Carnegie Mellon University

Lactation Rooms

The university's lactation rooms (and other non-registered or private rooms) are located throughout campus and office buildings. The lactation rooms provide a private space for employees, students and guests who need to express milk while at the university.

Access Lactation Rooms

To request access to the lactation rooms, please complete and submit the Lactation Room Access Form. Please note that you will be granted card swipe access to all lactation rooms.

On-Campus Lactation Rooms

View an interactive map to locate on-campus lactation rooms.

Building Location Address Room # Card Swipe Access
ANSYS Hall 4805 Frew Street B Level, Room B05 24-hour access
Cohon University Center 5032 Forbes Avenue Floor 2, Room 257 24-hour access
Gates and Hillman Centers 4902 Forbes Avenue Floor 8, Room 8214 24-hour access
Hall of Arts 121 Tech Street Floor A, Room A51 24-hour access
Tata Consultancy Services Hall (TCS) 4665 Forbes Avenue Floor 2, Room 204 24-hour access
Tata Consultancy Services Hall (TCS) 4665 Forbes Avenue Floor 4, Room 404 24-hour access
Tepper School of Business 4765 Forbes Avenue Floor 3, Room 3924 24-hour access
Tepper School of Business 4765 Forbes Avenue Floor 5, Room 5924 24-hour access
Warner Hall 5000 Forbes Avenue Floor 1, Room 117 Building hours 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wean Hall Hamerschlag Drive Floor 4, Room 4432 24-hour access

Off-Campus Lactation Rooms (Building Access Required)

Building Location Address Room # Card Swipe Access
Information Networking Institute (INI) 4616 Henry Street Floor 2, Room 213 Building hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mellon Institute 4400 Fifth Avenue Floor 2, Room 210A Building hours 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Mill 19 4501 Lytle Street
Building A
Floor 2, Room 225 Building hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
PPG Place 6 PPG Place Floor 14, Room 1426 Building hours 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
SEI (Bakery Square) 6425 Penn Avenue Floor 4, Room 4006 Building hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
University Communications & Marketing 4721 Fifth Avenue Floor 2, Room 218 Building hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Coming Soon! Mamava Lactation Pods

mamava.pngThe Office of Human Resources is partnering with Highmark and UPMC to purchase two Mamava XL Mobile Lactation Pods (one UPMC, one Highmark) to be placed on campus. These pods are freestanding, mobile suites for nursing parents to pump or breastfeed. Each unit includes comfortable benches, a fold down table, an electrical outlet for a breast pump and a door that can be locked for privacy. The units are mobile and can provide a lactation solution in buildings where there is no dedicated lactation room or where the demand exceeds the available capacity.

Guidelines for Lactation Room Use

  • You are responsible for working with your supervisor to arrange for break time to pump and may contact the Office of Human Resources for questions regarding break time.
  • Visitors must have a CMU sponsor to use the space.
  • Lactation rooms are to be used for the sole purpose of expressing milk. If rooms are found to be used by individuals requesting access for purposes other than that listed here, access may be revoked.
  • Multiple users have access to the lactation rooms. Please display the "Lactation Room in Use" Door Sign [pdf] to identify that the room is in use.
  • Carnegie Mellon does not provide pumping equipment. Should you choose to leave any items in the room, know that these are not the responsibility of Carnegie Mellon.
  • Please keep the space neat and orderly. If you notice that dispensers are out of stock or if there is a cleaning issue, please report the issue to Facilities Management Services.

Cleaning and Sanitization

All lactation room users are expected to clean up after each use. This is not only out of respect for the next user, but to prevent contamination and illness transmission. Allow enough time during each visit to clean the pump equipment of breast milk spills and dispose of trash properly. Antibacterial wipes and paper towels are provided for cleaning spills; we do not recommend you use these products to sanitize your personal equipment.

Please keep the space neat and orderly. If you notice that dispensers are empty or if there is a cleaning issue, please report it to Facilities Management Services.