Lactation Rooms


The University of Notre Dame provides lactation areas on campus for faculty, staff, and 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.

Getting Started

To get started using any of the Notre Dame Lactation Rooms*, follow these steps:

  1. Set up your Notre Dame ID card for access. Please submit the online Lactation Room Request to have your Notre Dame ID card programmed for access. It is a good idea to do this at least 14 days in advance.
  2. Obtain a breast pump. You will need to bring your own breast pump to use in the lactation room.
  3. 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

The following rooms are available to mothers with general access added to their ID Cards:

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 154
Directions: 154 is centrally located on the first floor just behind the ABP food cart.

Fitzpatrick Hall – Room B24

Main Building – Room 506

Duncan Student Center – Room W211*
Directions: Take South elevators to 2nd floor. This room does not require card access. The room locks from the inside when in use.

The following rooms may be available to mother’s, but are limited based on department access.

Information Technology Center – Room B023

Jenkins and Nanovic Halls – Room B1113

Jordan Hall of Science – Room 109

McCourtney Hall – Room B12B

Stayer Center for Executive Education – Room B011


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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