Wellness Rooms for Lactating Parents

The Bloomington campus currently provides 21 private wellness rooms to support Academic, Staff, and Students who are lactating. Each room is secure, clean, and easy to use. The University strives to add more rooms at a variety of locations on campus. Please contact Healthy IU for more information or to provide updates on locations. Directions for some rooms include stair climbing, but alternate directions not involving stairs can be given by contacting Healthy IU or the listed room contact.

Note: Refrigeration and milk storage are not available in every location. If you need further assistance, please contact Healthy IU at healthyu@iu.edu. For information on how to store breastmilk while working, visit the CDC recommendations website.

  • Bill Garrett Fieldhouse-Royer Pool

    Room Location: Royer women's locker room

    How to Access: The room is located on the lower level of the School of Public Health (SPH) building. It is accessible during operation hours only.

    Mon - Thurs:  11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
    Friday:  11 a.m - 1:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    Saturday:  Noon - 2 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    Sunday: Noon - 2 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

    To access, go down the stairway that is located adjacent to the SPH Royer Foyer. Once on the lower level, there is a hallway immediately to the right. The hallway leads to the women’s locker room. An attendant is inside to answer any questions. A key is not required to access the lactation room.

    Directions: Enter the main doors of the School of Public Health (closest to the soccer fields). Upon entering, turn left and go through the door that leads to the stairs. This door is to the right of the long hallways that you will see. Go down one level to the basement and turn right and then right, again. Walk towards the locker room. There will be a sign that says lactation room near the door. When you walk through the doors, the lactation room will be on the left. Knock before entering, as this room is not locked.  

  • Chemistry Building

    Room Location: A702

    How to Access:  Please contact Jonathan Karty, Assistant Chair (jkarty@iu.edu or 812-855-4619, Chemistry 125F) to obtain a key to this room. A scheduling webpage may be found here. Users outside the Chemistry Department should contact Jonathan Karty to get access to the scheduler as well as a key. The room can be reserved in blocks of 15 minutes.

    Directions: The chemistry building is located on the backside of the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU). If you are near the hotel entrance of the IMU, walk to the left and take the staircase up toward the back of the building. The Chemistry building is right across the street. Go to room 125F and request a key for room access.

  • Cyberinfrastructure Building (CIB)

    Room Location: 2nd floor, Wing A, Room 251

    How to Access: UITS employees may reserve the room through the Outlook calendar (BL-UITS-CIB-Mother Room). The CIB is secure. Non-UITS employees are required to check-in with the front desk to be escorted to the room. Contact Joe Farrell at jffarrel@iu.edu with questions or concerns.

    Directions: Take 10th street, past Union Street, and across state road 46. The large building will be on the left. Turn left into the parking lot and drive past the Innovation Center into the CIB part of the area (toward the back). Upon entering the building, visit the check-in desk and tell the receptionist that you are here to visit the lactation room.  

  • Ernie Pyle Hall

    Room Location: Room 131 by the building's elevators

    How to Access:  A room key is required to access the room for use. The room key can be checked out by visiting the University Admissions Welcome Center (812.855.0661) located on the first floor or the Walter Center for Career Achievement (812.856.4278) located on the second floor.

    Directions: Ernie Pyle Hall is located on 7th Street in front of the Indiana Memorial Union's (IMU) main entrance. The main entrance to Ernie Pyle Hall is just east of the IMU's circle drive. The wellness room is located in room 131, by the building's main elevators.

  • Franklin Hall

    Room Location: Located through a women's restroom on the 2nd floor, room 201

    How to Access: A key is not required. It is lockable from the inside. The room can be difficult to find. Contact Kristin Martindale at kmdale@iu.edu for assistance with locating the room and learning about the room features.

    Directions: Walk down Indiana Avenue until you see the Sample Gates. Walk through the Sample Gates and turn left towards the Franklin Hall sign. Continue on this path and enter the building through the third door on your left. Walk up the stairs to the second floor. This staircase should have a wall painting. Enter through the second floor doors and take a left. Take a right at the vending machines and walk down the small area with desk stations. Turn left at the end of the hall and follow the exit sign. Walk through the door and you will see the women's restroom with the lactation room. No key is required, so be sure to knock.

  • Global & International Studies Building

    Room Location: Room 0026

    How to Access: The room can be locked from the inside, which will indicate that the room is occupied to outsiders. Reservations for the room should be completed through SharePoint. Contact gisb@indiana.edu for SharePoint calendar access.

    Directions: Walk up Jordan Avenue toward the Wells Library. Take a left on 7th street and start walking toward the Global International Studies building. Enter through the doors closest to the library that face Jordan Avenue and keep straight until you see the elevators on your left. Take the elevators down to the lower level. After exiting the elevators, the lactation room will be immediately to your right.  

