Mason provides vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, halal, and kosher choices; we can also accommodate students with dietary restrictions. Besides our three dining halls, there are many familiar favorites, including Chipotle, Panera Bread, Chick-Fil-A, and even a late-night hangout spot for that 1 am burgers!

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We have different meal plans available for all Mason community members.

Whether you’re living on- or off-campus, a student, faculty, or staff member, Mason Dining has a meal plan that works for you. Take a short quiz to find your perfect match!


We provide our Mason community the opportunity to order food online.

You don’t have to leave your residence hall or office to enjoy the best dining. Use your meal plan dining fund for delivery on Starship and Grubhub. Plus, unlimited $0 delivery fees on orders $18+ from GH+ merchants.


Vending machines are available throughout campus.

Grab a drink, snacks, even electronics, and personal care products in one of the vending machines around Mason’s campuses. All machines accept major credit cards, debit cards, cash, and Mason Money. To suggest a place for a machine, please contact Auxiliary Services & Operations at 703-993-2840.

George Mason benefits from an exclusive beverage relationship with Coca-Cola Consolidated. They provide beverages at all campuses and events! Grab a cold drink from hundreds of vending machines across academic and campus buildings.

Mason also enjoys an exclusive snack vending relationship with Canteen Vending Services, with a variety of snack options for our hungry Patriots for a quick bite.

No more running to the drug store last minute before a night out – get everything from lashes, hair gel, nail polish remover, beard balm, and more from our Boundless Beauty vending machines.

Find a variety of electronics and personal care products in the Vengo vending machines. You will never need to worry about phone chargers or earbuds again!

Grab a hot meal or snack to-go next time you’re in a hurry from the Just Baked vending machines. This is an easy way to fuel your body when you’re on the move!

Should you have problems with a vending machine not dispensing or not returning your money, please submit a refund or problem request to the appropriate vendors listed below.

If you are on the SciTech, Mason Square, or Front Royal campus, you may identify the office there to assist you based on the Mason Vending sticker on the vending machines.

Vending Machine TypeContact
Coca-Cola (Beverages)703-993-2840
Submit Form
Canteen (Snacks)703-993-2840
Submit Form
Vengo (Electronics & Personal Care)1-866-526-7054
Boundless Beauty (Beauty Products)757-329-4288
Just Baked (Packaged Food)dining@gmu.edu

Mason Vending Services


Mason offers catering as well as a list of approved caterers off-campus.

Do you need to cater for an upcoming event on campus? Look no further than George Mason University Catering! Mason Catering provides a variety of services, from elegant sit-down dinners to delicious grab-and-go lunches, and savory breakfast buffets. If you need more catering options, then check out our approved caterersMore than 50 area restaurants and caterers are ready to make your next event a success.

Questions? For questions regarding the approved catering process, please contact Auxiliary Services & Operations at 703-993-2840 or aeappcat@gmu.edu.

How to Use an Approved Caterer

Using an approved caterer for events at Mason is important to ensure the health and safety of all. Ensuring our caterers are appropriately compensated for their work is also important.

Approved Caterers List

All businesses listed here have completed the necessary steps to become Mason-approved caterers. Please feel free to utilize any of these businesses for your next Mason event. Food truck events need to be reviewed and approved. Please complete the Food Trucks on Campus Request Form for processing.

Becoming an Approved Caterer

George Mason University is happy to partner with some great catering establishments in the local area to provide dynamic service to our community. Start the process of becoming one of our approved caterers below.