Family and Friends Weekend

Move-in day, parent with new student

The 2023 Family and Friends Weekend took place on October 6 and 7. Family and Friends Weekend is a time of exploration and fun as you reconnect with your student and meet the Hamline community! The schedule for the weekend included athletic events, academic panels, a concert by Hamline music ensembles, and other family-friendly entertainment.

2023 Schedule of events

Friday, October 6, 2023

Registration/Family Weekend Central
Anderson Center Desk
noon to 6 p.m.
  • Registration/ Check-In
  • Pick up packet
  • Enter drawing
Family Weekend Dessert Reception
Anderson Center Forum
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Mingle with other families and enjoy desserts catered by Aramark Dining Services.
Family Feud and Game Night
112 Anderson Center
7:30 to 9 p.m.
Survey says: Come compete in a fun game of Hamline Family Feud for a chance to win a prize basket! There will also be other fun, competitive games with prizes as well.

Saturday, October 7, 2023

Hamline University Bookstore Open
114 Sorin Hall
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stop by the Hamline University Bookstore and use a special 10% QR code for online and in-store purchases.
Continental Breakfast
Anderson Center Forum
9:30 a.m.
Start your day with a light continental breakfast before participating in Family Weekend sessions and campus activities that give you a sense of the type of opportunities, services, and support your student can take advantage of at Hamline. There will be ample opportunities to visit with your student as well today.
Coffee and Conversation with the Deans
111 Anderson Center
10 to 10:45 a.m.
Meet the academic and student affairs deans to hear about what your students have been experiencing inside and outside of the classroom. Bring questions you may have about Hamline University and the experiences your student is having.
Inside the Hamline Plan: A Peek Into the Hamline Academic Experience
111 Anderson Center
11 to 11:45 a.m.
This presentation by the Center for Academic Success and Achievement will give you an overview of what your students are studying, learning, and experiencing in their Hamline academic career. In this session, you will learn about the Hamline Plan, majors and minors courses of study, graduation requirements, as well as support services we have in place to help your student succeed.
Exploring Career Development: Keys to Student Success
111 Anderson Center
noon to 12:45 p.m.
This presentation by the Career Development Center will explore the career development process and discuss the keys to your student’s post-college success—internships, job search, graduate school, and more.
Sundin Memorial Concert
Sundin Music Hall
4 to 5:30 p.m.
All students, family members, alumni, and music enthusiasts are invited to join us to hear musical selections by Hamline's A Capella Choir, University Chorale, Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Ensemble.

Dinner on Your Own Off-Campus


Family Weekend Dinner Date
Hamline University Cafeteria

Enjoy a private meal with your family and friends. The Hamline-Midway area has many restaurants to choose from, or you are welcome to try Hamline’s cafeteria.

A special dinner is being created just for Family Weekend for a low-rate of $20.00 for family members.

Karaoke Competition and Open Mic
112 Anderson Center
7:30 p.m.
Join in on the fun in our Hamline Family Karaoke Competition and Open Mic Night. Sing to your heart’s content just for fun, or participate in competition in one of the four family-friendly categories: family group, individual family member, individual student, or student group. Prizes for the top winners in each family category.
Younger Sibs Game Night
Sorin Hall Game Room
7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Younger siblings 10 to 15 years old: Join our very own Hamline University resident assistants for interactive games, friendly competitions, music, movies, a musical prize walk, and other fun opportunities to mix and mingle with other siblings of Hamline students. There will be popcorn and cotton candy. Don't miss it.

Athletic events held during Family Weekend

Saturday, October 7, 2023

  • Alumni meet for men's and women's swimming; Hutton Arena; 10 a.m.
  • Football game vs Augsburg University; Klas Field, 1 p.m.
  • Men’s soccer game vs St. Olaf College; Pat Paterson Field, 1 p.m.
  • Women’s soccer game vs St. Olaf College; Pat Paterson Field; 3:30 p.m.
  • Women’s volleyball match vs Gustavus Adolphus College; Hutton Arena; 7 p.m.

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