Mills College

5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613 l 510-430-2127 l
Beginning with the 2019-20 academic year, Berkeley students may apply directly with Mills College.

Mary Morse Hall - Exterior

Room Summary

  • Mills makes rooms available to students who are self-identified women as well as students assigned female at birth who do not identify with the gender binary.
  • Single and double rooms with hardwood or carpeted floors and a sink
  • Live-in paraprofessional staff
  • Twin bed, desk, dresser, bookcase, and chair
  • Academic-year contract

Other Features

  • ​Shuttle service to BART and the UC Berkeley campus: Mills College Shuttle Schedule 
  • In-building laundry facilities
  • Housekeeping services in shared restrooms and common areas
  • Parking is $60/year
  • Modified meal plan for Mills College and UC Berkeley

No Smoking Policy
Smoking is not allowed in any student residence, any campus building, or within thirty feet of building entrances, doors, or windows. Smoking of medical marijuana is not permitted on campus.

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Mills College FAQs:

What Mills services and facilities will UC Berkeley students be able to access?

UC Berkeley students residing at Mills will be issued Mills College ID cards that will grant them access to key-card access to the residence halls and will serve as their meal plan points card. In addition, this card will give them access to many services on campus, including sports and recreation facilities, computer labs, the library, and the dining halls.

In addition to residential study areas, are there any other areas where UC Berkeley students can study on the Mills Campus?

UC Berkeley students will have access to the F.W. Olin Library for study during regularly scheduled hours. There also are select computer labs across campus that students will be able to access.

Are bathrooms single gender or all gender?

All residential bathrooms are gender-inclusive/all-gender bathrooms. Restrooms in Mary Morse Hall and Ethel Moore Hall are multistalled bathrooms. Lynn Townsend White Hall has multistalled spaces that can be used as single use. 

What utilities are included in the cost for a Mills room?

All gas, electric, water, and trash is covered in the cost of a residence hall. Students will have access to the Mills wireless network. Cable TV is provided in the residence hall recreation rooms. In addition, the cost of our laundry machines is included in the housing fee.

Does Mills provide custodial services?

Common areas, including bathrooms, will be cleaned daily during the business week by Mills College’s custodial staff. Students are responsible for cleaning their rooms.

I am concerned about safety; what kind of safety measures are present on the Mills campus?

Mills College is a closed campus—this means all visitors to campus must check in at the gatehouse before entering campus. Resident Assistants also conduct building walks to insure residents are safe, and they serve on an on-call rotation to respond to any incidents that may arise. Visit the Safety and Transportation webpage for additional information.

How does the meal plan work at Mills?

UCB students will receive a modified meal plan with access to dining at both Founders Commons and the Tea Shop at Mills College. Students will receive 1,000 meal points per semester to be used at these eating location. Unused points do not roll over from semester to semester.

How does transportation to and from Mills and UC Berkeley work?

UC Berkeley and Mills College have an existing shuttle that drives students to and from campus. To check the shuttle schedule, please consult the Mills College Shuttle schedule.  UCB students may access the Mills shuttle by showing the driver their Mills College ID.

Can I purchase a parking permit at Mills and bring a vehicle?

Yes, campus parking is available in the Richard Road lot and other commuter parking lots on campus for a $60 fee/year. UCB students may contact the Mills Department of Public Safety to purchase a permit. Students who are interested in driving to and from UC Berkeley's campus would also need to work with the UC Berkeley Parking and Transportation office to apply for and purchase a student parking permit.


Students who are interested in driving to and from UC Berkeley's campus would also need to work with the UC Berkeley Parking and Transportation office to apply for and purchase a student parking permit.

How can residents receive mail at Mills?

Berkeley students qualify to receive a personal mailbox at the Mills Mail and Copy Center at Adams Plaza for the duration of their housing contract. Students can register for their mailbox with the Mail and Copy Center. Mail should be addressed as follows:


[Your Name]

PMB [Your PMB Number]

5000 MacArthur Boulevard

Oakland, CA 94613

Move-in Information
When can I move into my room?

New students will be able to move in to Mills College in mid-August to attend Golden Bear Orientation on Berkeley's campus. Continuing students will be able to move in starting when the fall term begins.

How do I get my key on move-in day?
Keys are issued at Sage Hall on the Mills campus. Specific details will be shared prior to move-in day. Students will need to bring a form of ID with them to pick up their key packets. 
How large are the residence hall rooms? Are they furnished?

One of the special features about the residences at Mills is that each room is unique. These are not cookie-cutter halls with identical rooms; each one is slightly different.

All rooms have a standard twin bed, desk, chair, small bookshelf, and dresser. Mills housing is spacious and charming.

What size linens will I need to bring?

All beds at Mills are standard twin size.