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 January 4 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 January 4 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 January 4 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.