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Undergraduate Student Orientation
Schedule-At-A-Glance

Welcome to Mills! Below is the preliminary schedule for SO Mills: Student Orientation, which will be updated throughout the summer.

You’ll receive detailed information on the Orientation schedule, including exact event times and locations, in the SO Mills: Student Orientation Guide, which you will receive at check-in.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

8:30 am–12:00 pm   Check-in for Residential Students*
Mills Oval
A–G: 8:30 am–9:30 am
H–P: 9:45 am–10:45 am
Q–Z: 11:00 am–12:00 pm
9:00 am–2:30 pm   Drop-in computer orientation
Lucie Stern 14
8:00 am–2:00 pm   Campus dining options
Tea Shop, 8:00 am–2:00 pm
Founders Commons, 10:30 am–1:30 pm
12:00 pm–2:00 pm   Check-in for Commuting Students*
Mills Oval
A–G: 12:00 pm–12:45 pm
H–P: 12:45 pm–1:15 pm
Q–Z: 1:15 pm–2:00 pm
1:00 pm-2:30 pm   Commuter Lounge Open House
Rothwell Center
1:00 pm-2:30 pm   Drop-in computer orientation
Lucie Stern 14
2:30 pm–3:30 pm   College Welcome and Information Fair*
Aron Art Museum Steps
3:45 pm–4:30 pm   Strong, Proud, All Mills*
Lisser Theater
3:45 pm–6:00 pm   Family Orientation
Littlefield Concert Hall
4:45 pm–6:00 pm   Mills Meeting*
Location assignments on back of SO Mills Guide
6:00 pm   Time to say good-by—for now
6:00 pm–7:00 pm   Campus dining options
Founders Commons, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
6:00 pm–8:00 pm   Commuter Dinner
Commuter Lounge
8:00 pm   Candle-Lighting Ceremony
Olney and Orchard Meadow Courtyard

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

8:30 am–2:00 am   Campus dining options
Founders Commons, 10:30 am–1:00 pm
Tea Shop, 8:00 am–2:00 pm
9:00 am–10:00 am   A Gathering of Spirit
Chapel
10:30 am–12:00 pm   Wellness at Mills*
Littlefield Concert Hall
12:00 pm–2:00 pm   First-year  Student Lunch*
Holmgren Meadow
12:00 pm–2:00 pm   Transfer  Student Lunch*
Holmgren Meadow
2:00 pm–5:00 pm   Journeys in Social Justice*
Littlefield Concert Hall
5:15 pm–6:15 pm   Mills College Variety Hour
Lisser Theater
6:30 pm–7:30 pm   Dinner for All New Students
Founders Commons
7:30 pm–8:30 pm   Campus Search
Leave from Founders Commons
8:30 pm–10:00 pm   Courtyard Connections
Olney and Orchard Meadow Courtyard

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Monday, August 25, 2014

7:00 am–9:15 am   Campus dining options
Founders Commons, 7:30 am–9:15 am
Tea Shop, 7:00 am–5:00 pm
9:00 am–10:30 am   Navigating Mills Session*
Student Academic and Financial Services and MILLS Meeting
First-year Students, Littlefield Concert Hall
Transfer Students, Lisser Theater
10:30am–1:00pm   French and Spanish Oral Placement Exams
Mills Hall, 3rd Floor
10:30 am–11:20 pm   Pre-science/Pre-med Advising Session
Natural Science Building 213
10:30 am–11:20 pm   Nursing Student Orientation
Natural Science Building 217
11:30 am–6:00 pm   Individual Advising Sessions*
Time and location assignments on the back of the SO Mills Guide
11:30am–1:30 pm   Campus dining options
Founders Commons
Tea Shop
1:00 pm–4:00 pm   New Student Survey*
Time and location assignments on the back of the SO Mills Guide
1:00 pm–5:30 pm   Information sessions
1:00 pm–1:50 pm   SESSION 1
Library Tours and Demo of Electronic Resources and Reserves
F.W. Olin Library

Health 101: Introduction to Mills Health Services
CPM 114, Mills Health Center

Continuing the Dialogue: Journeys in Social Justice
Solidarity Lounge

Learning Strategies
Cowell 113
2:00 pm–2:50 pm   SESSION 2
Career Services at Mills
Natural Sciences Building 212

Student Leadership at Mills
Natural Sciences Building 208

Being the First: A Space for First Generation College Students
Solidarity Lounge

Services for Students with Disabilities
Cowell 113

Health 101: Introduction to Mills Health Services
CPM 114, Mills Health Center
3:00 pm–3:50 pm   SESSION 3
Library Tours and Demo of Electronic Resources and Reserves
F.W. Olin Library

Mary Atkins Lounge Open House
Mary Atkins Lounge, Rothwell Center

Commuter Lounge Open House
Commuter Lounge, Rothwell Center

Parenting Lounge Open House
Parenting Lounge, Rothwell Center
4:00 pm–5:40 pm   SESSION 4
International Students Meeting
4:00–5:00 pm, Cowell Building 113

Getting Started in Athletics, PE and Recreation
4:00–5:30 pm, Haas Pavilion 8, Gym

Athletics Physicals
5:30 pm–8:30 pm, Haas Pavilion 114

5:00 pm–7:00 pm   Campus dining options
Founders Commons, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
7:00 pm–9:00 pm   Craft Your Courses
Student Union

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

7:00 am–9:15 am   Campus dining options
Founders Commons, 7:30 am–9:15 am
Tea Shop, 7:00 am–8:00 pm
8:00 am–10:00 am   Athletic Eligibility Meeting
Haas Pavilion 116
Required before participation
9:00 am   Online class registration begins*
Register from your own computer of Lucie Stern 14 after 9:00 am
9:00 am–12:00 pm   Drop-in computer orientation
Lucie Stern 14
10:00am–12:00 pm   Work-Study Fair
Adams Plaza
11:30 am–1:00 pm   Campus dining options
Founders Commons, 11:30 am–1:30 pm
Tea Shop, 7:00 am–8:00 pm
1:00 pm–2:00 pm   MILLS Meetings*
Location assignments on the back of the SO Mills Guide
2:00 pm–3:00 pm   My Beloved World Literary Panel Discussion*
Littlefield Concert Hall
3:00 pm–3:30 pm   Entering Class Photo
Littlefield Concert Hall Steps
3:30 pm–4:30 pm   New Student Tea
President's House
4:30 pm–6:00 pm   Students of Color Reception
Solidarity Lounge Patio
6:00 pm   Alumnae Taco Tuesday
6:00 pm–8:00 pm   Campus dining options
Founders Commons, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Tea Shop, 7:00 am–8:00 pm

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Instruction begins.

* Indicates required Orientation activity.


Additional Information

MILLS Meetings: Small daily informational meetings covering different aspects of life at Mills.

Advising Appointment: Thirty-minute session with your academic advisor, scheduled for you in advance. Time and location given at check-in on the back of the SO Mills: Student Orientation Guide.

For more information, email orientation@mills.edu or call 510.430.2130. 

Overview

New Student Orientation

Student Clubs

Student Leadership and Mills of Color Awards

Flyer Posting Policy

Contact Information

Office of Student Activities
Rothwell Center

P: 510.430.2184
F: 510.430.3235
E: activities@mills.edu

Last Updated: 7/17/14