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Campus Buildings and Facilities

The Oakland campus boasts historic architecture and facilities that support an intimate environment for learning, research, spiritual well-being, athletics, and recreation. 

For information about renting campus facilities for special events including weddings, community events, or conferences, contact conference@mills.edu.

aerial view of first floor library and windows

F. W. Olin Library 

This light-filled library is the campus’s intellectual heart of scholarship and research, best known for collections in literature, history, women’s studies, art, and music. As a student, you can search electronic databases and the catalog’s 240,000+ volumes, and explore rare books and manuscripts in the Heller Rare Book Room’s special collections. You also have access to the digital resources from Northeastern’s Snell Library.


students and instructor in a lab classroom

Betty Irene Moore Natural Sciences Building

The Moore Natural Sciences Building was designed to support the advancement of women in the sciences by providing educational spaces, equipment, and laboratories that encourage exploration and innovation. Whether you’re a Mills or Northeastern student, you can partner with a faculty mentor to conduct research within this Platinum LEED-certified facility. 


view of the inside of the chapel including the organ

Nondenominational Mills Chapel

Designed by Callister and Payne and completed in 1967, the chapel is built in the round, with curved redwood pews, a slightly raised central altar, and a beautiful pipe organ. This welcoming, light-filled, wood-and-glass sanctuary is a place for reflection and community gatherings.  


patio table and benches outside the children's school

Mills College Children’s School

The Mills College Children’s School is the first laboratory school for aspiring teachers west of the Mississippi River. It nurtures newborns through fifth graders. If you’re part of the School of Education, it affords you real-world opportunities to prepare for a career in early childhood education and teaching. The school has a deep commitment to social justice and racial equity in education. 



Sports and recreation facilities

Take advantage of a host of on-campus sports and fitness facilities to keep your body and mind fit. All are open to Northeastern students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Our athletic facilities are available for rent to local sports clubs, schools, and individuals.

Soccer Field

The Hellman Soccer Field is available for rental and recreational use. 

Tennis Center

The Meyer Tennis Center features six lighted courts. 

Aquatic Center

The Trefethen Aquatic Center offers swim lessons, lap swim, workouts, and more.

Fitness Center

The Fitness Center has all the equipment you need to stay strong and flexible. 

Gymnasium

Haas Gymnasium is available for general recreation when not rented or in use by sports programs.

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