Mills graduate students can choose from several on-campus housing options, including apartments, traditional residence halls, and specialty housing. For our male graduate students, housing options include the Courtyard Townhouses, or, if they have children and space is available, Underwood Family Housing. All on-campus housing includes wireless Internet access, and use of laundry facilities is included in your housing fees.
Shown below are all residence halls on the Mills College Campus. Please note that we plan to start the 2021–22 academic year with rooms in Courtyard Townhouses, Ethel Moore Hall, Warren Olney Hall, Underwood Apartments, and Prospect Hill Apartments available for student placement. Information for all other halls is provided in the event that we are able to expand our offerings.
Specific living spaces have been designated to accommodate Mills students who require service or emotional support animals while living on campus, as indicated below. These types of housing are subject to availability. Information about service and support animals can be obtained from Student Access and Support Services.
Located on one of Mills' hills just off the main campus entrance, the Courtyard Townhouses include three buildings—Joan Danforth House, Vivian Stephenson House, and Clare Springs House.
The distinctive Craftsman-style apartments in each house include a choice of four or five bedrooms and with two bathrooms, a kitchen, a living room, and an adjoining dining room. All bedrooms are furnished with a twin bed, desk, dresser, bookcase, and chair per student. As a residential option designed for students seeking a more independent living situation, housekeeping services are not provided in these apartments.
All Mills residence halls have grand pianos, recreation rooms, and kitchens. All rooms are furnished with a twin bed, desk, dresser, bookcase, and chair per student. Housekeeping services are provided for the shared restrooms and residence hall common areas.
The interior pairs a light, open design with modern-style furnishings and a spacious recreation room. Situated on the north side of campus, White Hall is conveniently located close to Founders Commons dining hall and provides easy access to the heart of campus.
With its charming Mediterranean-style red tile roof and blue trim, Ethel Moore Hall—which houses graduate students and undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors—sits beautifully atop Prospect Hill. The flagstone entrance to Ethel Moore Hall connects to a downhill path into the center of campus. Ethel Moore also opens onto the Rhododendron Courtyard, accessed through the building or through a garden gate. The renovated Olive Courtyard is accessed through the lobby.
From its location atop Prospect Hill, students look out onto the Rhododendron Courtyard shared with Ethel Moore. The beautiful high-ceilinged living room is a favorite gathering spot for Mary Morse residents.
Warren Olney Hall houses students of all academic levels; it is an environment that gives you numerous opportunities to live with students from all walks of life and create bonds beyond the classroom. Special activities and programs bring students together, and the large recreation and TV rooms, kitchen, and lounges provide a comfortable setting for all.
High above the College's Greek Theatre, Underwood Family Housing provides housing for Mills students with children. The building complex offers a total of 12 two-bedroom apartments in three separate buildings, all with wonderful views—and only a five-minute walk from the center of campus. As a residential option designed for students seeking a more independent living situation, housekeeping services are not provided in Underwood Family Housing.