SO Mills: Student Orientation

We look forward to welcoming our new graduate students to Mills! Below is the preliminary schedule for SO Mills: Student Orientation which is taking place on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. In addition to the Orientation events, you'll get to know your cohort at individual welcome events held August 28–30 and hosted by your graduate program .

International students, you have a special orientation session to connect you with important resources and information on Monday, August 28.

SO Mills events take place all around campus. To help you find your way, you'll receive a printed copy of the Mills campus map when you check in for Orientation, but you can also download a PDF of the campus map to your phone.

Graduate Orientation Schedule

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Time Event Location
8:30 am Orientation Check-In Student Union
9:00 am–9:30 am College Welcome Student Union
9:30 am–
10:50 pm
Navigating Mills: Resource Panel Student Union
11:00 am–11:50 am Graduate Information Sessions (select one of the three sessions below to attend)
Library Tour & Resource Demo

F. W. Olin Library
Getting Involved in Student Government Moore Natural Sciences Building, Room 213
Campus Resource Tour Begins at Student Union
12:00pm– 1:00 pm Welcome Luncheon for New Graduate Students Lokey School of Business and Public Policy
1:00 pm–
5:00 pm
Essentials Pick-Up & Drop-In Sessions (see below)
Student ID Pick-Up Sage Hall, Room 138
AC Transit Pass & Parking Permit Pick-Up CPM, Room 113
Drop-In Technology Q&A Lucie Stern, Room 14
Student Access & Support Services Drop-In Cowell Building, Front Desk
Health & Wellness Drop-In Cowell Building, Front Desk

Graduate Program Welcome Events

Please review the schedule below to find the date and time for your graduate program welcome event(s).

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday

Monday, August 28, 2017

Time Event Location
9:00 am5:00 pm Drop-In Technology Q&A Lucie Stern, Room 14
9:00 am–10:00 am Post-Bac Pre-Med Orientation
Your introduction to the post-bac pre-med student experience. Academic advising appointment times for August 28 and 29 will be distributed during this orientation session.
Moore Natural Sciences Building,
Room 213
5:30 pm–
9:00 pm
International Student Orientation
Meet other international graduate students who are starting at Mills and our international student advisors who are here to help you. Learn important information to keep your visa status up to date.
Mills Hall, Room 218

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Time Event Location
9:00 am6:30pm Lokey School Orientation (MBA, master of public policy, master of management, and joint MPP/MBA students) Lokey School of Business and Public Policy
1:00 pm–
3:00 pm
Graduate Dance Orientation
  • All graduate dance students meeting, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
  • TA/GA meeting, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • Graduate advising, 3:00 pm
Richards Lodge, Room 106
1:00 pm Interdisciplinary Computer Science Orientation
Meet your cohort as we welcome you to the graduate computer science program at this orientation event. You will also be able to receive academic advising.
CPM, Room 206
1:00 pm–2:00 pm MFA in Book Art & Creative Writing Orientation
Meet your cohort as we welcome you to our program and walk you through all the resources available to you in the MFA graduate studio, Eucalyptus Press, Florence Walter Bindery, and Book Art Pocket Gallery. This orienation will be followed by the English Orientation at 2:00 pm (see below).
CPM, Room 120
1:00 pm–2:30 pm Masters in Applied Economics Orientation
Meet your cohort as we welcome you to the graduate applied economics program at this orientation event. You will also be able to receive academic advising.
Lokey School of Business and Public Policy, Room 240
2:00 pm–
4:30 pm
Graduate English Orientation (MA in literature, MFA in creative writing, and MFA in book art & creative writing students)
Meet your cohort as we welcome you to Mills at this orientation event.
Mills Hall, Room 133
4:00 pm–
6:00 pm
Music Department Welcome Meeting & Reception
New students will introduce themselves and connect with faculty, staff, and current music students at this reception.
Music Building, Room 123
5:30 pm–
7:30 pm
Educational Leadership Welcome & Discussion
Meet faculty, staff, and your fellow students and get an introduction to the overarching themes in our educational leadership program. Participate in a discussion of Law and Order in School and Society and the Competing Moral Visions: At the Crossroads of Democracy and Sovereignty.
Education Complex, Room 101

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Time Event Location
4:00pm6:00pm MFA in Studio Art Orientation
Meet your cohort as we welcome you to the graduate studio art program at this orientation event. You will also be able to receive academic advising.
Reinhardt Alumnae House