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Residential Options

Mills is pleased to offer undergraduate and graduate students with multiple on-campus housing options from traditional residence halls to apartments and cooperative housing. All residence halls have grand pianos, recreation rooms, and kitchens. All housing (both residence halls and apartments) has wireless Internet access, and use of laundry facilities is included in housing fees. All rooms (with the exception of those in Underwood Apartments) are furnished with a twin bed, desk, dresser, bookcase, and chair per student. Housekeeping services are provided in the restrooms and common areas of the dormitory-style residence halls, but housekeeping is not provided in houses or apartments. Information about computer labs can be found here.

Please note that male graduate students can live in the new Courtyard Townhouses, in Lynn Townsend White Hall, and, if they have children and space is available, in the Underwood Family Housing (undergraduate students with children have priority).

Designated living spaces have been identified to accommodate students who require service or emotional support animals while living on campus. We also have identified living spaces to accommodate students who require animal free living areas due to animal allergies or other related needs. All these type of housing are subject to availability. Information about service and support animals can be obtained from Services for Students with Disabilities.

Residence Halls

Warren Olney Hall


Warren Olney Hall houses students of all academic levels; it is an environment that gives you numerous opportunities to co-exist with students from all walks of life and create bonds beyond the classroom. Special activities and programs bring students together—and the large recreation and TV rooms, kitchen, and lounges provide a comfortable setting for all.

Special Features:

  • Single or Double rooms with hardwood floors and a sink
  • California sleeping porches (some rooms)
  • Common rooms
  • Full disability access
  • Computer lab
  • Animal Free Wing (Additional Application Process Required)

Orchard Meadow Hall

    Housing mostly first-year students, Orchard Meadow Hall consists of two separate wings. Connected by a large living room with paneled oak walls and tile floors, the wings share a meeting room and a computer lab. Many of Orchard Meadow’s sleeping porches look out on a beautiful courtyard, with a small reflecting pond and brick barbeque.

Special Features:

  • Single or Double rooms with hardwood floors and a sink
  • California sleeping porches (some rooms)
  • Disability access
  • Two libraries with antique furniture
  • Computer lab
  • Emotional Support Animal Wing (Additional Application Process Required)
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Ethel Moore Hall


With its charming Mediterranean-style red tile roof and blue trim, Ethel Moore Hall—which houses juniors, seniors, and graduate students—sits beautifully atop Prospect Hill. The flagstone entrance to Ethel Moore Hall connects to a downhill path into the center of campus. Ethel Moore also opens onto the Rhododendron Courtyard, accessed through the building or through a garden gate. The newly renovated Olive Courtyard is accessed through the lobby.

Special Features:

  • Single or Double rooms with hardwood floors and a sink
  • California sleeping porches (in double rooms)
  • Two courtyards
  • Antique furnishings in some common areas
  • Computer lab

Mary Morse Hall


Mary Morse Hall offers housing to both undergraduate and graduate students. From its location atop Prospect Hill, students look out upon the Rhododendron Courtyard shared with Ethel Moore. You enter the building through a beautiful high-ceilinged living room, a favored gathering spot for Mary Morse residents.

Special Features:

  • Spanish and French Language Houses (additional application required)
  • Single or double rooms with hardwood or carpeted floors and a sink
  • Large stone fireplace in living room
  • Community sun room
  • Antique furnishings in some common areas
  • Computer lab

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Lynn Townsend White Hall


Newly renovated Lynn Townsend White Hall offers housing to both undergraduate and graduate students. The new interior pairs a light, open design with modern-style furnishings and a spacious recreation room. Situated on the north side of campus, White Hall is conveniently located close to Founders Commons dining hall and provides easy access to the heart of campus.

Special Features:

  • Single or double rooms, some in suites featuring one double and two single rooms
  • Two bedroom suites with private bathrooms and shared kitchenette, living room, and bathroom
  • Three wings, each with its own common area
  • Gender fluid living community
  • Computer lab

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Prospect Hill Apartments


Providing new and modern spaces for Mills students interested in more independent living, Prospect Hill Apartments are situated atop one of the highest points on campus. Placement for Prospect Hill Apartments will be given to students who are sophomore junior or seniors who have specific food related disabilities/food allergies. Prospect Hill Apartments provide an independent living option of eight apartments, each housing four students in single bedrooms. Each furnished apartment has a kitchen, living room, and bathroom. The building also has a comfortable community room for study breaks, meetings, and casual conversations. An enchanting outdoor patio looks out upon the beautiful nearby woods.

Special Features:

  • Four-bedroom apartments with shared kitchens and living rooms
  • Bathrooms with double sinks
  • Fireplace in community room
  • Disability access

Courtyard Townhouses


Located on one of the Mills' hills just off the main campus entrance, the Courtyard Townhouses—Danforth, Springs, and Stephenson—offer an additional housing option for undergraduate and graduate students 21 years of age or older. In addition to a choice of four or five bedrooms, these distinctive and charming Craftsman-style apartments each have a kitchen, two bathrooms, a living room, and an adjoining dining room.

Special Features:

  • Four- and five-bedroom units with kitchen, dining room, and two bathrooms
  • Single-gender apartments for both male and female students
  • Cable TV hook-up in each living room
  • High-speed and wireless Internet access
  • Disability access

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Specialty Housing

Underwood Family Housing


High above the College's Greek Theatre, Underwood Family Housing provides housing for Mills students with children. The building complex offers a total of 12 two-bedroom apartments in three separate buildings, all with wonderful views—and only a five-minute walk from the center of campus.

Special Features:

  • Two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartments with living room and eat-in kitchen
    • Children’s play yard
    • Private entrances
  • Reserved parking spaces

Ross House


Ross House consists of two connected Victorian houses and overlooks a grassy area adjacent to the botany greenhouse and garden. Ross House residents are undergraduate students who are interested in living in a 12 hour quiet house. Most enjoy the independence of cooking for themselves in the spacious kitchen, although residents may purchase a meal plan. Residency for Ross House is determined through a supplemental application process.

Special Features:

  • Private bedrooms
  • Satellite TV in living room
  • Disability access
  • Resident and disability-accessible parking

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Larsen House Co-op


Larsen House Co-op is a delightful two-story Victorian house located close to the center of campus. The six students residing in Larsen share house duties and decision making, and work to raise awareness around environmental issues through campus-wide programs and events. Residency for Larsen House Co-op is determined through an application and interview process. Due to the need to accommodate students with allergies, housing for students with service or emotional support animals is not available in Larsen House.

Special Features:

  • Private bedrooms
  • Satellite TV
  • Resident and disability-accessible parking


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P: 510.430.2127
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Last Updated: 6/18/15