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Graduate Research Center (GRC)

The GRC is a dedicated study and event space for graduate students located between the Library and School of International Service. It can be accessed in two ways:

  • SIS Building: Terrace (when SIS Building is open) or garage P1 level
  • Bender Library: Lower Level (when Library is open)

Workroom/technology reservations

Reservations are available to AU graduate students between 8am-midnight when the GRC is staffed. At all other times, the workrooms run on a first-come, first-served basis. Each workroom includes a TV, with the ability to connect your laptop to project on the screen. Please see the Library workroom policies before reserving a room. Current availability: GRC B54, GRC B55.

Day-Use Locker check-out

Day-use and semester lockers can be checked out from the Circulation Desk on the first floor of Bender Library. Day-use lockers are due the following day when the Library closes. Semester lockers are located immediately outside the GRC and are due at the end of each semester. Lockers are not intended for storage of food, perishable items, or uncharged Library materials. Library staff reserve the right to check lockers.

Thesis and Dissertation Formatting Assistance

For more information about electronic thesis and dissertation submission, formatting guidelines, or templates, visit the ETD website.


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Did you know?

  • The Graduate Leadership Council office is located at GRC in room B58.

  • The GRC Smart Classroom offers a variety of technological tools intended to enhance classes or events.

  • All the art and photos in the GRC are graduate student work.