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Resources for Students Who are Parents or Parents to Be

Are you Pregnant?

While pregnant, you can still participate in classes and co-curricular activities like:

  • Clubs and/or sports
  • Honor Societies
  • Student leadership opportunities

You are entitled to:

  • Excused absences due to pregnancy or childbirth
  • Maintain your current academic and co-curricular status
  • Make up and submit any work while absent
  • Explanation of any Title IX requirements
  • Receive the same services provided to students with temporary medical conditions
  • Reasonable adjustments if needed like a larger desk, elevator access, and frequent trips to the restroom.
  • Ask for help

Do you need privacy for breastfeeding?

There is a room in the Quinn Administration Building dedicated to mothers needing to breastfeed or express breast milk. It is by reservation or as needed if available. There is a sign-up sheet on the door if you wish to reserve a specific time. Be sure to knock before entering and please keep the space neat and clean.

The first lactation room is on the Upper Level (UL) of Quinn, through two sets of double doors adjacent to the dining tables in the lobby area. After passing two sets of double doors turn right in the big hallway. The room is located approximately 50 feet ahead on the left, just before the large garage door. It is marked “Mother’s Room.”

The second lactation room in the 600 wing (near the fitness center) on the first floor of the McCormack building, Room 01-0611. It is immediately on your right as you enter the 600 wing. It is marked “Lactation Room”.

To learn more or request accommodations related to pregnancy and pregnancy related conditions visit the CRTIX page onPregnant & Parenting Rights or email CRTIX at

Please call or stop by the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX for the key code to enter the room.

Office of Civil Rights and Title IX
Phone: 617-287-5148
Location: Quinn Administration Building, 3rd Floor

Mother’s Rooms
Location: McCormack Building, Room 01-0611 (First Floor)
Location: Quinn Administration Building, Upper Level (UL)

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