Lactation Rooms

The University of Cincinnati provides designated Lactation Rooms across campus to faculty, staff, students, and visitors in need of a private space to express milk or nurse. These rooms all lock from the inside, offer electrical outlets for breast pumps, and provide a comfortable place to sit.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires employers to provide reasonable break time for an employee to express milk for their nursing child for one year after the child's birth each time such employee has the need to express milk. Employers are also required to provide a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express milk. For more information regarding this policy at UC please visit the Labor Relations and Policy Department.

If you have questions or concerns about accessing lactation rooms on campus, call the UC Women's Center at 513-556-4401. For more information about University policies and resources for pregnant and parenting faculty, staff, and students under Title IX contact the Office of Gender and Equity and Inclusion 513-556-3349.

Gaining Access to Lactation Rooms

Lactation rooms on campus are accessible only by key. Anyone requiring access to a lactation room can contact the Department of Public Safety's Technical Services unit to request a key by calling 513-556-4925 unless otherwise noted in the room description below.

West Campus Lactation Rooms

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Tangeman University Center is a conference and event center located in the heart of campus off Main Street. The lactation room is on the fourth floor next to the elevator, and contains a chair, sink, and refrigerator. To access the room, visit the MainStreet Connect Center desk on the 4th floor upon arrival. If the MainStreet Connection Center is closed you can call 513-266-8942 to reach a TUC operations team member who will assist you.

French West is an academic building located off Common Way. The lactation room is located on the 6th floor of the building and contains chair, sink, countertop and refrigerator. You must have a key to access this room. To request a key contact the Department of Public Safety's Technical Services at 513-556-4925.

Old Chemistry is an academic building located near the science buildings in the northwest area of campus. The room contains chair, sink, countertop and refrigerator. You must have a key to access this room. To request a key contact the Department of Public Safety's Technical Services at 513-556-4925.

Edwards Center is located in the southeast corner of campus. at the corner of Corry Boulevard and Jefferson Ave. The room is located in Edwards Center Building 1 which is closest to Jefferson Ave. The room contains a chair, sink, countertop, and refrigerator. You must have a key to access this room. To request a key contact the Department of Public Safety's Technical Services at 513-556-4925. At this time, the room is not clearly marked. It is located opposite the elevators on the fifth floor.

The College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning Complex is an academic building located in the far northwest corner of campus at the intersection of Clifton Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive. The room contains chair, sink, countertop and refrigerator. You must have a key to access this room. To request a key contact the Department of Public Safety's Technical Services at 513-556-4925.

Van Wormer is an office building located in the southwestern part of campus on McMicken Circle near University Pavilion. The room contains a chair, sink, countertop, and refrigerator. You must have a key to access this room. To request a key contact the Department of Public Safety's Technical Services at 513-556-4925.

Lindner Hall Business College is an academic building located in the northeastern area of campus adjacent to Campus Green Garage off Martin Luther King Drive. The room contains a chair, sink, countertop and refrigerator. For access, callĀ 513-556-7003 to reach the Lindner College of Business Manager for Building Operations.

Teachers Dyer Complex is an academic building located in the southwest area of campus off McMicken Circle. The room contains multiple chairs, a sink, and a countertop. You must have a key to access this room. To request a key contact the Department of Public Safety's Technical Services at 513-556-4925.

Medical Campus Lactation Rooms

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The Medical Science Building is located in the heart of the medical campus. You must have a key to access this room. To request a key contact the Department of Public Safety's Technical Services at 513-556-4925.

Procter Hall is located in the southwest corner of the medical campus at the corner of Martin Luther King Drive and Vine Street. You must have a key to access this room. To request a key contact the Department of Public Safety's Technical Services at 513-556-4925.

University Hall is located in the southwest corner of the medical campus off Goodman Drive near the Marriott Kingsgate Conference Center. To access this room you must go through the Central HR Reception area.

The French East Building is an academic building located off Eden Avenue across the street from the Medical Arts Building and Barrett Center. The room contains a sink, chair, and fridge. To access this room email Katie Hyde.