Safety & Transportation

Mills College at Northeastern offers a variety of safety and transportation programs to assist students and members of the campus community. We have a fully staffed department of trained professionals charged with keeping the campus and those who live, learn, work, and visit here as safe as possible. Dedicated officers monitor campus traffic, patrol the grounds, respond to emergencies, and secure campus buildings. DPS has implemented a series of safety measures and put policies in place that cover virtually every possible occurrence from natural disasters to crime. Our Department of Public Safety (DPS) has distinguished itself by fostering one of the safest campuses in the Bay Area.

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Our security officers provide the following daily services to the campus community 24/7:

  • Campus security patrols
  • Amber light patrols after dark
  • Locking/unlocking facilities for classes and events
  • Alarm response
  • Emergency response and first aid
  • Parking permit sales and enforcement
  • K-9 permits for dog walkers
  • Escorts to car or campus residence halls after dark
  • Lost and found


To explore the world outside of the campus gates, students use the Mills at Northeastern shuttle. We provide shuttle service to the MacArthur Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station and to Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus. The shuttle runs seven days a week during the academic year. See our shuttle schedule for details.

AC Transit city buses stop right outside the Mills front gate, so you can use your AC Transit EasyPass to get around the East Bay with access to San Francisco and the Peninsula.