Spring 2020 COVID-19 Updates

Update 6:18.20:

The Alameda County Public Health Department issued an updated shelter-in-place order effective June 19, 2020. This order allows for indoor/outdoor retail, limited religious and cultural ceremonies, outdoor dining, fitness, and museums. The shelter-in-place and social distancing protocols remain in effect. Read the order.

In addition, California Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered that all Californians must wear face coverings while in public or high-risk settings, including when shopping, taking public transit, or seeking medical care. This order takes effect immediately. Read the order (PDF).

Update 6.8.20, 4:26 PM:

Mills continues to adhere to public health guidelines to ensure the safety of Mills students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Based on current restrictions from the State of California, it is anticipated that most fall classes will be online, with some classes offered in a hybrid format. In addition, we will offer some in-person classrooms that will follow social distancing guidelines.

For students who are interested in living on campus, Mills will offer housing for the 2020-21 academic year with modifications. Current students can view the updates to housing and residential life policies (PDF) via the intranet. New students can contact housing@mills.edu for information. Safety measures include changes to policies and practices, including single-room assignments, social-distancing requirements, updated guest policies, and other best practices that will help protect the health of our students and community members.

We will also continue to offer robust student life programs, access to medical and mental healthcare, tutoring and writing services, career advising, and a spectrum of initiatives both in-person and virtually. More details will be announced as soon as possible.


CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provided nearly $12.56 billion in funds to higher education in the form of a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. At least 50% of these funds were to be used to support students. Visit our CARES Act Reporting page for details.

Additional COVID-19 Information

Prior Coronavirus Updates

Information for Students Applying to Mills

Our Office of Admissions continues to accept and process admission applications and all related materials.

Undergraduate Students
We have extended our undergraduate application deadline to July 15, 2020. Students should visit the undergraduate How to Apply web page for detailed information on submitting application materials, including transcripts, electronically.

We also encourage you to attend one of our upcoming online information sessions to learn more about our academic programs and the Mills experience.

To speak one-on-one with a Mills admission counselor, undergraduates can book a phone or video consultation using our easy online reservation form. For additional questions, email us at admission@mills.edu or use our form to connect with your admission counselor and send a message to them directly. We'll respond to your email or message in 1–2 business days and look forward to answering your questions.

Graduate Students
Graduate students should visit the graduate How to Apply web page for detailed information on submitting application materials, including transcripts, electronically.

We also encourage you to attend one of our upcoming online information sessions to learn more about our academic programs and the Mills experience.

To speak with one-on-one with a Mills admission counselor, graduate students should book a phone or video consultation using our easy online reservation form. For additional questions, email us at grad-admission@mills.edu. We'll respond to your email in 1–2 business days and look forward to answering your questions.

Information for Incoming Mills Students

Undergraduate Students
We've extended the enrollment deposit deadline to June 1, 2020, for our incoming fall 2020 students. Undergraduate students can visit the After You're Admitted web page for additional information on the enrollment deposit deadline extension.

To speak with a Mills admission counselor, undergraduates can book a phone or video consultation using our easy online reservation form. For additional questions, email us at admission@mills.edu or use our form to connect with your admission counselor and send a message to them directly. We'll respond to your email or message in 1–2 business days and look forward to answering your questions.

Financial aid advising is available via email and virtual appointments, which can be scheduled online. You can also reach Student Accounts via email and virtual appointments.

Graduate Students
Graduate students should check their email for communications regarding the current enrollment deposit deadline for their specific program.

To speak with a Mills admission counselor, graduate students can book a phone or video consultation using our easy online reservation form. For additional questions, email us at grad-admission@mills.edu. We'll respond to your email or message in 1–2 business days and look forward to answering your questions.

Financial aid advising is available via email and virtual appointments, which can be scheduled online. You can also reach Student Accounts via email and virtual appointments.

Information for Current Mills Students, Faculty & Staff

We have created pages on the Mills Intranet that can be viewed by your role so you can find the latest information for: students, faculty, and staff.

Travel Advisories

In response to COVID-19, domestic and international travel is being restricted. Please visit the US Department of State travel advisories web page for current information.

Mills has instituted an interim travel policy for students, faculty, and staff (PDF).

Frequently Asked Questions

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 questions@mills.edu.