Information for Students

This fall 2020 semester is requiring even higher levels of flexibility from all of us to adapt to a constantly changing public health crisis. Due to the recent surge in coronavirus cases and updated state and county guidelines, we regret that we must shift from our original plan to provide Mills students with a combination of online, in-person, and hybrid classes. Instead, we will focus on primarily online learning with the possibility of select in-person academic experiences that are critical to your learning. We will also be offering online co-curricular and student life programming to help you build community with your peers and your professors in an online environment.

Please check these student pages frequently as public health orders and restrictions are subject to change.

Student iPad Initiative

We recognize that many students may have challenges with accessing appropriate technology for online learning, so Mills has expanded our iPad initiative, enabling you to:

We hope this helps address some of the technical challenges that you may have faced during this pandemic.


If the State of California's public health guidelines allow, Mills students will be able live on campus, but the number of rooms will be limited. All rooms will be single occupancy. Shared residential spaces such as bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms will be regularly disinfected. For students during the semester who are concerned that they may have been exposed to COVID-19, are experiencing any symptoms, or are being tested, Mills will provide separate accommodations with support from campus staff for meals until isolation or quarantine is no longer required.

Student Life

We understand that campus life is a large part of the College experience. Our goal is to take advantage of our spacious 135-acre campus and temperate climate to bring part of your experience outdoors. We will provide in-person, outdoor activities for students when public health guidelines allow, following physical distancing protocols, in addition to a vibrant line-up of online cultural events, readings, speaker series, and student club events. You also will have access to online events through the Mills College Art Museum and Mills Performing Arts.

Student Support Resources

To safeguard the health of our students and support staff, most student support services will be offered online. Students will have access to the following support services:

  • Academic navigators
  • Faculty advisors
  • Peer tutoring
  • Peer academic advisors
  • Writing center assistance
  • Counseling and psychological services
  • Religious and spiritual life
  • Career advising
  • Student activities
  • Health and wellness activities and support
  • International student support and study abroad advising

We will be sharing a student's guide to COVID-19 which will outline all details of our plan in August.


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