Residence Halls

Two Hamline students talking in a Hamline dorm room

Find your Hamline home

Living in one of Hamline University's residence halls offers you a wide range of special housing options and living arrangements, including co-ed, single-gender living, and special-interest communities. All of our halls are smoke-free.

Your housing costs include cable TV with streaming service, Wi-Fi, on-site laundry facilities, and a MicroFridge unit in each room. Living on campus also provides social and study lounges, barrier-free access in Sorin Hall, a 24-hour security escort service, quiet hours, and planned hall and floor activities to meet friends.

Hamline's residence halls

The front of Drew Residence Hall on Hamline's campus, the front doors framed by trees

Drew Hall

With its modern dorm rooms renovated in 2021, Drew Hall is home to a community of roughly 200 undergraduate students in single and double rooms.

Manor Residence Hall at Hamline University for undergraduate on-campus housing

Manor Hall

Manor Hall is a Tudor-style residence hall which houses a little more than 100 students in single, double, triple, and quad rooms. Manor Hall has a picturesque stone tower sheltering the main entrance. Residents are encouraged to become involved with Manor Hall Council, which provides a great opportunity for students to get involved and enhance their leadership skills.

The front door of Sorin Hall at Hamline University, with a sign that says "Welcome Pipers!"

Sorin Hall

Sorin Hall houses just over 100 students on same-gender floors: Two women-identified floors and one men-identified floor. The dorm also features ample storage space, large windows, and direct access to a recreation and computer room located on the first floor. Sorin Hall is also barrier-free.

The Hamline Heights residence halls, a group of three buildings on campus, seen from afar

The Heights: Osborn, Peterson, and Schilling

Osborn, Peterson, and Schilling Residence Halls—collectively known as the Hamline Heights—are three identical buildings, each housing nearly 100 students, and are co-ed communities with carpeted rooms.

Special-interest communities

Hamline's special-interest communities offer an opportunity for students to live with like-minded individuals and participate in special programming surrounding a theme. Residents living in special-interest communities create and adhere to standards and guidelines for the community and work in collaboration with their resident assistants (RAs) and staff members to create diverse programming. We offer four special-interest communities: Global Piper Community, Honors Community, LGBT, and Social Justice Community. 

Global Piper Community

The Global Piper Community, located in Osborn Hall, is a special-interest community offered to all domestic students who want to study abroad and/or major in Global Studies. Students who live in the Global Piper Community will be paired with an international student as a roommate. The community has an RA dedicated to help those students live and learn with each other and to achieve academic success. Global Mentors will provide educational and social programming for these residents as well.

Honors Community

The Honors Community, located in Osborn Hall, is a special-interest community offered to students registered in the Early University Honors Program. Students who live in the Honors Community will have an area with a dedicated student lounge. Staff will be available on the floor to help students achieve academic success and RAs will provide educational and social programming for all residents. The only requirement to live in the Honors Community is to be registered with the Early University Honors Program.

LGBT and Social Justice Community

The LGBT and Social Justice Community, located in Drew Hall, is a special-interest community for students interested in learning about issues of social justice that includes women's rights, the LGBT community, race, and other areas of diversity such as religion, class, and internationalism. Students living in this community commit to furthering their knowledge of social justice. This community is all-gender, meaning residents can select a roommate of any gender.

LGBTQ+ Special Interest Community in Drew Hall
Alex Bailey, English and Theatre Arts major

This campus is very friendly for queer people no matter where you live. And we have a floor on Drew just for queer students. It's been a welcoming space for queer students.

Alex Bailey '26, English and Theatre Arts; of Roseville, MN

Meet your Resident Assistant (RA)

Your 2023–2024 RAs are excited to meet you! Find your dorm below and find your floor’s RA to learn more about them, get recommendations for what to bring (both practical and fun), and other helpful information.

Students in dorm room

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