The Mills College academic year typically consists of the 14-week fall and spring semesters, whose dates are posted in the academic calendar. January Term and Summer Term attendance are optional.
A regular full-time undergraduate academic course load is a minimum of 15 semester course credits per semester, with a maximum of 18 semester course credits per semester. Visit the Mills College Catalog for more information.
Graduate students must be enrolled in 9 semester course credits for full-time status. Visit the Mills College Catalog for more information.
The College is required to designate an employee or group of employees to assist enrolled or prospective students in obtaining all of the information specified below. If the College has designated one person for an area of responsibility, that person shall be available, upon reasonable notice, to any enrolled or prospective student throughout the normal administrative working hours listed. If more than one person, often an entire office, is designated, their combined work schedules have been arranged so that at least one of them is available, upon reasonable notice, throughout the normal administrative working hours listed.
Mills College address:
5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94613
Financial Aid Information
Responsible office: Financial Aid Office
Director of Financial Aid
Website: Financial Aid
Hours: Monday, 9:00 am–4:00 pm; Tuesday–Thursday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm; Friday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
General Institutional Information
Responsible office: Office of Admissions
Associate Vice President for Enrollment and Student Financial Services
On September 17, 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed and adopted the United States Constitution, a written charter for a new federal government. The delegates sought to develop a framework that would provide balance and freedom, taking into account federal and state interests, as well as individual human rights. The original document established the framework of a federal government that is still in place today, organized as three co-equal branches: legislative, executive, and judicial.
Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is a federal observance that recognizes that historic day and those who have become US citizens.
At Mills College, we celebrate and mark Constitution Day in several ways, starting with circulating copies of the Constitution so that the original founding words can be (re-)read. We stimulate thought and conversation among the entire Mills community about the concept of a national constitution by encouraging discussion and writing of individual interpretations of the Constitution and of the fundamental rights it recognizes. Thought-provoking prompts are posted which might include: "The Constitution matters to me when . . ." "If I could make a change to the Constitution . . ." and "We have the right to . . ."
Though recognizing Constitution Day is a requirement of every educational institution that receives Federal funds, Mills observes the day for more compelling reasons: in order to enhance civic understanding and engagement among our campus community. We look forward to your participation.
Interim Designation of Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement
This is to notify copyright owners that Mills College's agent to receive statutory notices about infringements under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is Maria Cammarata, vice president for finance and administration. Any copyright owner wishing to send a statutory notice to Mills College should file that notice in writing by sending it to:
Vice President for Finance and Administration
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613
Mills College will comply with the "Notice and Take Down" as well as the "Notice and Put Back" stipulations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Further information regarding the Act can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office website.
Mills College, as a single-sex institution at the undergraduate level which offers only women's NCAA athletic teams, is not required to submit the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act. This practice is consistent with other women's colleges such as Smith and Mount Holyoke.
Campus facilities is the central hub overseeing activity related to the general upkeep and expansion of facilities and grounds on the Mills College campus. Staff in the Campus Facilities department perform tasks ranging from electrical and carpentry work to painting and other building maintenance. The lush campus environment testifies to the rigorous work of the grounds maintenance team which continues year-round with turf maintenance, fall leaf removal and path clearing, and foliage and campus waterway care. While often behind the scenes, the work of this dedicated team is far from invisible as evidence of their effort is visible in every area of the physical college environment.
If there is something in your area that needs attention from the campus facilities staff, please use the work order form to notify them.
It is the goal of Mills College to not misrepresent itself to a student, prospective student, the family of an enrolled or prospective student, or the Department of Education. Misrepresentation, as defined by the Department of Education, is any false, erroneous, or misleading statement made to any of the parties mentioned above. This includes disseminating testimonials and endorsements given under duress.
In compliance with federal law, Mills reports a 69 percent graduation rate for undergraduate students who began as first-year students in fall 2011 and earned four-year degrees by spring 2017. The return (persistence) rate for Mills first-year students who began their studies in fall 2016 and returned in 2017 is 77 percent.
The Student Right-to-Know Act requires that institutions receiving Title IV funding disclose certain information, including institutional graduation rates, athlete graduation rates, financial assistance awarded, and crime statistics. Specific guidelines exist as to the method and timing for reporting and disclosure to potential students, current students, and employees. Current statistics and information are available in the Mills College Catalog, as well as on the Mills College Consumer Information page.
Mills College is required to provide a Teacher Preparation Program Report (PDF) annually to the State of California. California publishes and submits an annual report containing school and state-level information to the U.S. Department of Education. The State report is available here: https://www.ctc.ca.gov/educator-prep/title2 under the section titled Dashboards and Annual Report Cards. The Federal reports are available here: https://title2.ed.gov/Public/Home.aspx; select California.
To register to vote, you must complete a voter registration application on paper or online. You can pick up a paper application at your county elections office, any Department of Motor Vehicles office, and many post offices, public libraries, and government offices. To have a paper application mailed to you, call your county elections office or the Secretary of State's toll-free voter hotline at 800.345.VOTE (for California voters).
For more information about voting in California, including state eligibility requirements and registration deadlines, please visit the California Secretary of State's website.