Going to school as a new parent takes careful planning, especially for parents who are breastfeeding. The following lactation rooms are available at CSU San Marcos for student, staff, and faculty use.
Women and Gender Equity Center (USU 3200C)
The Women and Gender Equity Center has a private lactation room for individuals to pump or nurse during the day. A staff member at the front desk can unlock the door to gain access to the room. They can utilize the Commuter Lounge refrigerated lockers on the first floor to store their breast milk. The lactation room is available for students, staff, and faculty.
If the WGEC is closed, USU Building Staff can facilitate access to the lactation space during USU Building Hours. They can either go to the USU Help Desk on the 4th Floor or call them at (760) 750-7450.
A private Nursing Mother’s Room is available in Craven 6312, on a first-come-first serve basis. The Craven Hall lactation room has a hospital grade lactation pump for parents who want to leave their pump at home. The pump requires a Medela Lactina Double Pumping System. Please contact HREOx4418 to obtain the locker combination to access the pump.
Check out a key in KEL 3000 between 8 - 5 M-F, and at the 3rd floor Circulation Desk outside of these hours when the full building is open. During overnight hours or when building operations are otherwise limited to the 2nd floor, check out the key at the 2nd floor Media Library service desk.
Extended Learning Building
Extended Learning Building 544
A lactation room will be located on level five and will be accessible to staff, faculty and students during normal business hours.
Refrigerator available to safely store breastmilk in addition to a sink and changing table.