Students with Families

Graduate Family Resources

Family GE

Have questions? Contact the Grad Families GE with any questions related to graduate family issues:

Get emailed support: Receive resources, free events, and support by signing up for the Grad Families Listserv: send an email to and be automatically signed up for bimonthly updates.

Childcare Resources

ASUO Childcare Subsidy – An incidental fee funded program which reimburses 20-50% of the cost of childcare expenses for student parents.

Co-Op Family Center – Independent, nonprofit co-operative childcare center for children aged eight weeks to ten years. Student families receive priority and a tuition discount.

Moss Street Children's Center – Childcare center run though Erb Memorial Student Union, serves children three months through fifth grade. Student families receive priority and a tuition discount.

Vivian Olum Child Development Center – Childcare center run through Human Resources, offers faculty and staff families priority, but serves some student families and offers a tuition discount to all UO-affiliated families. Serves children eight weeks through fifth grade.

Community Childcare Providers – Search for childcare providers or community resources such as legal assistance, renter resources, help with food security, veterans issues, or inability to pay bills. Plus more!

Lactation Support

Lactation Rooms – Dedicated campus spaces and refrigeration capacity for parents to nurse and/or express milk. Interested parents should contact Human Resources at (541) 346-2195.

Refrigerator Lending Program – Apartment-size refrigerators available for campus workspaces in which to store expressed milk. To inquire and reserve, call Human Resources at (541) 346-2195.

Funding & Financial Assistance

Graduate Student Assistance Fund – Financial assistance for graduate students with a new child, childcare expenses for a new child, a medical issue, or other qualifying event.

Earned Income Tax Credit – Working students who have at least one child living with them may be eligible for a tax credit that is based on a percentage of earned income.

Employment-Related Day Care Program – Working families whose income is below a threshold may be eligible for financial help with child care costs.

Oregon Helps – Program pre-screener to determine if you qualify for any state or federal assistance programs.

ASUO Women’s Center Child Care Reimbursement – Students attending a campus event may be reimbursed for child care costs incurred during event.


UOregon Events Calendar – Filter by “Family Friendly” events and hide “Recurring Events” to see one-day events.

Youth/Family Recreation Program – Spend active time with your family at the UO Rec Center.

ASUO Spouse/Domestic Partner/Children Card (C-CARD) – Discounted access to UO events and other services. Call (541) 346-3724.

Lane Kids – Bilingual website (English and Spanish) for parenting classes, kid-friendly activities, area events, and parenting blogs.

Mental Health, Parental and Child Support

ASUO Women’s Center

Center for Healthy Relationships

Child and Family Center

Counseling Center

Human Resources Work-Life Resources – Further support and resources for family life at the University of Oregon.

Team Duckling – Developmental scientists who engage children and family participants in studies and research. Studies typically provide compensation for participation.

The Child Center Support and help for children who are experiencing a mental health crisis and their parents.

Nutrition and Food Resources

SNAP Program Federal nutrition program for low-income people. Review the guidelines to see if you qualify.

WIC Program – Federal nutrition program for low-income families with young children. Review the guidelines to see if you qualify.

Produce Plus – Receive high-quality fresh fruits and vegetables. Any household living at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level can qualify for this program. Check the link for produce plus drop-off sites near you. No proof of income level required, all who come are served.

The Dining Room Restaurant Free meals served for 300 guests per day. To receive a free meal, simply show up, but try to arrive early!

Student Food Pantry – Show your student ID and bring a bag for groceries, then take your pick of the pantry at no cost.

Common Ground Garden – Community garden when anyone can harvest food for free.

Huerto de la Familia – Nonprofit that improves access to healthy, low-cost, culturally appropriate food for Latino families. They offer gardening workshops and other food assistance.

Senior Resources

Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Oregon – Contact the ADRC and search their statewide website for all senior-related area resources including adult day service programs, meal programs, senior centers, transportation services, chronic disease self-management programs, in-home services, facility-based services, as well as other resources and supports.



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