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. However, based on the surge in coronavirus cases and public health guidelines, we will now move to a primarily online format for the fall semester. Pending further information from the State of California on higher education guidelines, we may be able to offer selected hands-on academic experiences in person for programs that do not translate to an online environment.

Before returning to campus, all faculty will be required to complete a COVID-19 training. 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 and students are also required to complete the 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.

We are requesting that all students, faculty, and staff complete a daily COVID-19 self-check list (PDF). The intent of this checklist is to ensure that you are not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 before coming to campus or coming into contact with anyone on campus. If you exhibit any symptoms, or are sick in any way, please stay home and get tested for the virus.


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