• Family Weekend

    November 11 - 13, 2016 - Register HERE

    The Office of Student Activities is excited to invite you to campus for the Annual Family Weekend program. Family Weekend provides the families and friends of Hamline students an opportunity to experience campus life! It is a great way to spend time with your student, visit with University faculty and staff and explore and enjoy the Hamline community. Activities for the weekend include opportunities to cheer on Piper Athletics, the Annual Fall Concert, the opening of the 85th theater season, a chance to experience the co-curricular community and much, much more.  We welcome you to take advantage of the various programs offered throughout the weekend.  

    As usual, the Family Weekend schedule is packed with opportunities for the families and friends of Hamline students to explore campus while also spending time with their student. 

    Check out the schedule for Family Weekend using the links below. We are still adding exciting experiences for families to enjoy.  

     Friday, November 11, 2016

     Saturday, November 12, 2016

     Sunday, November 13, 2016

    Commitment to Service 

    Hamline University values an individual and community ethic of social justice, civic responsibility and inclusive leadership and service. As a part of the Family Weekend program and our commitment to service, we will be hosting the 2016 Sock Drive, November 1 - 13, 2016. 

    Why a Sock Drive? 

    According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, on a single night in January of 2014 over 570,000 people were experiencing homelessness - sleeping outside, in an emergency shelter or transitional housing. The average temperatures in the Twin Cities during the month of January range from 8 to 24 degrees Fahrenheit. Socks provide a layer of insulation against the winter weather protecting the body from cold-related conditions including frost bite and hypothermia.  Socks are one of the most requested items at homeless shelters. They are also one of the least donated items of clothing. Donated socks will be given to local agencies serving the homeless in the Twin Cities.   

    Donation sites for the 2016 Sock Drive will be located in the Student Involvement Center, Anderson 319, November 1 - 13, 2016.


    Registration for Family Weekend is not required. However, some events held during the weekend may require advanced registration. In addition, registered families will receive updates to the Family Weekend schedule and also be entered into a special Family Weekend drawing for a Piper Pride basket filled with goodies from the Hamline community. 

    Register for Family Weekend HERE

    Dining on Campus

    Hamline University offers a variety of locations for on campus dining. Want a quick cup of coffee or pastry? Stop by Starbucks located on the first floor of the Anderson Center. Looking for an all-you-can eat option? Visit the Bishop's Bistro, located on the second floor of the Anderson Center, (prices listed below). Interested in a deli sandwich? Subway is available in the Klas Center. What about a quick snack? Check out Leo's Corner in the Anderson lobby. All of the dining locations on campus accept cash and credit cards.  

    Click HERE for more information on Campus Dining options.



    Are you coming in from outside of the Twin Cities area and looking for lodging during Family Weekend?  Listed below are hotels in the Hamline University area.


    Best Western – Best Western Plus Como Park Hotel
    Bandana Square on Energy Park Drive, St. Paul,MN


    Country Inn and Suites  
    2740 Snelling Avenue North
    Roseville, MN 55113
    (651) 628-3500
     Country Inn and Suites Website