RESERVE THE CORNER POCKET
Mason Departments and RSOs
Corner Pocket: $50 per hour during business hours of Noon to 10 p.m. Sunday through Saturday.
Side Pocket: $15 per hour.
Corner Pocket Patio: $15 per hour.
External Clients and Organizations
Corner Pocket: $150 per hour during business hours of Noon to 10 p.m Sunday through Saturday.
Side Pocket: $45 per hour.
Corner Pocket Patio: $45 per hour.
Party Concession Add-Ons
Leave the party snacks to us. Add one of our 3 add-ons packages to your next reservation.
Enjoy freshly popped popcorn as well as a variety of seasonings.
Ice Cream Bundle
Enjoy a variety of ice cream bars for $3 a bar.
($25 quantity minimum)
Mix-n-Match Snack Pack
Enjoy a variety of candy, cookies, and chips for $2 a pack.
($25 quantity minimum)
Frequently Asked Questions
External individuals and organizations seeking to book the Corner Pocket game room, patio, or side pocket lounge will first complete our online reservation request. A member of our team will process your request and connect you with a University Events Representative who will finalize your reservation for the date you requested. The Representative will provide a contract and instructions for payment. Corner Pocket Reservations are not finalized until a contract has been signed with the Office of University Events. Before we can provide a final confirmation for your reservation, please visit this link to learn more about the contracting process, insurance requirements, etc for booking the Corner Pocket and other Student Center spaces, or classrooms at George Mason University.
The purchase of insurance is required for all external reservations.
Reservation Deposit: External individuals and organizations booking the Corner Pocket for an event are required to pay a non-refundable deposit. A reservation deposit in the amount 20% of the total rental invoice due with the contract. After your event, the final amount on your invoice is due per specifications outlined in your contract. If your event is booked within 30 days of the event date, the full room fee is due at the time of the contract. Any event canceled within 30 days of the event, is subject to paying the full room fee.
All early openings and late closings require special approval. There are special fees for opening and closing the facilities/venues beyond regular hours of operation for organizations. Organizations will be charged $150 for the 1st hour (or partial hour) and $50 for each additional half hour or increment thereof for any scheduled early opening and late closing.
If an organization made a reservation for three hours, but the requester would like to set up for the event an hour early, then the cost will be upgraded to a four-hour reservation.
Booking the Corner Pocket game room means that an organization or department is paying a flat hourly fee so it’s members can play games and utilize the space without having to pay from the individuals own pocket. As an event your organization receives priority access to all gaming equipment. If food and beverages are served, we provide a section for you to display and serve in an area of your choosing within the game room.
The Corner Pocket Staff will politely inform customers entering the space during your event that an event is taking place and only unused gaming equipment by your group may be available but not guaranteed.
The Corner Pocket Staff does not ask customers to leave the space nor do we prohibit students from entering the space unless it is a private event, which external rates apply.
Any Mason student organization or department wishing to limit the general public from accessing unused gaming equipment or the general spaces may do so by paying the external rate. This allows us to hire additional staff support for your event.
For the safety of all patrons, events with minors are closed to the general public. Events with minors are considered private events and therefore the external rates apply.
All events with alcohol will be considered private events and university guidelines must be followed with a licensed and approved caterer onsite.
EXTERNAL CLIENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS
External users who cancel reservations in the Corner Pocket, Side Pocket, or Patio reservation should refer to their contract agreement.
Events reserved by internal organizations in the Corner Pocket, Side Pocket, or Patio must be cancelled at least one business day in advance of the event start time in order to avoid a fee. Events cancelled with less than one business days’ notice will incur a late cancellation fee of $75.
If the group is a “no show,” a fee of $100 for Corner Pocket space and $30 for Side Pocket/Patio space will be assessed.
Events clearly labeled as “Rain Location” in 25Live will not be charged any fees if the client ends up not needing the rain location site. This will not be considered a “no show.” If you reserve several spaces for your event and do not use any one of your assigned spaces, you will be charged a “no show” fee for each space not utilized during your event. Be sure to release any spaces you will not need at least one business day in advance of your event start time in order to avoid a fee.
FOR RESIDENt STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS (RSO's)
RSOs will receive email notification of a cancellation or “no show” infraction within three business days of the offense. Once notification has been sent, RSOs have three business days to remit payment for the fine (see below for payment instructions). If payment is not received within three business days of the email notification, the RSO in question will not be able to make any new reservations until payment has been received.
Payment can be made in the Corner Pocket (Hub mid-level) or the Student Centers administrative office (Johnson Center Suite 324).
We are excited you have chosen Corner Pocket to host your event. As a Mason student organization, department, or visitor renting the Corner Pocket Game Room, Side Pocket, or Patio spaces, please know it is important to please help us keep our space clean and equipment working in proper order. Fees may be incurred to an organization/department for excessive cleaning or damage to the space and equipment. Before your event ends please communicate with a Recreation Assistant or Supervisor on duty to avoid receiving any additional penalty fees. Failure to leave the Corner Pocket Game Room, Side Pocket Lounge, or Patio areas in a clean and orderly manner will result in a cleaning fine up to $250. Damages will be assessed and billed appropriately based on market rates
BROKEN EQUIPMENT FEES
Billards Cue – $35
Billiards Cue Tip – $5
Board / Card Game – $10
Cornhole Board – $100