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A variety of campus tours are available based on your needs and interests.

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George Mason University offers both in-person and virtual visits, so that you can explore campus, learn about our academic programs, and get to know our students, faculty, and staff.

Starting in October 2020, we are offering on-campus visits for groups of 10 or fewer prospective students and guests. You must register for virtual and on-campus visits. Select the visit option below that best fits you. You can also get to know more about Mason and our community on our Virtual Experience page.

Download a self-guided walking tour map to explore campus at your convenience


Fairfax Campus

Mason offers a variety of ways to explore the 677-acre Fairfax Campus, and you can select one that’s structured for you.

If the weather is questionable, check the Mason home page for inclement weather notices, or call our information phone line (703-993-1000). Sessions and tours will be canceled if the university is closed or if classes are canceled. 

On-Campus Information Sessions for Prospective Students

On-campus information sessions will be offered at 10:00 a.m. during select weekdays and Saturdays. The visit consists of a 30-minute information session with an admissions counselor in the Mason Tour and Visitor Center. The capacity of each information session is 10 total visitors. We are unable to accommodate walk-in visitors due to space and social distancing guidelines.

Following the session, you’ll have the option to take a Mason Ambassador-led tour of campus or explore campus at your leisure using a self-guided walking tour map. We recommend allotting at least one hour and fifteen minutes for your tour or 45-minutes for your self-guided tour.

Please review and act on our pre-visit communication emails before you arrive. We recommend adding admissions@gmu.edu as an acceptable contact in your email account to ensure messages are delivered for timely action. The Mason Tour and Visitor Center opens 10 minutes prior to your session on the day of your scheduled visit.

  • Register for an on-campus Freshman or Transfer information session through our visit calendar.
  • Learn more about the on-campus visit experience before registering for your visit.
  • Contact us if you have a question or problem.
  • Check our tour calendar frequently, as new sessions will be added weekly. Our office is prepared to pivot away from on-campus visit experiences if public health guidance dictates, and updates will be made here.
Virtual Information Sessions and Virtual Guided Tours

Prospective and admitted freshman and transfer students are invited to register for upcoming Virtual Information Sessions, hosted by an admissions counselor, and Virtual Guided Tours, led by Mason Ambassadors. Registration is required for all Admissions Virtual Information Sessions and Virtual Guided Tours.

Please check the calendar for dates and times of sessions and to register. Upon registering, you will be emailed the webinar access link from admissions@gmu.edu, and we ask that you retain this link for your records. We recommend adding admissions@gmu.edu as an acceptable contact in your email account to ensure messages are delivered.

We understand the value of visiting Mason’s campus in-person. During this time, we invite interested students to experience our Virtual Tour, which provides students and families the opportunity to explore places where Mason students live, learn, and dine.

Honors College Information Sessions

Virtual Honors College information sessions are hosted weekly. On-campus Honors College information sessions will be offered at 10:00 a.m. during select weekdays.

The on-campus visit starts with a 30-minute information session with an admissions counselor in the Mason Tour and Visitor Center. The capacity of each information session is 10 total visitors. We are unable to accommodate walk-in visitors due to space and social distancing guidelines.

Following the session, you’ll explore campus at your leisure using a self-guided walking tour map. We recommend allotting at least 30-minutes for your self-guided tour.

Please review and act on our pre-visit communication emails before you arrive to. We recommend adding admissions@gmu.edu as an acceptable contact in your email account to ensure messages are delivered for timely action. The Mason Tour and Visitor Center 10 minutes prior to your session on the day of your scheduled visit.

  • Register for a virtual or on-campus Honors College information session through our visit calendar.
  • Learn more about the on-campus visit experience before registering for your visit.
  • Connect with Mason’s Honors College.
Virtual Admissions Events

Check out and register for our upcoming Admissions Events. Our virtual events offer you the chance to connect with Mason students, staff, and faculty and to learn more about our campus community. 

Virtual Group Experiences for High Schools and Organizations

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to offer virtual group tour experiences this fall. Visit this website to find more information about these experiences for high school groups and K-8th grade groups respectively. Please be sure to choose the request form and contact information appropriate for the age of the students that will be attending. For all group tours, the minimum group size is 15 students

Virtual K-8th Grade Group Experiences

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to offer virtual group tour experiences this fall. Visit this website to find more information about these experiences for high school groups and K-8th grade groups respectively. Please be sure to choose the request form and contact information appropriate for the age of the students that will be attending. For all group tours, the minimum group size is 15 students. 

Graduate Students

Graduate schools, colleges, and institutes at Mason offer program-specific information sessions and events throughout the year. Please visit https://www2.gmu.edu/academics/graduate-programs to find your program and learn more about opportunities to visit and connect.


Arlington Campus

Classes at this campus focus on graduate and professional programs​. They include:


Science and Technology Campus (Manassas)

There is no formal schedule, but prospective students can contact Operations Coordinator Colby Grant to arrange a tour of Mason's Science and Technology Campus

In addition to classrooms and labs, the site is also home to the Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center, which is not only open to students, but also to the community.

The Science and Technology Campus provides housing to graduate students at Beacon Hall. Prospective students can tour the building, and sometimes, apartments are open for viewing. Contact Beacon Hall and let them know you'd like to look around.


Mason Korea

Prospective students and families can schedule a campus tour or counseling session by contacting the Office of Admissions and Enrollment at +82-32-626-5021. Office hours are 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 6 p.m. (local time) Monday through Friday. (Korea is 13 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.) The address is:

Mason Korea
Suite G405, 119 Songdomunhwa-ro
Yeonsu-gu
Incheon 21985