Campus Amenities

Take full advantage of our campus's available amenities.

Mason Square has everything you need to feel comfortable. Beyond just campus events, certain services and locations are open for the entire community. Below are some of the key resources available on campus.

Mason Square Information Desk

The Mason Square Information Desk is managed by University Information and provides information on all aspects of the university, with specific emphasis on Mason Square. Whether you have a question about academic programs, are looking for information about an upcoming event on campus, or need directions to campus, the staff at the Information Desk can assist you.

Van Metre Hall, First Floor Lobby

If you are interested in working at the Arlington Information Desk visit our Employment Opportunities page.

Services Provided

  • Information on all aspects of the University with specific emphasis on Mason Square
  • University event information with specific emphasis on Mason Square
  • Handouts and brochures about the University, Mason Square academic programs, and community information
  • Directions to and around campus
  • Lost and Found
  • Approve and post flyers on University Information bulletin boards
  • Provide directory information
Students sit in the plaza of Mason Square at picnic tables.

Campus News

The George - Read the latest news from George Mason University.

The Docket

The Docket is the student-run newspaper at the Scalia Law School. The Docket publishes articles, features, and opinions on the law school, law-related topics, and other interests. As a forum for the entire law school community, all students are encouraged to participate by joining the staff or through individual submissions.

Fourth Estate is George Mason University’s official student-run news outlet. The publication was formed in fall 2013 in collaboration with the student newspaper, Broadside, and a student-run news website, Connect2Mason.

Their mission is to inform Mason students, faculty, alumni and interested observers about what’s happening on campus and in the community. They release a weekly print publication each Monday during the fall and spring semesters and maintain a strong online presence.


Check out the Wellfound Foods vending machine in the Van Metre Hall lobby, providing healthy, fresh, locally-made sandwiches, salads, bowls, and snacks. More vending machines are available throughout Van Metre Hall and Hazel Hall.

Looking for nearby food? Check out Goodfynd, a food truck tracker and ordering platform, to see the schedule or place an order in advance. The types of food trucks in the area may vary.

There are also a variety of dining options available in the neighborhood of Mason Square.

Au Bon Pain
Van Metre Hall, First Floor Lobby
Signature items – fresh made sandwiches, breads, pastries, salads, soups, and coffee – are served in a welcoming café environment that emphasizes quick service and hospitality.
For hours, check out the Mason Dining website.
Students relax and eat around the Mason Square plaza.

The plaza is a fantastic place to sit and eat while on campus!

George Mason University Official Bookstore

The George Mason University Official Bookstore at Mason Square provides a convenient location to buy textbooks for courses at Mason Square, Mason apparel, gifts, snacks, supplies, and electronics.

Van Metre Hall, First Floor
Two bookstore staff members stand near a clothing rack inside the Mason Square Bookstore.

Founders Hall Gallery

Founders Art Gallery is programmed by the Arts Management Program at Mason Square.

Through a rotating exhibition program, the gallery provides opportunities for dialogue, understanding, and community building and practical gallery management skills to current students. Exhibition, collaboration, and sponsorship proposals are welcomed from Mason affiliates, as well as community members. More information about the gallery and current exhibitions can be found on the Founders Art Gallery website.

Exhibition Opportunity Calling, (May 6 - July 5, 2015)

Lactation Space

Van Metre Hall, Room 323A
If locked, call 703-993-8070 for access.

The lactation space offers a private space for individuals who are nursing. The lactation room is available on a first-come basis. There is a table, bench, chair(s), and a wall outlet.

View more information on lactation resources at Mason.

For faculty and staff with lactation space questions or assistance, contact Human Resources and Payroll at 703-993-2600.

Meditation Space

The Quiet Meditation Space is intended for use by any student, faculty, staff, or guest. The space is located on the second floor of Van Metre Hall, near the quiet study area.

Print and Mail Hub

Van Metre Hall, Room B114

The Mason Square Print and Mail Hub is located in Van Metre Hall, Level B1.

For printing, visit the Print Hub website.

Mail Services provides pickup, processing, and distribution of incoming, outgoing and inter-campus mail, UPS and FedEx shipments, and bulk mailing support through the U.S. Postal Service. Postage is not sold in the mail room.

Mail Services hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.