Residence and Meal Plan Rates

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Residential Rates for the 2020–21 Residence Agreement

Option Semester Rate Rate for Academic Year
Single Room $3,638 $7,276
Double Room
(two occupants, per person)
$3,204 $6,408
Super Single Room
(double room with only one occupant)
$4,501 $9,001
Single Room in Two-Bedroom Suite $4,575 $9,151
Larsen House $4,805 $9,611
Ross House $4,805 $9,611
Prospect Hill Apartments $4,805 $9,611
Courtyard Townhouses
- Joan Danforth House
- Vivian Stephenson House
- Clare Springs House
(nine-month agreement)
$4,993 $9,987
Underwood Apartments
(ten-month agreement)
$9,339 $18,678

Residential rates for 2020–21 include the use of laundry equipment.

Residence Facilities for Graduate Students
Graduate women have the option of living in any upper-class residence hall, Ross House, or the Courtyard Townhouses. Graduate men will only be assigned to the Courtyard Townhouses and White Hall. Graduate students with children may apply for the Underwood Apartments.

Meal Plan Rates for the 2020–21 Residence Agreement

Plan Semester Rate Rate for Academic Year
10-Plus Plan $3,427 $6,853
15-Plus Plan $3,304 $6,607
12-Meal Plan $3,127 $6,253

Meal plans are required for residents living in Ethel Moore, Lynn Townsend White, Mary Morse, Orchard Meadow, and Warren Olney Halls.

Residential Rates for Summer 2020

Options Rate for Full Summer*
Courtyard Townhouses (three-month summer agreement) $3,449
Underwood Apartments (two-month summer agreement) $3,871

Summer housing is only available to students who will live in summer housing for at least 21 consecutive nights. At least 21 nights' notice must be given by students planning to move out mid-summer. Priority is given to full-summer applicants. Summer residents must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in summer class(es)
  • Working on campus over the summer (must have a faculty or staff sponsor)
  • Lived in the Courtyard Townhouses or the Underwood Apartments in spring 2020 and will once again live in one of these spaces in fall 2020
  • Are an international student

The two-month summer "rollover" agreement is required for residents of the Underwood Apartments who plan to stay for the following academic year.

Summer housing is not covered by financial aid.

Meal Plans

10-Plus Plan

  • 10 meals per week, to be used at the Founders Commons Dining Room.
  • $500 in Points per semester, which must be used by the check-out day of each semester.
  • Points can be used at any of the campus dining facilities.
  • Weekly meal counts reset every Wednesday at 2:00 am.

15-Plus Plan

  • 15 meals per week, to be used at the Founders Commons Dining Room.
  • $250 in Points per semester, which must be used by the check-out day of each semester.
  • Points can be used at any of the campus dining facilities.
  • Weekly meal counts reset every Wednesday at 2:00 am.

12-Meal Plan

  • 12 meals per week, to be used at the Founders Commons Dining Room.
  • No Points associated with this plan.
  • Weekly meal counts reset every Wednesday at 2:00 am.

Important Notes

  • The 10-, and 15-Plus Plans are designed for students who want to eat meals in the traditional all-you-can-eat dining room, but also want flexibility with Points. With these plans students can use their Points at any time in the Tea Shop or the Founders Commons Dining Room.
  • Each semester, students may revise their meal plan choices up to one week (seven days) after the start of classes. After this date students may buy "up" to a higher plan, but not "down" from any plan.
  • Mills Points, which can be used at any time in any of the campus dining facilities, can be added to any plan. Points may be purchased at the HMDS office using cash, check, money order, or credit card.

Meal Accommodations for Religious Observance

Dining Services strives to design menus and meal offerings that meet the diverse needs of our students, staff, and faculty. For individuals on the meal plan whose religious observance requires a special diet during holidays, please contact Housing Management and Dining Services at dining@mills.edu so we can best accommodate your needs. It is our regular practice to label the dishes we serve so individuals can make informed choices about their selections. While we are currently unable to provide Halal meats or Kosher kitchen facilities, we aim to offer a variety of foods that might satisfy your needs as you observe your spiritual and religious practices.