• Programming


    The Hamline to Hamline Collaboration features many different programs that students at Hamline University may get involved in. To learn more about a particular program visit the Collaboration Portal.

    Academic Pairings
    Collaborative Mini-Grants
    Hand in Hand

    Academic Pairings

    Each grade at Hamline Elementary pairs with a department at Hamline University, giving both elementary and university students, staff, and faculty the opportunity to participate in a variety of unique academic experiences together. This collaboration adds to the strength of both schools' community and curriculum. One of the key components of the Collaboration are the annual academic pairings.

    Annually, each Hamline Elementary student has several experiences on the Hamline University campus that help nurture the idea that “College Begins in Kindergarten.” By being on Hamline University’s campus and interacting with older students, these elementary students see first-hand that they can go to college, too. Meanwhile, as Hamline University students, faculty, and staff participate in these Academic Pairings, their learning experience is also enhanced, as class curriculum focuses on developing the community and creating strong personal commitments to community.

    Collaborative Mini-Grants

    The Hamline to Hamline Collaboration Advisory Board offers grants of $50.00 to $500.00 for collaborative programming and/or events that enrich the collaboration between Hamline Elementary and Hamline University. Applications are accepted bi-annually and the grant process is open to anyone in the Hamline community. Mini-grants are made possible by a contribution from the Wolfe family to the Hamline to Hamline Collaboration along side Collaboration fundraising efforts.

    Past Mini Grants

    For information about past applicants, their project description and the funding provided, please view by clicking on the dates below.


    Hand in Hand

    Hand in Hand is a Hamline University student organization that pairs Hamline University students with Hamline Elementary students through a mentoring program at the elementary school. Hand in Hand creates and fosters positive relationships between elementary students and members of Hamline University’s academic community. Not only does the program provide young students with the opportunity to have an older friend and experience a piece of university life, but university students are also provided with the opportunity to gain new perspectives on community involvement and life in general.

    An initiative of the Hand in Hand program is to increase college awareness in the lives of the youth at Hamline Elementary. Hand in Hand buddies are able to conceptualize college life and connect K-12 academic choices with post-secondary access. Hamline University mentors share their knowledge of college and discuss with their Hamline Elementary buddies future plans for life after high school.

    In addition to their weekly buddy sessions, Hand in Hand mentors bring their Hamline Elementary buddy to visit Hamline’s campus for Large Group Events. At these events, elementary students experience a piece of University life, playing large group games, eating food together, and discussing college.


    Hamline University students tutor Hamline Elementary students in their classrooms and focus on subjects such as Everyday Math, Reader’s Workshop, Science, Writing, and English as a Second Language.

    The mission of the Tutoring Program is to provide high-quality tutoring at Hamline Elementary that enriches learning opportunities for both university and elementary students. Hamline Elementary students and teachers gain extra support in the classroom, while Hamline University students learn what it’s like to work in the field of Education. University students can earn money through Federal Work-Study funds.