SO Mills: Student Orientation

Undergraduate Schedule

Saturday, August 24, 2019 to Tuesday, August 27, 2019

We look forward to your arrival on campus for Orientation! Orientation is designed to introduce you to life at Mills. You'll connect with the people and resources who will support you during your college journey as you achieve your academic and personal goals. 

Below is the at-a-glance Orientation schedule; you will receive a more detailed schedule upon arrival.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Time Event
9:00 am–2:00 pm Campus Dining Options 
Tea Shop, Rothwell Center (#32 on the campus map)
Various options and prices
8:30 am–9:30 am Explore Campus with an Alum
Lisser Hall Porch (#30)


8:30 am–10:30 am
11:00 am–12:00 pm
1:30 pm–3:00 pm

Orientation Check-in*
Lokey Graduate School of Business (#25)
Boarding Group A–Early Morning
Boarding Group B–Late Morning
Boarding Group C–Afternoon
8:30 am–3:30 pm Residential Student Move-In*
Lokey Graduate School of Business (#25)
9:00 am–4:30 pm Information Table
Lisser Hall Steps (#30)
9:00 am–2:00 pm Mills Pop-Up Store
Adams Plaza, Rothwell Center (#32)
10:00 am–2:00 pm Reuse Depot Welcome Back Blowout
Reuse Depot, adjacent to Mary Morse Hall laundry room (#52)
11:30 am–1:30 pm Campus Dining Options: Founders Commons (#36)
Meal plan or $9.65/person lunch buffet
4:00 pm–4:30 pm College Welcome*
Mills Hall Oval (#43)
4:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner & Resources Fair
Mills Hall Oval (#43), meal plan or meal ticket
7:00 pm–8:00 pm Residential Hall Meetings*
(required for residential students)
First-Years–Student Union, Rothwell Center (#32)
Transfers–Warren Olney, Dining Room (#11)

* indicates a mandatory session

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Time Event
8:00 am–2:00 pm
Campus Dining Options: Founders Commons (#36)
Meal plan or$9.65/person lunch buffet
12:00 pm–7:00 pm
Campus Dining Options: Tea Shop (#32)
Various options and prices
8:30 am–9:30 am Explore Campus with an Alum
Lisser Hall Porch (#30)
9:00 am–5:00 pm Information Table
Lisser Hall Steps (#30)
9:00 am–9:50 am Meaning-Makers: Music, Muffins & Meditation
Mills Interfaith Chapel (#7)
10:00 am–10:30 am Entering Class Photo
Lisser Hall Steps (#30)
10:30 am–11:00 am Being Mills*
Lisser Hall Steps (#30)
11:00 am–12:00 pm Cyclone Chat #1*
Locations on the back of your name tag
12:00 pm–1:15 pm Lunch Break
1:15 pm–1:45 pm Mills History: Strong, Proud, All, Mills (SPAM)*
Lisser Hall (#30)
1:40 pm–2:50 pm Me, We, Mills: Celebrating & Honoring Differences*
Lisser Hall (#30)
2:50 pm–3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm–3:15 pm Sustainability @ Mills*
Lisser Hall (#30)
3:15 pm–4:30 pm Title IX & Wellness Resources*
Lisser Hall (#30)
4:30 pm–5:20 pm Cyclone Chat #2*
Locations on the back of your name tag
5:30 pm–7:30 pm Student Group Dinners
Founders Commons (#36), meal plan or meal ticket
7:30 pm–9:00 pm Candle-Lighting Ceremony
Warren Olney/Orchard Meadow Coutyard (#10)

* indicates a mandatory session

Monday, August 26, 2019

Time Event
7:30 am–9:00 am 

Campus Dining Options: Founders Commons (#36)
Meal plan or $7.49/person breakfast buffet
8:00 am–2:00 pm Campus Dining Options: Tea Shop (#32)
Various options and prices
9:00 am–5:00 pm Information Table
Lisser Hall Steps (#30)
9:00 am– 9:35 am MPOWER Kick-Off*
Littlefield Concert Hall (#23)
9:35 am– 10:45 am New Student Survey*
Littlefield Concert Hall (#23)
10:00 am–2:00 pm Reuse Depot Welcome Back Blowout
Reuse Depot, adjacent to Mary Morse Hall laundry room (#52)
10:45 am–11:30 am First-Year Seminar*
Graduate School of Business (#25)
Locations on the back of your name tag
10:45 am–11:30 am Transfers: Advising & Academic Planning*
Graduate School of Business, Room 101 (#25)
11:30 am–12:15 pm Scavenger Hunt
Various Locations
12:00 pm–1:15 pm Lunch on the Meadow
1:15 pm–2:15 pm               Group Advising Meetings*
Locations on the back of your name tag
2:30 pm–3:30 pm Mills Information Session #1:

