Lactation Space and Breastfeeding Information

The Commission on Women would like all parents at Morris to be aware that there is a lactation space available here on campus, in Room 111 of the Student Center (in the tunnel, near the Briggs Library entrance). The Lactation Space (or Mother's Room) is available to both campus community members and guests.

It is a comfortable, private space that includes:

  • Lockers
    Seating
    Sink for cleaning lactation equipment
    Refrigerator for storage

Access to the Space

The Lactation Space will be locked at all times and may be accessed by checking out a key.

  • For one-time or periodic use, a key is available for check out at the Student Center information desk.
  • For long-term use, a key may be obtained by contacting the coordinator for the Commission on Women, kbarnstu@morris.umn.edu or 589-6467. Keys issued to an individual for long-term use may be kept until access to the room is no longer necessary. A fee will be charged to replace lost keys.

Time to Use the Space

Nursing mothers who are campus employees may request, from their supervisor, a reasonable unpaid break time to nurse or express milk. The break time must, if possible, run concurrently with any break time already provided to the employee. More information on university lactation policy and resources

Expectations for Use of the Space

People using the Lactation Space will be required to respect the privacy and security of the room and those who use the room. Individuals are expected to respectfully coordinate their use with other mothers using the room. Individuals are also expected to clean up after each use and lock the room as they depart. Any violations to this policy, including, but not limited to, use of the room for purposes other than those directed here, or lack of respect of the other individuals using the room, will result in termination of room privileges.