Homecoming: Student Events

September 25 to 30, 2023

Hamline Students cheering at KLA Field

Homecoming 2023 Royalty

Ten students will be selected from a pool of nominations to be part of the Homecoming Court. Throughout the week, members of the Hamline community will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites and the five Homecoming Royalty winners will be crowned during the Lip Sync Competition. Each winner will be honored with a Hamline prize pack and dinner with President Miller.

Homecoming 2023 Events

Spirit Days

The Piper Cheer team wants you to showcase your Piper pride by dressing up each day of Homecoming Week!

Monday, September 25

Class Color Day

  • First Years: Blue
  • Sophomores: Purple
  • Juniors: Yellow
  • Seniors: Red
  • Faculty & Staff: Black

Tuesday, September 26

Character Day

Wednesday, September 27

Pajama Day

Thursday, September 28

Throwback Thursday (1990s-2000s)

Friday, September 29

Sports Day

Make sure to stop by the photo backdrop on the 1st floor of Anderson and share your photos using the hashtag, #HamlineHomecoming.

Golden Egg Hunt

From Monday through Friday of Homecoming Week, a golden egg will be hidden somewhere on campus each day. Return the egg to the Campus Rec Desk in the Bush Student Center Lobby for $100 bookstore shopping spree! Follow @hamlinecheer1 on Instagram for daily clues.

Limit 1 prize per student.

Alumni Panel: Navigating the First Months of a New Job

Monday, September 25 | 11:30 a.m. 

Hear from alumni about their experiences going into the workplace. Ask questions and learn some tips and tricks about transitioning from student to employee. Topics include making a great first impression, learning organizational culture, finding mentors, developing relationships with supervisors, and maintaining your professional network.

Do-It-Yourself Piper Pride

Tuesday, September 26 | 5 p.m. | Bush Ballroom

Come show your Piper pride! Supplies will be provided to create friendship bracelets and decorate your own custom tote bags.

Movie on the Lawn: Clueless

Wednesday, September 27 | 8 pm. | Old Main Lawn

Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy a screening of the cult classic “Clueless” on the Old Main Lawn.

Hamline Homecoming & Alumni Week Trivia

Thursday, September 28 | Noon 

Join fellow Pipers for a fast-paced Hamline trivia game. Test your knowledge for a chance to win Hamline prizes!

Homecoming Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, September 28 | 6 p.m. | Anderson Center

Meet at the Anderson Center and compete for prizes in the first annual campus-wide Homecoming Scavenger Hunt.

Homecoming Lip Sync Competition

Friday, September 29 | 8 p.m. | Anderson Center Forum

Join us for one of Hamline's most popular campus traditions! Watch your peers' amazing lip sync performances and meet this year's Homecoming Royalty Court!

Interested in participating for a chance to win cash prizes? Sign up here!

Homecoming Fall Fest

Saturday, September 30 | 11 a.m. | Alumni Way

Join fellow students, alumni, and families for a pre-game party featuring food trucks, inflatables, and fun!

Homecoming Football Game vs. St. Olaf

Saturday, September 30 | 1 p.m. | Klas Field

Homecoming Hypnotist

Saturday, September 30 | 7 p.m. | Anderson Forum