Information for Students

Based on public health guidelines, Mills returned to campus in fall 2020 with primarily online learning and some limited in-person academic experiences. For spring 2021, we will continue to offer classes primarily online but hope to add additional in-person academic experiences for scientific and artistic work while following all safety guidelines. We will also continue to offer online co-curricular and student life programming to help you build community with your peers and your professors.

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

Student Guide to COVID-19

To help you navigate the changes brought on by COVID-19, we have compiled a student guide outlining how we will manage this health crisis together. You'll find expectations for preventative measures, self-wellness monitoring, and changes to campus life (including residence halls and dining). You'll also find the range of available student support services to meet your academic, accessibility, health and wellness, and career planning needs. We encourage you to download and review this guide and to check back frequently for updated versions.

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.


We are offering on-campus housing to Mills students, but the number of rooms will be limited and 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


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