• Welcome, new transfer students!

    Welcome transfer students! We understand that you already know what it’s like to be a college student, but may need some support during your transition to Hamline. Our staff is here to help you navigate a new campus with new policies, procedures, and culture.  We can answer questions about your transfer credits, financial aid, academic advising, the Hamline Plan, and help you get involved at Hamline.

    Orientation Program Details

    PIPER PREVIEW (REgistration Days) AND PIPER PASSAGES (Transfer Orientation

    One-day orientation programs held prior to the beginning of spring semester.

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    Fall Dates are TBA

    Piper Preview for transfer students is a program designed to help you prepare for course registration. Hosted by Admissions and Academic Advising this program is a great way to meet fellow new transfer, ask questions about transfer credits, and register for your first term.  


    Piper Passages

    This MANDATORY orientation program takes place on campus 1 day prior to the start of your first semester.  Through this program, new students are welcomed to campus by their New Student Mentor, meet with faculty and staff, and are introduced to additional University offices and services that are here to assist you throughout your time at Hamline. 

    Additional Programs


    Access Hamline is a four week extended orientation program for new transfer students, held every other Thursday during Convo Hour (11:30 am-12:30 pm). These sessions are a great opportunity to reconnect with your TNSM and orientation small group, as well as a way to learn about more of the offices, services, and programs Hamline has to offer.


    New Student Throwdown is a challenge competition between FYSems and Transfer student small groups during your first semester at Hamline. By attending these events, you and your friends earn points for your FYSem or Transfer student small groups. At the end of the semester, the groups with the most points wins a night on the town, including limo service, and dinner or a movie.

    If you have questions about the events, please ask your New Student Mentor.



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