Pathway to Graduation

Registration and Records

Congratulations, you have almost completed your undergraduate degree at Hamline! Make sure you complete the following steps prior to your graduation date for a smooth transition into post-grad life.

Apply for program completion (Workday)

This puts you on a list for important emails about commencement and senior events, and helps us help you stay on track to complete your degree requirements.

View your Academic Progress Report

Finish strong and graduate with honors

You earn Latin Honors by meeting the GPA requirements below while completing 52 or more credits graded A-F at Hamline or through ACTC. Your GPA after J-Term determines your commencement honors status. The GPA is not rounded up.

  • Summa cum laude: 3.9 GPA
  • Magna cum laude: 3.75 GPA
  • Cum laude: 3.5 GPA

Talk to your faculty advisor about Departmental Honors. If you are working towards University Honors be sure to check in to make sure you are on track.

Exit counseling

Learn more about managing your loans and/or TEACH Grant and gain valuable information on repayment options.

If you have borrowed federal loans (Stafford or Perkins) or received a TEACH Grant, you are required to complete Exit Counseling during your last semester prior to graduating.

For more information on Exit Counseling, contact Financial Aid at 651-523-3000 or

Get a handle on your finances

Settle your student account with the Student Accounts Office. You will not receive your diploma or transcript until your student account is paid in full.

Call 651-523-3000 or email if you have questions.

Keep your information up-to-date

Ensure you receive these communications regarding graduation, commencement, and information geared toward graduating seniors. Keep your contact information up-to-date in Workday.

Participate in Commencement

Join the celebration and be recognized for your years of hard work, dedication, and perseverance. Honor your family, friends, and faculty and staff members who have supported and encouraged you.

Learn more about commencement »

Forever a Piper

As a graduate of Hamline University, we're excited to invite you to alumni events and share email updates to keep you informed of what's going on at Hamline.

Become an Active Alum and learn all the ways you can stay connected after graduation and be part of the network of Hamline Alumni.

Contact the Alumni Relations Office at 651-523-2015 or for more information.

Receiving your diploma

Keep an eye out for your diploma, which will be mailed to your primary home address in Workday. 

Diplomas are typically mailed out approximately 4-6 weeks after the terms ends and all requirements are met.