GSA Lounge Reservations

Rental Availability

Updated Reservation Policy: The rental policy for the GSA Lounge has been recently reviewed and modified. For Spring Quarter 2019, the GSA lounge will only be accepting reservations from graduate student organizations and organizations that work directly with graduate students. The GSA Executive Board will revisit the new policy at the end of Spring Quarter 2019.

Please direct any questions about/requests for lounge rentals to

We do not accept reservations during our normal business hours.


  • GSA has a standing reservation on the first Tuesday of each month from 5pm to 9pm for its monthly Assembly Meeting, beginning at 6pm (all graduate students are welcome to attend).
  • Graduate students have 24 access to the lounge as a study space. Please be aware that graduate students have the right to be using the space at all times, even when the lounge has been booked for a specific event.

Rental Fees

There is no fee to rent the lounge.

Who can book the Lounge?

Only current UCSB graduate students may book the GSA lounge.

We accept reservations from:

  • Official graduate student organizations 
  • Official UCSB organizations if they have a graduate student member who arranges and assumes responsibility for the lounge booking
  • Groups of 5 or more graduate students who are hosting an event/meeting/gathering/etc. (e.g. study groups, writing groups, TA planning sessions)

GSA Lounge Door
The GSA is located on the Second Floor of the Multicultural Center

Reservation Request Info

Reservation requests are accepted in person or by email. It may take up to 48 hours to receive a response to requests. Lounge use is allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Only UCSB graduate students may reserve the GSA lounge. You may make a lounge request in person with a GSA Lounge staff person during the GSA Lounge Hours of Operation, or you may email with a copy and paste of the following 8 items below, complete with your information:

  1. Your first and last name
  2. Status as Undergrad or Graduate Student
  3. Organization name (if applicable)
  4. OSL account # (if applicable)
  5. Day requested
  6. Time of day requested (beginning and end time)
  7. # of guests expected
  8. Description of event

All other questions & comments may be submitted to the GSA VP-Internal Affairs at

The Graduate Student Association Lounge is open to any and all graduate students, and campus-registered student groups or organizations that directly work with and/or benefit the graduate student body.  Amenities include a balcony, a pool table, couches, tables and chairs.  It’s a great space to work, relax, or visit with fellow graduate students!


GSA Lounge Hours of Operation

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10am-5pm;
  • Wednesday 8:15am-5pm (join us for Bagel Hour 8:15-11:15am);
  • Friday 10am-2pm.

Free coffee is provided for graduate students every weekday during the academic year.

Suggestions and Feedback

We strive to provide the GSA Lounge with the atmosphere that will best fit the needs of all grad students. Please follow this link to share your suggestions and ideas with us.