• Get Started Guide


    Obtaining Your Hamline Identification Card

    Hamline identification cards are required for all students and employees.
    ID cards may be obtained at the Safety and Security Office
    The ID card includes your Hamline ID Number and Library Code


    Using Piperline

    Piperline is the secure website that provides students, faculty and staff access to their personal information and records. To access Piperline, you need to know your Hamline ID number and Piperline PIN. Students get their initial Piperline PIN by mail from Admissions. Staff and Faculty get their  initial PIN via email.


    Your Hamline Username

    Your Hamline Username is the account you use to access technology resources at Hamline like Blackboard, Learning House, your Google email account, the local network, the wireless network, File Access, or any computer on campus (computer labs, classrooms, or private offices). 
    Your Hamline Username and Initial password are sent in separate emails when you begin with Hamline. The first time you login you will need to answer 6 predefined security questions which you will use for changing your password in the future. To change your Hamline password visit www.hamline.edu/password_reset
    Please note that changing this password will affect all the systems at once, except Piperline


    Your Hamline Email Account

    Hamline University provides Google Email account, powered by the full Google Apps Education Suite. Staff and faculty as well as admitted licensure and degree seeking students are provided with an email addresses in the format of username@hamline.edu.


    Using Hamline Learning Management Systems

    Hamline uses two learning Management systems: Blackboard and Moodle(Learning House). These are web-based systems course management systems that allow students and faculty to participate in classes delivered online or use online course components to complement face-to face teaching. 


    Accessing Library Databases

    Bush Library offers students free access to diverse databases. Accessing library databases from off-campus requires you to enter you Hamline ID number or Library code. 

    7 Computer Requirements 

    Minimum computer requirements are intended to ensure that the equipment you bring to campus meets any software requirements placed on it for the current academic year.


    Computer Labs on Campus 

    More than 150 computers are housed in computer labs across the Saint Paul campus. The main computer lab is in the Bush Library basement. Over 50 computers are housed in the computer labs located in Minneapolis campus rooms 23 and 49.

    9 Printing/Copying Equipment on Campus 

    Printing/copying equipment is available in the computer labs and across the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses. To print/copy you only need to scan your Hamline ID card or log using your Hamline username and password. All printing is sent to your personal queue (SecurePrint), allowing you to release your job at any digital imager on campus. These printers also allow users to scan and fax.