Hello to all our students that are parents! We are excited that you chose UMSL!

UMSL is excited to announce a new initiative – Triton Student Parent Success! Our hope is to connect student parents with support and resources focused on their unique needs. We recognize that student parents must strike a challenging balance between parenting and academics…as well as the many other roles they likely hold! Triton Student Parent Success hopes to empower all UMSL student parents to successfully finish their degree and more! We want to provide connections to the tools to engage and thrive as a student, a parent, and member of our campus community along the way.

UMSL is excited to announce funding through the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) grant to provide childcare assistance to eligible low-income student parents to access high quality child care at the University Child Development Center. On-site childcare will allow eligible student parents to attend class, utilize campus resources, participate in extracurricular activities and receive academic support. Parent-family events, evening and Saturday care will also be offered throughout the academic year. We are now accepting applications for Fall 2019.

In addition to the resources already available to you as an UMSL Student, Student Parents may also be eligible for…

Free workshops offered twice a semester that provide opportunities to enhance skills, strategies, and confidence for the dual role of student and parent. This series of engaging and informative luncheons are a time to share a meal and reflect with other student parents. All sessions are facilitated by a university social worker.

Private lactation rooms offer a clean and secure environment for those who need to pump or nurse while on campus. Students can access these spaces with their student ID after registering. Additional tips and resources for identifying spaces are also available.

Student Social Services provides case management for students experiencing life issues, hardships, or unmet needs. Case managers help students identify resources they may need, and help them make community and campus connections to secure them. They provide assistance in applying for and navigating public assistance programs, including the Missouri Child Care Subsidy Program and SNAP.

The Office of Student Involvement provides a series of fun-filled and family-oriented events for UMSL students and their families throughout the academic year. These educating and entertaining programs are held once a month from September to April.

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