Family Weekend

    November 3 - 5, 2017 

    The Office of Student Activities is excited to invite you to campus for the Annual Family Weekend program. Family Weekend provides the families and friends of Hamline students an opportunity to experience campus life! It is a great way to spend time with your student, visit with University faculty and staff and explore and enjoy the Hamline community. Activities for the weekend have historically included opportunities to cheer on Piper Athletics, the Annual Fall Concert, the opening of the 86th theater season, a chance to experience the co-curricular community, and more. 

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    Schedule below is subject to change.

    fRIDAY, nOVEMBER 3, 2017

    Family Weekend Information Center 
    4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m., Anderson Center Lobby     

    Dinner in the Bistro 
    4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Anderson 2nd Floor 
    Families are invited to eat in the student dining room.  Meals can be purchased at the door. 

    Family Weekend Ice Cream Social
    6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Anderson Center Forum
    A time to meet other families and socialize with the Hamline Dean of Students, Director of the Honors program, and other Hamline faculty and staff.     

    Family Weekend Improv Comedy 
    7:00 p.m., Anderson 112
    Join us for an evening of family-friendly improv comedy provided by local favorite, Comedy Sportz.

    Movie Night hosted by Campus Rec
    8:30 p.m., Drew Science 118
    Join Campus Rec in celebrating Rec Week by watching Space Jam. 


    Saturday, NOVEMBER 4, 2017

    Family Weekend Information Center 
    8:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m., Anderson Center Lobby     

    Continental Breakfast
    9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Anderson Center Lobby
    Hosted by RHA and the Dean of Students Office.

    Men's and Women's Invitational Swim Meet
    10:00 a.m. Diving/1:00 p.m. Swimming
    Support the Hamline University Men's and Women's swim team at the Roger Ahlman Invitational.   

    Workshop Opportunities
    10:00 a.m. - noon, Anderson Center (various locations)
    A variety of workshops are offered that will cover student life, curricular and co-curricular experiences, and leadership development. Students are welcome to attend with their families.   

    10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., Study Abroad, 304 Anderson Center
    Learn about the study abroad opportunities for students; this includes semester, J-term, and May-term and summer programs. This session will include information about programs, students sharing recent experience, and the opportunity to get your questions answered. Hosted by Jackie Combs, Study Away Global Engagement Specialist, Global Engagement Center.
    10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., GreenDot, Bystander Intervention Program, 305 Anderson Center
    Learn about Hamline's GreenDot, a prevention program aimed at stopping power-based personal violence. Hosted by Jacob Alexander, Area Coordinator in Residential Life.
    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., Getting from College to Career, 304 Anderson Center
    How can you encourage your student to begin thinking about their career path before their senior year? At this session, learn about how the Career Development Center can help students explore, plan, and achieve their career goals from their first year on campus to graduation and beyond. Hosted by Masha Finn, Career Counselor in the Career Development Center.
    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. What's On Your Mind?, 305 Anderson Center
    This is a time to learn more about the activities and resources on campus. Members of the Dean of Students Office and students will be available to talk about their first year experiences, their transition and how they sought resources and opportunities. Hosted by the Dean of Students Office.

    Brunch in the Bistro
    10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Anderson 2nd Floor
    Families are invited to eat in the student dining room. Meals can be purchased at the door.  

    Hamline Football vs. St. Johns University
    1:00 p.m., Klas Stadium
    Show your Piper spirit and help us cheer on the Hamline Pipers as they take on St. Johns! Tickets for the game are available for purchase at the Klas Stadium.

    Sundin Memorial Concert
    4:00 to 5:30 p.m., Sundin Music Hall
    The music ensembles of Hamline University - A Capella Choir, Women's Chorale, Orchestra, Winds, and Jazz - will present their first concert of the fall semester. (Seating will be first come, first served - no tickets needed). 

    Dinner in the Bistro
    4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Anderson 2nd Floor
    Families are invited to eat in the student dining room. Meals can be purchased at the door.

    7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Anderson 1st Floor
    Join the Hamline University Programming Board (HUPB) and Campus Rec for a night of fun and games, recess-style. Families are welcome!  This event will feature 9-Square-in-the-Air, a giant parachute, giant jenga, and a basketball arcade game.

    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2017 

    Traditional Service
    10:00 a.m., Hamline United Methodist Church
    Join the Hamline United Methodist Church for the All Saints Sunday Celebration worship service and celebration featuring the Hamline Church Chancel Choir and Bell Choir. Coffee and refreshments will be provided during the hospitality hour immediately after the service.

    Brunch in the Bistro
    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Anderson 2nd Floor
    Families are invited to eat in the student dining room. Meals can be purchased at the door. 


    Are you coming in from outside of the Twin Cities area and looking for lodging during Family Weekend?  Listed below are hotels in the Hamline University area.


     Best Western – Best Western Plus Como Park Hotel
    Bandana Square on Energy Park Drive, St. Paul,MN


     Country Inn and Suites  
    2740 Snelling Avenue North
    Roseville, MN 55113
    (651) 628-3500
      Country Inn and Suites Website