Parenting & Family Resources

Connecting Families at the UO

UO Families Listserv is a subscribed email list for the UO community providing information about family-related campus and community events and programs.
To be added to the listserv, visit the subscription management page.

Lactation Support

UO supports nursing mothers on campus by offering lactation rooms and a refrigerator loan program.

Campus Resources

  • Center for Healthy Relationships
    Provides individual therapy services to all ages for a wide range of concerns.
  • Center on Teaching & Learning
    Resources and Activities for Parents.
  • Child and Family Center
    Offers a wide-range of services to help families navigate challenging periods of a child's life.
  • Team Duckling
    UO faculty and students study how children learn and grow.  Learn more about our group and sign up for our studies.
  • Youth & Family Fitness
    Bring your children to the Student Recreation Center for Duck Trails summer and no-school day camps, a variety of youth lessons and family recreation.

Community Resources

Employee Assistance Program
Canopy, formerly called Cascade Centers,, the university's employee assistance program (EAP) provides assistance with childcare, education issues, behavioral difficulties, development concerns and adoption information.

Learn more about EAP

Family Support

UO is committed to supporting members of the campus community with family responsibilities.

  • Parental Leave and Medical Leave
    Visit the Employee Leaves webpage for more information about parental leave, medical leave, and other leave options for eligible employees.
  • Pregnancy Notification to Employee
    The university offers many resources to support employees during and after their pregnancy. The Pregnancy Notification to Employee letter highlights these university resources and provides contact information for additional questions.
  • Tenure Track Faculty-Tenure Clock Considerations
    The tenure review clock may be stopped, at the faculty member’s discretion, for one year upon pregnancy or the birth or adoption of a child.
  • Flexible Work Arrangement and Work-Life Guidance
    This policy provides guidance for creating flexibility for individual work arrangements and establishes structure for employees and their units to explore flexible work arrangements that meet the needs of both the employee and the university.
  • Work-Life Policy
    The University of Oregon supports faculty, staff, and student employees (including Graduate Employees) in their pursuit of a balanced lifestyle.

Veteran Family Resources