Information for Mills Faculty

Mills remains committed to providing a distinctive and transformative education this academic year while following State and Alameda County public health orders. In consultation with faculty and academic leadership, our plan was to resume instruction this fall with a low-density hybrid model for our academic programs. Based on the surge in coronavirus cases and public health guidelines, we have had to move to a primarily online format for the fall semester. However, we are pleased to be able to offer selected academic experiences in person for some scientific research and artistic work.

All faculty will be required to complete a COVID-19 training whether you are teaching on campus or online. This training is meant to ensure that each faculty member has a shared understanding of their individual responsibility for mitigating the risks associated with the coronavirus. Mills staff are also required to complete this training. Please review our health and safety guidelines page for detailed prevention protocols designed to protect you and your students while on the Mills campus. Enroll in the training.

All faculty, staff, and students must complete a daily health check using the free MillsGo app before coming onto campus or leaving their campus residence. This health check is to determine if you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. If you do not have a smartphone or tablet, use the Daily Symptom Form for Mills Community Members (English) or the Chequeo diario de síntomas por miembros de la comunidad de Mills College (español).

If you answer "yes" to any of the wellness check questions, do not come to campus. Immediately call or email Employee Services at 510.430.3144 or After notifying Employee Services, inform your department head or dean that, in accordance with College guidelines, you will not be coming on to campus.


Mills faculty, staff, and students can visit our COVID-19 information pages for previous communications and FAQs. If you have additional specific COVID-19 questions, email