• Pathways to Hamline
  • Pathways to Hamline

    Wednesday, August 25 - Saturday, August 28, 2021

    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 Hamline students
    • Start life as a Piper with new friendships and a solid support system
    • Gain a deeper sense of self and direction for the years ahead 

    Students choose one of four available Pathways. Read more about each below. 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, spirituality, social justice and wellness.

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    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

    Multicultural Mosaic 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!

    Join student leaders and staff to experience what it means to serve and be the change in our communities. We will focus 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

    Students will gain skills, knowledge, and resources to help them live their healthiest lives while at Hamline. Sessions will address healthy habits for managing diet, sleep, and stress, as well as 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?

    The 2021 Pathways program will begin on Wednesday, August 25 and end on Saturday, August 28, one day prior to the start of Fall Orientation.

    Housing Information

    Participants living on campus for the fall semester will have the opportunity to move in prior to the beginning of the program, on the morning of August 25th. 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

    Applications for the 2021 Pathways program will open on Monday, June 14th and close at 12:00pm on Friday, July 23rd. Apply here!


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

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