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.
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:
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.
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 Residence Hall
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.
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).
For UC Berkeley students, the Mills housing rates are:
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.
|Move in||August 22, 2020, at 9:00 am*|
|Move out||December 19, 2020, at 10:00 am|
|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 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.
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 email@example.com.
|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|
|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|
One of the special features about the residences at Mills is that each room is unique. These are not cookie-cutter halls with identical rooms; each one is slightly different. All rooms have a standard twin bed, desk, chair, small bookshelf, and dresser. Mills housing is spacious and charming.
Your housing contract starts on August 22 at 9:00 am. Students wanting to move in earlier to attend Golden Bear Orientation on UC Berkeley's campus must contact us by August 1, to set up early arrival on August 17 at an additional cost.
Keys are issued at Sage Hall on the Mills campus. Specific details will be shared prior to move-in day. Students will need to bring a form of ID with them to pick up their key packets.
Beds in Ege Hall are twin extra long.
All residential bathrooms are gender-inclusive/all-gender bathrooms. Hettie Belle Ege Hall has multi-stall bathrooms. While they have multiple stalls, these bathrooms are allowed to be locked temporarily for private, individual use.
Common areas, including bathrooms, will be cleaned daily during the business week by Mills College’s custodial staff. Students are responsible for cleaning their rooms.
All gas, electric, water, and trash is covered in the cost of a residence hall. Students will have access to the Mills wireless network. Cable TV is provided in the residence hall recreation room. In addition, the cost of our laundry machines is included in the housing fee.
Mills College is a closed campus—this means all visitors to campus must check in at the gatehouse before entering campus. Resident Assistants also conduct building walks to ensure residents are safe, and they serve on an on-call rotation to respond to any incidents that may arise. Visit our Safety and Transportation webpage for additional information.
Mills College has an existing shuttle that drives students to and from campus. To check the shuttle schedule, please consult the Mills College shuttle schedule. UC Berkeley students may access the Mills shuttle by showing the driver their Mills College ID. Please note that the shuttle is a singular vehicle and goes back and forth between the two campuses. This means that the shuttle may experience delays due to traffic. At high traffic times, the trip can take an hour each way.
Yes, campus parking is available in the Richards Road lot and other commuter parking lots on campus for a $71.10 fee/year. UC Berkeley students may contact the Mills Department of Public Safety to purchase a parking permit. Students who are interested in driving to and from UC Berkeley's campus also will need to work with the UC Berkeley Parking and Transportation office to apply for and purchase a student parking permit. For your convenience, having a car on campus has been preferred by previous UCB residents.
UC Berkeley students residing at Mills will be issued Mills College ID cards that will grant them access to key-card access to the residence hall and serve as their meal plan points card. In addition, this card will give them access to many services on campus, including sports and recreation facilities, computer labs, the library, and the dining halls.
UC Berkeley students will receive a modified meal plan with access to dining at both Founders Commons and the Tea Shop on the Mills campus. Students will receive 1,000 meal points per semester to be used at these dining locations. Unused points do not roll over from semester to semester.
UC Berkeley students qualify to receive a personal mailbox at the Mills Mail and Copy Center at Adams Plaza for the duration of their housing contract. Students can register for their personal mailbox (PMB) with the Mail and Copy Center. Mail should be addressed as follows:
PMB [Your Personal Mailbox Number]
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613
When you submit a housing application to Mills, you have agreed to our residential
agreement contract. If you need to cancel your residential contract, you must do so
in writing via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your termination must be received prior to August 1 to avoid any cancellation fees.
Cancellation of your residential contract between August 1 and the first day of the agreement term for occupancy may result in cancellation fees being assessed. After the agreement term of occupancy begins, the resident may request a release based on compelling, unforeseen, and documentable circumstances. To do so the resident must complete a Release from Housing Agreement form and submit it to the Housing Management and Dining Services office in Sage Hall, room 138. A decision on the written request will be made within 15 work days of its submission. All submissions must occur no later than 15 days prior to the end of a semester.
If a resident’s request for release is granted the individual will be charged a $500 cancellation fee. Refunds of housing and meal point charges will be prorated based on the date of check-out from the assigned residence and return of housing keys. If a resident’s request is denied, they are responsible for the terms of their housing agreement until the end of the term of the agreement.
For more details, please consult our Mills Housing FAQs.