Frequently Asked Questions

I'm a graduate alumna/us of Mills. Am I welcome to attend Reunion events?

Of course. All alumnae/i and their guests are welcome to attend Reunion. This weekend celebrates all of you!

Will transportation be provided from my hotel to Mills and back?

The Executive Inn and Suites is our host hotel, and frequent shuttle service to and from Mills will be provided. The College will also have a hospitality suite at the hotel.

Where can I grab a quick snack on campus between scheduled meals during Reunion?

The Tea Shop, bookstore, and Founders Commons Dining Hall will be open during Reunion.

Will Reinhardt Alumnae House be open during Reunion?

Reinhardt Alumnae House

Reinhardt Alumnae House

Yes. Reinhardt Alumnae House is Reunion headquarters and will be open for you to register, have a cup of coffee or grab a snack, rendezvous with your friends, check your email, and explore the Mills online alumnae community.

Thursday: 8:30 am–9:00 pm
Friday and Saturday: 7:30 am–10:00pm
Sunday: 8:30 am–3:00 pm

Can I bring my spouse or partner, children, and/or guest to Reunion?

Yes, they are welcome and are invited to participate in most Reunion events.

What should I wear/pack?

Casual dress is appropriate for all Reunion activities except the Saturday evening dinners. We invite everyone to wear their class colors for the class photos, which will be printed in color in the Mills Quarterly (see the class color chart and photo schedule for Saturday). We also suggest you bring sunglasses, an umbrella, comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, a sun hat, swimsuit, and camera. Remember, fall weather in Oakland is unpredictable.

How do I request additional Reunion brochures?

Contact Caitlin McGarty in Alumnae Relations at 510.430.2123 or email

How do I register?

You may register online or you may send your registration form in by mail to Alumnae Relations, Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613. We cannot accept registration over the phone or by email, but if you have any questions, please contact Caitlin McGarty in Alumnae Relations at 510.430.2123, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, or at

May I register for events onsite during Reunion?

Though we will be prepared to serve a limited number of walk-up participants, we strongly encourage you to register early to hold your space at Reunion events. Our ability to handle walk-up special requests is extremely limited.

What if I have special needs?

Please let us know ahead of time if you have special food requirements, need mobility assistance, or require ADA access to buildings during Reunion. You may indicate special needs on your registration form or by calling 510.430.2123 or emailing

How do I find out who else has registered?

A list of alumnae who have registered for Reunion will be updated periodically. If you do not wish to be listed, check the appropriate box on the registration form.

How do I request a refund?

In order to receive a refund, please ensure that written confirmation canceling your attendance at any Reunion events for which you have registered is postmarked by September 2, 2011, and mailed to Alumnae Relations, Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613. Due to commitment costs, we are unable to issue refunds for cancellations postmarked after September 2. All refunds will be mailed after October 17, 2011.

Are there alternative payment options?

We want to make Reunion possible for all who wish to attend. If your financial circumstances prevent your attendance at any events, please contact Alumnae Relations to discuss special arrangements. All requests will be kept confidential.

Reunion 2011 Links

Future Reunions

Save these dates:

2012: September 27–30
Convocation on September 28

Past Reunions

Contact Us

Mills College
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613-1301

Alumnae Relations:


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