Hamline News

1078 Pipers Head Out to Do All the Good They Can

Hamline University awarded 525 undergraduate degrees on Saturday, May 19th. The most popular majors were psychology, criminology and criminal justice, legal studies, management, and biology. A little more than half (63%) of the class of 2018 claimed Minnesota as their home state. Nearly a quarter of Hamline’s undergraduate degree recipients (24%) were first generation college students. During the ceremony, Zinzile Sibanda, Hamline's first international student graduation speaker addressed her peers. Ronald C. Petersen, MD, PhD ’68, received a Doctor of Humane Letters and offered remarks.

In the afternoon, Hamline awarded 562 advanced degrees, including nine doctorates. The 553 Master’s degrees granted included 50 from the College of Liberal Arts, 163 from Hamline School of Business, and 340 from Hamline School of Education. The Honorable Anne K. McKeig JD ’92, graduate ceremony speaker, received a Doctor of Laws. 

Both ceremonies concluded with the traditional bell ringing to honor the students leaving Hamline to take the lead in their communities across the globe. Join us in wishing congratulations to our class of 2018.