Undergraduate Residential Options

Mills is pleased to offer undergraduate students multiple on-campus housing options ranging from traditional residence halls to apartments and cooperative housing. All housing includes wireless Internet access, and use of laundry facilities is included in your housing fees.

Specific living spaces have been designated to accommodate 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.

Residence Halls | Apartments | Specialty Housing

Residence Halls

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 Warren Olney Hall, Ethel Moore HallProspect Hill Apartments, Courtyard Townhouses, and Underwood Apartments available for student placement. Information for all other halls is provided in the event that we are able to expand our offerings.

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.

Orchard Meadow Hall

Orchard Meadow Hall, a stucco building with a stairecase and ADA-accessible ramp leading to the entry, is surrounded by trees.
A Mills student sits in her room in Orchard Meadow Hall. The carpeted room has a window that overlooks a palm tree.

Orchard Meadow Hall consists of two separate wings. Connected by a large living room with paneled oak walls and tile floors, and the wings share a meeting room. Many of Orchard Meadow’s sleeping porches look out on a beautiful courtyard, with a small reflecting pond and brick barbecue.

Special Features:

  • Single or double rooms with carpeted floors and a sink
  • California sleeping porches (some rooms)
  • Disability access
  • Two libraries with antique furniture

Warren Olney Hall

Warren Olney Hall, a stucco building with large blue-framed mullioned windows, is surrounded by bushes and trees.
A Mills student sits on her bed in her room in Warren Olney Hall. The room has wood floors and large arched windows.

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.

Special Features:

  • Single with hardwood floors and a sink
  • California sleeping porches (some rooms)
  • Common rooms
  • Full disability access
  • Service/emotional support animal wings (supplemental application process required)

Ethel Moore Hall

A flagstone staircase leads to the entry of Ethel Moore Hall, a Mediterranean-style building enveloped by lush greenery.
A Mills student sits in her room in Ethel Moore Hall. The room has wood floors and a window overlooking a courtyard with trees.

With its charming Mediterranean-style red tile roof and blue trim, Ethel Moore Hall—which houses sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students—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.

Special Features:

  • Single or double rooms with hardwood floors and a sink
  • California sleeping porches (in double rooms)
  • Two courtyards
  • Antique furnishings in some common areas

Mary Morse Hall

Mary Morse HallFrom 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.

Special Features:

  • Single or double rooms with hardwood or carpeted floors and a sink
  • Large stone fireplace in living room
  • Community sunroom
  • Antique furnishings in some common areas

Lynn Townsend White Hall

Lynn Townsend Hall, a low-slung building with floor-to-ceiling windows makes an L shape around a blooming cherry tree.Lynn Townsend White Hall 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.

Special Features:

  • Single or double rooms, some in suites featuring one double and two single rooms
  • Two-bedroom suites with private bathrooms and shared kitchenette, living room, and bathroom
  • Three wings, each with its own common area


All rooms in our apartments 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 our apartments.

Prospect Hill Apartments

Prospect Hill Apartments, a white stucco building with a pink rotunda and blue windows sits on a green hillside.
At the rear of Prospect Hill Apartments, a large common area balcony extends over the hill surrounded by trees and bushes.

Placement in Prospect Hills is given to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have specific food-related disabilities/food allergies, Prospect Hill Apartments are situated atop one of the highest points on campus. Prospect Hill Apartments provide an independent living option of eight apartments, each housing four students in single bedrooms. Each furnished apartment has a kitchen, living room, and bathroom. The building also has a comfortable community room for study breaks, meetings, and casual conversations. An outdoor patio looks out on the beautiful nearby woods.

Special Features:

  • Four-bedroom apartments with shared kitchens and living rooms
  • Bathrooms with double sinks
  • Fireplace in community room
  • Disability access

Courtyard Townhouses

The Courtyard Townhouses, a stucco building with wooden accents, is framed by a flowering tree and pink and yellow flowers.
A Courtyard Townhouse apartment features a carpeted common area with a full en suite kitchen complete with fridge and oven.

Located on one of Mills' hills just off the main campus entrance, the Courtyard Townhouses include three buildings—Clare Springs House, Vivian Stephenson House, and Joan Danforth House.

  • Springs House offers housing exclusively for undergraduate students 21 years of age or older.
  • In Stephenson House, two apartments are reserved for students of any gender and academic level who have service or emotional support animals. The remaining apartments are reserved for graduate students.
  • Danforth House is reserved for graduate student housing.

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.

Special Features:

  • Four- and five-bedroom units with two bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, and living room
  • Cable TV hookup in each living room
  • High-speed and wireless Internet access
  • Disability access
  • Service/emotional support animal apartments (supplemental application process required)

Specialty Housing

As a residential option designed for students seeking a more independent living situation, housekeeping services are not provided in our specialty housing.

Underwood Family Housing

The stucco Underwood Family Housing residences sit enveloped by trees and bushes.
Two of the Underwood Family Housing complexes face onto a shared outdoor coutyrard with a picnic table shaded by a large tree.

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.

Special Features:

  • Two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartments with living room and eat-in kitchen
  • Children’s play yard
  • Private entrances
  • Reserved parking spaces