• Pathway to Graduation

    Congratulations, you have almost completed your undergraduate degree at Hamline. Make sure you complete the following steps prior to your graduation date for a smooth transition into post-grad life.

    Submit your Online Graduate Application (formerly Intent to Graduate)

    Complete your graduation application one year before you plan to graduate. 

    This puts you on a list for important emails about commencement and senior events, and helps us help you stay on track to complete your degree requirements.

    Run a degree evaluation on Piperline with your advisor

    Do this each semester to make sure you are making progress toward graduation

    Finish strong and graduate with honors

    You earn Latin Honors by meeting the GPA requirements below while completing 60 or more credits graded A-F at Hamline or through ACTC. Your GPA after J-Term determines your commencement honors status.

    • summa cum laude: 3.900 GPA
    • magna cum laude: 3.750 GPA
    • cum laude: 3.500 GPA

    Talk to your faculty advisor about Departmental Honors. If you are working towards University Honors be sure to check in to make sure you are on track.

    Exit Counseling

    Learn more about managing your loans and/or TEACH Grant and gain valuable information on repayment options.

    If you have borrowed federal loans (Stafford or Perkins) or received a TEACH Grant, you are required to complete Exit Counseling during your last semester prior to graduating.

    For more information on Exit Counseling please contact Financial Aid at 651-523-3000 or finaid@hamline.edu

    Get a handle on your finances

    Settle your student account with the Student Accounts Office. You will not receive your diploma or transcript until your student account is paid in full.

    Call 651-523-3000 or email studentaccounts@hamline.edu if you have questions.

    Keep your information up-to-date

    Ensure you receive these communications regarding graduation, commencement, and information geared toward graduating seniors. Keep your contact information up to date on Piperline.

    Participate in Commencement

    Join the celebration and be recognized for your years of hard work, dedication, and perseverance. Honor your family, friends, and faculty and staff members who have supported and encouraged you.

    Learn more about commencement »

    Forever a Piper

    As a graduate of Hamline University you will receive invitations to alumni events, and email updates to keep you informed of happenings at the University.

    Become an Active Alum and learn all the ways you can stay connected after graduation and be part of the network of Hamline Alumni.

    Contact the Alumni Relations Office at 651-523-2015 or alum@hamline.edu for more information.

    Receiving your diploma

    Keep an eye out for your diploma, which will be mailed to the address listed on your graduation application. If this has changed, please contact registrar@hamline.edu to update the address to which your diploma will be mailed.

    Diplomas are typically mailed out approximately 4-6 weeks after the terms ends and all requirements are met.