  • Health Sciences Building

    Room Location: C2035

    How to Access: There is a sign up sheet for scheduled time of use hanging on the door.

    Directions: The Wellness Room is located on the 2nd Floor of The HSB in Room C2035. The room is located next to the kitchenette. 

  • Indiana Memorial Union (IMU)

    Room Location: Separate room located inside the women's restroom (M055A), between Sugar & Spice and the Frangipani Room

    How to Access: Obtain an access code from the IMU director's office, room M005

    Directions: To access this room, you will need to go to the IMU director’s office, room M005, to retrieve the current access code. To get to this room, go into the IMU through the hotel entrance that is located off of 7th street. Turn left when you enter through the revolving door and go up the stairs. Turn left at the top of the stairs and the office will be straight ahead. Tell the receptionist that you need the lactation room code. Once you leave the director's office, turn left. The bathroom with the lactation room will be up the hallway to the right. When the floor changes, the restroom is right there. The lactation room is straight ahead, after entering the restroom.

  • The Innovation Center

    Room Location: Cyberinfrastructure Building - 2nd floor, Wing A, Room 251

    How to Access: Employees in the Innovation Center may use the Nursing Mother’s Room that is located in the CIB.  UITS employees may reserve the room through the Outlook calendar (BL-UITS-CIB-Mother Room). The CIB is secure. Non-UITS employees are required to check-in with the front desk to obtain an access card. If you are a non-UITS employee that works in the Innovation Center, Contact Joe Farrell at jffarrel@iu.edu to make arrangements to use the room.

    Display Name:  BL-UITS-CIB-Mother Room

    Directions: See the Cyberinfrastructure Building directions.

  • Kelley School of Business (Hodge Hall)

    Room Location: Room HH4071

    How to Access: Access is controlled by a key. To request a key for checkout, contact Eric Rodkin at erodkin@iu.edu.

    Directions: If you are looking at the Kelley School of Business from the School of Public Health, this building is the one on the left side of Fee Lane. Upon entering the building, walk straight back to the staircase. Walk up to the third floor and the Office of the Dean will be on the left. Enter through the doors and walk to room 3012. This room will be in the middle of the hall to the right. Eric (room contact) will take you to the lactation room. 

  • Luddy Hall

    Room Location: Room 3112

    How to Access: All SICE employees may access the room using their Crimson Card.  All others, please email sicehelp@indiana.edu for access. A whiteboard is located outside the door to indicate days and times the room is reserved. If the room is available, drop-in individuals should check-in at the East Lobby Reception Desk to ask for access. The room is located in the 3999C Computer Science hallway.

    Directions: Walk down 10th Street towards Woodlawn Avenue. Turn right at the intersection of 10th Street and Woodlawn. Keep walking straight and you will see the SICE building. Enter the front doors and walk up the stairs to the 2nd floor. Turn right and go to the service desk suite. Ask the receptionist for assistance to access the wellness room. The wellness room is located on the 3rd floor (Room 3112). 

  • Maxwell Hall

    Room Location: Room 209

    How to Access: A key and reservations are not required to access the room. Contact Linnea Holt at cooksche@iu.edu for assistance with locating the room and to learn about the room features.

    Directions:  Enter the building through the main SW entrance. Take the staircase that is right through the doors up to the second floor. Walk to the end of the hallway. Room 209 is the last room in the hallway before the elevator.

    If you walk through the ground floor ADA entrance, you will enter the elevator that is right through the doors and go up to the second floor, room 209 will be to the right. 

  • Maurer School of Law

    Room Location: 3rd floor women's restroom lounge, Room 397

    How to Access: A key is not required to access the room.

    Directions: Enter the Maurer School of Law building off of Indiana Avenue. Walk towards the elevators in the middle of the lobby. Take the elevator to the third floor. Take a right after exiting the elevators. Walk all the way down to the far hallway and take a right. Follow the signs for the restrooms. The women's restroom is located immediately to the left. The lactation area and supplies are located behind the partition you will see upon entering the restroom. 

  • Memorial Stadium (Game Day Only)

    Room Location: Sheul Room E011

    How to Access: The room is located in the east side academic center near entry 25-26. A staff member will escort you to the room, if assistance is needed.

  • Myers Hall

    Room Location: Room 060

    How to Access: A key card is required to access the room. To obtain a key card, provide a scan or copy of the front of your Crimson Card to biofacil@indiana.edu. Reservations should be made by accessing the biology Google calendar. Contact Irene Newton at irnewton@indiana.edu or Farrah Bashey-Visser at fbasheyv@indiana.edu to be added to the group and reserve a time.  

