Pathways to Hamline

Student Activities and Leadership Development

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 Hamline students
  • Start life as a Piper with new friendships and a solid support system
  • Gain a deeper sense of self and direction for the years ahead 

Students choose one of four available Pathways. Read more about each below. While the majority of the time in this program will be spent within the individual Pathway with peers with similar interests, all Pathway participants will engage together across issues of leadership, diversity, service, spirituality, social justice and wellness.

Do All the Good!

Experience what it means to be a changemaker in the community by focusing on civic engagement both in our Hamline-Midway neighborhood and across the Twin Cities. As compassionate citizens in pursuit of the common good, we will use the lenses of social justice, service, and spirituality to learn about issues in our communities. Come prepared to meet and learn from our neighbors, community organizers, and fellow Pipers so that we can begin building a beloved community.


At Hamline, "We Take the Lead". Through the HU-LEAD pathway students will begin their leadership journey at Hamline and build community with peers through activities, workshops, and discussions on topics like strengths, values, and vulnerability. HU-LEAD is ideal for students interested in exploring and developing their own leadership skills and joining others on a journey toward leadership.

The Multicultural Mosaic

Multicultural Mosaic 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.

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