News Stories

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.

A graphic created by Mills student Trevor Polcyn '21 features a caricature of Uncle Sam speaking before a lineup of diverse constituents whose hands are raised in the air, as if to ask a question.
Oakland, CA—August 20, 2020

After COVID-19 dispersed performing arts students to distance learning, one determined theater class at Mills adapted their original live performance piece about the 2020 election to a documentary radio play.

Person's hands typing on a laptop
Oakland, CA—July 27, 2020

In light of updated State of California and Alameda County public health orders, Mills has shifted its fall 2020 instruction plans so that nearly all academic courses—including many classes that would have been taught in hybrid or in-person mode—will be offered entirely online.

A semicircle of international flags tower high against the backdrop of a blue sky.
Oakland, CA—July 16, 2020

The federal government drops plans to deport or deny entry to international students after Mills and hundreds of other colleges and universities press a lawsuit to protect students' right to continue their studies in the United States.

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Oakland, CA—July 9, 2020

To reduce the risk presented by COVID-19 while supporting the Mills mission, the College has crafted a plan for fall 2020 that combines flexibility and personal attention with new approaches to space, time, and social interaction.

Black Lives Matter
Oakland, CA—June 10, 2020

Mills College President Elizabeth L. Hillman makes statement on Black Lives Matter after the funeral of George Floyd.

Mills Hall
Oakland, CA—December 18, 2019

It has been an eventful and productive year at Mills College! Here is a quick review of our biggest and proudest moments.

Latanya d. Tigner, who descends from a family of second liners in New Orleans, will lead the parade alongside members of Dimensions Dance Theater
Oakland, CA—October 31, 2019

Mills College's Dance and Theater Studies Department is pleased to announce a Second Line Parade on Friday, November 1 at 6:30 pm to celebrate 80 years of Performing Arts at Mills. The public is warmly invited to register.

Mills alum Kymberly Miller ’92, seen here at Children’s Fairyland, serves as executive director for the iconic Oakland theme park.
Oakland, CA—October 16, 2019

Whether fighting for social justice or creating space to foster curiosity and free expression, these Mills alums are stewarding Oakland to new heights and looking to help the Town's next generation of leaders find their voice.

Dr. Crystal Jones Lucky speaks at the 2019 Convocation ceremony at Mills College.
Oakland, CA—October 8, 2019

Mills alumnae/i, faculty, and students gathered to mark the official beginning of the new academic year, with some opening words of wisdom from activist, scholar, and pastor Dr. Crystal Jones Lucky.