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Support for Student Parents

At UConn, there are support offices and groups available to expecting and parenting students. A list can be found below with further information on the support available; additional information for Graduate Assistants, International students, and UConn Health students can be found below as well.

Academic

Dean of Students | Regional Student Services Centers

The Dean of Students Office (DOS) serves as a centralized resource for connecting undergraduate students with appropriate university and community programs, offices, and individuals. The office supports students in resolving educational, personal, and other university concerns that affect the quality of their academic or community life and personal goals.

Storrs

Wilbur Cross Building, Room 203
233 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4062
Storrs, CT 06269
Phone: 860-486-3426
Fax: 860-486-1972
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm
dos.uconn.edu
dos@uconn.edu

The regional Student Services Centers provide support for undergraduate student parents enrolled at one of our regional campuses.

Avery Point

Noemi Maldonado Picardi
Director of Student Services
1084 Shennecossett Rd.
Groton,CT 06340
Schedule Appointment

Hartford

Christine Mosman
Associate Director of Student Services
10 Prospect Street, Rm 127B
959-200-3836
Email

Stamford

Erica Granoff
Director of Student Services
1 University Place, Rm 201
203-251-8484
Email

Waterbury

Kelly Bartlett
Interim Director, Student Services
99 East Main St.
Waterbury, CT 06702
Student Services Suite, 2nd Floor
203-236-9847
Email

The Graduate School

About one-third of UConn’s graduate community identifies as caregivers to children and/or spouse. The Graduate School recognizes the importance of successfully balancing academics, work, and family responsibilities and is here to help Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Scholars find their balance.

The Graduate School

The Whetten Graduate Center, Second Floor
University of Connecticut
438 Whitney Road Extension, Unit-1152
Storrs, CT 06269-1152
Phone: 860-486-3617
Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm

grad.uconn.edu
gradschool@uconn.edu

UConn Law

The Student Affairs Office is the core provider and coordinator of student services at the UConn School of Law, guiding students through the challenges of law school and connecting law students with the resources available on campus. The Law School is committed to providing a supportive environment for our student parents. Additionally, there are two student organizations that support nontraditional students and student parents, both of which offer additional community connections and resources. For more information on support for student parents, contact Student Affairs below.

UConn Law

Thomas J. Meskill Law Library
39 Elizabeth Street, 2nd Floor
Hartford, CT 06105
Phone: 860-570-5079

UConn Health

The Office of Student Affairs and Activities

Lisa Francini

(860) 679-2986

francini@uchc.edu

health.uconn.edu/student-affairs

Health and Wellness

Counseling Services

At UConn, all campuses provide counseling services for those in need. For more information on the services provided by each campus, refer to the links below.

Storrs

Avery Point

Hartford

Stamford

Waterbury

Student Health and Wellness

Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) supports the optimal well-being of all UConn students by providing the highest quality compassionate care and exceptional health and wellness programs. 

Student Health and Wellness

Hilda May Williams Building
234 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4011
Storrs, CT 06269-4011
Phone: 860-486-4700
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm

studenthealth.uconn.edu

studenthealth@uconn.edu (general questions only)

Offices

Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources can assist student parents in relation to their role as an employee on campus. Refer to HR for more information on accommodations, leave of absences, and other student parent related work needs.

Office of Human Resources

Allyn Larabee Brown Building
9 Walters Ave.
(Depot Campus - Unit 5075)
Storrs, CT 06269-5075
Phone: 860-486-3034
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm

hr.uconn.edu

hr@uconn.edu

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) supports and assists the international student community at UConn in their role as student parents. 

International Student & Scholar Services

McMahon Hall
University of Connecticut
2011 Hillside Rd. U-1083
Storrs, CT 06269-1083
Phone: 860-486-3855
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm

isss.uconn.edu

international@uconn.edu

Office for Diversity and Inclusion

The mission of the Office for Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) is to advocate for access and equity across all university units, to welcome and celebrate the experiences of individuals regardless of background through innovative educational programs, and to transform campus climate to build a more welcoming and inclusive community. 

