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Graduate Research Center

All things GRC and graduate student related.

Visit Us

  • Summer Hours
    • Saturday and Sunday: 1pm - 6pm
    • Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm
  • Location: Between the SIS Terrace and the Bender Library Lower Level. AUID required for access. 
  • Staffing: The GRC is staffed by AU students during operating hours. If someone is not at the desk and you need assistance, please call the Information Desk at 202-885-3232 or visit the Desk on the 1st floor of the Library.
  • Phone number: 202-885-3202
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The Graduate Research Center (GRC) is a dedicated research and study space located between the Lower Level of Bender Library and the Terrace of the School of International Service. It is made up of open study space, a classroom, two collaborative workrooms, and a computer lab. 

For further information not covered in this guide, or for questions regarding Bender Library, please visit the Library's main page. 

Using the GRC

The GRC is open to graduate students on a 24/7 basis during the Fall and Spring semesters. During the Summer and during the Intercession, it operates under the same hours as Bender Library. Undergraduate students can access the GRC during the day. It can be accessed by swiping your AUID at the entrances. For more information on GRC policies, please see the Policies tab.