Lounges & Dining

Dining, Lounges, and Meeting Spaces


The Student/Faculty Dining Commons is located on the 8th floor. A convenient, comfortable place for students and faculty to meet, converse, and socialize, it opens at 11 a.m., and offers a “Student Budget Lunch” to students with valid ID cards. Arrangements can be made for luncheons and receptions. For further information, contact the Dining Commons Manager (1-212-817-7953; diningcommons@gc.cuny.edu).

The 365 Express Coffee Shop is located on the 1st floor and is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the academic semester and with adjusted food service hours during intercessions, spring recess, and summer periods.

The Robert E. Gilleece Student Center is located on the 5th floor. It houses offices for student government and chartered organizations of the Doctoral and Graduate Students' Council, two lounges (Room 5414, a “social” lounge, and Room 5409, a “quiet,” or “working,” lounge), a kitchenette, meeting space, and computers. Information about the use of the Gilleece Student Center, including access and meeting spaces, may be obtained by contacting the Doctoral and Graduate Students' Council, 1-212-817-7888, in Room 5495 and at http://www.cunydsc.org.

At the Lobby level, in Room 1102, adjacent to the 365 Express Coffee Shop, is the Foundation Lounge, which offers comfortable seating and coin-operated food and beverage dispensers. The Foundation Lounge is open when the building is open and can be entered either through the door to Room 1102 or from 365 Express when the coffee shop is open. (For GC building access hours, please refer to Building and Library Access.)

Information concerning the availability of space at the Graduate Center for special events or meetings may be obtained from Room Reservations by sending an email to: roomres@gc.cuny.edu.