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 third 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. *Note: Applications must be made no later than ninety (90) days after the Qualifying Event.

Jesse M Bell Graduate Loan and Fund - A short-term loan available to graduate students of high academic standing to be used in the pursuit of their graduate studies at the UO. Loans are also available for GE's who anticipate being paid late.

Events, Museums, and Programs

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

UO Families Listserv - This is a subscribed e-mail list for the UO community providing information about family-related campus and community events and programs. Work-Life Resources provided regular updates, and members are also invited to submit to the listserv. To be added to the listserv, visit the subscription management page or send an email to Jen Mirabile at

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.

U of O Community Music Institute – High quality string instruction beginning at age four.

Ducks After Dark – Free movies on campus. Free popcorn, soda and sometimes pizza. (Check individual films to determine whether or not they are appropriate for your family)

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art – Located on campus, JSMA offers an active program for kids and families including camps, performances, family days and tours.

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History – Located on campus, the museum offers seasonal and year-round programs for families, including partnering with the Graduate School for Night at The Museum in October.

The Many Nations Longhouse – Located on campus, the Many Nations Longhouse is a place of community, welcome, peace, harmony, and cultural exchange that sponsors several family-friendly events throughout the year.

SAIL - Offers free one-week summer programs for middle and high-schoolers on the University of Oregon campus. Subjects vary and sessions are included on the college admissions process, scholarship availability, and the financial aid process.

Summer Camps at the University of Oregon – A variety of UO sponsored camps ranging from sports to music, design, science and more.

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


UO Campus Family Housing - Check out your options when it comes to living with your family on campus.

UO Apartments and Family Housing – If you live in family housing be sure to connect with your Residence Life Coordinator and sign up for newsletters so you don’t miss crucial information and family-friendly events.

The Student's Cooperative Association operates three unique cooperative, affordable, and environmentally sustainable houses very close to campus. One of these houses, Janet Smith, is geared toward graduate and non-traditional undergraduate students. Singles and couples may apply. Check out their FAQ page to see if coorperative living is a good fit for you. 

UO Medical and Insurance Resources

GTFF – If you are a GE and choose to be a union member, contact the GTFF (Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation) for information regarding health insurance for you and your family.

Student Insurance - if you are not a GE and you are interested in health insurance, check out your options here.

Mental Health, Parental and Child Support

ASUO Women’s Center

Counseling Center

University of Oregon Psychology Clinic

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

Feed the Flock – To help "feed the flock" our campus and community partners have created important new initiatives for teh 2018-2019 school academic year, made available with joint funding from Associated Students of the UO and Office of the President.

Ducks Feeding Ducks – This program, managed by the EMU ID Card Office, can transfer $10 to your account for use at any campus food venue that accepts Duck Bucks. 

Produce Drop – 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.

Ducks Leftover Textover – This program alerts current UO students via text message when there is leftover, free food available on campus.

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

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.

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.

Resources for Veterans, Active Military, Guard & Reserve, and their Families

Student Veteran Center - Providing a variety of resources, including study and meeting spaces, computer and printing stations, staff to assist with personal and academic needs, and community veteran service providers. 

Veterans and Family Student Association - A funded student-run club that is open for all currently enrolled UO students to join. 

UO Veterans Affairs Office - Helping eligible student veterans, reservists and dependents obtain education benefits in compliance with the procedures adn regulations of the United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).

Peer Advisors for Veteran Education - PAVE is a peer support program that connects incoming student veterans with student veterans alrealy on campus in order to help them navigate life at the UO and beyond.

Resources for Non-Traditional Students and their Families

Non-traditional Student Union - Dedicated to representing the non-traditional student voice on campus and providing a place of community. 


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