As a Catholic institution of higher learning, the University of San Diego recognizes that the care and support of family is at the heart of Catholic social teaching. Consistent with our mission and Catholic identity, the University of San Diego acknowledges the importance of supporting pregnant and parenting students by addressing their special needs and assisting them in completing their studies.
Pregnancy and parenthood are likely two of the most powerful experiences you will face in your lifetime. It is important for the expectant mother and parenting student to feel supported, cared for and one with the university community. Pregnancies offer the challenge of balancing preparation for childbirth with an academic schedule. If you are a female or male student, faced with pregnancy and parenting concerns University Ministry and the Student Health Center are ready to assist you. It is not only our calling to support the pregnant woman and parenting student but our challenge to provide them with a positive community in which to live. An overview of the full range of services available to pregnant and parenting students is described in this brochure.
The University of San Diego provides information and services to pregnant and parenting students through the Student Health Center, Office of University Ministry, Counseling Center, Office of Financial Aid, Residential Life, Manchester Child Development Center, Women’s Center, the College of Arts and Sciences and the professional schools.
University Ministry and the Student Health Center have been identified as “gateway offices” for pregnant and parenting students. A gateway office can assist you by advocating and supporting you as you navigate the variety of resources available to you from other university departments and some outside community services. You may also elect to contact any of the offices listed in the directly.
Women's Center Mothers Room
The Women's Center (SLP 420) provides a private space for nursing mothers to use. All of the information can be found on the Women's Center website.