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Welcome to Mills!

We are looking forward to welcoming new students to campus for Orientation 2021! We have updated our COVID-19 health and safety guidelines so we can plan for an in-person academic experience with some online options. Students, faculty, and staff will be required to be fully vaccinated to return to campus or live in the residence halls to ensure the safety of our community. Learn more about the activities that we have lined up to get you started at Mills!

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Mills Pursues New Path.

Mills has been exploring innovative opportunities to extend our legacy since our March 17 announcement that we would stop enrolling new first-year undergraduate students after fall 2021. We are excited to announce that we are pursuing a potential alliance with Northeastern University to become a college within their global network.

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Still Enrolling Transfer & Graduate Students

While Mills is no longer enrolling new first-year undergraduate students after fall 2021, we are still enrolling new transfer and graduate students who can complete their degrees by 2023. There is still time to achieve your dream of a Mills education.

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Join the Fight for Justice.

Mills has been breaking barriers for women since we were founded in 1852. We continue that legacy today as we fight for gender and racial justice through our support for the Black Lives Matter Movement and our commitment to becoming an antiracist institution.

Express Yourself.

Take a risk. Question the status quo. Find your voice and use it to advocate for your future and the causes that move you. Read our student profiles.

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“Advocacy has always been a part of who I am, and Mills is the place for someone like me.“

Brittany, a Mills STEM student

“As a female scientist and as an individual, my work with Dr. Swope and my academic experience at Mills have given me confidence in what I’m doing now and in my decisions about where I’ll go next.”

Read Brittany’s Story

Shay, a Mills undergraduate student

“Mills fits my desire to learn, grow, and be a well-informed senator in the future, creating intersectional policies around social justice, LGBTQ rights, criminal justice reform, and investment in Black communities.”

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“I would like to be an advocate and agent for social change. Mills stood out to me because of its commitment to social justice and acceptance of all students.“

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“The LGBTQ community is strong at Mills. Everyone supports you for who you are. The environment is very accepting, and people often attend events together. I have found solidarity with my friends and the people I have met at Mills.“

Read Karena’s Story

Ross, a Mills graduate student

“I chose Mills because of its success in preparing post-bac students for medical school. What I didn’t expect was to get communication skills that will help me immensely as I advance in the professional world.”

Annabella, a Mills undergraduate student

“I’d like to push this country toward greater equality, and especially feel a deep desire to help LGBTQ+ youth who don’t have as much support and access to information as I do.”

Read Annabella’s Story
Marvin, a Mills graduate student

“It’s only been a year, but being here has made me feel like I can be a leader. I know I want to work where social justice and education intersect.”

You Define Your Future.

Mills empowers creative, independent thinkers who take action on our campus, in our communities, and around the globe. Mills graduates are change makers, risk takers, leaders, and innovators, and they are creating a more just world in every field. Read our alumnae profiles.

Tina Lee
Tina Lee '01, MBA '02
Nonprofit Founder & CEO

“Because of my Mills education, I had the audacity and leadership skills to take on barriers keeping women on the sidelines.”

Tina's Story
Janeth Medina Larios, Mills College alumna
Janeth Medina Larios ’13, MBA ’14
VP of Corporate Social Responsibility

“At Mills, I learned to be a strong advocate for myself and the communities I love, and to keep people at the center of everything I do.”

Janeth’s Story

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