    Directions: Myers Hall is located off of 3rd Street, right next to Jordan Hall. Enter Myers Hall through the main doors that face 3rd Street. Walk straight toward the back hallway and turn right at the end of the hall. Keep walking until you see a staircase. Go down one floor and turn left off of the staircase. The room will be on the right at the end of the long hallway. Scan your card on the pad and the door should open, if you were granted access. 

  • Psychology

    Room Location: Room 220P

    How to Access: Obtain a key from the front desk in room 120.

    Directions: This building is on 10th Street, across from the School of Public Health and to the left of the Kelley School of Business. Enter the front doors and ask the receptionists, behind the glass wall, to the right of the door, for the lactation room key. Then walk up to the second floor and follow the signs for the room number (220P). The room is in the corner of the building. Return the key when you are finished. Pull the door toward you and turn the key to the left to open the door with ease. 

  • O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

    Room Location: Room 165

    How to Access: A key is not required to access the room.

    Directions: Walk down 10th Street toward the Kelley School of Business. Turn onto Fee Lane. Walk past the Conrad Preby's building and turn right. This will lead you toward the back entrance of the O'Neill building. Walk through the doors and take an immediate left. Walk down the hallway until you see the main staircase. The lactation room will be located in a hallway adjacent to the main staircase. If you have trouble finding this room, go to suite 320, on the third floor, to speak with someone in Human Resources. They will be more than happy to help you find the room.  

  • Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall

    Room Location:  The First Aid room in the East Hall is available as needed Monday - Friday. Access to the building and room requires an active Crimson Card via the east breezeway entrance. To obtain building permissions for your Crimson Card, please contact the Healthy IU Work Life Analyst at healthyu@indiana.edu.

    Game Day: Please consult a game day staff member for assistance.

  • Student Central on Union

    Room Location: Room 103

    How to Access: Obtain an access code from the receptionist at Student Central. The room can also be reserved on Outlook and is titled, "OEM Privacy Rm 103."

    Directions: This building is on the left side of Union Street, if you are walking toward 10th Street. Walking toward the building, there will be a set of doors closest to the street. Walk past those doors to the second set of doors and walk toward the receptionist's desk. Ask the person working the desk for the code to the room. Then, turn right and walk down the hallway. The room will be on the right a few steps down the hallway. Be sure to knock before entering.  


  • Swain Hall - West

    Room Location: Room 133

    How to Access: The room does not require a reservation or key for access.

    Directions:  Use the main entrance on 3rd street, keep straight down the hallway across from the main entrance staircase. Room 133 will be to your left, after walking past the restroom. 

  • The McCalla School

    Room Location: Room 009 (basement level), near the elevators

    How to Access: The room does not require a key or access code. It is lockable from the inside. Please ask a staff member for assistance, if needed.

    Directions: Entering from the main entrance, take the stairs or elevator to the basement level. Room 009 is immediately to the left when exiting the elevator. When using the stairs, walk to the back right corner of the building after arriving on the basement level.

  • W.W. Wright Education Building

    Room Location: Room 4102

    How to Access: A key is not required to access the room. Priority for Nursing Mothers except from noon - 1pm.

    Directions: Enter the Wright Education building from the back entrance off of 7th Street. When you are walking toward the building, you will see a door on your right, next to the staircase. Take that door into the building and go to the elevators. Go up to the fourth floor and take a right. Then, take a left to go down the hallway. The room will be on your left. It is a lounge for all staff to use during the 12pm-1pm lunch hour every day. The room will be adjacent, an open floor concept area on the 4th floor.

  • Wells Library

    Room Location: East Tower, 2nd floor, room 258

    How to Access: Requires a key by request from the staff at the service desk of Government Information Maps and Microforms Services (GIMMS). From the Wells Library lobby, take the stairs to the 2nd floor and enter GIMMS through the set of doors on the left at the top of the stairs.

    The room can also be accessed by taking the East Tower elevator to the 2nd floor. Upon exiting the elevator turn right, then left, then left again and proceed to the service desk.

    Directions: Enter the library through the doors closest to the Global and International Studies Building, off of Jordan Avenue. After climbing the staircase and entering the building, turn right and enter the doorway to the East Tower. Walk toward the elevator and go up to the second floor. Turn right out of the elevator and take a left into the large area. Keep walking until you see a desk in the very back left corner of the room. Retrieve the key from that desk. Then, come back toward the elevators and the room will be on the hallway to your left. There will be a blue nursing mothers' symbol on the door. Return the key to the front desk when finished.