Graduate Student Parent Resources

The Office of Work/Life & Family Resources, in partnership with The Graduate School and other University partners, offers a wide range of resources to support the needs of Northwestern students who are parents, as they navigate the competing demands of academic and family life. Please contact Lesley Lundeen, Family Resource Liaison, with questions about Northwestern benefits for students who are parents, as well as to set up a one-on-one consultation.

Additional information regarding accommodations and resources for pregnant and parenting students from the Sexual Harassment Prevention Office can be found on their website.

Parenting & Childcare

Resources to support graduate students who are parenting at any stage, from new parents to school age and beyond.

New Parents

Finding Childcare

Search for child care providers, child care resource & referral services, priority enrollment child care centers, summer camps and more.

Childcare Centers - Offering priority enrollment & fee assistance to the Northwestern community.
Near the Evanston Campus:

Near the Chicago Campus:

Paying for Childcare

Child care fee assistance, TGS Childcare & Dependent Care Grants, Backup Childcare Reimbursement Program, and more.

Center-Based Backup & Drop-in Childcare

Centers that offer special consideration for Northwestern families, for when regular care arrangements fall through.

Community & Family Resources

Opportunities for families to connect with community resources, events, and activities.

By Location:

Evanston & Northern Suburbs

City of Chicago

Lactation Rooms

Locating lactation rooms on campus, requesting WildCARD access, and lactation room schedules.

TGS Student Health & Wellness

Additional TGS Parent & Family Resources

Resources for International Students