graduate and family hike at Chautauqua

Childcare Assistance and Resources

Information on referrals and city/state assistance programs.

CU Children's Center

Providing high-quality child care to families affiliated with the university.

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for Employees

Eligibility, applicable forms of leave, forms and other important details.

Lactation Rooms

A number of private, comfortable lactation rooms are located throughout Central and East Campus.

  • ARCE Building: Located on the 3rd floor in room A313. The room can be reserved by sending a calendar invite to A Buff OneCard is required for entry. Please contact Rosie Compean at for access.
  • Biotech, Room D130B: Please contact Angela Janacek to check-out a key, or with questions. 
  • CASE room E261 which is opposite Buff Techs on the 2nd level, east. It is not signed but the room number is posted and the lock is the same as a bathroom lock.
  • Center for Community (C4C): Located on the 4th floor adjacent to the gender-neutral bathroom. It is open to faculty, staff and students.
  • Engineering Center: Located in DLC 201. This room is available to engineering faculty, staff and students; has a chair and ottoman, a microwave, and supplies such as paper towels, hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes. To use this room, please contact Gail Kirkpatrick (303-735-8230).
  • Hale Sciences: Room 165. Please contact Diana Wilson (303-492-2547) to use the room.
  • JILA: Lactation/Respite Room A902.  Please contact Beth Kroger for a key or to schedule use.
  • Ketchum: Room 330, Contact - Patricia S. Burton
  • Koelbel- Leeds School of Business:  Room 328F. Please contact Jan Pace at to schedule use of the room.
  • Koenig Alumni Center: Located in room 303 on the 3rd floor. Room includes locking door, occupied/vacant sign, recliner, small refrigerator, cleaning supplies and is directly across the hall from a bathroom. Please check in at the front desk.
  • Law School: Located within the bathroom on the first floor. This is a closed-off space which includes a rocking chair. It is open to faculty, staff and students.
  • University Memorial Center (UMC): Located in UMC 132. The room contains a recliner-type chair with ottoman and a larger, overstuffed-type chair. There are two end tables and a lamp. Check out the key from the reception desk. You will need to leave an ID with the desk.
  • Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex (SEEC): There is a lactation room in SEEC S120. For more information, please contact 303-492-5420 or Erin Printy, MSPH, the SEEC assistant building manager at 303-735-8328. 
  • RL-2: A new lactation room is now open in RL-2 on East Campus in Room 321-BA. The room can be reserved by sending a calendar invite to Upon arrival, you can check out the key at the third-floor reception desk. 

Parental Leave Policies

Paid parental leave information for faculty and staff.