• Pathways to Hamline
  • Pathways to Hamline

    REGISTER HERE - Registration deadline: July 30, 2014

    Pathways to Hamline is a free, optional pre-orientation opportunity for a limited number of incoming first-year students. This program allows students to:

    • Discover the many opportunities available to you as a Hamline student
    • Start your life as a Piper with new friendships and a solid support system
    • Gain a deeper sense of who you are and your direction for the years ahead

    When Is It?

    Pathways to Hamline runs from August 27 to August 30, 2014 and ends prior to the beginning of Piper Passages on August 31, 2014. 

    About the Pathways

    Students choose one of three available pathways, meeting students with like interests. They will also spend time with participants in the other pathways, engaging across issues of leadership, diversity, service, and spirituality.

    HU-LEAD Pathway:

    Develop leadership skills by participating in experiential team-building activities and initiatives, as well as group discussions (informal and formal). Students will discover their strengths and improve their leadership competencies. Topics such as group dynamics, leadership styles, time management, and campus resources will be explored. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to meet with campus leaders and learn about their leadership experiences. They will then gain a sense of how they can be leaders as they begin their journey at Hamline. Ideal for students interested in exploring and developing their own leadership skills and joining others on a journey toward leadership. 

    The Multicultural Mosaic: 

    This pathway seeks to educate and empower students on issues of diversity. Participants will explore race, gender, sexual orientation, and socio-economic class, while building key relationships with faculty and staff members and learning about university resources that will ensure their success at Hamline. Students of color, LGBTQ students, first-generation college students, and those interested in building a diverse community will especially benefit from this pathway. 

     Do All the Good! Pathway: 

    Join with student leaders and staff to experience what it means to serve and be the change in our communities. This year the focus will be on "food justice" in our Hamline-Midway neighborhood as well as across the Twin Cities. We will use the different lenses of social justice, service and spirituality to learn about the issues of food today for people and for the Earth.

    Housing Information

    If you are registered to live on campus for the academic year, you will be able to move into your room on August 27, 2014 prior to the beginning of the program. If you are not living on campus in the Fall, you can still participate in the program by commuting to campus each day.

    Next Steps - How to register

    The application for the Pathways program will be available HERE beginning June 11, 2014. Applications will be due by 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Space is limited. Participants will be notified by Friday, August 1, 2014. 



    If you have questions about the Pathways program or need additional information, please contact SALD@hamline.edu



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