• Pathways to Hamline
  • Pathways to Hamline

    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

    When Is It?

    Pathways to Hamline runs from Wednesday, August 29th through Saturday, September 1st. The program ends in time for the start of Piper Passages on Sunday, September 2nd 2018.

    About Pathways

    Students choose one of three available Pathways, meeting students with like interests. They will also spend time with participants in the other pathways, engaging across issues of leadership, diversity, service, and spirituality.

    HU-LEAD Pathway:

    Develop leadership skills by participating in experiential team-building activities and initiatives, as well as group discussions (informal and formal). Students will discover their strengths and improve their leadership competencies. Topics such as group dynamics, leadership styles, time management, and campus resources will be explored. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to meet with campus leaders and learn about their leadership experiences. They will then gain a sense of how they can be leaders as they begin their journey at Hamline. Ideal for students interested in exploring and developing their own leadership skills and joining others on a journey toward leadership. 

    The Multicultural Mosaic: 

    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.

    Housing Information

    If you are registered to live on campus for the academic year, you will be able to move into your room on the morning of August 29, 2018 prior to the beginning of the program. If you are not living on campus in the Fall, you can still participate in the program by commuting to campus each day.

    How Much Does it Cost?

    The cost of attending the 2018 Pathways program is $75. The cost of the program is added to the student's Fall semester bill. Scholarships are available for students with demonstrated need.

    Next Steps - How to Apply

    Students interested in participating in Pathways are asked to complete the Pathways Application, which will be posted by mid-June 2018. Please stay tuned for when application due date will be. Space is limited. 


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

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    The annual Social Justice Symposium will feature keynote Dr. F. Erik Brooks, an educator and author. He will deliver the MLK Memorial Lecture for the Social Justice Symposium titled “Thurgood Marshall: A Warrior for Social Justice” on Tuesday, April 3 at 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Anderson Center room 112.


    Do you want to make a difference in the lives of young people? The McVay Youth Partnership is looking for talented, dedicated Hamline students to work with middle and high school youth in an after-school program for the 2018-2019 school year.