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Gray Research Center (GRC)

The Alfred M. Gray Marine Corps Research Center (GRC) supports the professional military educational and academic needs of the students and faculty of Marine Corps University.

GRC Conference Center


RESERVATIONS

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: NEW PROCEDURES FOR RESERVING CONFERENCE AND MEETING SPACE IN THE GRC. ALL WALK-IN, EMAIL, AND PHONE REQUESTS REQUIRE A COMPLETED GRC RESERVATION PACKAGE.

  1. ALL REQUESTS must be generated via the GRC Reservation Package, and digitally signed by the POCs from the Requesting Agency. 
  2. The GRC Reservation Package represents a request and DOES NOT guarantee a reservation.
  3. To request availability of a meeting or conference space, complete and sign the GRC Reservation Package and email it to grc_conference@usmcu.edu
  4. The GRC Admin office will respond to your request within 3 business days.
  5. To check for available space or ask questions about the forms, call (703) 784-2240 during Admin Office Hours Mon - Fri, 0800-1600.

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Conference Center hours are Monday through Friday, 0730-1630, excluding Federal holidays.

Library Meeting Room hours are 0730-1700, Monday-Friday, excluding Federal holidays.

 

USING OUR FACILITIES

Please read the Conference Center Use Policy before attempting to schedule a meeting or event in the GRC. In cases where the GRC Use Policy Letter and the GRC Reservation Agreement conflict, the Reservation Agreement takes precedence.


CONFERENCE CENTER AND FACILITIES

The GRC Conference Center wing offers a 247-seat auditorium and three joinable seminar rooms that accommodate 30 people each. The space includes a small galley for food preparation. Numerous smaller meeting rooms are available within the MCU Research Library. Conference Center AV staff can provide audio-visual and computer support in most of these rooms. Library Staff offices and work areas cannot be reserved or used as impromptu meeting spaces.

Demand for these facilities is high. Organizations that would like to use the Conference Center to host events should contact the GRC Admin Office well in advance. If space is available, we will reserve your room(s) and coordinate any needed audio-visual and computer support.

We ask that organizations be mindful of other groups using the facility, and are prepared to arrive and depart at their scheduled times.


IMPORTANT NOTES

The GRC is NOT a "full-service" conference center. Meeting rooms located in the Marine Corps University Research Library are located near or among student study areas and Library staff workspaces. Accordingly, a reduced level of noise and activity is expected. 

Cell Phones. The Library is a study and research space. Cell phone use is authorized in the Cafe and Foyer areas only. Please do not wander through the Library while talking on your cell phone.

.MIL COMPUTERS: The GRC computer network is a .EDU network. There are no .mil computers in the GRC and we cannot connect to many .mil networks. Access to Outlook email is provided via Outlook Web Access (OWA). Please make sure you have an established OWA account before checking your account while onsite. For MCEN users, stations allowing hardwired connections to MCCS WiFi are available.


 

Room

Max Capacity (in People)

Food / Drink Permitted?

Classified Briefs Permitted?

Auditorium

247

No

Yes

134

6-8

No

No

135

6-8

No

No

136

15-20

No

No

146

25

No

No

147

25

No

No

164

25-30 w/tables

40 w/chairs only

Yes

Yes

165

25-30

Yes

Yes

166

25-30 with tables

40 seated in chairs only

Yes

Yes

227

20-25

Yes

Yes

237

6-8

No

No

241

15-20

No

No

242

15-20

No

No

Lobby/Foyer

n/a

Yes

No

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