• Dean of Students Office

    We welcome you all to the Dean of Students Office website. Our most important job is to act as a resource and advocate for the students of Hamline University. The Dean of Students Office provides a warm and welcoming environment where undergraduate students and their parents can get questions answered and receive assistance in resolving problems and complaints to assist students in being successful.

    Meet the Dean of Students Office Staff

    Hamline's Vice President and Dean of Students/Title IX Coordinator, Patti (Klein) Kersten, is located in West Hall, Room 106. Students are always welcome to come in and discuss any type of concerns or issues. In addition, Patti is a regular participant at the Hamline Undergraduate Student Congress (HUSC) weekly meetings on Tuesdays during Convo hour (11:20 a.m. -12:40 p.m.).

    If you would like to schedule a meeting with the Dean of Students, please call the office at 651-523-2421 or email the Dean of Students Office at deanofstudents@hamline.edu.

    If you would like to lean more about Patti please view her staff profile.

    Access to the Hamline Student Emergency Fund Request Form 

    Hamline's Food Resource Center is currently taking orders for students who need assistance with free groceries. Link to order groceries. Link to the Food Access webpage.

    To request technology for fall semester, such as a Chromebook or JetPack (WiFi hotspot), email the Central Service Desk at csd@hamline.edu and they will provide one dependent on current availability.

    Hamline Student and Family Virtual Town Hall: This is a recording of the Student and Family Virtual Town Hall from Tuesday, August 25th, 2020. Speakers include: Melinda Heikkinen, Director of Public Safety and COVID Coordinator, Anne McCarthy, Dean of the School of Business, Marcela Kostihova, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Carlos Sneed, Associate Dean of Students, Javier Gutierrez, Associate Dean of Students, and moderator, Patti (Klein) Kersten, Dean of Students. The recording begins after the introductions. Please remember that questions can be addressed to the Dean of Students Office at deanofstudents@hamline.edu.