Graduate Student Orientation Welcome New Graduate Students Hamline University hosts graduate student orientation sessions twice a year before the fall and spring terms. All new graduate students are encouraged to attend. This is a great opportunity for you to meet other graduate students, staff, and faculty at Hamline! You might also be required to attend an orientation for your specific program; please contact your academic department for more information. Jump to your program: Creative Writing Programs (MFA) School of Education Creative Writing Programs (MFA) Spring Orientation Spring 2017 orientation will be held during the first session of your MFA Core class. Fall Orientation Wednesday, August 30, 20175:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.Giddens Learning Center (GLC) Room 108W (Check-in will take place in the lobby of GLC and you will be directed to the classroom)View directions and a campus map. Parking is available in all campus lots after 4 p.m.Orientation is an excellent opportunity to meet your professors and fellow MFA classmates and get all of the information you need for a successful start to your program. Fall 2017 Orientation will begin with a welcome from your MFA Core Seminar instructor and CWP staff. Orientation will conclude at the Creative Writing Programs House, where students will have the chance to meet current students and learn more about the program in a Welcome Lawn Party hosted by our MFA student group, West Egg Literati. This portion is usually the highlight of orientation. Be on the lookout for an email from Ruthie with more details and RSVP instructions later this summer. School of Education View information about orientation with the School of Education.