Resources for MBA Students with Families

Berkeley-Haas is a place that is welcoming of students with families. We have a variety of events that are open to partners and children and encourage student-parents to take advantage of the myriad resources available through the greater UC Berkeley campus community. We also have an active Partners Club, which is dedicated to supporting our MBA families.

Any questions related to the resources or policies regarding student-parents can be directed to the MBA Program Office.

Resources

  • Grant for Domestic & International Student Parents

This grant may be applied toward housing, dependent health insurance, child care, and/or fee and tuition costs.

http://uhs.berkeley.edu/worklife/graduatebenefits.shtml

  • Childcare Reimbursement Grant for GSI or Reader

Graduate students with at least a 25% or greater GSR appointment during the semester or summer session are eligible for a grant that will reimburse up to $900 in childcare costs per semester.

http://hrweb.berkeley.edu/labor/contracts/BX/childcare-reimbursement-program

  • Breastfeeding Support for Students & Partners

The Breastfeeding Support Program (BFSP) is sponsored by University Health Services - Health*Matters, the worksite wellness program. The BFSP serves faculty, staff, students, and their spouses/domestic partners, as well as employees at UCOP and LBNL who choose to continue breastfeeding after returning to work or school. The program includes

  • personal, electric breast pumps and personal kits sold at cost
  • lactation rooms on campus (including on at Haas)
  • breastfeeding classes facilitated by a certified lactation consultant.

http://uhs.berkeley.edu/Facstaff/healthmatters/breastfeeding.shtml

  • Graduate Division Student Family Assistance Resource List

Learn more about campus resources that aid student families in the search for affordable housing, child care, health insurance, and more.

http://grad.berkeley.edu/financial/student_family.shtml

  • Student Parent Center

The Student Parent Center is intended for Undergraduate students, but there are some good resources listed on their website.

http://studentparents.berkeley.edu/studentparents.shtml

  • Student Parent Resource List

A helpful list that includes links to childcare resources, information on healthcare and housing resources.

http://studentparents.berkeley.edu/Doc%20Y%20Useful%20campus%20and%20community%20website%20links.pdf

  • Childcare Resources

Childcare community resources are listed on the following websites:

http://uhs.berkeley.edu/worklife/comm_childcare.shtml
http://uhs.berkeley.edu/worklife/childcare.shtml

Backup childcare service for Graduate Students (available in-home or at designated childcare center)

http://grad.berkeley.edu/backupchildcare/index.php

  • Berkeley Parents Network

A parent-to-parent email network for the community of parents in the Berkeley, California area.

http://uhs.berkeley.edu/worklife/bpn.shtml