• Pathways to Hamline
  • Pathways to Hamline

    September 2-5, 2020

    Pathways to Hamline is an optional pre-orientation opportunity for a limited number of incoming first-year students. This program allows students to:

    • Discover the many opportunities available to you as a Hamline student
    • Start your life as a Piper with new friendships and a solid support system
    • Gain a deeper sense of who you are and your direction for the years ahead 

    Students choose one of four available Pathways. While the majority of the time in this program will be spent within the individual pathway with peers with similar interests, all pathway participants will engage together across issues of leadership, diversity, service, and spirituality.

    Download the Pathways brochure.

    HU-LEAD Pathway:

    Develop leadership skills by participating in experiential team-building activities and exercises, as well as group discussions about what it means to be a leader. Students will discover their strengths and improve their leadership competencies by exploring group dynamics, leadership styles, time management, and campus resources. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to meet with current Hamline students to learn about their leadership experiences. Participants will gain a sense of how they can be leaders on campus as they begin their journey at Hamline. HU-LEAD is ideal for students interested in exploring and developing their own leadership skills and joining others on a journey toward leadership. 

    The Multicultural Mosaic Pathway: 

    This pathway seeks to educate and empower students on issues of diversity. Participants will explore race, gender, sexual orientation, and socio-economic class, while building key relationships with faculty and staff members and learning about university resources that will ensure their success at Hamline. Students interested in building a diverse community will especially benefit from this pathway. 

    Do All the Good! Pathway: 

    Join with student leaders and staff to experience what it means to serve and be the change in our communities. The focus will be on civic engagement in our Hamline-Midway neighborhood as well as across the Twin Cities. We will use the lenses of social justice, service and spirituality to learn about issues our communities face. Whether you identify with a spiritual tradition or not, we will join together as compassionate citizens to pursue the common good. Come prepared to learn from community partners, meet our neighbors, and make a difference from the start of your Hamline experience.

    A Healthy U Pathway: 

    Students will be given added skills and knowledge of resources to help them live their healthiest lives while at Hamline. Sessions will address healthy habits for managing diet, sleep, and stress, and for maintaining physical health and activity. Students will leave this pathway with added confidence in their ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout their college experience. 

    When is it?

    Pathways to Hamline will run from Wednesday, September 2nd through Saturday, September 5th, 2020. The program ends in time for the start of Fall Orientation on Sunday, September 6th.

    Housing Information

    Participants living on campus for the fall semester will have the opportunity to move in prior to the beginning of the program. If you are not living on campus, you can still participate in the program by commuting to campus each day.

    How Much Does it Cost?

    Participation in pathways is free, but space is limited.

    Application Information

    2020 registration will open on June 1st. Applications will close at 12:00pm on Friday, July 24th.


    If you have questions about the Pathways program or need additional information, please contact SALD@hamline.edu

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    Recent graduates, the Career Development Center invites you to attend our upcoming Career Bootcamp via Google Meet every day June 1-5 from 11 am--12 pm.


    Missing sports? You have an alternative: Esports. On June 5 and 6, the Hamline Esports Team and teams from other Minnesota colleges and universities will compete in the first-ever Minnesota Collegiate Games: Summer 2020 (ESPORTS). All Pipers are invited to participate by watching, playing or announcing!