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Join us for our 133rd Commencement as we proudly celebrate the academic achievements of our graduating students. During the online ceremony, Alicia Garza, principal at Black Futures Lab, author of <em>The Purpose of Power</em>, and co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter, will address our Class of 2021. The conferring of degrees will follow her remarks.
Oakland, CA—May 15, 2021

Join us for our 133rd Commencement as we proudly celebrate the academic achievements of our graduating students. During the online ceremony, Alicia Garza, principal at Black Futures Lab, author of The Purpose of Power, and co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter, will address our Class of 2021. The conferring of degrees will follow her remarks.

Alicia Garza, principal at Black Futures Lab, author of The Purpose of Power, and co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter, faces the camera with hands on her hips against a white backdrop.
Oakland, CA—May 5, 2021

Alicia Garza, principal at Black Futures Lab, author of The Purpose of Power, and co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter, will deliver the 2021 address at the 133rd Commencement at Mills College.

A sunny photo of showing contrasting historic and modern buildings in Oakland’s skyline. Photo credit: Greg Linhares, City of Oakland
Oakland, CA—March 25, 2021

Mills continues its association with UC Berkeley, agreeing to be the location for their new program for 200 first-year students of all genders.

A graphic with white all-caps text on a Mills blue background that reads Stop Asian Hate.
Oakland, CA—March 23, 2021

Mills College stands in solidarity with our Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) students, staff, faculty, alumnae, and their allies against anti-AAPI racism, sexism, violence, and racial injustice.

A photo of historic Mills Hall taken from a distance on a sunny day.
Oakland, CA—March 17, 2021

Because of the economic burdens of the COVID-19 pandemic, structural changes across higher education, and Mills' declining enrollment and budget deficits, Mills must begin to shift away from being a degree-granting college and toward becoming a Mills Institute that can sustain Mills' mission.

An image of Mills Student Body President Dylyn Turner-Keener alongside an image of Vice President Ashlee Davis.
Oakland, CA—February 12, 2021

At the helm of student government at Mills, President Dylyn Turner-Keener and Vice President Ashlee Davis set an agenda centering inclusive, responsive, and trauma-informed governance.

President Elizabeth L. Hillman stands before the Campanil on the Mills campus holding a sign that reads
Oakland, CA—December 17, 2020

2020 has been a year of tremendous change but has also marked a series of milestones at Mills, from transitioning to online learning to committing to antiracism.

A new mural at the entryway of campus featuring local plant life and daubs of color sourced from the neighboring community encases the pillars at the College's entryway.
Oakland, CA—October 15, 2020

The entrance to the Mills campus will showcase the campus community's commitment to racial justice, featuring inaugural artwork from artists and recent Mills MFA graduates Cristine Blanco '20 and Yétundé Olagbaju '20.

Mills College President at Convocation 2020
Oakland, CA—October 2, 2020

Watch the playback of Convocation 2020, the College's first-ever co-created, virtual Convocation ceremony designed around the theme of Coronavirus, Climate Change, and Black Futurism.

A student sits on the lawn in front of Mills Hall, a large Victorian building, while another walks past the entrance.
Oakland, CA—September 14, 2020

Mills College ranks first in its class as a Best Value College according to U.S. News & World Report, which lists the school among its top regional universities for the fourteenth consecutive year.