Mills is pleased to offer undergraduate and graduate students multiple on-campus housing options from traditional residence halls to apartments and cooperative housing. Please note that male graduate students can live in the Courtyard Townhouses, in Lynn Townsend White Hall, and, if they have children and space is available, in the Underwood Family Housing (undergraduate students with children have priority).
All residence halls have grand pianos, recreation rooms, and kitchens. All housing (both residence halls and apartments) has wireless Internet access, and use of laundry facilities is included in housing fees. All rooms (with the exception of those in Underwood Apartments) are furnished with a twin bed, desk, dresser, bookcase, and chair per student. Housekeeping services are provided in the restrooms and common areas of the dormitory-style residence halls, but housekeeping is not provided in houses or apartments. Learn about computer labs in residence halls.
Designated living spaces have been identified to accommodate students who require service or emotional support animals while living on campus. All of these types of housing are subject to availability. Information about service and support animals can be obtained from Student Access and Support Services.
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.
Housing first-year students, Orchard Meadow Hall consists of two separate wings. Connected by a large living room with paneled oak walls and tile floors, the wings share a meeting room and a computer lab. Many of Orchard Meadow’s sleeping porches look out on a beautiful courtyard, with a small reflecting pond and brick barbeque.
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 newly renovated Olive Courtyard is accessed through the lobby.
Mary Morse Hall offers housing to both undergraduate and graduate students. From its location atop Prospect Hill, students look out upon the Rhododendron Courtyard shared with Ethel Moore. You enter the building through a beautiful high-ceilinged living room, a favored gathering spot for Mary Morse residents.
Recently renovated Lynn Townsend White Hall offers housing to both undergraduate and graduate students. The new 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.
Providing modern spaces for Mills students interested in more independent living, Prospect Hill Apartments are situated atop one of the highest points on campus. Placement for Prospect Hill Apartments will be given to students who are sophomores, juniors, or seniors who have specific food-related disabilities/food allergies. 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.
Located on one of Mills' hills just off the main campus entrance, the Courtyard Townhouses—Danforth, Springs, and Stephenson—offer an additional housing option for undergraduate and graduate students 21 years of age or older. In addition to a choice of four or five bedrooms, these distinctive and charming Craftsman-style apartments have a kitchen, two bathrooms, a living room, and an adjoining dining room.
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.
Ross House consists of two connected Victorian houses overlooking a grassy area adjacent
to the Mills Botanic Garden. Ross House residents are undergraduate students who are
interested in living in a racial justice community. Most enjoy the independence of
cooking for themselves in the spacious kitchen, although residents may purchase a
meal plan. Residency for Ross House is determined through a supplemental application process.
Larsen House Co-op is a delightful two-story Victorian house located close to the
center of campus. The six students residing in Larsen House share house duties and
decision making, and work to raise awareness around environmental issues through campus-wide
programs and events. Residency for Larsen House Co-op is determined through an application
and interview process. Due to the need to accommodate students with allergies, housing
for students with service or emotional support animals is not available in Larsen