Office for Diversity & Inclusion

University of Connecticut | Storrs Campus
343 Mansfield Road, Unit 1278
311 Budds Building (3rd Floor)
Storrs, CT 06269-1278
Phone: 860-486-2422
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm

diversity.uconn.edu

diversity@uconn.edu

Office of Institutional Equity

The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) ensures the University’s commitment and responsibility to foster equitable and inclusive working and learning environments for all members of the UConn community.

Office of Institutional Equity

Wood Hall
241 Glenbrook Road
Storrs, CT 06269-4175
Phone: 860-486-2943
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm

equity.uconn.edu

equity@uconn.edu

UConn Ombuds

The UConn Ombudsman serves as a neutral resource who provides confidential and informal assistance to employees of the UConn and UConn Health community.

Homer Babbidge Library
Second Floor, Rm. 2-182
369 Fairfield Way UNIT - 1257
Storrs, CT 06269

(860) 486-5143

Email

ombuds.uconn.edu

 

Community

Peer Support

Moms4Moms

Moms4Moms is a designed group for mothers employed or enrolled at the University of Connecticut. 

This group was created for mothers seeking a network, community, and an inclusive space to talk about both the joys and hardships of motherhood. The groups’ mission/aim is to enlighten, empower, engage, and educate through shared experiences of M4M members, activities, and workshops.

For more information, email uconnmoms4moms@uconn.edu

Cultural Centers & Programs

The Cultural Centers/Programs at the University of Connecticut serve as vital resources in support of the social, behavioral, and cultural needs of students. They also provide an important resource to the broader UConn community as a central point of reference for issues and historical context related to the particular demographic group represented by the center.

African American Cultural Center

2110 Hillside Rd. Unit 3180
Storrs, CT 06269-4040
Phone: 860-486-3433
Hours: 8:30am-11:00pm (M-Th), 8:30am-9:30pm(F)

aacc.uconn.edu
aacc@uconn.edu

Asian American Cultural Center

2110 Hillside Rd. U-3186
Storrs, CT 06269-3186
Phone: 860-486-0830
Hours: 9:00am-9:00pm

asacc.uconn.edu
asacc@uconn.edu

Puerto Rican Latin American Cultural Center

Student Union, Room 438
2110 Hillside Road
Storrs, CT 06269
Phone: 860-486-1135

latinx.uconn.edu
prlacc@uconn.edu

Rainbow Center

2110 Hillside Road, Unit 3096
Student Union 403
Storrs, CT 06269
Phone: 860-486-5821
Hours: 9:00am - 7:30pm

rainbowcenter.uconn.edu
rainbowcenter@uconn.edu

Women's Center

Student Union, 4th Floor
2110 Hillside Road, Unit 3118
Storrs, CT 06269
Phone: 860-486-4738
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm

womenscenter.uconn.edu
womenscenter@uconn.edu

Native American Cultural Programs

Physical office is currently closed. To schedule an appointment via virtual office hours, email nacp@uconn.edu.

nacp.uconn.edu
nacp@uconn.edu

Middle Eastern Cultural Programs

Student Union First Floor, Room 10
2110 Hillside Rd. 
Storrs, CT 06269-4040
Phone: 860-486-3510

mecp.uconn.edu
mecp@uconn.edu

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Expecting and Parenting Students

The University of Connecticut is committed to maintaining a safe and non-discriminatory learning, living and working environment for all members of the University community. This includes providing support and resources to students, faculty, and staff who are pregnant or caring for children. UConn encourages students who are pregnant to disclose this information to the Center for Students with Disabilities if they are seeking accommodations.

The US Department of Education’s regulation implementing Title IX specifically prohibits discrimination against a student based on pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these conditions. If you are a pregnant, expecting, or parenting student, UConn has resources to help you.