Housing FAQs

General Housing FAQs | COVID-19-Related Guidelines

General Housing FAQs

COVID-19-Related Guidelines

In light of COVID-19, Mills College has implemented the following guidelines to help mitigate virus exposure in the residence halls. Students are expected to abide by the following policies for the 2021-2022 school year until further notice. Due to the nature of the situation, students are expected to take heed of these policies and should understand that any violation of the policies outlined below will subject them to disciplinary action, including but not limited to, housing probation and termination of their Housing Agreement.

What expectations are in place for students living on-campus?

  • Residents are expected to adhere to all new COVID-19 policies in order to live on campus.
  • Residents are responsible for the behavior of their guests, including the guest(s) wearing face masks in the residence halls if the guest is not vaccinated.

Health & Safety

We expect that all members of the Mills College residential community—residents, staff and visitors—act in a manner that demonstrates respect and consideration for those around them, including respect and consideration for the health and safety of all community members. All residential students are prohibited from creating a health or safety hazard within the residence halls and the College may request or require a resident to leave Mills College housing if their continued presence in the housing community poses a health or safety risk for community members. Residential students are required to comply with health and safety laws, orders, ordinances, regulations and health and safety guidance adopted by Mills College as it relates to public health crises, including COVID-19. This guidance will evolve as the public health crisis evolves and may include, but is not limited to, social distancing, limitations on mass gatherings, wearing a face covering, COVID-19 diagnostic and surveillance testing (including before or upon arrival to campus), contact tracing, disinfection protocols, limitations on guests into residence halls, and quarantine / isolation requirements (including before or upon arrival to campus). Adherence to health and safety requirements applies to all residents, staff and visitors and extends to all aspects of residential life, including bedrooms, bathrooms, community kitchens, lounges, computer rooms, courtyards and other common spaces.

Face Coverings

Due to the increases in cases and the infectious nature of the Delta variant of COVID and new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mills will require all individuals, vaccinated and unvaccinated, to wear a mask indoors until further notice. Unvaccinated individuals, including guests, must wear a mask when within 6 feet of someone outdoors. Vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals may remove masks while in dining locations while actively eating and drinking.

Face coverings should cover a person’s nose and mouth simultaneously. Face coverings can include cloth face coverings, disposable face masks, bandanas, scarves.

Guest Policy

a. Residents are responsible for the behavior of their guests.
b. Residents living in Ross House, Larsen House, Courtyard Townhouses, and Prospect Hill must complete their Apartment Agreement prior to inviting any guests into their apartment. All residents of an apartment must agree to the guest policy for their apartment. Contact your Area Coordinator for additional information.
c. Residents living in Orchard Meadow, Warren Olney, Ethel Moore, Mary Morse, Ege, and White Halls are allowed to bring guests into the residence halls, including Mills College students who reside in other residence halls.
d. Residents in Underwood may bring guests to their apartments and are responsible for the behavior of those guests while they are on the Mills College campus.

Other updates for Move In Day

We will be requiring all students and helpers to wear face masks that cover their nose and mouth, regardless of vaccination status.