The best way to experience the vibrant Mills community is to live on campus. Because our students represent a wide range of ethnicities, backgrounds, ages, and interests, living together and drawing from that breadth of experience becomes part of the learning process. Of course, it’s also a great way to make lifelong friends.
We offer a range of housing options for both undergraduate and graduate students (families, too) depending on your class year and age, and we can accommodate students with disabilities, allergies, service or emotional support animals, and other special needs. We also offer 12-hour quiet housing and a gender-fluid living community.
Our residence halls and apartments have everything you need to make campus living a home away from home, including free Wi-Fi, laundry, kitchens, and 24-hour secure entrances.
Residence halls also include:
Apartment options include:
We have a dedicated team of professional and student staff to make your residential living experience as educational as your academic experience (and fun too!). If you need help settling in or have questions about campus life, our student resident assistants (RAs) and professional area coordinators will help you find the answers. Learn more about residential life.
First-year, traditional-age undergraduate students have the added benefit of living in one of our themed housing communities where students come together around a shared interest, such as graphic novels, outdoor adventures, social justice, or wellness. Based in our two first-year residence halls, Warren Olney and Orchard Meadow, these communities bring students together to explore campus, the Bay Area, and beyond. Learn how to apply for first-year housing (PDF).
Undergraduates past their first year, graduate students, and students 21 or older may choose to live in residence halls, campus apartments, or shared cooperative housing. New transfer and new graduate students can complete the housing application online, including special requests and a roommate matching service. Read about applying as a new transfer or new graduate student (PDF).