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A Semester Unlike Any Other: The 2020–21 School Year Meets the Pandemic

At this point, it’s old hat to describe anything that’s happened in 2020 as “unprecedented.” And yet, the semester that kicked off at Mills College on August 26 is one that has no precedent in our 168 years, even through twoWorld Wars and another pandemic: classes conducted with very few students physically present on campus.

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Commencement in a Time of COVID

On March 20, Commencement festivities for the Class of 2020 were officially postponed, later announced to take place in the same timeframe as graduation for the Class of 2021. We still wanted to celebrate these newest alumnae/i as they wrapped up their time at Mills, whether they return for their official ceremony or not. The

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Words of Wisdom

We asked for advice from alumnae to the graduating students in the Class of 2020, and they delivered. Shorter versions of these comments were posted on the Quarterly Instagram for the departing seniors and grad students to view, prompting one to say the following: “As a senior, these truly touched my heart. Thank you alums!”

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