Oakland, CA—May 15, 2021
Congratulations to our resilient, unstoppable Class of 2021! At our 133rd Commencement, Mills College recognized the achievements of our students and conferred upon them the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of a Mills degree.
Addressing the Class of 2021 at our first-ever fully virtual Commencement ceremony were Mills President Elizabeth L. Hillman; Chair of the Board of Trustees Katie Sanborn ’83; Provost and Dean of the Faculty Chinyere Oparah; senior student speaker Jessica Greely ’21; and this year's Commencement speaker, Alicia Garza, principal at Black Futures Lab, author of The Purpose of Power, and co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter.
The ceremony begins at the 16:18 mark. Time codes for the full program are listed on this page below the video.
We asked for the songs you'd want to hear, and you definitely answered! Make this beautifully eclectic and empowering playlist the soundtrack to your Commencement memories.