Parental Accommodations

Since fall 2010, the Graduate Student Parental Accommodation Guidelines have helped students who are new parents (including fathers) through childbirth or adoption find academic-personal life balance. These guidelines have provided graduate students with the standing to work with their advisors and faculty to find individualized accommodations that can help them during this life-changing event. Birth mothers who hold academic appointments (TA, TF, GSA, GSR) will continue to receive their stipend, health insurance, and tuition remission during a parental accommodation period. Fathers and adoptive parents will receive modification of deadlines and academic expectations.

Find out more about the University's guidelines for helping graduate students who become parents in Graduate Students and Parental Leave: Seeing a Need, Providing Assistance.