Please choose one of the following:
Pre-Science/Pre-Med Advising
Moore Natural Sciences Building, Rm 213 (#41)
Required for natural science and pre-med students

Pre-Nursing Advising
Moore Natural Sciences Building, Rm 215 (#41)
Required for nursing students

Learn about Accelerated Degree Programs
Moore Natural Sciences Building, Rom 217 (#41)

French & Spanish Oral Placement Exams
Mills Hall 3rd Floor (#43)

ePortfolio Workshops
Lucie Stern Hall, Room 14 (#29)
3:30 pm–4:30 pm Mills Information Session #2:

Please choose one of the following:

French & Spanish Oral Placement Exams
Mills Hall 3rd Floor (#43)

Career Connections at Mills
Moore Natural Sciences Building, Room 217 (#41)

ePortfolio Workshops
Lucie Stern Hall, Room 14 (#29)
4:30 pm–5:30 pm Pick Up Volleyball
Meet in front of Haas Pavilion (#8)
5:00 pm–7:30 pm Campus Dining Options: Founders Commons (#36)
Meal plan or $11.77/person dinner buffet
4:30 pm–8:00 pm International Orientation
Required for international students only; dinner provided
Mills Hall, Living Room (#43)
8:00 pm–10:00 pm       Courtyard Connections: Captain Marvel
Warren Olney/Orchard Meadow Courtyard (#10)

* indicates a mandatory session

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Time Event
7:30 am–9:00 am 

Campus Dining Options: Founders Commons (#36)
Meal plan or $7.49/person breakfast buffet
8:00 am–2:00 pm Campus Dining Options: Tea Shop (#32)
Various options and prices
7:00 am–8:30 am Athletics Eligibility Meeting
Haas Pavilion, Room 116 (#8)
9:00 am–3:00 pm Information Table
Lisser Hall Steps (#30)
 Mills Information Sessions
Please select one workshop from each session time slot
9:00 am–9:50 am Session 1:
Library Resource Tour
FW Olin Library (#31)

Computing Drop-In
Lucie Stern, Room 114 (#29)
10:00 am–10:50 am        Session 2:

Employment Eligibility Presentation
Rothwell Theater, Rothwell Center (#32)

Library Resource Tour
FW Olin Library (#31)

Computing Drop-In
Lucie Stern, Room 114 (#29)
11:00 am–11:50 am Session 3:Student Employment Fair
Adams Plaza, Rothwell Center (#32)
Getting Involved in Student Government (ASMC)
Moore Natural Sciences Building, Room 215 (#41)

Library Resource Tour
FW Olin Library (#31)

Computing Drop-In
Lucie Stern, Room 114 (#29)
11:30 am-1:30 pm
10:00 am–2:00 pm Reuse Depot Welcome Back Blowout
Reuse Depot, adjacent to Mary Morse Hall laundry room (#52)
11:30 am–1:30 pm Campus dining options:Founders Commons (#36)
Meal plan or $9.65/person lunch buffet
1:00 pm–2:00 pm Farm Drop-In
Community Farm (#54)
2:00 pm–2:15 pm Public Safety @ Mills*
Haas Pavilion Gymnasium (#8)
2:15 pm–3:30 pm Getting to Know APER*
Haas Pavilion Gymnasium (#8)
3:30 pm–4:30 pm President's Tea
President's Garden (#9)
4:00 pm–6:00 pm Art+Process+Ideas
Mills College Art Museum (#12)
6:00 pm–8:00 pm Taco Tuesday with Mills Alumnae
Reinhardt Alumnae House (#19)