Construction Updates

Check back frequently for news and updates on construction projects.

Changes Coming to Fairfax Campus

Last updated: December 1.

We’re always building something new at Mason! The outcome will be significant improvements in our facilities but some disruption and noise may occur.

Johnson Center West Side Renovation

The west side of the Johnson Center Atrium is being renovated to upgrade the food court. The entire space between and including Jorge’s to Apple Federal Credit Union will be demolished and completely remodeled to accommodate a new storefront layout with new restaurants: Garbanzo, Steak ‘n Shake, and Blaze Pizza. Star Ginger will stay in the Johnson Center Atrium but will be remodeled into a storefront. Red Hot & Blue and IndAroma will move across from Starbucks.The construction will begin March 10 and be completed by Aug 17, 2017. During renovation, Hungry Patriot and Steak ‘n Shake food trucks will be available.


Additionally, an outdoor patio is planned as part of this construction for outdoor eating and socializing to be constructed along the west side of the building (similar to the one on the east side).

This project is currently in design and construction is tentatively slated to begin March 2017 and last until August 2017.

Mason Runs on Dunkin

Dunkin’ Donuts is Coming to Mason in Spring

A Dunkin’ Donuts will be set up in Tidewater where Auntie Anne’s and Red Mango used to be. Auntie Anne’s moved to the Johnson Center Atrium earlier this fall. Construction of Dunkin’ has begun and it is estimated to open in late spring 2017.

New Options Coming Soon to Southside

Southside is getting a makeover. After winter break, Southside will feature an allergen-free food station called Simple Servings where students with allergies or other dietary needs can select dishes free from contamination from other food stations. Other food stations will be moved around within Southside to accommodate for Simple Servings.

Southside is also looking to expand its vegetarian options and install an Urban Cultivator indoor garden in order to grow and use fresh herbs in its food preparation.

For more information, click here.

Johnson Center Fire Alarm Replacement

The fire alarm system throughout the Johnson Center (JC) is being replaced. We are currently in the planning/design/approval mode with construction tentatively slated to begin October 2016 and last through March 2017. Alarm testing will occur periodically during the replacement process.