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Oakland, CA—May 14, 2022

On Saturday, May 14, tune in to watch the live webcast of the 134th Commencement at Mills College. Celebrate our Class of 2022 and see MacArthur "Genius" Grant recipient and two-time National Book Award-winner Jesmyn Ward deliver the keynote address, followed by the conferring of degrees.

Mills College Statement
Oakland, CA—January 12, 2022

Mills College is pleased to announce that we have reached agreement with both the Alumnae Association of Mills College (AAMC) and its president to mutually withdraw the lawsuits between the two entities. The litigation will be concluded upon review and entry of the dismissal order by the assigned judge.

Mills Hall
Oakland, CA—December 16, 2021

The year 2021 is itself a milestone in Mills' history as we prepare for a merger with Boston-based Northeastern University, redouble our efforts to become an antiracist institution, and continue to earn recognition for our academic quality and innovation in the arts.

The Mills College Center for Transformative Action is the recipient of New York Life Foundation's Love Takes Action Award.
Oakland, CA—December 10, 2021

The Center for Transformative Action (CTA) at Mills College has been awarded a $25,000 New York Life Foundation Love Takes Action Award for for its extraordinary service during the COVID-19 crisis in addressing social and racial justice in the Oakland community.

Mills College students participating in the annual Creek-to-Bay Day to raise awareness of environmental issues on campus.
Oakland, CA—November 3, 2021

Mills College is proud to announce it has been selected as one of the 420 greenest colleges in the United States for the 12th consecutive year.

Mills College named Fulbright Hispanic-Serving Institution Leader
Oakland, CA—October 27, 2021

Mills College has been recognized as one of the first 35 colleges in the United States to be named a Fulbright Hispanic-Serving Institution Leader.

Lisser Hall at Mills College wins prestigious 2021 Preservation Design Award from the California Preservation Foundation.
Oakland, CA—October 4, 2021

Lisser Hall, the longest-standing performance space on the Mills College campus, has been selected by the California Preservation Foundation (CPF) to receive the highly selective 2021 Preservation Design Award.

Mills College to Merge with Northeastern University
Oakland, CA—September 14, 2021

The Mills College Board of Trustees today approved the College's merger with Northeastern University, ensuring that the educational mission of Mills and its commitment to cultivating women's leadership will endure.

A student holds a blue Mills College pennant above her head at a community gathering.
Oakland, CA—September 13, 2021

Mills College has been named the #1 Best Value College in the West for the third time since 2017 and one of the top regional universities in the West for the fifteenth consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report. Mills continues to receive high rankings for Best Undergraduate Teaching and Best Social Mobility.

Mills Faculty Support Merger with Northeastern University
Oakland, CA—September 1, 2021

The Mills College Faculty Executive Committee polled voting members of the Mills faculty to reveal 86% support the merger with Northeastern as the best available option for the College.