Greetings OSU students, staff and faculty.

In looking at the year ahead and the busyness of integrating our work and family lives we want to highlight and share a number of unique services and programs OSU offers in support of work-life and families with dependent care needs.


Quarterly workshops designed for students and employees who have taken a leave of absence for the arrival of a child and are returning to their work and studies.

Beaver Family Connections

Bring your lunch from 12-1pm and join in on interesting topics and discussions related to your child’s development and your family health and well-being. There are three series that focus on different age ranges: baby, childhood and tween/teens. Open to all students, staff and faculty.

Through the support of the Office of the Provost, all members of the OSU campus community may access Care.comthrough our institutional membership for FREE! With OSU’s portal you can search for care providers near you without paying membership costs. Search for providers of child care, adult & senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more. Visit to create a free profile using your OSU email address.

ElderCare Connections

Join us for monthly, lunch hour, informational meetings and discussions about what it means to be a caregiver and how to optimally support the ones you love and yourself. Bring friends, colleagues, and whoever else you feel could benefit from these sessions, we are open to everyone.

Flexible Work Arrangements  

OSU is committed to being a great place to work, learn and flourish; and to creating and sustaining healthy environments that enable community members to live productive, balanced and engaged lives. In an effort to confirm this commitment, OSU supports the use of flexible work arrangements (FWA) in situations where there is a mutual benefit to the employee and university. Look for A Guide to Flexible Work Arrangements at OSU, coming soon!

Lactation Support

OSU has a network of over 30 well-appointed campus lactation rooms in addition to free lactation parking permits to facilitate on campus nursing sessions.  For additional information and to obtain a free copy of Nursing Mother, Working Mother contact the Family Resource Center at 541-737-4906 or

Family Spaces

The Family Resource Center @ Avery Lodge and the MU Family Lounge (on the west side of the main floor living room) are both comfortable places to spend time with young children.



Susan and Dan


Susan Capalbo                                                                                Dan Larson

Senior Vice Provost                                                                        Interim Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Oregon State University                                                                Oregon State University                                       

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