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Frequently Asked Questions for Visitors

Special Note: If you are planning on traveling to the USGS National Training Center (NTC), please see the following link for new Guidance for Airline Passengers: http://www.dhs.gov/files/travelers.shtm


What emergency phone number can I give to my family while I am attending training/meeting in the NTC?

  • If your family should need to reach you in an emergency while you are attending training or a meeting at the NTC, please have them call Office of Support Services at 303-445-4693. It would be of help if they could also relate what class or meeting you are attending while at the NTC.

What are the hours for access to the Federal Center?

  • Gate 1 - Main St. (2nd and Kipling)
    This gate is an employee and visitor entrance and provides 24 hour access to our campus. No deliveries are accepted at this entrance. The normal hours of operation are 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal Holidays. Any access through this gate outside of the normal hours will require a key card or proper ID.
  • Gate 2 - Employees ONLY (1st and Kipling)
    This gate is an employee and delivery entrance. This is the only gate at the DFC that accepts deliveries. The hours of operation are 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal Holidays.
  • Gate 4 - Employee and Visitor Gate (4th and Union)
    This gate is an employee and visitor entrance. No deliveries are accepted at this gate. All RTD buses are routed through this gate. The hours of operation are 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal Holidays.
  • Gate 5 - Employee and Visitor Gate (2nd and Union)
    This gate is an employee and visitor entrance. No deliveries are accepted at this gate. The hours of operation are 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal Holidays.
  • Gate 7 - Employee and Visitor Gate (Oak and Alameda)
    This gate is an employee only entrance. No deliveries or visitors are accepted at this gate. The hours of operation are 5:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal Holidays.

Is there a child care facility located at the Federal Center?

  • Yes,
    Clever Kids Learning Center
    Building 64 on 7th Street between Main Avenue and Center Avenue
    303-236-9400

Is there a fitness center located at the Federal Center?

  • Yes,
    Wellness Center
    Building 75
    303-236 6911
    Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Is there a U.S. Post Office near the Federal Center?

  • Yes,
    Outside gate 7 at Oak St. and Alameda Ave.

Is there a barber shop located at the Federal Center?

  • Yes,
    Building 41
    Main Floor

Is there a banking institution located at the Federal Center?

  • Yes,
    Denver Federal Center Branch
    Credit Union of Denver
    Building 67 Main Floor
    303-234-1700
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Is there an automated teller machine (ATM) near the Training Center?

  • Yes,
    Building 67
    Main Floor

Where are the cafeterias located in the Federal Center? What are their hours?

  • The cafeterias located at the Federal Center open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 2:00 p.m. Cafeterias and snack bars include the following:
    • Building 20 Main floor of building
      Small cafeteria offering hot food, sandwiches, snack items, cold drinks and coffee
    • Building 25 Southeast corner of building
      Small cafeteria offering hot foods, sandwiches, snack items, cold drinks and coffee
      Large lunchroom
    • Building 41 Southwest corner of building
      Small cafeteria offering fresh sandwiches, salads, soups, coffee, cold drinks, candy and snacks
      Large lunchroom
    • Building 53 Northeast corner of building main floor
      Small cafeteria - menu changes daily
      Small convenience store offering, candy and snacks items, cold drinks, coffee
      Small lunchroom with limited seating
    • Building 67 Southeast corner of building main floor
      Large cafeteria offering hot food items (grilled and fried); fresh deli sandwiches, salad bar, fresh bakery items, coffee, cold drinks, candy, snacks, and gift cards
      Large lunchroom

For further information, please contact:

OED Support Services
303-445-4693



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