group of joyful Mills College graduates in traditional caps and gowns

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

2020 Mills College Commencement
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Holmgren Meadow
9:45 am–12:00 pm

The 132nd Commencement at Mills College will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2020. With this ceremony the College recognizes the achievements of its students and confers upon them the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of a Mills degree. The dignity and customs of this historic ceremony are rooted in medieval times, when colleges and universities developed methods and standards for marking progress in knowledge and professionalism.

In keeping with this tradition, the Mills Commencement ceremony will begin on Holmgren Meadow promptly at 9:45 am and end at approximately 12:00 pm, with an academic procession of Mills graduating students, alumnae, faculty, trustees, college officers, and honored guests. The program will include remarks by President Elizabeth L. Hillman, the Commencement address, student speakers, and the conferring of degrees.

The traditional farewell reception for graduating students, alumnae, faculty, and guests, held on the Moore Natural Sciences Building lawn, will follow the Commencement ceremony.

For those who cannot attend Commencement in person, the College will have a live streaming webcast of the full ceremony. A DVD of the 2020 Commencement ceremony will be available for purchase.

Directions to Mills

 Mills College | 5000 MacArthur Blvd. | Oakland, CA 94613

Mills is located immediately off of Highway 580 in Oakland at the junction of 580 (MacArthur Freeway) and Highway 13 (Warren Freeway), approximately seven miles from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

For detailed driving directions: You can use the interactive map above for directions from your specific location, call 510.430.3250 for recorded directions, or enter the following address into your GPS: 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA. There are three MacArthur Boulevard exits from 580 east, so please follow driving directions carefully. Free visitor parking is available on campus; see link to detailed parking information below.

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