Pond Parking Deck.
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DIRECTIONS TO FAIRFAX CAMPUS (4400 University Dr.) FROM VIENNA METRO STATION
Take the CUE Bus (any of the routes stop at Mason). The CUE Bus is free with a valid Mason identification card and $1.80 per person otherwise.  If traveling by car, exit the Vienna Metro on Nutley Avenue South (243). Follow Nutley to Route 29 and turn right.  At Route 50 (Arlington Blvd.), turn right. Stay on Route 50 to Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road) and turn left. Follow Route 123 through the City of Fairfax, then turn left onto University Drive.
Parking: For Mason Pond Parking Deck, take the first right onto Occoquan River Lane. At the stop sign take a right on Patriot Circle. Follow the circle until you come to a traffic circle, go around three quarters of the traffic circle and take the exit onto Mason Pond Drive. The Mason Pond Parking Deck is immediately on your left. An information kiosk is located outside the third level of the deck to help navigate the campus.  For Rappahannock River Parking Deck, take a right on Patriot Circle, visitor parking is the third entrance on the right.  For Shenandoah Parking Deck, continue on University Drive, the road will turn into Patriot Circle.  Take a right on Sandy Creek Way, the deck will be on your left.
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