The following policies apply to reservations in Meeting Rooms A, B, C, D, F, and G.

Authorized Events

Graduate students, graduate student organizations, faculty, and staff may request reservations. Registered student organizations may reserve meeting rooms if their events involve graduate student participants, and if the reservation request is placed by an authorized graduate student contact (as established with Student Engagement and Campus Life’s Event Planning Office).

Room Set-Up

Meeting rooms have a standard set-up and inventory of furniture and equipment that must not be removed from the rooms. Rooms must be reset to their standard configuration at the end of the event. Rearrangement fees will be billed to the event sponsor if rooms are not reset to their standard configuration.

Hours of Availability

Rooms are available for reservation 30 minutes after the building opens on days when the GLC is open to the public. Current graduate students may use the non-reservable spaces even when the building is closed (including the computer lab, study room, reading room, and lounge).

If your event requires access to the facility earlier than our regularly scheduled opening time, you may request Early Access for additional charges at least 30 days prior to your event date. Approval of your request is subject to staffing availability.

Room Access

Welcome Center staff will open reserved rooms when the event sponsor arrives, up to 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the event. Each reservation includes a 15-minute pre-event set-up time and a 15-minute post-event clean-up time.


Equipment to connect to the in-house computers or projectors are free of charge, permitted a guest brings their id to check the equipment out.

Equipment requests beyond what is standard to the room will incur a charge. Last-minute equipment requests may be honored by the Welcome Center if equipment is available. Event sponsors will be billed for any associated rental charges.

  • Equipment rental fees


The meeting rooms are not available for seated catered meals. Light refreshments and foods such as sandwiches and pizza are permissible if they are self-catered or provided by one of the Graduate Life Center's two authorized caterers — Au Bon Pain and Personal Touch Catering. You must specify that you intend to serve food at the event when you place your reservation request. Charges will apply if excessive clean-up is necessary.


Event sponsors are responsible for the behavior of event attendees. Damages to property and equipment caused by event attendees will be the responsibility of the event sponsors.

Cancellations/Reservation Changes

Please report any changes or cancellations to your reservation at least 24 hours prior to your event by emailing or calling (540) 231-6500.

Missed Meeting Policy

Event sponsors who do not show up for their event in a reserved space three times may lose access privileges in the GLC.