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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. ALL REQUESTS REQUIRE A COMPLETED RESERVATION FORM.

  1. All requests must be generated via the GRC Reservation Form, and digitally signed by the POCs from the Requesting Agency. Government contractors are not permitted to intitiate reservation requests on behalf of government/military agencies.
  2. The GRC Reservation Form 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 Form and email it to grc_conference@usmcu.edu
  4. The GRC Admin office will respond to your request within 3 business days.
  5. For fastest service, please address all questions to grc_conference@usmcu.edu.
  6. During the COVID closure no staff is on site and telephones will not be answered.

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

The GRC is currently closed due to COVID-19 health concerns. 

 

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.

  • The GRC is not a "full-service" conference center.
  • Policies. Groups that disregard building and reservation policies, or create excessive noise/cause disturbance to staff and other patrons will be declined the opportunity to make future reservations.
  • Library Meeting Rooms. Meeting rooms located inside the MCU Library are intermingled with study areas and staff workspaces. Accordingly, a reduced level of noise and activity in public areas is expected and appreciated.
  • Cell Phone Areas. 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, the acoustics are great and everyone will hear you.

CONFERENCE CENTER AND FACILITIES

Demand for these facilities is high. Marine Corps University schools and affiliated organizations receive precedence in room reservations. Organizations that would like to use the Conference Center to host events should contact the GRC Admin Office well in advance.

  • The GRC Conference Center wing offers a 247-seat auditorium and three joinable seminar rooms that accommodate up to 30 people each. The space includes a small galley for food preparation.
  • Smaller meeting rooms may be 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.
  • We ask that organizations be mindful of other groups using the facility and arrive and depart at their scheduled times.

ATTENTION .MIL COMPUTER USERS:

  • The GRC uses a .EDU network
  • There are NO .MIL computer connections available in the GRC
  • MCEN laptops cannot be connected to our network

 

If you are using a library computer, please be aware that the .edu domain is not recognized by some .mil websites. Access to Outlook email is provided via Outlook Web Access (OWA). Please make sure you have an established OWA account before checking your account from our facility.


 

Room

Max Capacity (in People)

Food / Drink Permitted?

Classified Briefs Permitted?

Auditorium

247

X

Yes

164

25-30 w/tables or 40 w/chairs only

Yes

Yes

165

25-30 with tables or 40 w/chairs only

Yes

Yes

166

25-30 with tables or 40 w/chairs only

Yes

Yes

Foyer n/a Yes X

134

8

X

X

135

8

X

X

136

20

X X

227

20

Yes

X

237

8

X

X

241

20

X

X

242

20

X

X

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