Preparing for Commencement

Please visit our main Commencement web page for the latest 2021 ceremony information.

Commencement is your day—the celebration of everything you've accomplished at Mills. We've compiled the information you'll need so you, your family, and your friends can enjoy this big moment together.

Ahead of Commencement, you'll purchase your academic regalia and attend Commencement rehearsal. If you are interested in addressing your class on the big day, you should review the guidelines for student speakers.

Graduation is an exciting milestone to share with your family and friends. You can order graduation announcements to invite guests to join you to celebrate on your big day and Commencement-related items to commemorate your accomplishment. You may also want to share parking and transportation information with your guests, tips for your guests’ comfort at Commencement, rules regarding private parties on campus, and other helpful information for your guests.

For your family and friends who cannot attend your graduation in person, a live webcast of Commencement will be broadcast on the Mills website and the College’s Facebook page.