Welcome to Student Parent Help Center

Student Parent HELP Center Winter Break Hours

The Student Parent HELP Center will be closed starting on Friday, December 20th at noon and will reopen Monday, January 13th at 9am. During this time, we will not be checking voicemail or email. The lounge and computer lab will be accessible for our registered undergraduate student parents during the days that the University is open. (The University is closed December 23-25, and January 1.) Undergraduate students should check their email for information on how to access the computer lab and lounge during winter break. Susan Warfield will return on January 9th and will be available to assist students at that time. Once the center reopens on January 13th, we will reply to voicemails and emails as soon as we can. Thanks and have a great winter break!

Gifts for Little Gophers is back!

presents for program

Thank you, Graduate Minneapolis, for hosting our gift location, our first-ever party, and providing volunteer "elves" to run gifts!

Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr announced a gift from his Raise the Barr foundation to support research at the University of Minnesota’s Student Parent HELP Center (SPHC).

Student Parent Help Center Community Spaces

Student Parent Help Center Lounge

Learn more about our undergraduate student parent lounge, computer lab, and community space for students on campus.

Undergraduate Child Care Assistance Grants and Other Funding

Grants & Scholarships

Look here for undergraduate based child-care assistance grants, scholarships, and emergency assistance funding.

Graduate/Pro Child Care Assistance and Other Services

Graduate Student Services

Look here for information regarding child care assistance funding and services for graduate and professional students.

Parents As Students (Undergraduate) Support Group

Parent As Students Support Group

The Parents As Students Support (PASS) group helps student parents connect, develop support networks, and build community.

Family Friendly Events & Activities

Events & Activities

The Student Parent Help Center organizes family friendly events and activities for Undergraduate and Graduate students.

Teen Parent Outreach Program

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We offer teen parent presentations at local high schools, alternative programs, and community organizations.