Work-Life Resources

Jennifer Mirabile, Senior Human Resources Programs Coordinator
541-346-2195 or -3195
541-346-2548 fax
677 E. 12th Ave., Suite 400

University Work-Life Resources, a program in Human Resources, assists employees in effectively balancing their personal, family, and community life with work and educational responsibilities. The office coordinates information about campus and community child-care options, resources for families and elder care, work and life resources, wellness programs, help with life events, and university work-life policies.

UO Affiliated Child-Care Programs

Co-op Family Center


This independent, nonprofit cooperative accepts children who are between the ages of eight weeks and eleven years. The center primarily serves families who live in Spencer View Family Housing but accommodates other UO student families, some UO faculty and staff member families, and community parents when space is available. Parents may reduce their costs through several cooperative options and may share in the center’s management through membership on the center’s board of directors.

Moss Street Children’s Center


This program accepts children who are between the ages of three months and 11 years. Priority for child-care services is given to enrolled students. It is described more fully under Erb Memorial Union in this section of the catalog.

Vivian Olum Child Development Center


The center provides a comprehensive program of early-childhood education for children between the ages of eight weeks and 11 years. Administered by the Office of Finance and Administration, the center primarily serves faculty and staff families. Student families are guaranteed priority access before community families.

Financial Assistance for Child Care

ASUO Student Child-Care Subsidy

Funded by student incidental fees, the program pays a percentage of child-care expenses for low-income students. UO-affiliated and licensed community child-care expenses are covered. More information and applications are available from the ASUO Executive office, Erb Memorial Union, Suite 4; call 541-346-0632.

Employee-Dependent Child-Care Account

UO employee parents have an opportunity to pay for dependent care with pretax income.  For more information, call the Human Resources Benefits Office at (541) 346-3085.

Graduate Assistance Fund

This program assists graduate students facing financial hardship in the care of a new child or a medical issue. For more information, visit the website.

Graduate Families GE
UO Families Mailing List

Questions, concerns, or needs related to graduate students with families may be found online or directed to Graduate Families Graduate Employee via email ( Graduate Families GE serves as a resource, providing referrals and support, hosting free family events, and managing the graduate families list server, a subscription-based email service for the UO community providing information about family-related campus and community events and programs. More information on the list server is available online.

Lactation Support Rooms


Six lactation support rooms each provide a private space for student, faculty and staff mothers to nurse or express milk. UO parents may register to use one of the campus lactation rooms by contacting a staff member in Human Resources.

  • 231B William W. Knight Law Center
  • 30 Prince Lucien Campbell Hall
  • Allan Price Science and Research Library (lower level)
  • 364 McKenzie Hall
  • Student Recreation Center (ground floor)
  • 311 Robert and Beverly Lewis Integrative Science Building

Oregon Department of Human Services Child-Care Subsidy

Working families whose income is below 150 percent of the federal poverty level may be eligible for financial help with child-care costs. For more information visit the website.

School and Summer Camp Information

Information on the Eugene 4J, Bethel, and Springfield school districts as well as UO-affiliated summer camps are available on the Human Resources website.

Youth and Family Program


The Physical Education and Recreation Department offers a variety of youth lessons and family recreation time, as well as summer and no-school day camps.