• Hamline University Apartments

    Hamline University Apartments

    Are you looking for a home that combines the amenities of an apartment with all the benefits of living on campus? If so, we have the perfect answer. Opened in August 2000, the Hamline University Apartments offer students convenient and comfortable on-campus living in a community of law, graduate, and upper class undergraduate students.

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    Apartment Eligibility

    The following groups are eligible to live in the apartment building:

    • Law Students

    • Graduate Students

    • Married/same-sex domestic partnered students and their spouses/partners

    • Students 25 years of age or older

    • Returning undergraduate

    Eligibility requirements must be met by the beginning of the contract period, and eligibility requirements may be altered for summer housing. 

    Apartment Residents will need to complete an Apartment Condition Form and submit to the apartment staff upon move-in.

  • Apartment Styles and Room Dimensions

    **Studio/ Efficiency:  467 square feet

    2 Bedroom/ 2 Person:  786 square feet, bedroom size 9' x 15.5'

    *some units have a shower and storage closet in the bathrooms while other offer a tub/shower only

    2 Bedroom / 4 Person:  974 square feet, bedroom size 12' x 15'

    3 Bedroom / 3 Person:  1068 square feet, bedroom size 9' x 15.5' 

    4 Bedroom / 4 Person:  1260 square feet, bedroom size 8.5' x 15.5'

    *this unit has two bathrooms

    **The number of studio apartments is limited and priority is given to those who need a studio apartment to accommodate a medical need and then to married or same-sex domestic partners. Studio apartments are rarely available for undergraduate students unless the above mentioned conditions exist.

    If you would like to view floor plans, please contact the Office of Residential Life at reslife@hamline.edu.

  • Features and Furnishings

    The Hamline University Apartments were designed to provide students with a comfortable and convenient place to live. Some features of the apartment building include:

    Central heating/air conditioning
    Nine foot ceilings
    Full appliance package: refrigerator, stove, garbage disposal, and dishwasher
    High speed internet access in each bedroom (1 port per person) and wireless internet access
    Cable television in each living room
    Laundry room on each floor
    Community space for study and social activities
    Local telephone service with voice mail
    Card access system for exterior building doors
    CCTV security cameras at all building entrances
    On-site parking
    Indoor trash/recycling drop off on the first floor
    Laundry, cable, and internet costs are included in the rent

    Each apartment is furnished with:

    One extra long twin bed, desk, dresser, hutch, desk chair, and one small bookcase per person
    Kitchen table with chairs
    Coffee table, living room chair, and loveseat
    One barstool 


  • Parking for Apartment Residents

     All apartment residents who have a vehicle on campus will be assigned parking in either the apartment's surface lot or underground garage. All vehicles must be registered with the Office of Safety and Security.  

    Residents indicate a preference on their housing application for either underground garage parking or for the surface parking lot immediately adjacent to the building. We make every effort to honor those preferences; however, requests for underground garage parking generally exceed the number of spaces we have available. Students returning to the apartments get priority for underground garage parking.

    Underground parking is $40/month.  

    Surface parking is $30/month.  

    Residents will need to register their vehicle with the Office of Safety and Security.  

  • Apartment FAQs

    1) What size are the Hamline Apartment beds?  

    The beds are extra long twins; we recommend bringing extra long twin sheets. 

    2) Should students bring their own microwaves/ceiling lights/lamps/air conditioners?

    Microwaves are not provided in the Apartments.

    There are overhead (ceiling) lights throughout the apartment. For your own convenience and taste you may want to provide desk or reading lamps, as well as living room lamps.  Remember that halogen bulbs are not permitted.

    There is central air conditioning throughout the entire building with individual heat and cooling controls in each apartment. 

    The apartment closets are large. You would likely be able to store a fan if you chose to bring one.

    3) How much will it cost to live in the apartments?

    Current costs are available in our housing contract. All prices are per person rates and include utilities (water, gas, electricity, sewage, garbage removal, recycling), cable TV, internet connection, and furniture. Parking is additional and required for students who bring to campus. 

    4) How will I be billed for housing?

    Students have the option of choosing a 9 or 10 month contract.  Half of the contract cost is billed at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters.  Students have the option of signing a separate summer contract. 

    5) Are there additional fees when a spouse or domestic partner shares a studio apartment with a student?

    An additional fee of $100 extra per month is billed to the student account of the Hamline student.

    6) When filling out the FAFSA and planning to live in the apartment building, should we consider ourselves on campus?

    Undergraduate students are considered on campus.  Law students are considered off-campus.  

    7) Are children allowed to live in the apartments

    Housing for families with children is not available. Students with families should contact the Office of Residential Life for more information on the availability of appropriate accommodations.

    8) Can men and women (not married or partnered) share an apartment as roommates?

    Yes, all residents must agree and this is only applicable in 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apartments.  We will not assign co-ed bedrooms in the 2 bedroom 4 person apartments.

    9) What if you are a married first year student?

    Married undergraduate students and students in same sex domestic partnerships (regardless of class year) will be allowed apply for apartment housing. 

    10) Are pets allowed?

    Fish and hermit crabs are the only pets allowed in any residential building.

    11) Are residents required to sign a contract? My roommate and I are going to graduate in the fall semester of next year.

    Yes, you are required to sign a contract, which is for the full academic year. Students graduating, studying abroad, or student teaching may apply for a contract release by completing a Contract Release Request from and submitting it to the Office of Residential Life.  

    12) If I choose a roommate that I would like to live with, and I am a sophomore, but they, credit-wise, is not, can we both live in the apartments?  

    Both roommates must be of sophomore status by the start of fall semester. 

    13) How can I get on a waiting list?

    You may contact the Residential Life Office and ask to be added to the apartment waiting list.

    14) Are apartment residents required to have a meal plan?

    No. However, apartment residents may choose to purchase any of the available meal plans.

    15) What apartment styles are available?

    Apartment styles include studios, two bedroom, three bedroom, four bedroom and two bedrooms for four people apartments.

    16) Are there laundry facilities?

    Yes, there are laundry facilities on each floor. 

    17) What appliances are included?

    There is a range oven, refrigerator, dishwasher and garbage disposal in each unit. 

    18) What is the cost of a parking permit?

    Parking spaces in the adjacent surface lot cost $30/month. Spaces in the underground garage cost $40/month.  Please note that underground garage parking is limited.  Students returning to the apartments get priority for underground garage parking.

     19) Can we remove furniture and replace it with our own?

    No, there is no space for storage of furniture and you cannot remove furniture from your apartment.  Furniture includes: beds, dining table, loveseat, chairs, bookshelves, desks and drawers.

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