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Admitted First Year Students

Welcome to Hamline! We can't wait to have you join us on campus and help you take the lead in your studies, and in your life. To help you prepare for a successful transition to college life, we're excited to introduce you to our fun, information-packed orientation programs. These programs will help you connect with other first-year students, discover what’s great about being a Piper, and much more

Secure your spot with your enrollment deposit

Do you still need to confirm your enrollment? Make sure to submit your enrollment deposit by May 1.  You'll use your application login information to enter our secure payment portal.

Submit enrollment deposit

Connect with the class of 2027

Follow our new student Instagram channel and join our page on Facebook to connect with future Pipers, ask questions, and learn about life at Hamline.

Connect with class of 2027 on Instagram

Join Facebook page for class of 2027

Complete your new student checklist

Wondering what to do next? We've put together a helpful checklist to assist you in all of your next steps from securing financial aid to housing. 

Complete new student checklist

Admitted student events

Once you've completed the steps on your checklist, get started with an event to celebrate you, orientation sessions to prepare you to hit the ground running, and dive into your first-year seminar, a course designed with your success in college at the forefront.

1. You're admitted! Join us for Admitted Student Days

Get an inside look at Hamline during our Admitted Student Day events and get even more information about why Hamline is right for you. Connect with your future classmates, explore campus life, and receive a special Hamline gift. Admitted Student Days events are a great way to get involved before your orientation sessions start in the summer.

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2. Start your orientation with Summer Orientation and Registration (SOAR)

SOAR is the first of two mandatory orientation programs for all new students to help make your experience at Hamline exceptional. You'll meet the faculty and staff who will guide you on your academic journey, connect with New Student Mentors and future classmates, and register for your first semester of courses at Hamline.

Take the next step

3. You're almost there! Attend your final orientation in the fall

Fall orientation is the second mandatory orientation for all new students. During this program, you'll meet with your academic advisor, attend your first first-year seminar class, and learn about the opportunities and support available for you on campus.

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4. An entire series of courses, just for you. Explore first year seminars (FYSEM)

Your FYSEM is an opportunity to learn about a unique topic that interests you while you develop the skills of careful reading, critical thinking, group discussion, and writing that are basic to college-level study. Two people will lead your course as you collaborate with your classmates in projects and discussions: Your FYSEM instructor—who is also your academic advisor—and your New Student Mentor.

Discover FYSEM

The moment I stepped on campus, I knew I'd be welcomed and accepted here. (My New Student Mentors) were really good role models, and having that first engaging experience helped me feel at home."

 

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Photo of student Emily Welch in Anderson Center