Student Life

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Here, Every Voice Has an Outlet.

At Mills, you’ll find a community where everyone has a passion and a point of view. You’ll discover the power of diversity and the confidence that comes from being celebrated for who you are. You’ll learn to dive in, speak up, and make a statement.


California Living

Whether you love big cities or the great outdoors, Northern California has it all—from world-class museums to centuries-old forests to high-tech giants to Pacific shorelines. We’re proud of our location in Oakland, California—one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the United States.

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Living on Campus

It starts with 135 acres—one of the country’s largest liberal arts campuses in an urban setting. But the virtues of life at Mills go well beyond eucalyptus-lined streams and lush greenery. With our historic and contemporary housing options as well as themed housing communities for first-year undergraduate students, living on campus will put you at the center of it all.

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Student Resources

Our campus offers you the support you need to get the most out of your education. Learn about our student resources and how they can help you succeed during and after college.

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Student Activities

At Mills, you’ll be part of a campus community at the forefront of inclusion, diversity, and social change. You can explore your interests or advocate for a cause by joining one of our eclectic student clubs and organizations. Keep up to date on all campus activities by exploring our calendar of events throughout the year.

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Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation

Interested in competitive athletics, intramural sports, physical education classes, or recreation events? Mills has everything you need to compete on an athletic team, build strong relationships, stay active, and explore the San Francisco Bay Area.

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The Arts Scene

Don’t expect the ordinary from the arts at Mills. From the 10,000+ works in our women-centered museum, to the leading-edge contemporary music performances in our majestic concert hall, to the literary readings and open mic nights from established and emerging writers, you’ll find creative inspiration at every turn. Discover the arts at Mills.


If you're planning on commuting to campus, we want to help you get the most out of your college experience. Getting here is simple, so we've created special resources to help connect you when you're here.

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