The University of Notre Dame provides three lactation areas on campus for faculty, staff, and graduate students to support women balancing their work and study commitments with their needs as mothers of young children. Each campus location offers a clean and secure environment for women who need to express breast milk during their time on campus.
To get started using any of the three Notre Dame Lactation Rooms, follow these steps:
- Set up your Notre Dame ID card for access. Please submit the Access Form to have your Notre Dame ID card programmed for access. It is a good idea to do this at least 14 days in advance. This form should be printed, completed, and returned to the Office of Human Resources either in person or via fax at (574) 631-8263.
- Obtain a breast pump. You will need to bring your own breast pump to use in the lactation room.
- Plan for storage and cooling. Once your ND ID card has been activated, we will provide you with a small storage bag for your use to store breast milk as needed.
Lactation Room Locations
Grace Hall Room B004
Directions: Take the elevator to the lowest level of Grace Hall and turn right and the lactation room is located on the right hand side.
Hesburgh Library Room 500
Directions: Take the elevator to the fifth floor, turn right and room 500 is located on the right hand side.
DeBartolo Hall Room 127
Directions: Enter the north entrance and turn left, follow the hallway until you come to an intersecting hallway and make a right. The room is immediately on your right.
Main Building, Room 506
24-hour facilities are available in Raclin-Carmichael Hall for new mothers who wish privacy to use breast pumps. The facilities are located in the examination rooms behind the reception area of Raclin-Carmichael Hall and include sinks and dedicated refrigeration.
Employees assigned to Raclin-Carmichael Hall who want night-time access to the facilities should request a key from Liz Walton, email@example.com, 1-5574. Nighttime access will be through the hallway door marked 100M.
Employees from Harper will need to have their swipe cards re-coded in order to move seamlessly between Harper and Raclin-Carmichael. Those who want nighttime access also will want to request a key. These arrangements should be made within two weeks of your return from maternity leave, to give the ND lock shop time to update your access.
To ensure privacy, each space can be utilized only by those with access to the room using the ND ID system. Please respect the privacy of other users by knocking before sliding your card to access the room.
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