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 coed and single-gender living and special-interest communities. All of our halls are smoke-free.
Included in your housing costs are: Cable TV with streaming service, Wi-Fi, onsite 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.
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 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.
Sorin Hall houses just over 100 students on same-gender floors: Two women-identified floors and one men-identified floor. Sorin Hall 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 Heights: Osborn, Peterson, and Schilling
Osborn, Peterson, and Schilling Residence Halls, collectively known as the Hamline Heights, are a triplet of identical buildings, each housing nearly 100 students each. Osborn Hall, Peterson Hall, and Schilling Hall are co-ed communities with carpeted rooms.
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, and Transfer Community.
The Global Piper Community 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. For the 2021-2022 academic year, the Global Piper Community will be in Osborn Hall.
The Honors Community 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. For the 2021-2022 academic year, the Honors Community will be in Peterson Hall.
The LGBT and Social Justice Community 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. For the 2021-2022 academic year, the LGBT & Social Justice Community will be in Manor Hall.
Transfer students can connect with one another and the greater Hamline community through special programming in the Transfer Community. Transfer students often have unique needs. Living together with other transfer students and engaging in special activities and outings helps assist the transition process. For the 2021-2022 academic year, the Transfer Community will be in Manor Hall.