Lactation Suites

The purpose of UCA Lactation Suites is to provide nursing mothers with multiple, convenient, private, sanitary, and comfortable rooms to express, collect, and/or store breast milk. There is no fee for the use of any UCA Lactation Suite. They are located in the following buildings:

Brewer Hegeman Conference Center

  • To the right of the front entrance
  • Hours are consistent with those of the Conference Center

Lewis Science Center

  • Room 116
  • Check in at Lewis Science Center 105 to gain entry
  • Open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Old Main Suite

  • Room 206
  • Open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Student Health Clinic

  • Check in at the front desk
  • Hours are consistent with those of the Women’s Center

Torreyson Library

  • Check in at the front desk
  • Open 24 hours/5 days per week according to library hours

For additional information, please call 501-450-3135 or send an email to Institutional-Diversity@uca.edu.

UCA Lactation Suite Use Guidelines

  1. UCA has established several Lactation Suites to support the needs of women who may wish to continue breastfeeding while on campus.
  2. There is no fee for the use of any Lactation Suite.
  3. The Lactation Suites offer several dedicated comfortable, private, quiet spaces for nursing mothers to pump breast milk while on campus. The suites contain comfortable seating, a refrigerator, a microwave, electrical outlets, adequate lighting, related reading materials, hand sanitizer, and cleaning supplies.
  4. The Lactation Suite in Old Main is open. Please lock the door and use the appropriate privacy signage when you are pumping. When you are finished, remove the sign and leave the door unlocked.
  5. If utilizing the Lactation Suite located in Torreyson Library, users must check in at the reference desk and will be escorted to the suite.
  6. If utilizing the Lactation Suite located in the Student Health Clinic, users must check in at the reception desk to be escorted to the suite.
  7. The Lewis Science Center location may be used as an alternative. Users must check in at the Office of the Dean located at Lewis Science Center 105.
  8. Users may access the Lactation Suites only for the purposes of expressing, collecting, and storing, breast milk.
  9. It is the responsibility of everyone using the Lactation Suites to maintain a clean room, ready for the next user. Each user must clean all breast milk and other spills with the cleaning supplies provided.
  10. The Lactation Suites are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please be considerate of others. Users may have access to the Lactation Suites for approximately one hour per visit.
  11. Breastfeeding mothers must bring their own pump to and from the Lactation Suites on a daily basis. Pumps should not be stored in the suites.
  12. In the event of an urgent situation, disposable breast pads and breast milk storage bags are available. These items are on reserve and should be used only in the event of an extenuating circumstance.
  13. UCA is not responsible for securing personal items left in the Lactation Suites against theft or use by others.