• Homecoming Week

    Homecoming: October 2 - October 8, 2016

    Homecoming Week isn't just for alumni, it is the time of the year when current students go the extra mile to show their school spirit and celebrate the Hamline community. Are you ready to join the celebration? Below is a schedule of many of the activities planned to help celebrate Homecoming. 

    Follow the Hamline Homecoming Facebook page for more information. 

    HOMECOMING EVENTS

    PIcture your Piper Pride: A homecoming fine arts competition 

    Submissions due on Thursday, September 29 | Submission form closes at 11:59pm | Link to submission form 
    Students are invited to submit tradition and digital media art to this inaugural juried fine arts competition. A panel of judges comprised of Hamline Fine Arts faculty and others will award three students with cash prizes. Event attendees will also have the opportunity to award a fourth cash prize for the student choice award. Winners will be featured on the Hamline University website and at the Big Bash Alumni Relations event on Saturday. 

    HOMECOMING Royalty

    Nominations accepted September 26 through September 29 | Submission form closes at 11:59pm | Link to submission form 
    We're bringing back Homecoming Royalty! Up to ten students will be selection from the pool of nominations to be part of the Homecoming Court. Hamline community members will have the opportunity to vote for who they believe should be celebrated at Hamline Homecoming Royalty by stopping by the Homecoming table during lunch throughout the week. Up to five students will be crowned as Royalty during the Lip Sync Competition on Friday, October 7. 

    HOMECOMING KickOff: Campus Decorating and Ice Cream Party

    Sunday, October 2 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm | Meet on the Anderson Patio
    Join the Homecoming Planners in decorating the campus in celebration of Homecoming Week. We will be dividing into groups to chalk the sidewalks, hang banners, decorate doors, and more. Participants are invited to wrap up with an ice cream party.

    HOMECOMING T-Shirt Giveaway 

    Monday, October 3 | 5:30pm | Anderson Forum
    FREE Homecoming t-shirts will be given away at this event (limited quantities available; first come, first serve). More details to come! 

    DIY HAMLINE PRIDE

    Tuesday, October 4 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Anderson 304 
    Students who attend this event will have the opportunity to adorn sweaters and t-shirts with their own Piper-Pride-themed decorations! Supplies will be provided. Get your craft on!

    GLOW SCAVENGER HUNT

    Wednesday, October 5 | 9:00pm - 10:00pm | TBD (Check back for more details!) 
    Students will compete to find the most glow sticks hidden throughout campus in this three-legged race. Prizes will be awarded to top-ranking teams! 

    Hamline Pride fine arts competition & gallery

    Thursday, October 6 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Anderson 112
    Students are encouraged to submit photography, traditional media, and digital media art to a new juried fine arts competition in celebration of Hamline and our community. Submissions will be on dislpay during this gallery event featuring free snacks. A jury of faculty and staff will select award recipients, and student attendees will have the opportunity to vote on a student-favorite. 

    LIP SYNC COMPETITION

    Friday, October 7 | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Anderson Forum | Link to Entry Form
    The Lip Sync Competition is an annual Homecoming event. It gives students the opportunity to perform their favorite songs on stage, without having to worry about singing! Simply pick a song, register to participate and prepare your stage show! Contestants are judged on ability to lip sync, originality, appearance and crowd reaction. For more information or to enter the competition, click HERE.

    FALL FEST

    Saturday, October 8 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm | Alumni Way
    Enjoy free caricature artists, henna artists, yard games and much more with our Hamline community -- friends & family, Alumni, neighbors, faculty, and staff. Fall Fest also features DISC GOLF and ARCHERY TAG -- a game of tag using bows and arrows (with foam ends). Come check out the various activities, and bring tennis shoes to run around in as you play disc golf and tag with your friends.   

    Big Bash

    Saturday, October 8 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | Anderson Center
    Students are invited to join the Associations of Hamline Alumni  for dinner and fun at the Big Bash! Meal tickets will be given to students with meal plans, and students who have Declining Balance (DB) funds through Dining Services will have the ability to purchase meal tickets using their DB.  All other students are welcome to purchase meal tickets to eat food from the various stations placed throughout the Bishop's Bistro on the second floor of Anderson for the duration of the event. The Big Bash also features live music and a cash bar of local beer and wine for guests who are 21+. 


    HOMECOMING DANCE

    Saturday, October 8 | Following the football game | Kay Frederick Ballroom
    Hamline University Programming Board is hosting a glow-themed Homecoming Dance in Klas Center following the game. Come straight from the game, sporting your Piper gear, grab a glow-in-the-dark mocktail, and dance the night away to music provided by KDWB. No tickets required, but space is limited. 

    For more information regarding homecoming events, contact SALD@hamline.edu

  • Hamline community members are invited to wear red and gray throughout the week of Homecoming, October 2-8, 2016. Students, faculty, and staff donning Hamline colors can stop by the Homecoming table in the Anderson Center during lunch to enter a raffle for a free treat from Starbucks or Leo's Corner daily. Show that you are #PiperProud!

    Hamline University is proud to be a sponsor of the annual Fall Festival at Hamline Elementary on Saturday, October 1, from noon-4:30 p.m. at 1599 Englewood Avenue. This free, family-friendly event is a partnership between Hamline Elementary, Hamline Midway Coalition, and the Hancock Recreation Center, and helps raise funds to support arts education at Hamline Elementary.

    The 2016 Women in Public Service Conference, hosted by Hamline's Center for Public Administration and Leadership, will be a full day of sessions to explore how to support and encourage women in public service. The Next Wave Leadership in the 21st Century is on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.