Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

2022 Mills College Commencement

Saturday, May 14, 2022
Holmgren Meadow
9:45 am–12:00 pm PDT

The 134th Commencement at Mills College will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022. With this ceremony, the College recognizes the achievements of its students and confers upon them the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of a Mills degree. The dignity and customs of this historic ceremony are rooted in medieval times, when colleges and universities developed methods and standards for marking progress in knowledge and professionalism.

In keeping with this tradition, the Mills Commencement ceremony will begin on Holmgren Meadow promptly at 9:45 am with an academic procession of Mills graduating students, alumnae, faculty, Trustees, the President's Cabinet, and honored guests, and end at approximately 12:00 pm. Addressing the Class of 2022 will be Mills President Elizabeth L. Hillman, Chair of the Board of Trustees Katie Sanborn '83, and this year's commencement speaker, Jesmyn Ward.

As of March 10, 2022, Mills will require that all students, guests, faculty, staff, alumnae, and the news media wear masks at Commencement so that we can welcome as many attendees as possible to this special event.

Mills strongly encourages all attendees to be vaccinated and boosted.

In the event public health guidelines for COVID-19 change in the weeks ahead, we will provide updated information on our website.


If you have questions regarding Commencement, contact Annie Labe, director of college events, at or 510.430.2145, unless you previously have been directed to a contact in another Mills department.