Lactation Room Locations

Northwestern University strives to provide a family-friendly environment for its faculty, staff and students. Nursing mothers have access to dedicated lactation rooms.

Procedures:

  • Users register their Vidalia Wildcard with the contact specified by location on the list below. Long-term Wildcard access is granted on a six-month basis. Those who need access longer than six months should advise the contact specified on the list below.
  • Guests can access the rooms by contacting Magda Fong at 847-467-3631 or magda.fong@northwestern.edu.
  • Lactation rooms should be reserved in advance. Reservations for the rooms are made through the Outlook calendaring system. Access to the room calendars is granted by the contact specified by location on the list below. Once access is granted, users can make reservations.  Individuals are asked to respect the needs of others by using the room only when they have reserved it through the calendaring system.
  • Users are welcome to use supplies and are expected to maintain the cleanliness of the room after use.

For additional questions or resources in buildings other than those listed below, please contact the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources.

Please note: all lactation room locations will be converted to Vidalia WildCard access during Academic Year 2016-2017. Please ensure that your WildCard has the Vidalia indicator. For WildCard assistance, please contact 847-467-2609 on the Evanston Campus or 312-503-0548 on the Chicago Campus.



Evanston Campus

Frances Searle Building
First Floor
2240 Campus Drive

The Frances Searle Lactation Room is scheduled via Outlook. For access to the Frances Searle Lactation Room Schedule, email Magda Fong.

Directions:
Enter the Frances Searle Building via the main entrance, and walk toward the reception desk, which will be on your right-hand side. The receptionist will be able to direct you to the lactation room.

Rebecca Crown Center
Lower Level
633 Clark St.

The Crown Center Lactation Room is scheduled via Outlook. For access to the Crown Center Lactation Room Schedule, email Magda Fong.

Directions:
Enter at the North Tower of Crown Center and descend stairs near The Graduate School. Proceed through the door, turn right and walk left down the hallway to the women’s restroom. The lactation room is accessed through a separate door, located just past the women's restroom entrance.

Pancoe-NSUHS Life Sciences Pavilion
1-410 Women’s Lounge
2200 Campus Dr.

The Pancoe Lactation Room is scheduled via Outlook. For access to the Pancoe Lactation Room Schedule, email Magda Fong.

Directions:
Enter the Hogan Hall wing. The room is located on the first floor, room 1-410.

University Library
First Floor
1970 Campus Dr

  • In order to access the room you must have an Vidalia WildCARD. Please contact the WildCARD Office at wildcard@northwestern.edu if you need to update your card. In order to gain access, please contact Magda Fong at magda.fong@northwestern.edu or 847-467-3631.
  •  The Library Lactation Room is scheduled via Outlook. For access to the Lactation Room Schedule, email: Magda Fong.  For immediate use after business hours, please stop by the Circulation Desk.

 Directions:
The space is located in a separate room, accessible from inside the women's restroom on the 1st floor.


University Library
Third Floor
1970 Campus Dr

 Directions:
The space is located in a separate room, accessible from inside the women's restroom on the 3rd floor.


Technological Institute (Tech)
Ground Floor, DG60
2145 Sheridan Rd

  • The room is accessible through use of a Wildcard reader.

Directions:
Northwestern mothers needing access to the room should email Deirdre Dennett to register your Wildcard. Please include your name, University ID and Vidalia Wildcard number in your email. Upon registration, your Wildcard will allow you to access the room for an initial period of six months. If you require access for a longer period of time, please reapply by emailing Deirdre.

2122 Sheridan Road
Second Floor
Room 234

The 2122 Sheridan Rd Lactation Room is scheduled via Outlook. For access to the 2122 Sheridan Rd Lactation Room Schedule, email Magda Fong.

Directions:
The 2122 Sheridan Rd. lactation room is located on the second floor, above the Graduate School Commons

Alumni Relations & Development
Second Floor, Room 2-240
1201 Davis St.

The ARD Lactation Room, 2nd floor, is scheduled via Outlook. For access to the ARD Lactation Room Schedules, email Magda Fong.

Directions:
The room is located on the second floor, room 2-420. Visitors will need to check in at the reception desk.

