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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.

COVID OPERATING GUIDELINES IN EFFECT - LIMITED RESERVATION CAPACITY, MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED.

  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 open according to Library hours of operation. Conference Center hours may differ.

 

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. Pack out what you pack in, including trash.
  • Policies. Groups that create excessive noise/cause disturbance to GRC employees and Library patrons will be banned from making future reservations.
  • Library Meeting Rooms. Meeting rooms located inside the MCU Library are co-located with study areas and staff workspaces. Accordingly, a reduced level of noise and activity in public areas is expected.
  • Cell Phone Areas. Cell phone use is authorized in the Cafe and Foyer areas only. Do not wander through the Library while talking on your cell phone.

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.
  • Organizations must 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.


COVID OPERATING GUIDELINES IN EFFECT

The GRC Auditorium and Thomas Rooms are open in limited capacity. Masks must be worn at all times and 6-ft of social distancing maintained. For further details contact grc_conference@usmcu.edu.

Room

Max Capacity (in People)

Food / Drink Permitted?

Classified Briefs Permitted?

Auditorium

33

X

Yes

164

limited capacity

Yes

Yes

165

limited capacity

Yes

Yes

166

limited capacity

Yes

Yes

Foyer not available Yes X

134

not available

X

X

135

not available

X

X

136

not available

X X

227

not available

X

X

237

not available

X

X

241

not available

X

X

242

not available

X

X

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