The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to accommodating the needs of graduate students who are new parents. If you hold a College-funded fellowship or a student academic appointment (SAA) of at least 37.5 percent FTE and have completed a minimum of one semester (a minimum of nine credits) in the College, you are eligible for a parental accommodation period up to six weeks once in your academic career.
A parental accomdation begins with the birth, foster placement, or adoption date. During the six week accommodation period, you will continue to receive full support from the College, including the stipend, health insurance, and fee remission "if these benefits were already afforded to you."
Because summer appointments are discretionary, parental accommodations are not available during summer sessions.