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Room Locations

Northwestern University strives to provide a family-friendly environment for its faculty, staff and students. Faculty, staff, students have access to dedicated lactation rooms on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses. Requesting access as early as possible, at least 48 hours in advance, is recommended.

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

 

Evanston campus (alphabetical by location name)

Alumni Relations & Development (1201 Davis Street)

Second Floor, Room 2-240

Third Floor, Women's Lounge

Frances Searle Building (2240 Campus Drive)

First Floor

  • In order to access this room you must have an iClass WildCARD. Please contact the WildCARD Office at wildcard@northwestern.edu if you need to update your card. In order to gain access, please contact the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources.
  • The Frances Searle Lactation Room is scheduled via Outlook. For access to the Frances Searle Lactation Room Schedule, email the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources.
  • DirectionsEnter 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.

John Evans Alumni Center (1800 Sheridan)

Second Floor, Room 205

  • In order to access this room you must have an iClass WildCARD. Please contact the WildCARD Office at wildcard@northwestern.edu if you need to update your card. In order to gain access, please contact the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources.
  • The John Evans Alumni Center Lactation Room is scheduled via Outlook. Please contact Office of Work/Life & Family Resources for access to the Outlook calendar, or with any questions about the John Evans Lactation Room.
  • DirectionsThe room is located on the second floor, room 205. Visitors will need to check in at the reception desk.

Kresge Hall (1880 Campus Drive)

First Floor, Room 1333
  • In order to access this room you must have an iClass WildCARD. Please contact the WildCARD Office at wildcard@northwestern.edu if you need to update your card. In order to gain access, please contact the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources.
  • The Kresge Hall lactation room is scheduled via Outlook. Please contact the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources for access to the Outlook calendar, or with any questions about the Kresge Hall Lactation Room.
  • DirectionsThe 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.

Mudd Hall Library (2233 Tech Drive)

Second Floor, Room 2256

  • In order to access the room, you must have an iClass WildCARD. Please contact the WildCARD Office at wildcard@northwestern.edu if you need to update your card. In order to gain access, please contact the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources.
  • The Mudd Hall Lactation Room is scheduled via Outlook. For access to the Mudd Hall Lactation Room Schedule, email the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources.
  • A refrigerator and ice machine are available in the room.
  • DirectionsAccess 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.

Pancoe-NSUHS Life Sciences Pavilion (2200 Campus Drive)

1-410 Women’s Lounge

  • In order to access this room you must have an iClass WildCARD. Please contact the WildCARD Office at wildcard@northwestern.edu if you need to update your card. In order to gain access, please contact the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources.
  • This is shared space, double-occupancy w/ private curtain. Each space is booked separately: 1-410A or 1-410B in the calendar.
  • The Pancoe Lactation Room is scheduled via Outlook. For access to the Pancoe Lactation Room Schedule, email the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources.
  • DirectionsEnter the Hogan Hall wing. The room is located on the first floor, room 1-410.

Rebecca Crown Center (633 Clark Street)

Lower Level

  • In order to access this room you must have an iClass WildCARD. Please contact the WildCARD Office at wildcard@northwestern.edu if you need to update your card. In order to gain access, please contact the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources.
  • The Crown Center Lactation Room is scheduled via Outlook. For access to the Crown Center Lactation Room Schedule, email the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources.
  • DirectionsEnter 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.

Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching (627 Dartmouth Place)

Second floor, Room 202D

  • In order to access the room, you must have an iClass WildCARD. Please contact the WildCARD Office at wildcard@northwestern.edu if you need to update your card. In order to gain access, please contact the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources.
  • Directions: Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching is located in a house. Enter and go up the stairs to the second floor. The lactation room/202D is straight ahead of you at the top of the stairs.

Technological Institute "Tech" (2145 Sheridan Road)

Ground Floor, DG60

  • The room is accessible through use of a Wildcard reader.
  • DirectionsNorthwestern mothers needing access to the room should email Deirdre Dennett to register your Wildcard. Please include your name, University ID and 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.

University Library (1970 Campus Drive)

First Floor

  • In order to access the room you must have an iClass WildCARD. Please contact the WildCARD Office at wildcard@northwestern.edu if you need to update your card. In order to gain access, please contact the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources.
  •  The Library Lactation Room is scheduled via Outlook. For access to the Lactation Room Schedule, email the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources. For immediate use after business hours, please stop by the Circulation Desk.
  • DirectionsThe space is located in a separate room, accessible from inside the women's restroom on the 1st floor.

Third Floor

The Women's Center (2000 Sheridan Road)

First Floor

1800 Sherman (1800 Sherman Avenue)

Third Floor, Room 3504

  • The Lactation Room is scheduled via Outlook. Please contact the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources for access to the Outlook calendar.
  • Please visit the security desk in the lobby on the first floor to obtain a key.
  • Directions: The space is located on the third floor, north of the restrooms.

2122 Sheridan Road

Second Floor, Room 234

Chicago campus

Abbott Hall (710 N. Lake Shore Drive)

14th Floor, Room 1428

  • In order to access this room you must have an iClass WildCARD. Please contact the WildCARD Office at wildcard@northwestern.edu if you need to update your card. In order to gain access, please contact the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources.
  • The Abbott Hall Lactation Room is scheduled via Outlook. For access to the Abbot Hall Lactation Room Calendar, please contact the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources.
  • 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.

Note: The law school lactation room is currently at user capacity. Contact the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources for assistance.

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (357 East Chicago Avenue)

Levy Mayer Hall, 1st floor, Room 109

  • 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 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.
  • DirectionsThe 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.

Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center (333 E. Superior Street)

Second Floor, Rooms 212 and 213

Tarry Research & Education Building (300 E. Superior Street)

Second Floor, Room 746

Ward Hall (303 E. Chicago Avenue)

Fourth Floor, East Wing of the Ward Building, Room 4-262

  • In order to access this room you must have aniClass WildCARD. Please contact the WildCARD Office at wildcard@northwestern.edu if you need to update your card. In order to gain access, please email the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources.
  • The Ward 4-262 Lactation Room is scheduled via Outlook. Please email the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources for access to the Outlook calendar.
  • Directions: After exiting the Ward elevators, take a right and continue towards the end of the hall. Take the last right turn before that hallway ends. The room will be a few doors down, on the right-hand side of the hallway.