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 will be issued a key or, where applicable, register their Wildcard for long-term use. Long-term users will retain keys for the duration of their anticipated use, and are responsible for their return. Long-term Wildcard access is granted on a six-month basis. Daily visitors are expected to return the key after each use.
  • Some lactation rooms can be reserved in advance. To reserve, users should enter their name in an available time slot in the reservation book, which is located inside the mother's room, or enter their information onto the web-based reservation system as indicated below. Guests are asked to respect the needs of other users.
  • Guests are welcome to use supplies and are expected to maintain the cleanliness of the room after use.

For 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 Indala WildCard access during Academic Year 2016-2017. Please ensure that your WildCard has the Indala 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 provide you with the code, and 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.

The Main Library
First Floor
1970 Campus Dr

  • Available to nursing mothers who have an Northwestern Library borrower’s card.  The key can be checked out from the Main Library circulation desk for one hour by presenting a valid Wildcard or borrower’s card.  Reservations are encouraged and may be made in advance by sending an e-mail message to circulation@northwestern.edu or by calling the Main Library Circulation Desk at 1-7633.  Questions or feedback can be sent to circulation@northwestern.edu.

Directions:
The room is inside the women's restroom on the 1st floor.

The Main Library
Third Floor
1970 Campus Dr

  • Available to nursing mothers who have a Northwestern Library borrower’s card.  The key can be checked out from the Main Library circulation desk for one hour by presenting a valid Northwestern Wildcard or borrower’s card.  Reservations are encouraged and may be made in advance by sending an e-mail message to circulation@northwestern.edu or by calling the Main Library Circulation Desk at 1-7633.  Questions or feedback can be sent to circulation@northwestern.edu.

Directions:
The room is 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 Indala 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.



Chicago Campus

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

In order to access this room you must have an Indala 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.

Tarry Research and Education Building
Second Floor, Room 746
300 E. Superior Street

In order to access this room you must have an Indala 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.