Reserve Space

View of tables and chairs in the GRC Commons

Our Amenities

Cal State LA graduate students are encouraged to use the space and resources available to them in the Graduate Resource Center for meetings, presentations, study groups, and other academic or professional needs.

GRC Main Office (LIB N A124)

The GRC Main Office houses GRC and Graduate Studies staff and a classroom space for workshops and seminars. Audio/visual equipment includes a 60-inch touchscreen monitor with computer and two computer stations, available for student use.

Occupancy: 25

Reservations accepted: Yes

Hours available: M–Th 9am–6pm, F 9am–5pm, closed weekends

GRC Commons (LIB N A122)

The GRC Commons provides ample space for study and group collaboration.

Reservations accepted: No

Hours available: Same as JFK Library hours, including weekends and breaks

GRC Conference Room (LIB N A133)

The GRC Conference Room houses a large conference table, comfortable task chairs, and a white board, perfect for meetings, presentations, or thesis/dissertation defenses.

Occupancy: 10

Reservations accepted: Yes

Hours available: M–Th 9am–6pm, F 9am–5pm, closed weekends

GRC Study Rooms (LIB N A128, A129, A130)

Equipped with a small desk, table, and chairs for individuals or small groups, these rooms are available for private study.

Occupancy: 2

Reservations accepted: Yes

Hours available: M–Th 9am–6pm, F 9am–5pm, closed weekends

Guidelines for Use

  • Only graduate and postbaccalaureate students may reserve rooms in the GRC.
  • Graduate students may reserve rooms for up to 2-hour blocks of time. Please mention in your request if the room is for a special meeting such as the thesis/dissertation defense; we can be flexible on time in such a case.
  • Food and drink are allowed, but please clean up afterwards by wiping down surfaces and throwing away your trash. 
  • All members of the group using the room must sign the sign-in sheet.
  • Rooms may be reserved only during the Office of Graduate Studies' posted business hours and must be vacated at the end of these hours.
  • If you have borrowed chairs from another room, please put return them when you are done.


In order to prevent double-booking and to better serve you, we require a reservation for the use of our rooms at least 24 hours in advance. Same-day and drop-in use of our rooms may be possible on a limited basis, and is not guaranteed. Rooms can be booked a week in advance.

To reserve a room, contact the Office of Graduate Studies by phone (323–343–3820) or email ([email protected]). Include your name, CIN, department, and how many people wish to use the room. If GRC rooms are unavailable, you can try reserving one of the Library study rooms.