Visit Mason

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

We are monitoring health conditions in the region and safety guidance from local, state, and federal officials. Please check our tour calendar often as we continue adding opportunities.

You can also get to know more about Mason and our community on The Mason 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 and Virtual Visit Experiences

At Mason, we offer a wide variety of visit options including information sessions, tours, and more at various times throughout the week. These options include:

On-Campus Information Sessions & Tours: These visits consist of a 30-minute information session with an admissions staff member followed by an exploration of campus through either an Ambassador-led tour or a self-guided tour with a provided map.

We recommend allotting at least one hour and thirty minutes for your Ambassador-led tour or 45 minutes for your self-guided tour.

On-Campus Visit Experiences: For these visits, the primary focus is a guided campus tour with a current student, one of our Mason Ambassadors. It consists of a brief introduction, walking tour, and follow-up information session with an admissions staff member. We recommend allotting at least two hours for the engaging experience.

Honors College Information Sessions: The Honors College inspires students to pursue the most challenging and enriching educational and civic engagement opportunities while providing multidisciplinary learning opportunities that complement any major.

Academic College/ Major Specific Visits: Mason’s 10 colleges and schools offer 80 undergraduate degrees covering all academic areas, providing students the opportunity to craft their own course of study. These visits are specific to academic programs at Mason and consist of an information session followed by an Ambassador-led tour of facilities related to your program of choice.

Virtual Visits: We welcome you to register for upcoming virtual information sessions and tours. Upon registering, you will be emailed the webinar access link from admissions@gmu.edu. We ask that you retain this link for your records.

  • Please be sure to review and respond to pre-visit emails you receive as appropriate. We recommend adding admissions@gmu.edu and visit@gmu.edu as acceptable contacts in your email account to ensure messages are delivered and received for timely action.

Contact us at visit@gmu.edu if you have a question or encounter a problem registering for your visit.

Group Experiences for K-8th Grade and High School Groups and Organizations

We are pleased to offer group tour experiences throughout the academic year. Visit our group tour page for information about experiences for K-8th grade and high school groups.

Please be sure to choose the request form and contact information appropriate for the age of the students attending. For all group tours, the minimum group size is 20 students.

Graduate Students

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


Mason Square

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