• Signature Programs and Events

    Check out the many signature events and programs that the Hedgeman Center sponsors each year.

    Signature Programs

    Held a couple days before Piper Passages, the Multicultural Mosaic is our first major initiative of the school year.  The goals of this program are to provide students with opportunities to meet other new students and faculty and staff and to become acquainted with key University resources and services, while learning about important diversity issues including race, gender, sexual orientation, and socio-economic class. 2021 Multicultural Mosaic Schedule

    "Relax, Relate, Release." This off-campus retreat provides opportunities for new and returning students to get acquainted, build stronger support systems, learn about our diverse communities and discuss issues of importance to diverse communities. In addition to team building activities, networking, interactive sessions on important college and campus issues, students participate in a bonfire and other fun activities. This event is coordinated by the Multicultural Alliance and is open to any student who is a member of one of the Hedgeman Center student organizations. 2021 Student Empowerment Retreat Flier

    "THIS IS MY STORY"- Conversations on Identity, Diversity & Community

    This is My Story is a monthly discussion series that invites members of the university and local communities to share personal stories about their social and cultural identities and journeys. Our guests share stories from their childhood, education, and professional backgrounds while exploring issues of diversity, social justice, cross-cultural alliances, reconciliation and inclusion. All panels are held on the first Thursday of each month during Convocation hour, from 11:20 AM-12:40 PM in 100E Giddens Learning Center unless otherwise noted.   

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    •  February 3, 2022  
    •  March March 3, 2022
    •  April 5, 2022  

    Each year, Hamline University honors Dr. King's leadership to civil rights movement through a commemorative event in which university community members reflect upon, examine and celebrate King's life, philosophy and legacy. In addition to the commemoration, the MLK Day of Service has been added to our university celebration as a way to transform Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and teachings into community building. 2022 KING COMMEMORATION & DAY OF SERVICE 

    This symposium held during the first week in April, offers members of the University community opportunities to learn about social justice issues that affect our campus, local, and national communities. The symposium examines the intersections and commonalities between different social justice issues (racism, classism, homophobia, sexism, etc). In addition, the symposium highlights and celebrates the life and accomplishments of a different social justice activist. Past honorees have included Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ella Baker, Cesar Chavez, Harvey Milk, A. Philip Randolph, Yuri Kochiyama, W.E.B. DuBois, Thurgood Marshall, and Helen Keller.   


    The purpose of this event is to recognize, celebrate and inspire student success in academics, service and leadership. The program includes an address from a graduating senior, remarks from the president and awards presented to students in three categories (first-year, intermediate, and senior) of the above-mentioned categories. In addition, awards are given for the Outstanding Faculty, Staff and Multicultural Ally. The "Barbara Simmons Eagle Award" is the highest award and is given to an undergraduate student of color who has succeeded in all three categories. Click here for more information Awards and Recognition

    Published quarterly, the newsletter serves to inform students and members of the larger campus community about campus activities, programs, services, and initiatives, especially those sponsored by or affecting Hedgeman Center students.  Click here to read the latest edition of the "Voice and Vision" Newsletter. 



    • Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) 
    • African Heritage Week (October) 
    • Native American Awareness Week (TBD) 
    • Black History Month (February)     
    • Hmong Month Celebration/Hmong New Year (November) 
    • Asian Heritage Month (April)