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Moving in to Residence Halls

We’re planning a multi-day move-in process that includes health screenings and, if necessary, quarantine options. The longer timeline will reduce the number of people in hallways, elevator lobbies, and entrances.

You'll get an email from Housing and Residence Life with your fall housing assignment starting July 15; then you can sign up for a two-hour time block to move in through Mason's Housing Portal. You'll get your appointment time and detailed move-in guidance by early August.  We'll also email you a parking pass for that day.

  • Student staff move in on August 8.
  • Upper class students move in August 15 to 18, and August 22 to 23.
  • Freshman students move in August 19 to 21.

Unfortunately, the traditional rolling green transport bins won’t be available this time. We also won’t have Move Crew volunteers, to cut down on the number of people touching your belongings.

Everyone must wear face coverings, which are required in all buildings. Residential students will have two reusable masks placed in their rooms prior to arrival. We will not have masks for guests or family members; please bring your own. 

Other guidelines:

  • You can have two people help with move-in.
  • Health and safety signage will be everywhere; please follow these guidelines.
  • ID cards will be pre-programmed.
  • You’ll be assigned a check-in location to pick up keys.
  • You’ll get an electronic Room Condition Report to submit.

If you have an issue in your room or something needs to be repaired, you can enter work orders electronically through Mason's Housing Portal.