Undergraduates recently converged on Old Main Mall for the annual Student Organization Fair. Most of Hamline’s 60 registered clubs, organizations, and groups set up tables and displays so students, especially newcomers, could learn more about the fun and interesting opportunities available on campus.
At the event, students were encouraged to talk to the organizations’ members about how they can get involved in achieving the group’s mission.
Marika Wiard-Bauer (’13) of the Broke Starving Writers says that not only is her group an outlet for expression for student writers, but it also offers students a chance to hone their writing skills.
“We offer critiques to those interested,” Wiard-Bauer said. “We are also trying to work more with The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline to put on more events for students throughout the school year.”
In an election year during which voters will decide on many issues, students can get involved with events and activities put on by groups like the College Republicans and College Democrats.
“A lot of people on campus just need to know how to get involved,” College Democrats Chair Cristina Semi said.
Students looking to get active in sports and recreation also had a lot to choose from: Dance Ensemble, LaCrosse, Ultimate Frisbee, and Swing Dancing to name a few.
President of the Outdoor Recreation Club, Kaia Fink, was excited about the number of students who attended this year’s organization fair.
“There have been a lot of people who have showed interest,” Fink said.
Each year, Hamline’s clubs have the chance to bring in new talent and enthusiasm by involving new students. With this year's first-year class of more than 540 students, Hamline’s organizations may be strong than ever.
Learn more about Hamline's student organizations.