With campuses and sites reaching across Virginia and beyond, George Mason University has a sizable regional presence and a global reach. Its locations serve Mason's 39,000-plus students, as well as nearly 10,000 faculty and staff. 

Is there anything more indicative of a university's culture than its campus? If form is indicative of function in any way, Mason's campuses are each iconic and representative of the Mason spirit.

On each campus Mason strives to provide all the resources students, faculty, staff, and visitors could possibly need. With everything close at hand, the community is free to focus on their world-changing work and research, safe in the knowledge that Mason has their back.

Similar resources are made available to our wider community as well. As the world moves more and more to digital-first solutions, Mason is right there to meet you where you are. With both classes and careers available remotely, Mason is proud to involve people across the globe in its community.

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Campus Community

Residential Students

Mason’s Fairfax Campus has more than 40 residence halls, from suites to townhouses. More than 75 percent of all freshmen live on campus. Residence hall and townhouse style housing is available for upper-classmen as well. A variety of amenities are available within each building, including high-speed Internet access and free laundry facilities (but you still have to fold). Mason also offers Learning Communities (LCs) where you can reside among like-minded students who share your passion for a particular field or interest, such as arts, outdoor adventure or sustainability.

Graduate students looking for campus housing can find it at Masonvale on the Fairfax Campus or Beacon Hall on the SciTech Campus.

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Students Across the Community

Mason is here for everyone. Its contemporary student population falls into one of six categories:

  • Off-Campus Students
  • Student Parents
  • Student Veterans/Military Affiliates
  • Adult Learners (Undergraduates aged 25+)
  • Online Learners
  • Transfer Students

Contemporary Student Services (CSS) ensures all students feel at home at Mason. Students looking for housing assistance and finding resources on campus can contact CSS for assistance.

Students Around the World

International students who live in the Ángel Cabrera Global Center live with 270 Mason students and have access to free laundry facilities, 22 classrooms, a meditation space and a dining hall. Study and hang out with friends in the lounges between classes and get to know the INTO Mason staff who can help you with tutoring, academic advising, finding an internship, or any other question you may have as a Mason student.

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Hybrid Learning

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Opportunities to become engaged and involved in leadership experiences, organizations, exciting events, and meaningful programs abound at the university, even from a distance. Mason Online allows students to take the same classes offered on campus in an online format while at home, stationed abroad, or traveling. Programs and courses maintain the same academic rigor and integrity as their campus-based counterparts, while offering the flexibility to fit your needs. 

Hundreds of undergraduate and graduate courses are offered online each semester, including summer. Course interactions can take place synchronously (same time, different locations) or asynchronously (different times, different locations). Mason currently offers more than 70 fully online or hybrid programs, including bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, graduate certificates, and undergraduate certificates and minors. 

Visit Us

George Mason University offers both in-person and virtual visits, so that you can explore Mason's campuses, learn about academic programs, and get to know the students, faculty, and staff. You can also get to know more about Mason and its community on the Virtual Experience page and through the Mason Ambassador blog. Download a self-guided walking tour map if you'd like to explore the Fairfax Campus at your convenience.