Mason provides vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and halal 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 24-hour Starbucks for that 2 am latte!

Ike's Dining


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! Find the right one for you!


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. Check out the best dining options available for delivery to your doorstep.


Vending machines are available throughout campus.

What is open 24 hours, easily accessible, and provides anything from snacks to electronics? Vending machines! Grab a drink, snacks, even electronics, and personal care products in one of the vending machines around Mason’s campuses and events.

George Mason benefits from an exclusive beverage relationship with Coca-Cola Consolidated. They provide beverages at all campuses and events! Whether a Mason-affiliated event or a private event using Mason facilities, all events serving beverages must use Coca-Cola products. 

Mason also enjoys an exclusive snack vending relationship with Canteen Vending Services, including Vengo, a compact vending machine that sells a variety of electronics and personal care products. Vengo is taking vending to the next level. You will never need to worry about phone chargers or earbuds again!

The Vengo machines are available in the Johnson Center, SUB1, Fenwick Library, Innovation Hall, RAC, Shuttle Bus Stop, Mason Global Center, Colgan Hall, Katherine Johnson Hall, and Van Metre Hall.

Should you have problems with a vending machine not dispensing, not returning your money, or would like to suggest a place for a machine, please contact Operations and Business Services at 703-993-2840 or use our convenient form.

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

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 Enterprises 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.