Looking for a quiet place to study, space to relax with friends, or rooms to reserve for your group meeting or event? The Graduate Center offers spaces and amenities for academic, professional, and community-building functions serving the graduate and professional student community.

The Center is easily accessible from the heart of the Danforth campus and is situated a short distance from the John M. Olin Library.

Location and Hours

The Graduate Center is located on the lower level of the Ann W. Olin Women’s Building in Suite 005.

Our Summer 2024 hours are as follows:

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
the center will be closed: May 24 and 27, july 3 – 5


The Graduate Center is a reliable source of coffee and tea all day! Free coffee and tea is available for graduate and professional students using the space.

There is a lactation room next to TGC. The room includes a comfortable chair, sink, a small table and an electrical outlet.

TGC-adjacent spaces include: 

  • Women’s Building Formal Lounge
  • Outdoor courtyard with tables and chairs seating 15-20 people
  • Lobby area with tables and seating for up to 6-8 people 
  • Open kitchen with refrigerator, microwave and vending machines

Study and Meeting Rooms

TGC Commons

A large multi-purpose space. Includes access to large screen with camera and laptop connection capability. The space can accommodate up to 35-40 people seated and up to 60 for a standing reception.

Large Conference Room

Conference room with large screen with camera and laptop connection capability. Seats 14-16 people comfortably.

Small Meeting Room 1 (aka “Brookie”)

Small meeting space ideal for individual graduate student study and/or for virtual interviews. Seats 1-2 people.

Small Group Meeting Room 2 (aka “Bear”)

Small meeting room with large screen with laptop connection capability; ideal for small group meetings or Zoom calls. Seats up to 5 people.

Reserving TGC Spaces

Usage Guidelines

TGC Spaces are available for reservation during regular operating hours. As long as a space is not reserved, graduate and professional students are welcome to come for quiet study or a group meeting. If you want to ensure the space is available, you will need to complete the request form below. 

  • Reservations must be submitted at least three (3) days in advance.
  • The maximum length of a reservation is three (3) hours.
  • During the academic year, reservations should end 30 minutes before closing to allow for facilities cleanup.
  • Groups that do not arrive within ten minutes of their reserved start time will forfeit the reservation.
  • Please email TGC about space availability during university breaks and summer months.

Who can reserve space? 
Current WashU graduate and professional students, graduate student groups, and University Offices offering programs for the broader graduate and professional student community can reserve TGC spaces. Registered university-wide graduate student groups can submit recurring reservation requests. Those using the space must abide by all applicable university policies.

Reservation Fees 
The Center’s space is available free of charge to current WashU graduate and professional students. If your reservation requires housekeeping services, additional fees may be incurred to cover setup/cleanup. These will be communicated before your reservation is confirmed.

The Graduate Center – Space Reservation Form

Graduate Center Reservation Request Form

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