Mills College is located on a lush, urban campus in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area’s legendary literary scene. The College’s location in Oakland, California, ensures that you have the opportunity to meet and engage with internationally renowned writers, scholars, and artists, and experience the area’s up-and-coming printers and presses, original performances, and alternative pedagogies.
Students take advantage of diverse local resources such as the historic City Lights Bookstore and Publishers, the annual Litquake Literary Festival, and the La Peña Cultural Center, which shares Mills' vision of literature as socially transformative. You're sure to see Mills students at the Oakland Art Murmur gallery crawl or supporting the activists at Youth Speaks. The New York Times ranks Oakland #5 on its list of “The 45 Places to Go in 2012,” citing the city's top dining and music venues and noting some great things you can do in 36 hours.
The Mills campus offers you an inspiring space to create and a new way of thinking about your work. Long known for artistic experimentation, Mill hosts a variety of art museum exhibitions, the Mills Music Now concert series, modern dance performances, as well as our own Contemporary Writers Series. Take our virtual tour below or come for a visit today.