Mason ID

Your Mason ID

Mason Card is your official university ID card and your key to life on campus! The Mason ID Card is the all-in-one card to access your Mason Money, meal plan, campus facilities, athletic events, and more. No need to carry cash when there’s so many benefits!


The first Mason ID is FREE. If treated properly, the card will last your entire stay at Mason.

The Mason ID will display the legal name.

$20 replacement fee for lost, damaged and stolen cards.

Do not puncture, laminate, or fold the Mason ID.

Mason IDs are not transferable. The Mason ID is for campus use and is intended to be used by the individual whose name and photo appears on the front of the card. Misuse is subject to judicial proceedings.



Get the Mason ID Card at any campus from one of these locations.

Fairfax CampusMason Card, MSN 5A5
Sub 1, Room 1203
(703) 993-1004
SciTech CampusUniversity Life, MSN 3A2
Beacon Hall, Room BE 1034
(703) 993-7040
Mason Square
(Arlington Campus)
Arlington Operations, MSN 5A7
Van Metre Hall, Room 220
(703) 993-2095
Loudoun Campus
(Must be arranged in advance)
Suite 130
21335 Signal Hill Plaza, MSN 1G9
Sterling, VA 20164
Click Here for instructions on picking up IDs at the Loudon site.
(703) 993-4350



Your Mason ID Card comes with a lot of perks!


 Swipe access/entry 

The Mason ID can be used for keyless entry into rooms, buildings, and resident halls.


 Meal Plan & Mason Money 

No need to carry cash! Purchase your breakfast, lunch, or dinner using the Mason ID to access Mason Money or Meal Plans.


 Photo copying & computer lab printing 

Both Mason IDs and Patron cards can be used for coping and printing. Patron cards can be purchased for $1 at any of the Card Management Centers located within each Library.


 Library Card

The Mason ID serves as a library card for George Mason University and the Washington Research Library Consortium:

University of DC, Catholic University, Marymount University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, American University, Gallaudet University, Howard University


  Free Cue Bus Rides 


 Discounts and/or priority seating on specified EagleBank Arena events 


 Use of Field House


Obtain a Mason Affinity Debit Card


Access to Patriot Perks (Discounts) offered by local businesses


Extra Benefits for Full-time Students:

  • Free entry into the Fairfax Aquatic & Fitness Center, the RAC, and Skyline Fitness
  • 5 Free visits to the Prince William Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center
  • Free tickets to Center for the Arts and Hylton Performing Arts Center performances
  • Intramural Sports Participation

Extra Benefits for Faculty/Staff:

  • Reduced rates at the Fairfax Aquatic & Fitness Center, Prince William Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center and Intercollegiate Athletic Events
  • 50% off subscriptions to performances at the Center for the Arts and Hylton Performing Arts Center
  • 10% Discount on Mason Bookstore and Patriot Tech purchases (exceptions may apply)
  • Faculty/Staff Meal Plan


To obtain your Mason ID:

  • Students must be registered for the current semester.
  • Faculty/Staff, contract employees, and affiliates must complete electronic approval hiring process.
  • Have a form of picture ID (i. e… current driver’s license, military ID, Visa, Passport) to present before receiving your first Mason ID.
  • Bring your G Number.


Picture ID Guideline:

  1. Sunglasses or other articles which obscure the face are not acceptable unless required for medical reasons (an eye patch, for example). In cases of medical necessity, a note from a health care provider must be presented before the picture can be taken. A replacement ID should be created as soon as the item is no longer required.
  2. Hats or other head coverings are acceptable only when required by religious beliefs, tenets, traditions or customs, and may not cover any portion of the applicant’s face. Another form of ID issued by a government or civil agency should be provided in support of the request. (Photographs of applicants wearing tribal, national costume, or other headgear not specifically religious in nature are not acceptable).
  3. The subject’s expression should be natural, with both eyes open. Side or angled views are NOT acceptable.
  4. Applicants must face forward with any distracting articles and objects out of view. The picture must be of the head and shoulders only with a white background.
  5. Any special requests for exceptions must be submitted to Mason Card in writing. Please include name, G Number, and address. Subject will be notified by mail of the University’s decision. Retakes at a subject’s request will be subject to the $20.00 replacement fee.


Electronic Photo Submission

Mason Card now accepts pictures electronically for Mason ID Cards. Pictures can be submitted to the Online Mason Card Office.  In addition to uploading a photo, a valid form of government photo ID will have to be submitted for identity verification. Click here for the process.

Card Replacement

If your card is lost or stolen, contact Mason Card at (703) 993-1004. If after business hours, leave a voice mail requesting that your Mason ID be deactivated, clearly stating your name, G Number, and contact information. Then, log into the Online Mason Card Office to freeze your Mason ID. This will prevent any unauthorized usage of Mason Money and meal plans. If you can't find your card, Mason Card will make your replacement for a $20 fee. Contact your office or building manager should your card be used for building access.


For a list of Mason Card hours and locations, check here.

Privacy Policy

Your account and personal information will be kept strictly confidential as per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Outside parties will not be privileged to information about you, your account, or the purchases you make without your express consent unless such disclosure is in compliance with a court order or government legislation.