Services for Parenting Students

Children on Campus

Children (or any unregistered person) are not allowed in classrooms or labs; however, parenting students may have their minor children with them while conducting business on campus or while attending events or other activities. Minor children must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or other responsible adult at least 18 years or older at all times.

Changing Stations

Most restrooms include changing stations for your use. Restrooms with changing stations are indicated on the campus maps.


Currently, CCRI does not offer babysitting services on site. A list of local, licensed day care providers can be found here.

Lactation Rooms

Nursing mothers may sign up to use lactation rooms on campus. Currently, CCRI has a stand-alone lactation room at our Flanagan campus in room 2302. At the Knight campus, nursing mothers can use the exam room at the nurse’s station (room 1240) from 9 to 4 daily, and from 5 to 7pm Mondays through Thursdays. A new stand-alone lactation room at the Knight campus is anticipated to come online later in the Fall 2017 semester.

Plans are underway to create a lactation room at our Liston campus by the start of the Spring 2018 semester. At our Newport County campus, room 206 is available for nursing mothers. At this time, room 206 does not have access to a sink, but there is a restroom nearby. Room 206 will be refurbished to include a working sink

Rules for using the lactation rooms are located on the wall in each room and can be found here.

To sign up to use the lactation rooms, please email Nancy Forsstrom at You will be placed on an access list. On campuses with active card-swipe technology for door access, you will need to obtain a card that will grant you access from Nancy Forsstrom in the Gender Equity Office. At the Newport County Campus, Campus Police will have the access list.; At the Knight campus, no sign-up is required; you can just ask the nurse on duty. Please note, while the hours of operation of the nurse’s station is set, at any given time the nurse on duty may be away from the office for up to an hour at a time.

Last Updated: 8/21/18