Family Services

Parents Listserv

Stay up-to-date with all things family with the GradTerp Parents' Listserv!  Connect with other parents, ask questions about area resources, find event information, and more!  To join, email

Mothers Lounge

Located in Room 1201 of the Cole Fieldhouse, the Mothers Lounge is your one-stop shop for all things mom!  This newly-minted space includes: a refrigerator, counter-tops, comfy chairs, pump storage, and a private swipe-in door!  To gain access, simply email your UID to Kurt Klier, at  For more information, visit the website.  

Lactation Rooms On Campus

Recognizing the important physical and emotional benefits to children of breastfeeding and studies showing that working women tend to avoid or curtail breastfeeding once they return to work, the University of Maryland has created several locations on campus for nursing mothers to pump milk or breastfeed. The locations below are open to students, staff, faculty and visitors and have restricted access. For details and contact information on these locations, please refer to Lactation Rooms at UMD.

Stamp Student Union – Center for Campus Life, Room 2103 (Second Floor): Request the key from the Information Desk in the main lobby near the Stamp front entrance.

The Ellicott Diner (The Diner), Inside Main Lobby: Request the key from any cashier.

School of Public Health, Room 1232: The facilities coordinator in the dean’s office (room 2242) grants card swipe access for students, faculty, and staff or opens the room for visitors.

McKeldin Library, Room 4235: Keys are lent on a monthly basis after completing a reservation form.

Clark School of Engineering, 1131 Martin Hall: Request use of this small conference room from staff.  This space is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Behavioral and Social Sciences, Tydings Hall (042) - 4124. Space does not need to be reserved. In the instance the space is needed for an extended period of time, please contact your respective department for card access.

Business School Lactation Rooms:

A dedicated lactation room is currently being designed for the Smith School in Van Munching Hall and will be available in 2014.  Until then, Smith School faculty, staff, or students who need access to a lactation room should contact their departmental coordinator or supervisor to arrange use of a private room.  Visitors to Van Munching Hall should contact Lee Comstock at  or 301-405-2189.

Shady Grove Business School:
A dedicated lactation room is located in Building III. Faculty, staff, and students can contact Jessica Nardi at x6324 or visit her in office III-3137, or Erin Ward at x6376 to access the facility.  

Baltimore Business School:
Please contact Ashley Pickett at phone number 410-706-4052 to arrange for access to a private lactation room.   

DC Business School:
Please contact Brian Bartholomay at phone number 202-898-1948 to arrange for access to a private lactation room. 


Changing Stations On Campus

(Photo By Kyle Flood)

Children laying on changing table smiling This is an inventory of places on campus for changing diapers. The stations tend to be in buildings that are newly constructed or recently renovated.

Stamp Student Union: Changing stations are available in both men's and women's bathrooms on the ground floor next to the Chevy Chase Bank. 

Campus Recreation Services: The CRS has a private family dressing room (includes changing station) and is located on the pool level next to the men's locker room.

Van Munching Hall: The UMD Business School in Van Munching Hall has changing stations in both men's and women's bathrooms on the first floor of its new wing.

Health Center: Changing stations available in both men's and women's bathrooms.

UMD Summer Camps

UMD Athletics offers a variety of summer camps for children. For more information, visit their website.

Family Care Resource and Referral Service

This new service was created to assist University of Maryland faculty, staff and students with their family care needs and concerns. The university has contracted with Family Care Resources (FCR), an experienced consulting company, to provide free consultations and seminars to ease the stress of finding child care and elder care resources. For more information, visit their website.

Center for Healthy Families

The Center for Healthy Families is the couple and family therapy clinic housed in the Department of Family Science. The Center provides family therapy to residents of surrounding communities, training for the Department's clinical graduate students, and a site for clinical research. For more information, visit their website.

The Center for Young Children

The Center for Young Children is an early childhood development center dedicated to providing an exemplary early childhood program and committed to fostering the continued growth and development of each child on a cognitive, physical, emotional, and social level. For more information, visit their website.

GSL Family Programs and Resources

Graduate Student Life organizes a variety of programs and events for graduate students with families throughout the year. For information, visit the website.

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