George Mason University

Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Events
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunions
Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Youth Retreat/Camps


George Mason University (Mason) is in Fairfax County – 15 miles outside Washington, D.C. – on a picturesque, wooded, 677-acre campus. Our event and conference housing offerings include residence halls (room types are a mix of traditional rooms, suites, and apartments), with 24-hour customer service desks and amenities including free use of laundry facilities, Wi-Fi, and cable. Guests have access to free shuttle servicer around campus, and free local bus service to local shopping, dining, and local METRO stations.

Mason’s Housing and Residence Life Conference & Event department provides housing for groups ranging from 1 (guest housing) to 500. Typically, our residence halls are available from the last week of May through the first week of August. Our accommodation room styles are priced to fit every event budget. In addition to our housing accommodations, we have 30 meeting spaces within the residence halls for meetings, trainings, and social events.

We work closely with our partners in the Office of University Events (University Events), which specializes in conference and event services outside the campus housing component. University Events has a rich history of coordinating events of all kinds – campaign rallies, gubernatorial debates, association conferences, Nobel Prize receptions, and much more. Whether you are planning a small meeting at one of Mason’s conference rooms or a performance for as many as 10,000, the campus has access to event spaces guaranteed to impress. University Events offers professional coordination services for clients planning an event at Mason and can assist with logistical support such as: budget preparation, scheduling and setting up meeting space, handling hotel room block arrangements, food and beverage service selection, equipment rental, and everything that goes into streamlining the perfect event on our Northern Virginia campus.

Our core values (hospitality, satisfaction, and uniqueness) guide us as we help our clients achieve their desired outcomes with a successful, stress-free, memorable event.


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 1000
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 3,000
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Guest Room Cost : Free
Overnight Room Attributes
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi

Traditional Residence Hall

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Featured Amenities

Accessible Facilities
Air Conditioning
Car Charging Station
Fitness Center
Near Public Transit
Outdoor Space
Overnight Rooms
Paid Parking
Sports Facilities
Theater Seating

Venue Location + Transportation


4400 University Drive,

Fairfax Fairfax, 22030



Nearby Airport

Dulles International Airport - 25 minutes

Nearby International Airport

Dulles International Airport - 25 minutes


Parking on Site: Yes

Car charging stations: Yes

Nearby Cities

Washington, DC – Baltimore, MD – Richmond, VA

Things to Know


Must Use In-House Catering: No

External Catering Allowed: Yes

Can Bring In Own Food: No

Cultural Catering Available: Yes

Food And Beverage Onsite: Yes

Venue Policies

Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No

Cannabis Consumption: No

ADA Accessible: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes


Most of the residence halls at GMU have lounges, multi-purpose rooms and/or small classrooms. These meeting spaces are often available for rent to our camp and conference groups. These spaces are outfitted with the typical technology required for the room design and function.

The Office of University Events office is able to assist clients with booking meeting and event spaces that are not part of the residence halls. The main website is: https://events.gmu.edu/conferences-events/ (then choose Professional Coordination of Services).

The Office of University Events can be reached by calling (703) 993-2853, or by email to [email protected]

Guest Wi-Fi: Free

Wi-Fi In Meeting Space: Yes

Equipment Available On-Site:
  • Projector Screen
  • Laptops
  • Microphones
  • Sound System
  • Custom Lighting


"Giving our Mason Community Arts Academy students the opportunity to experience our beautiful residential halls and facilities enhances their whole summer experience! It helps highlight the “best of Mason” as we reach out to the broader community and attract potential students for George Mason University."
~ Elizabeth Curtis, Elecutive Director


Mason Community Arts Academy