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Feb. 2, 2023

Media Advisory: McKale Center opens new lactation room

  • What: University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins, women's basketball head coach Adia Barnes and other members of university leadership will speak at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for McKale Memorial Center's first lactation room.
  • When: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 3 p.m.
  • Where: McKale Center, Lohse Room 329. Media should enter McKale using the south entrance to the left of the ticket office. Take the elevator to the third floor. The Lohse Room is on the left.
  • RSVP: RSVP to Nick Prevenas,

TUCSON, Ariz. — The University of Arizona will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of McKale Memorial Center's first lactation room.

The room provides a quiet, safe and comfortable space for UArizona employees, students, fans and visitors to feed their child. The room is on the south end of the court mezzanine under section 116. Information on how to access the room can be found on the UArizona Family Resource Map.

Speakers at the ribbon-cutting ceremony will include:

  • University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins
  • Adia Barnes, head coach, women's basketball
  • Celina Ramirez, vice president, University Initiatives
  • Krystal Swindlehurst, assistant vice president and chief of staff, Arizona Athletics

The McKale Center room is one of 12 new lactation spaces that have been funded this year as part of UArizona's family-friendly initiatives in line with the university's commitment to being a family-friendly place to work, learn and grow. There are currently 35 lactation spaces found at UArizona locations statewide.

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Media contact:
Nick Prevenas

University Communications

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