Housing

In response to the rapidly evolving events involving the coronavirus, we have moved housing and dining services to a mostly virtual platform. Please bear with us as we work through this new process; there may be some delays in response time.

The Housing Management and Dining Services (HMDS) Office will provide support through email and virtual appointments during the shelter-in-place order, including:

  • Addressing your on-campus housing and/or dining questions
  • Working with you to coordinate changes to your campus housing and/or dining plans
  • Troubleshooting key card access issues
  • Purchasing dining dollars

To make a virtual appointment, please use our new online scheduling tool. Virtual appointments are available between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

The HMDS Office can provide the following services in person:

  • Issuing keys
  • Issuing Mills ID cards
  • Replacing keys or ID cards
  • Refunding vending machine cash transactions

For general questions or inquiries, you can reach HMDS staff at housing@mills.edu. If you have questions specifically about keys or card access, email keyrequest@mills.edu. For questions regarding on-campus dining or meal plans, email dining@mills.edu. Due to the expected volume of emails, we will respond to your message in 2-3 business days.

COVID-19 Housing & Dining Information

COVID-19: Housing Information for Academic Year 2020-21

COVID-19: Policies and Expectations for Residential Students

Protocols for Moving Onto the Mills College Campus During COVID-19

COVID-19-Related FAQs

HMDS Storage Policy During COVID-19

Bon Appetit Fall 2020 Dining Informational Guide During COVID-19


The best way to experience the vibrant Mills community is to live on campus. Because our students represent a wide range of ethnicities, backgrounds, ages, and interests, living together and drawing from that breadth of experience becomes part of the learning process. And, of course, it’s a great way to make lifelong friends.

Traditional-age, first-year students are introduced to the Mills community through a Themed Housing Community that is organized around a shared interest. Over the course of the fall term, faculty, students, and a specially assigned member of the Division of Student Life may attend lectures, films, museum exhibitions, or other extracurricular activities related to the central theme of your community.

Transfer, resumer, graduate, and continuing Mills students find a welcoming home on our lush, 135-acre campus, where they can enjoy residing in one of our historic Mediterranean-inspired halls or our Craftsman-style apartments.

Office of Residential Life 

The Office of Residential Life fosters a safe, inclusive, and supportive community in which residents develop interpersonal skills and respect for self and others. They also create cocurricular programming that supports your academic success and personal interests.