Pacific University supports breastfeeding and welcomes nursing mothers to our campuses. Women are welcome to breastfeed anywhere on campus as they are comfortable. They also are invited to use designated private space set aside for anyone who is feeding a baby or expressing breastmilk. A list of all designated spaces is available on the university website.
Who Can Use the Lactation Room?
Members of the Pacific University community (students, faculty, staff, alumni) and visitors are welcome to use the Lactation room for breastfeeding, pumping, or bottlefeeding.
How Do I Use the Lactation Room?
The Lactation Room is available on a first-come, first-serve basis; it is not reservable. To use the room, please stop at the front desk of the Tran Library and check out a room key (there are two available). If needed, a locker/cabinet key may also be checked out for storing pumping equipment.
Room keys may be checked out for 1 to 4 hours; locker keys may be checked out for up to 5 days.
Lactation Room Use Expectations
Cleaning & Sanitizing
You are responsible for bringing your own equipment and cleaning up after each use. This is not only out of respect for the next user, but to prevent contamination and illness transmission. You should clean milk spills after each use and dispose of trash properly. Cleaning wipes, sanitizing spray, and paper towels are provided in the room. Only designated sanitizing spray should be used to sanitize personal equipment.
Breast Milk Storage
A small refrigerator is provided in the room for temporary storage, but users are advised that this is a shared space. Complimentary ice packs are available in the freezer of the unit for use with your own storage/transport containers; if you take the last ice pack, please inform front desk staff so that they can be replenished.
Please respect the privacy of all Lactation Room users; do not try to enter the room or knock if the occupancy indicator shows that the room is occupied. In the case of an emergency or an urgent need to access the room, please notify front desk staff.