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    Admitted Students: Housing

    Make home: live on campus. What are the benefits of living on campus? Become part of a supportive, enriching, and fun community. Get better grades and feel more connected to campus. Plus, no commute to and from campus, and no time wasted on apartment hunting means you'll have more time for academics and fun!

    Reserve your room by following the 4 steps outlined below. Questions? Call the admission office at 651-523-2207 or 800-753-9753 or contact Residential Life.

    1. Learn about living on campus

    • Carefully review the Hamline housing contract and the Make Home: Living on Campus brochure that is mailed to you.
    • Plan a visit. Call the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 651-523-2207 or 800-753-9753 to arrange a visit during which you can tour residence halls.
    • Attend Piper Preview, the required first-year summer orientation program. Tour residence halls, register for fall classes, and meet faculty and staff members and current students.

    2. Submit a housing deposit

    If you have not already done so, send a check to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admission
    Hamline University, MS-C1930
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104

    Indicate your name and Hamline ID number and write "housing deposit" on the check. Deposits can also be made online via Piperline, Hamline's secure website for student services.

    Housing priority will be given in order of the date we receive your deposit. The earlier you submit your deposit, the more likely we can honor your preferences and special requests.

    3. Submit a housing application

    Once you submit your housing deposit, you will receive instructions on using the online housing application and roommate finder. To submit your online housing application: 

    1. Log into Piperline.
    2. Read and agree to the housing contract.
    3. Complete your profile, which will enable the roommate finder program to match you to other students with similar interests.
    4. Communicate with other students and determine a suitable match. If both parties agree, select one another as your roommate. Students who do not mutually select a roommate by July 15 will be assigned a roommate(s).

    Please note: If you need accessible housing, identify as transgender, or need a single room for medical or emotional accommodation, please contact the Office of Residential Life directly.

    4. Receive your room assignment

    Look for your housing assignment (room number and residence hall) and information about your roommate(s), as well as your phone number, in late July.


    As a residential student, you'll become part of a supportive, enriching, and fun community. Ease your transition to campus by:

    • making new friends, as early as your first day on campus
    • participating in floor trips to places like the Guthrie Theater, the Mall of America, Como Zoo, and Twin Cities' cultural events
    • feeling supported by a residential advisor, area coordinator, and area assistant coordinator
    • knowing your way around campus and utilizing its many resources
    • learning first-hand about diverse people, cultures, and experiences
    • joining in on programs offered in your residence hall.


    Surveys show that students who choose to live in residence halls have better grades and feel more connected to campus than students who live off-campus. Be successful at Hamline by:

    • stopping by a professor's office for one-to-one help
    • developing strong study skills at the Center for Academic Services
    • tapping into campus leadership opportunities through student organizations and/or student government
    • improving your writing skills at the Writing Center
    • taking advantage of flu shots and other immunizations and counseling at the Office of Counseling and Health Services.


    Nearly 90% of first-year students live on campus. Our residential students enjoy living close to classes, computer labs, campus activities, the fitness center, professors and advisors, and study groups. The convenience of stopping into their dorm rooms between classes as well as freedom from commuting hassles, arduous apartment hunting, and splitting utility bills creates more time for academics and fun.

    Hamline has an active campus community. Day or night, there's always something going on, making it easy for residential students to:

    • connect with classmates for a late-night study session
    • take in a movie or concert on campus
    • get active in any of Hamline's diverse student groups
    • grab a snack at Klas or the Hamline Hopper
    • cheer on the Piper athletic teams.

    Information about specific residence halls can be found on the Residential Life website.

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