Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you might need to know to quickly navigate Mason Square.

We’ve put together some commonly asked questions regarding amenities and resources at Mason Square. Don't see what you need here? Reach out to the Mason Square Information Desk at 703-993-8999 or

Q: What academic programs are offered at Mason Square?
A: Mason Square has a strong focus on professional and graduate education. View a complete list of academic programs offered at Mason Square.

Q: Where can I park?
A: Visitor parking is available in the Van Metre Hall parking garage at the posted hourly rate. Faculty, staff, and students may purchase parking permits that will allow access to either the Vernon Smith parking garage (3434 Washington Blvd.) or the Van Metre Hall parking garage. For more information, contact Parking Services at 703-993-8146, refer to the Parking Services website, or visit their office in Van Metre Hall, Room 219.

Q: Where can I get something to eat or drink?

A: Students have a choice between Mason Square Café, located on the first floor of Van Metre Hall, or more simple snacks and beverages at the campus bookstore (located in the Van Metre Hall lobby). There are also vending machines on the second, third, and fourth floors of the buildings. Check out the Wellfound Foods vending machine in the Van Metre Hall lobby, providing healthy, fresh, locally-made sandwiches, salads, bowls, and snacks. There are many other restaurants and food retail options in the nearby area.

Q: Are print and copy services available for me to use?
A: Yes. The Print and Mail Hub is located in Van Metre Hall, Room B114.

Q: Where can I get a Mason ID?
A: The Mason ID office is located in the Campus Administration suite (Van Metre Hall, Suite 220). You can learn more about getting your plastic Mason ID or Mobile Mason ID through the Mason Card Office website.

Q: Where can I buy books, school supplies, and other necessities?
A: The George Mason University Bookstore is located on the first floor of Van Metre Hall. Also check out Vengo, a compact vending machine that sells a variety of electronics and personal care products (located on the first floor of Van Metre Hall, near the elevators).

Q: Is there a shuttle from Mason Square to the Fairfax Campus?
A: Yes! Visit the Mason Shuttles website for more information. You may also take any Cue Bus from the Vienna Metro station to the Fairfax Campus.

Q: Is there a lost and found?
A: Yes. Lost and found items may be turned in at the first floor Information Desk in Van Metre Hall. All lost and found items are handed over to Campus Police. Their office is located in Van Metre Hall, Room 110 (first floor).

Q: Does Mason Square have a Registrar’s office?
A: No. The Office of the Registrar is located on the Fairfax Campus in Student Union I, Room 2101 and their phone number is 703-993-2441. Law students may visit the Law School Records and Registration Office, located in Hazel Hall. Students may complete many requests for the Registrar’s office online.