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The Blue & Gray Press | January 21, 2019

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Mason Hall

Residence Assistants and their double lives

February 22, 2018 |


Staff Writer

Inboxes flooded with numerous emails, campus walk crowded with signs, and dorms painted from wall to wall with posters, all urging student to, “be an RA today”!

Benjamin Garrison, a freshman majoring in … Read More

Confederate Flag in Mason Hall concerns students

February 8, 2018 |


Staff Writer

On Thursday, January 25 around 8:30 p.m., a University of Mary Washington student posted a picture of a Confederate flag flying in Mason Hall. Following the event, junior Alex Sakes posted the picture of the Confederate flag in question flying in Mason hall at 8:30 p.m. on the “Overheard at Mary Wash” Facebook page. Read More

BOV standardizes freshmen room rates and loosens upperclassmen meal plan requirements

March 15, 2017 |


President Paino and the Board of Visitors have made a decision to standardize freshman room rates starting in the upcoming 2017-18 academic year. The room rate for all first-year residence halls will be $3,300 a semester.  In … Read More

Commuter Student Lounge proves too small for hang-out spot

October 5, 2016 |


Commuter students at the University of Mary Washington see drawbacks with the Commuter Student Lounge that prevent it from being a more widely used resource.Read More

Mason and Randolph Halls win Va. design award

October 23, 2013 |

Mason Hall and Randolph Hall, dorms at the University of Mary Washington, were recently awarded an architectural award for their latest renovations.Read More

Green dorms receive recognition

September 5, 2013 |

Mason Hall and Randolph Hall, two University of Mary Washington dormatories recently renovated by Koontz-Bryant, P.C., received Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification earlier this summer. LEED is a certificate that recognizes worldwide green building strategies.Read More

HVAC Systems Prove Faulty

November 29, 2012 |

School officials have recorded numerous issues about the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system installed in the new Mason and Randolph residence halls, where room temperatures have been reported to reach up to 78 degrees.Read More

Urination in Mason Hall Oven Causes Stir

November 15, 2012 |

The housekeeping staff was greeted with a surprise in the Mason Hall oven on Monday morning after someone urinated in an oven.Read More

Students Unscathed but Displaced by Mason Hall Fire

November 14, 2012 |

At around 7:40 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, I was sitting at my desk in Mason 510 painting my nails and looking forward to a calm, productive night to catch up on schoolwork, when the dreaded blare of the fire alarm sounded.Read More

Housing Next Year: Randolph to Close, Others No Longer Freshmen

March 17, 2010 |


Residence Life recently announced  that residence halls previously considered upperclassmen dorms, will now be made freshmen, along with other changes to take place over the summer.

According to Chris Porter, director of residence life, with Eagle Village … Read More