Graduate Research Center

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The Graduate Research Center, which opened its doors in August 2016, provides Baylor graduate students and faculty with resources designed to support and inspire them in their academic endeavors. Located on the second floor of the W. R. Poage Legislative Library, the GRC may be accessed from the main Poage entrances or from the second-floor corridor between Moody and Jones libraries.

In addition to providing collaborative and individual spaces that foster inquiry and analysis, the GRC also provides programming throughout the year that addresses specific graduate student interests and needs. These events are hosted by Baylor Libraries and on-campus partners, including the Graduate Writing Center and the Counseling Center.

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[View a map of the GRC]

There are five Collaboration Rooms in the GRC designated for small groups, up to 8 people, that can be reserved online. Each room features a 60" or 80" screen with Barco ClickShare presentation systems. Clickshare devices can be checked out from the main office in the GRC. These rooms are great for group work and small meetings.
[Reserve a Collaboration Room]

The Collaboration Plus Room is a state-of-the-art videoconferencing space for graduate students, faculty, and graduating seniors. This unique space is outfitted with a 70-inch monitor, mounted camera, shiplap backdrop, and sound-proofing, creating a more professional studio experience.
[Reserve the Collaboration Plus Room]

The Visualization Studio contains a massive VizWall - a 20 x 4 foot, high resolution screen. It offers undergraduate, graduate, and faculty researchers and presenters a platform to pursue scholarship in new ways with the help of our Digital Scholarship Librarian.

The VizWall is made up of twelve 46-inch 1080P displays and is equivalent to three 4k displays (totaling 24,883,200 pixels). Users may use the provided Mac Pro to display an extended desktop over the entire wall, use multiple external sources such as laptops, or display a combination of the provided Mac Pro, PC, and user devices.
[Reserve the Visualization Studio]

The GRC Conference Room is great for meetings, breakout sessions, and small workshops. It can accommodate up to 12 people and features a large conference table, and 60" screen with ClickShare technology. This space can be reserved by contacting the GRC Staff.
[Reserve the Conference Room]

The Pattie Orr Graduate Research Commons is the largest study area in the GRC. It offers a variety of different work environments including lighted tables, soft seating, marker boards, and flexible furnishings that enable graduate students to create the best configuration for their research needs.

The Lounge is located outside of the Incubator and features comfortable seating and an inviting atmosphere. The Break Room features a large table and chairs to accommodate up to 8 people. It also features a full size refrigerator, microwave, and sink.


88 lockers are available for graduate student and faculty use and are located just outside of the Pattie Orr Graduate Research Commons. To reserve a locker, please email Charles Howard (


Jonathan Tomes
Graduate Research Center Operations Manager

General Contact Information

Phone: (254) 710-6244

University Libraries

One Bear Place #97148
Waco, TX 76798-7148

(254) 710-6702