• First-Year Students

    Welcome, Class of 2019! The Orientation and First Year Programs staff and services are here to support you in your transition from high school to college. Our orientation programs and ongoing event programming during your first year will help you:

    • Learn your way around campus

    • Develop new friendships

    • Understand the differences between high school and college

    • Begin to understand your academic requirements and resources

    • Be mentored by faculty through class selection and registration

    • Start to develop a sense of independence

    • Develop a connection to Hamline’s values

    • Become proud to be a Hamline Piper!

    Just Admitted to Hamline?

    Learn more about the orientation programs you’ll be going through before classes begin.


    Piper Preview and Piper Passages are the two mandatory orientation programs for incoming first year students.

    Piper Preview 2015

    This program is the first of two required orientation programs at Hamline. Piper Preview provides information on important university resources students utilize as they transition into the Hamline community. Registration is available once a student has made their initial deposit to campus. After their deposit is made students will receive an email that they are able to register.  For full details on how to register or if you have questions, contact the Admissions Office.

    Piper Preview I: Friday, June 12th- Saturday, June 13th 

    Piper Preview II: Monday, June 29th- Tuesday, June 30th 

    Piper Preview III: Wednesday, July 8th- Thursday, July 9th 

    Piper Preview IV: Tuesday, July 14th- Wednesday, July 15th 

    Piper Preview V: Wednesday, July 22nd- Thursday, July 23rd 

    Piper Preview VI: Thursday, July 30th- Friday, July 31st

    Parents and Guardians are highly encouraged to attend the Parent Preview that takes places in conjunction with the students program. The Parent program is a great way to gain more information on resources for you and your students, meet other parents, and connect with the Hamline Community!


    Pathways to Hamline

    Pathways to Hamline is an optional pre-orientation program for a limited number of incoming first year students. Participants in the Pathway program will have the opportunity to focus on a specific topic while also have an opportunity to interact with other participants across issues of leadership, diversity, service, spirituality and social justice. Check out more information about the Pathways program HERE.


    Piper Passages 2015

    The second mandatory orientation program takes place on campus from September 6th-8th. Through this program, new students are welcomed to campus by various university administrators, meet their faculty advisors, and are introduced to additional university offices that are here to assist you throughout your time at Hamline.

    Current First-Year Student?

    Check out the dates for the FYSEM throwdown events or get in touch with your professor, New Student Mentor, or campus colleague.