First-Year Students Welcome, Class of 2020! 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. 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.