ID Creation & Move-In Instructions

Incoming Mills Students | Returning Mills Students | Online MA in Educational Leadership Students | UC Berkeley Students


Incoming Mills Students

ID Creation

Incoming Mills students are issued an ID card after their student account is cleared and they arrive on campus during Orientation. Students are encouraged to email ID photos (as a JPG file) to housing@mills.edu by August 10 for the fall semester or by the end of the first week of January for the spring semester. By sending your photo in advance, you'll avoid waiting in line to have your ID picture taken during Orientation. If you are living on campus, you'll also be able to sign up for contactless key packet pick up and move in.

When taking your ID card photo, please follow these guidelines:

  • The photo must be a close-up with your face and neck clearly visible.
  • Take the photo in a square or landscape format, leaving enough room above the top of your head and below your neck for us to crop the image to fit on your ID card properly.
  • Do not wear hats or sunglasses (religious headwear is allowed).
  • Do not apply digital filters that alter the color and/or add digital imagery.

If you would like your ID card to reflect your preferred first name, you must submit a completed Change of Name (PDF) form to the Registrar's Office in time for them to enter your preferred name in the system ahead of the fall or spring semester deadline.

After ensuring that your student account is clear (paid in full or first payment made on an approved payment plan), follow the procedures outlined below to pick up your new Mills ID card and, if applicable, your housing keys. For questions about your student account, email stuaccts@mills.edu.

Returning Mills Students

Online MA in Educational Leadership Students

ID Creation

Each Mills College student is issued a Mills ID card. Students are encouraged to email ID photos (as a JPG file) to housing@mills.edu by August 10 for the fall semester or by the end of the first week of January for the spring semester. When taking your ID card photo, please follow these guidelines:

  • The photo must be a close-up with your face and neck clearly visible.
  • Take the photo in a square or landscape format, leaving enough room above the top of your head and below your neck for us to crop the image to fit on your ID card properly.
  • Do not wear hats or sunglasses (religious headwear is allowed).
  • Do not apply digital filters that alter the color and/or add digital imagery.

When you email your photo, please include your full name and indicate that you are an online student so we do not hold your ID card for an in-person pick up.

If you would like your ID card to reflect your preferred first name, you must submit a completed Change of Name (PDF) form to the Registrar's Office in time for them to enter your preferred name in the system ahead of the fall or spring semester deadline.

If you meet all deadlines, your Mills ID card will be mailed to you by the Office of Admissions.

UC Berkeley Students

ID Creation

UC Berkeley students residing at Mills College will be issued a Mills ID card. New students are encouraged to email ID photos (as a JPG file) to housing@mills.edu by August 10 for the fall semester or by the end of the first week of January for the spring semester. When taking your ID card photo, please follow these guidelines:

  • The photo must be a close-up with your face and neck clearly visible.
  • Take the photo in a square or landscape format, leaving enough room above the top of your head and below your neck for us to crop the image to fit on your ID card properly.
  • Do not wear hats or sunglasses (religious headwear is allowed).
  • Do not apply digital filters that alter the color and/or add digital imagery.

When you email your photo, please include your full name and indicate that you are a UC Berkeley student.

ID Replacement

Returning UC Berkeley students who have an existing, functioning Mills ID should continue to use that card. Students who have lost their Mills ID card must get a replacement and will incur a $20 replacement fee. Follow the ID creation instructions above and submit your new photo by August 10 so your replacement ID card can be included in your housing key packet.

Fall Move In & ID Pick Up

August 22, 2020 | 9:00 am–5:00 pm

To move in to campus housing on August 22, 2020, you must:

  1. Submit your ID photo by August 10 (if needed).
  2. Review and submit the online key agreement form.
  3. Use our online form to sign up for a move-in time slot for Warren Olney Hall.
  4. Follow all move-in guideline protocols.
  5. Bring a valid form of ID with you to enter the Mills campus. Returning students may use their Mills ID card.

For card access to their residence hall, returning students must also have their most current, functioning Mills ID card (if they did not request a replacement ID).

At your scheduled move-in time, you'll proceed to the Mail and Copy Center at Rothwell Center to pick up your housing key packet from your personal mailbox (PMB). If applicable, your new Mills ID card will be included in the packet. Housing staff will be there to greet you, monitor the move-in schedule, and answer questions between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm on August 22.

Prior to move-in day, new students will receive their PMB information in an email from the Mail and Copy Center. Returning students will receive a reminder email with their PMB information. If you have not received this information by August 14, please email the IT Helpdesk at helpdesk@mills.edu.

After you've collected your housing key packet, proceed to your residence hall and begin your move in. Mills staff will be present in most residential communities during these move-in periods if you have questions or need assistance. You are allowed to have two (2) move-in helpers from your scheduled move-in time until 8:00 pm on August 22.