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    Dean of Students Office
    Student Affairs

    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue 
    Saint Paul, MN  55104



  • Families and Parents

    Welcome parents and families! Hamline strives to provide a warm and welcoming environment where undergraduate students and their parents can get questions answered and receive assistance.

    If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact the Dean of Students Office. Their most important job is to act as a resource and advocate for the students of Hamline University, and they are always happy to help.

    For Parents of incoming first-year students

    Piper Preview is the first of two required orientation programs for all incoming first-year students. During this two-day/overnight program, students and parents/family members will get the opportunity to meet the New Student Mentors, mingle with other incoming Pipers, register for classes, and get your questions answered. 

    • June 17-18 (Mon-Tue)
    • June 20-21 (Thu-Fri)
    • July 10-11 (Wed-Thu)
    • July 19-20 (Fri-Sat) 
    • July 30-31 (Tue-Wed)


    Piper Passages is the second required orientation program for all first-year students. A few days before classes start, students who plan on living in the residence halls will move in, commuter students will have a Commuter Student Pre-Orientation Program, and parents and family members will also participate in a variety of orientation sessions.
           September 1-3, 2013

    Browse the following links for more helpful information regarding your student's Hamline experience.
           The W-Curve and the First-Year 
           My Student Body Letter 
           First-Year Student Checklist

    For All Parents

    The Parent Network is a representative group of the Parents Association and acts as a liaison between the University and the parents. And as a parent, you are already a member!

    The Parent E-Newsletter is an excellent resource, providing updates and stories about life on campus, Hamline students, faculty, and other events and useful information about Hamline.

    Other valuable Resources

    Campus Information
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    Virtual Tour

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  • News
    • Senior Jenna Potter, an English major and German and communications double minor at Hamline, was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Hamburg, Germany. Senior Libby Otto named as alternate to Norway.
    • A group of 43 undergraduate students and faculty attended the 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Lexington, KY from April 2 through April 5. Students presented 35 different projects that resulted from their collaborative research at Hamline.
    • Hear about the eye-opening experiences of Hamline students who participated in this year’s Catalyst spring break service trips.