• Hamline's 150th Anniversary

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    Founded by Methodist pioneers 150 years ago, Hamline University was the first institution of higher education in the Minnesota territory. We celebrated our 150th anniversary in 2004 with special events and programs.

    This site is an archived version of the one created in 2004 for the 150th anniversary.

    View the opening ceremony video >

    View transcripts of the weekend's speeches >

    Changing Times

    Many things have changed at Hamline over the past 150 years (including fashion and student clubs), but one thing that has stayed constant is the Piper Pride.

    Learn more about Hamline's changing times >

    Changing Vision

    Hamline enters its next 150 years under the leadership of President Linda N. Hanson and the Board of Trustees. President Hanson joined the university in July 2005. In September 2005, she hosted Convocation, an event that brought faculty and staff from all areas of the university together for the first time in recent history. Her inauguration ceremony took place in October 2005. 

    Learn more about the vision of Hamline's leaders >

    Historical Hamline

    Founded by Methodist pioneers 150 years ago, Hamline was the first institution of higher education in the Minnesota territory. Today, its founding values remain: the value of a rigorous academics, the value of civility and ethics in all that we do, and a commitment to making the world a better place.

    Learn more about Hamline's 150 year history >