The Hamline Piper About the Piper A college mascot serves as an identifiable element to represent the campus community and as an icon for school pride and spirit. The mascot should be an image to which everyone in the university community feels connected with and inspired by, in order to promote school spirit. The Hamline Piper has proudly served as our mascot since the 1920s, bringing luck to our sports teams, school spirit to our students, and excitement to the campus at large! New Piper Revealed Fall 2013 Hamline’s longtime mascot, the Piper, revealed the results of an extreme makeover at the Saturday, October 5 football game as part of homecoming and alumni weekend celebrations. Over the past year, Hamline staff, with input from students, faculty, alumni, and community members, worked to rebrand the Piper to better fit the needs of the community. Read the full story.