Alumni Relations & Development
Third Floor, Women's Lounge
1201 Davis St.

The ARD Lactation Room, 3rd floor, is scheduled via Outlook. For access to the ARD Lactation Room Schedules, email Magda Fong.

Directions:
The room is located on the third floor, in an enclosed area just inside the women’s rest room. Visitors will need to check in at the reception desk.

Kresge Hall
First Floor, Room 1333
1880 Campus Drive

The Kresge Hall lactation room is scheduled via Outlook. Please contact Magda Fong for access to the Outlook calendar, or with any questions about the Kresge Hall Lactation Room.

Directions:
The room is located on the First Floor of Kresge Hall, one floor down from the ground level. Enter Kresge Hall via the main entrance and turn left. Follow the hallway around until you reach the elevators. Take the elevators down one floor, to the first floor. The room is located down the hall from the elevators.

The Women's Center
First Floor
2000 Sheridan Road

The Women’s Center Lactation Room is scheduled via Outlook. For access to the Women's Center Lactation Room Schedule, email Magda Fong.

The room is located on the first floor on the west side of the building.

Mudd Hall Library
Second Floor, Room 2256
2233 Tech Drive

The Mudd Hall Lactation Room is scheduled via Outlook. For access to the Mudd Hall Lactation Room Schedule, email Magda Fong.
A refrigerator and ice machine are available in the room.

Directions:
Access from the North side of Mudd Hall:
Mudd Hall is directly south of the North Campus Parking Garage. Enter building on first floor and take elevator or stairs to the 2nd floor. Follow signs to the restroom to the right of the library entrance. The Lactation room is to the right of the elevator by the vending machines.

Access from the East side of Mudd Hall:
Enter on the East side of Mudd Hall, by Campus Drive northwest of the Kellogg Global Hub. Either take the stairs to the 2nd floor or go into the hallway and turn left to take the elevator. The lactation room is to your left when you exit the hallway on the 2nd floor



Chicago Campus

Abbott Hall
14th Floor, Room 1428
710 N. Lake Shore Drive

In order to access this room you must have an Vidalia WildCARD. Please contact the WildCARD Office at wildcard@northwestern.edu if you need to update your card. In order to gain access, please contact Magda Fong at magda.fong@northwestern.edu or 847-467-3631.

  • The Abbott Hall Lactation Room is scheduled via Outlook. For access to the Abbot Hall Lactation Room Calendar, please contact Magda Fong.

Directions:
Take the Abbott Hall elevator to the 14th floor. Proceed through the door, turn left and follow the hallway to the first hallway on the left side just beyond the stairwell. Turn left to room 1428.

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Levy Mayer Hall, 1st floor, Room 109
357 East Chicago Avenue

  • The lactation room is accessible through use of a WildCARD reader.
  • The lactation room is a shared space, which can be utilized by 1-3 individuals.

There is a privacy divider available for those who wish to use it.

Northwestern mothers interested in accessing the room should email tiffany.hanna@law.northwestern.edu to register their WildCARD. Please include your name, University ID and Vidalia WildCARD number in the email. Upon registration, your WildCARD will allow access to the room for an initial period of six months. If you require access for a longer period of time, please re-apply by emailing Tiffany. Northwestern guests may obtain a key for one-time use by emailing tiffany.hanna@law.northwestern.edu or calling 312-503-8463.

Directions:

The Lactation Room is located on the first floor of Levy Mayer Hall, off the 357 East Chicago Avenue entrance lobby of the Levy Mayer building. The space is located in a separate room, accessible from inside the women's restroom on the 1st floor.

Note: The Tarry lactation room is currently at user capacity. Contact Magda Fong for assistance.
Tarry Research & Education Building
Second Floor, Room 746
300 E. Superior Street

In order to access this room you must have an Vidalia WildCARD. Please contact the WildCARD Office at wildcard@northwestern.edu if you need to update your card. In order to gain access, please contact Magda Fong at magda.fong@northwestern.edu or 847-467-3631.

  • The Tarry Lactation Room is scheduled via Outlook. Please contact Magda Fong for access to the Outlook calendar, or with any questions about the Tarry Lactation Room.

Directions:
The room is on the second floor of the Tarry building, along the main corridor.