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Orientation Schedule-At-A-Glance for Families

We’re looking forward to welcoming you and your student to Mills! Below is the preliminary schedule, which will be updated throughout the summer, of suggested events for families who are joining an incoming student on August 22, 2015, for SO Mills: Student Orientation.

You’ll receive a complete, detailed Orientation schedule, including exact event times and locations, in the SO Mills: Student Orientation Guide at check-in.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

8:30 am–12:00 pm   Check-in for residential students*
Mills Oval in front of Carnegie Hall
A–G: 8:30 am–9:30 am
H–P: 9:45 am–10:45 am
Q–Z: 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Students will receive their SO Mills: Student Orientation packets and will be able to begin moving in to their assigned residence hall. Student IDs, keys, parking permits, and AC Transit EasyPasses will be distributed.
8:30 am–12:00 pm   Family Welcome Center
Mills Hall lobby
Families are encouraged to come by the Mills Hall lobby for complimentary coffee, juice, and muffins while students complete check in. Water will be available all day in Mills Hall and at Adams Plaza.
10:00 am–4:00 pm   Mills College Bookstore open
Rothwell Center
Visit the Mills College Bookstore to purchase everything your student needs for classes and residential life (including textbooks!), and pick up some fun Mills gear. Representatives from the bookstore will also be on the Oval during move-in and on Aron Art Center steps during the College Welcome and Information Fair.
10:30 am–2:00 pm   Campus dining options available
Tea Shop in Rothwell Center and Founders Commons
Stop by the Tea Shop (open 8:00 am–2:00 pm) for a healthy meal or snack, or head up the hill to Founders Commons (open 10:30 am–1:00 pm) for traditional “all you can eat” dining made with locally sourced, sustainably grown produce.
12:00 pm–2:00 pm   Check-in for commuting students*
Mills Oval in front of Carnegie Hall
A–G: 12:00 pm–12:45 pm
H–P: 12:45 pm–1:15 pm
Q–Z: 1:15 pm–2:00 pm
Students will receive their SO Mills: Student Orientation packets and will be directed to the appropriate check-in station. Student IDs, keys, parking permits, and AC Transit EasyPasses will be distributed.
2:30 pm–3:30 pm   College Welcome and Information Fair
Aron Art Center
Family members of Mills students are an important part of the Mills community. College administrators will welcome you to the larger Mills family and share information about the different support services available to you and your new student(s) at Mills.
3:45 pm–6:00 pm   Family Orientation
3:45 pm–4:30 pm   Student Life Panel
Littlefield Concert Hall
Hosted by the Dean of Students, this introductory session will provide families with information key to their student(s)'s transition to the Mills Community, including a panel with a student, Associate Provost, and Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Student Support Services.
4:30 pm–5:00 pm   Campus and Community Safety
Littlefield Concert Hall
Mills College views campus safety and security as an important responsibility shared by the College and every member of the student body, faculty and staff. The College and members of the Mills campus community are partners in creating an environment that is safe and conducive to learning. While no campus is isolated from crime, the likelihood of campus crime can be reduced by cooperatively working together. The Department of Public Safety will present a range of resources designed to promote campus safety and security.
5:00 pm–5:30 pm   Health and Wellness at Mills
Littlefield Concert Hall
Mills College offers a variety of wellness, mental health and medical services for students and families.  Representatives from Wellness & Community Outreach and Psychological and Counseling Services will review service offerings and answer questions about the Student Health Center, the Student Health Plan, the Counseling Center and supportive services.
5:30 pm–6:00 pm   Career Services at Mills
Littlefield Concert Hall
The Career Services Office is a comprehensive resource for students and alums who are looking for internship and employment opportunities and assistance with the graduate school process. Career Services representatives will review the host of tools designed to help students decide what career to pursue, complemented by services that prepare them to enter the job market in their chosen fields.
6:00 pm   Time to Say Goodbye for Now
Here's the time when families and friends have the opportunity to let their students know that they have their support—come what may. Saying "goodbye for now" will help students begin their transition to college life.
6:00 pm–7:00 pm   Campus dining options available
Founders Commons
Before heading home, enjoy a traditional “all you can eat” dinner at Founders Commons, which always serves locally sourced, sustainably grown produce. Families and students without a meal plan may purchase dinner for $10.50. Students with a meal plan may use their validated student ID.

If you need to save or print a copy of this schedule, download an English-version PDF by clicking here and a Spanish-version PDF by clicking here. We’ll see you at the College for SO Mills: Student Orientation 2014 from August 22–25. For more information, email or call 510.430.2130.



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