George Mason University opened the doors of its Science and Technology Campus (formerly called the Prince William Campus) on August 25, 1997. Along with existing campuses in Fairfax and Arlington, it became the university’s third campus in Northern Virginia and welcomed approximately 800 students to a single multipurpose building. Today, the 134-acre campus serves more than 4,000 students in five innovative facilities specially designed for classrooms, laboratories, libraries, recreation, the arts and other uses.
The Science and Technology Campus is located approximately 30 miles west of the nation’s capital in the Innovation Park research and development business park. Along with its neighbors, the campus is a major contributor to a competitive environment for pioneering academic, research, and business activities.
Along with administrative, teaching, and research spaces, the Science and Technology Campus is home to such facilities as the 300-seat Verizon Auditorium and other spaces available for event rentals, the Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center, The EDGE, the Hylton Performing Arts Center, a Biomedical Research Laboratory, and Beacon Hall (graduate student housing). The following Centers conduct research at the Science and Technology Campus: