• 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.

    2021 Orientation Dates


    Due to COVID 19 spring orientation will be held in a 2 step virtual process. 

    Step 1-all incoming spring admits must complete an Online Orientation via our campus Canvas site. Details on how to access this will be emailed out to deposited spring admits in early January 
    Step 2- all incoming spring admits must attend a webinar based orientation event on Friday, January 22nd from 10am-12pm CST. Details to access this webinar will be sent out to deposited students in mid January 


    Fall Orientation

    Date is TBD by the 2021-22 Academic Calendar (THIS PROGRAM IS MANDATORY FOR ALL FALL ADMITS)

    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. 
    Click here to learn more about Orientation.

    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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