Getting Ready We are sure that you will agree that Hamline is the place for you! Here are some ideas to help you get started in preparing for your new life at Hamline: Set up your Piperline account This tutorial will help new international students to get familiar with your Hamline Piperline account. Set up your Hamline email Your Hamline email account will be the university’s official mode of communication once you arrive at Hamline. Visit the Information Technology Services site to learn more about your Hamline email account. You can also view this tutorial. How to access your Blackboard Account. The following video is a tutorial on how to set up Blackboard. Please note that if you are not taking a class that requires Blackboard you will not be given access as you will not need it. Social networking Start connecting with others and see what is going on at Hamline by joining our Facebook group. Learn about Minnesota Check the current weather in Minnesota! You probably know that it can get rather cold in Minnesota, but how cold really? Take a few minutes to check what the average climate is like in Minnesota. Also check out some pictures and fast facts about Minnesota. Find student organizations and activities Make the most of your time at Hamline University by getting involved on campus. The International and Off Campus Programs office organizes a variety of programs for international and domestic students. There are also other student organizations and activities across campus where you will be able to use your talents and interests to gain important leadership skills, meet new people, enhance your educational experience, and have fun! Plan ahead for finances You will need to pay your tuition and fees upon arrival at Hamline. See the Student Accounts website for information about methods of payment. You will also need to purchase textbooks for your classes during your first week at Hamline, so be sure to factor in these costs. Employment As an international student, there are specific regulations regarding on-campus and off-campus employment options which you may be interested in pursuing while you are at Hamline. More information can be found on the Employment page of our website.