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Athletics and Recreation

Intercollegiate Athletics
Mills athletics provides student-athletes with intercollegiate competitive experience that places highest priority on development of the whole student-athlete. Six intercollegiate sports are offered at Mills: cross country, rowing, soccer, swimming, tennis, and volleyball. 

Mills College Cyclones come from a range of diverse backgrounds and share a commitment to their teams and personal growth. They excel in their sports, as well as in the classroom and in the community and they are nationally recognized for their academics.

Student-athletes are challenged and supported to engage in athletics as part of their transformative learning experiences while at Mills. Student-athletes can be found as leaders in every facet of campus life.

Mills College is affiliated with the NCAA Division III and does not offer athletic scholarships.

For more information, check Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation (APER) online, visit the APER Department in Haas Pavilion, or call 510.430.2172. To get involved, be sure to attend the APER introductory session and the Work Study fair during Orientation.

The recreation program at Mills offers something for everybody. Students are encouraged to use the recreational facilities, including a well-equipped fitness center, six outdoor tennis courts, aquatic center, multipurpose gymnasium, soccer field, and walk/run trail.

Lockers are available at the fitness center and at the aquatic center. Entrance keys for the tennis courts can be purchased at Haas 103 for a nominal fee to students, staff, and faculty.

The recreation program also offers a wide variety of recreational activities, outdoor adventures, and fitness programs.

For more information about recreational opportunities and facilities, check online, visit the APER Department in Haas Pavilion, or call 510.430.2172.

Trefethen Aquatic Center
The Mills swimming pool has ten deep lanes suitable for competitive swimming, water polo and lap swim. The large attached shallow area provides a place for classes and recreational usage. The facility also includes a therapy spa, locker rooms, an aquatic staff office and a classroom. The aquatic center provides many employment opportunities for students throughout the academic year and the summer. Schedules and program offerings are available by phone at 510.430.2170, or online.

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