Mills College Housing for UC Berkeley Students

Mills invites UC Berkeley students to explore the housing option available to them on our safe, beautiful, 135-acre campus in Oakland, just nine miles from the Berkeley campus. Living at Mills is classified as an off-campus housing option.

How to Apply | Residential Hall Options | Housing Rates | Occupancy Dates | Important Dates and Deadlines | FAQs

How to Apply

If you are a woman identifyied undergradute- or graduate-level UC Berkeley student who is not currently enrolled at Mills, you can use the following online pre-application to begin the housing application process:

Mills College Housing Pre-Application for UC Berkeley Students

If you are a cross-registered UC Berkeley student who is taking classes here, and you want to live in Mills campus housing, please apply by logging into the Mills Resource Portal and applying for housing.

If you are a student in the UCB School of Optometry interested in a short-term housing agreement (meant to support students that are rotating through their fourth year clinical externships), please fill out the pre-application and let us know your needs. We can then provide you with a cost estimate based on the information in your pre-application. 

Residential Housing

Mills makes rooms available to undergraduate students who are self-identified women as well as students assigned female at birth who do not identify with the gender binary. We also offer housing to all graduate-level students. Students who live on campus will have an academic-year housing contract.

Hettie Belle Ege Hall

Flowering trees and abundant greenery surround the entrance to Hettie Belle Ege Hall, which features large floor-to-ceiling windows.

Hettie Belle Ege Residence Hall

Ege Hall's common areas feature comfortable chairs and couches, cheerful decorations, a baby grand piano, and lots of natural sunlight.

Common Area, Hettie Belle Ege Residence Hall

Hettie Belle Ege Hall is a historic residence hall reserved for UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students living at Mills. The interior pairs a light, open design with modern-style furnishings and a spacious recreation room. Situated on the north side of campus, Ege Hall is conveniently located close to Founders Commons dining hall and provides easy access to the heart of campus

Beyond Ege Hall, UC Berkeley students will share common spaces on campus (such as Founders Commons, the Mills College Art Museum, and the F. W. Olin Library) with Mills students, providing daily opportunities to engage in cross-institutional and cross-discipline exchanges.

Residence Hall Features & Benefits

  • Welcoming Mills undergraduate and graduate community
  • Option of single, double, or super single-occupancy rooms with carpeted floors
  • Wireless internet access
  • All-gender bathrooms located on all levels
  • In-building laundry facilities
  • Main lounge on entry level
  • Large stone fireplace in living room
  • Recreation room
  • Housekeeping services in shared restrooms and common areas
  • Live-in paraprofessional staff

Additional Benefits

No Smoking Policy

Mills College is a tobacco and smoke-free campus. The use of any tobacco, marijuana, or other smoke producing products (including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, water pipes, vapes, electronic cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff, dissolvable tobacco products, and medical marijuana) is not allowed anywhere on the Mills campus including inside buildings, outside, or in a vehicle on the premises. 

For more policy information please see the Mills Student Handbook (PDF).

2020–21 Housing Rates

For UC Berkeley students, the Mills housing rates are:

  • Double room–$3,344 per semester
  • Single room–$3,793 per semester
  • Super single room–$4,696 per semester

Additional Fees

All residential setups require a meal points plan of $1,000 per semester. There is also a per semester Campus Comprehensive Fee of $600 which covers other campus services including the Mills shuttle, mailbox, laundry, and access to athletic facilities, and a wide variety of on-campus events.

Occupancy Dates 2020–21

Fall 2020
Move in August 22, 2020, at 9:00 am*
Move out December 19, 2020, at 10:00 am
Spring 2021
Move in January 14, 2021, at 9:00 am
Move out May 16, 2021, at 10:00 am

*If you need to participate in UC Berkeley orientation, please contact us by August 1 to set up early arrival for August 17 at a nightly cost.

Information on the fall closing process can be found in the Fall Closing Memo.

Summer & Academic Year Housing Applications

Summer 2020 and academic year 2020–21 applications will be available beginning April 1, 2020. The application deadline for summer housing is April 23, 2020. Summer housing is only available to students who will live in summer housing for at least 21 consecutive nights. At least 21 nights' notice must be given by students planning to move out mid-summer. Priority is given to full-summer applicants. Summer residents must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Active Mills student that is working or interning in the area

  • Active Mills Student that is taking classes in the area or online

  • Active Mills Student living in the Courtyard Townhouses or the Underwood Apartments in spring 2020 and will once again live in one of these spaces in fall 2020

  • Active UCB Student that is working in the area, taking classes in the area or online that stayed at Mills in spring 2020 and plans to be with us in fall 2020

The priority housing application deadline for academic year 2020–21 is June 1, 2020.

User Guides

StarRez Housing Application User Guide for UC Berkeley Students (PDF)

Winter Break Housing

We also offer winter break housing for UCB students interested in housing during the winter. The winter break housing application is available via the Mills Resource Portal and must be completed by 5:00 pm PST on November 13, 2020.  There will be an additional cost for winter break housing. More information on winter break housing can be found on our Winter Break & J-Term Housing page.

Please note: All of our published deadlines must be met by end of business day, 5:00 pm, unless otherwise specified.

For questions about housing and the application process, please contact Housing Management and Dining Services (HMDS) at 510.430.2127 or

Important Dates and Deadlines

Fall 2020
April 1 Housing application becomes available
June 1 Priority housing application deadline
June 15 Confirmation of housing placement
July 1 Student billed for room and board costs
August 1 Select payment plan; first payment due
August 22 Fall move-in day 
December 19 Fall move-out day
Spring 2021
November 1 Spring-only housing application available
Late November Student billed for room and board costs
January 1 Select payment plan; first payment due
January 14 Spring move-in day
May 16 Spring move-out day

Frequently Asked Questions

For more details, please consult our Mills Housing FAQs.