Press Releases

Meridith Monk Hewlett50 Arts Commissions
Oakland, CA—November 14, 2017

Mills College receives $150,000 grant to commission major new musical composition. The music department will lead a College-wide collaboration with world-class artist musician Meredith Monk to create an immersive performance piece in Oakland.

Lokey School
Oakland, CA—October 18, 2017

The French and Francophone Studies Program at Mills College will welcome French scholars from all over the world next month.

Mills Hall
Oakland, CA—October 17, 2017

A unique agreement between the University of California, Berkeley and Mills College will leverage their respective strengths and help maximize limited resources while enriching the student experience. It also aims to address the four-year capacity issue in California.

Oakland, CA—October 6, 2017

The art of Catherine Wagner, Department Head of Arts and Visual Culture at Mills College and internationally acclaimed artist, is part of LUMEN (2014), a collaborative artwork exhibition at Brown University's Cohen Gallery at the Granoff Center.

Mills Hall
Oakland, CA—September 21, 2017

Mills College has been named one of the top regional universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report for the tenth consecutive year.

Oakland, CA—September 15, 2017

Mills College today announced that it will implement a tuition reset, reducing its base undergraduate tuition amount from $44,765 to $28,765—representing a 36 percent reduction and rolling back Mills tuition to 2005 rates. The move is in response to the rising cost of a college education and the barriers it creates for students and their families. Mills is the first private college in California to take this bold step.

Center for Contemporary Music 51st Anniversary
Oakland, CA—August 24, 2017

The acclaimed Center for Contemporary Music (CCM) at Mills College is planning to celebrate its 51st anniversary with a three-day music festival next month that will feature a series of three concerts and a symposium.

Princeton Review Best 382 Colleges
Oakland, CA—August 8, 2017

The Princeton Review recognizes Mills as one of the best colleges in the nation for the 13th consecutive year.

Fiske Guide 2018
Oakland, CA—August 8, 2017

For the 12th consecutive year, Mills College is featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

Julie Chen Book Art
Oakland, CA—August 1, 2017

Mills College is pleased to announce a $2 million gift to support the study of Book Art. The gift will establish the Lovelace Family Chair in Book Art, which will appoint the first endowed faculty chair for the program, and is among the largest gifts ever made to the field, nationally.