2019 Mills College Commencement
Saturday, May 18, 2019
9:45 am–12:00 pm
The 131st Commencement at Mills College will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019. 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 and end at approximately 12:00 pm with an academic procession of Mills graduating students, alumnae/i, faculty, Trustees, the President's Cabinet, and honored guests. The program will include remarks by President Elizabeth L. Hillman, the Commencement address to the Class of 2019 by Congresswoman Lauren Underwood, student speakers, and the conferring of degrees.
The traditional farewell reception for graduating students, family, alumnae/i, faculty, and guests will be held on the lawn adjacent to the Betty Irene Moore Natural Sciences Building immediately following the Commencement ceremony.
NOTE: Comments or questions regarding Commencement may be addressed to Annie Labe unless you previously have been directed to another Mills contact.
Director of College Events
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613