Graduate Student Center

The Graduate Student Center, a brick building with stained glass windows.

We are located at 211A W. Cameron Ave., just beyond the Carolina Inn when heading West.
Map and directions to the GSC

The Graduate Student Center (GSC) is a central space where graduate and professional students from all disciplines and departments on campus can come together. Shared research ideas, interdisciplinary seminars, professional development activities and meetings are all welcome. The centralized meeting space will create a stronger sense of community among all graduate and professional students and provide a well-rounded Carolina experience.

The GSC is conveniently located at 211A W. Cameron Ave. Directions to the GSC


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Graduate Student Center – Usage Guidelines

The University has established a University Guideline on Gatherings and Events. All students, student organizations, staff, faculty, and visitors are expected to limit the size of formal and informal gatherings and events as set forth in this guideline.

Graduate School staff and related groups (I.e.student organizations) have priority for usage of the space.

Space Reservations:

We encourage you to reserve an extra 30 minutes at the end of an event to allow time for clean-up and for people to exit the space before the next group/event starts coming in.

Food:

Catering/Food is allowed. If served, food should be limited to individually packaged snacks and drinks, when possible.

Cleaning supplies:

Clorox wipes are provided (depending on supply availability). Tables and arm rests of chairs must be wiped down after an event. Each group is responsible for cleaning post-event.

Technology:

The GSC is connected to UNC's eduroam wireless signal. If groups using the space need to provide synchronous connection with others online via Zoom, plan to bring your own laptop with camera/microphone. Be aware that the acoustics of the space make it challenging to capture sound. GSC staff are not responsible for assisting with technology needs and troubleshooting.

Use Policy and Reservations

The Graduate Student Center is maintained by the Graduate School for informal to semi-formal meetings or events related to graduate and professional student education on campus. Please review the Use Guidelinespdf icon before reserving the space.

The GSC is available for use by graduate, professional and post-doctoral student groups and for graduate education events on a reservation basis. Final reservations are made in person or by campus mail only when the Graduate Student Center Reservation Formpdf icon has been approved by the Director and confirmation email sent to the requestor.

Students, faculty, or staff who are external to The Graduate School can request use of the GSC after the first day of class each semester.

All events where alcoholic beverages are served must comply with the University Alcohol Use Guidelines, including having a certified bartender present. Please fill out the Request for Permission Formpdf icon, including obtaining all approval signatures, prior to reserving the space.

For possible seating arrangements, including small groups, conference and theater style arrangements, please view the Graduate Student Center seating planspdf icon.

The GSC provides access to the UNC wireless system. Please consult the ITS Help Documents on the Wireless Campus Network for further details on wireless access. Technical support for wireless access is not provided by GSC staff. Wired internet access is available upon request. A projector, laptop (wireless enabled), and screen are available. A hand-held or lapel microphone is available on request.

Parking:

There is no parking available for general use except for loading and unloading.

Metered parking is available on Cameron Ave. Public parking is also available on Franklin Street as well as nearby University Visitor Parking pay lots. Check the UNC Public Safety Department parking maps for more information.

The GSC is accessible by ramp using the covered back entrance.