• Graduate Student Life

    Graduate Student Life

    Welcome to the Graduate Student Life Office. The GSLO strives to connect graduate students to the Hamline community. We cultivate student and organizational development by providing an inclusive environment for leadership and networking opportunities, and awareness of campus services.

    Graduate Student Conference Fund

    Up to $150 to support grad students' professional, academic, and artistic development.

    The Conference Fund is designed to provide one-time funding to assist individual graduate students in attending appropriate academic and professional conferences, workshops, seminars, or meetings. Grants will be awarded up to $150 and are meant to reduce the student’s expenses, not to provide full financial support for the activity. Grant monies may be used to reimburse registration fees, travel, lodging and food expenses. To be eligible, applicants must be a degree-seeking student in a graduate program in the School of Business, School of Education, or College of Liberal Arts. 

    The Graduate Student Conference Fund supports Hamline graduate students as they pursue academic, professional, and artistic endeavors outside of the classroom. The application is easy.

    Fund Description and Application. 

    Graduate Student Organizations

    Consider joining one of Hamline's graduate student organizations. It's a great opportunity to network with other students and faculty in your program. Organizations offer a variety of programs, workshops and social activities that help you connect and learn. If you want to learn about upcoming meetings and events, send an email to the student contact listed below.

    West Egg Literati (The Creative Writing Programs)

    West Egg’s mission is to create a social community for Creative Writing Program students that promotes writing, reading, publishing, and literary discussion. The group hosts and promotes multiple events each year including open mics, readings, discussions, and other literary, cultural, and social outings, all of which are free and open to the public.  More information about West Egg Literati

    Advisor: Deborah Keenan

    Hamline University MBA Association (HUMBAA, School of Business)

    The purpose of HUMBAA is to enrich the experience of Hamline MBA students and alumni by serving as an academic, social, professional, and philanthropic group connecting students and alumni with faculty, staff, businesses, non-profits, and professional organizations. More information about HUMBAA

    Advisor: David Berg

    Hamline MNM Student Association-Master in Nonprofit Management (MNMSA, School of Business)

    The mission of MNMSA is to represent the interests of students in the Master in Nonprofit Management program and to provide a supportive forum for expressing ideas and concerns, cultivate a sense of community, and serve the nonprofit community outside of Hamline. Contact Kristin Rigg for more information.

    Advisor: Jim Scheibel

    Hamline International Graduate Student Association (HIGSA, University-wide)

    HIGSA's mission is to empower international graduate students to develop academically, professionally, and culturally while more fully utilizing the resources of Hamline University. Contact Akhil Sriram (asriram01@hamline.edu) for more information.  Click here to view their facebook page.

    Advisor: Erin Tamaki


    Starting a Graduate Student Organization   

    So, you’re thinking about starting a new graduate student organization on campus? Great! Student organizations help make the campus community a vibrant and much more interesting place. They’re a great way for students with like interests to pursue their passions, extend their learning outside of the classroom, and make friends along the way!

    There’s at least one student organization affiliated with each of our graduate schools. Graduate students also have the option of becoming involved with many of our undergraduate organizations as well. 

    Learn about starting a new grad organization.

    Complete the Graduate Student Organization Registration Form.