• Family Weekend 2018

    Family Weekend

    Family Weekend 2019 | November 8 - 10

    The Dean of Students is excited to invite you to campus for our 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 enjoy the Hamline community. Activities for the weekend have historically included opportunities to cheer on Piper Athletics, the Annual Fall Concert, a chance to experience the co-curricular community, and more.


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

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


    Hamline Guest House
    1538 Englewood Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104
    To book, please visit the Hamline Guest House webpage



    Friday, November 8th

    Family Weekend Welcome Center 
    4:00–7:00 p.m. 
    Anderson Center Lobby

    Mocktail Happy Hour Reception 
    6:00–7:30 p.m.  
    Anderson Center Forum
    Join the Dean of Students Office for a welcome mocktail reception with other parents. This informal event is an opportunity to meet others, hear plans for the weekend, and talk with staff from key areas in Student Affairs, including Student Activities and Leadership Development, the Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service, and Social Justice, the Career Development Center, Counseling and Health Services, Residential Life, the Hedgeman Center for Student Diversity Initiatives and Programs, and others.

    Comedy Sportz Performance 
    7:30–9:00 p.m. 
    Anderson Center 112
    Comedy Sportz is a local improv theatre troupe that has been performing in the Twin Cities for 30 years. Improv comedy is comedy "without a net."Audience suggestions serve as jumping-off points for short scenes, games, and even full-length parodies of popular movie franchises, TV shows, and classic literature. Everything on their stage has never been done before and never will be done again, which makes every Comedy Sportz performance a unique experience.

    Saturday, November 9th

    Family Weekend Welcome Center 
    8:30–1:00 p.m.
    Anderson Center Lobby

    Continental Breakfast 
    9:00–9:30 a.m. 
    Anderson Center Forum

    Family Enrichment Workshops
    9:30–10:15 a.m. 
    Session 1: Study Abroad and Study Away – Anderson Center 111

    Family Enrichment Workshops
    10:15 a.m.–11:00 p.m. 
    Session 2: CASA: Here to Support Student Learning and Academic Success – Anderson Center 111

    Family Fitness - Flexibility Flow
    10:00-10:30 a.m.
    10:30-11:00 a.m.
    Walker Fieldhouse 034
    Join Campus Rec. for Flexibility Flow, a yoga-like group fitness program that will help you get your day started on the right path! This half hour, low-impact group exercise program is great for all ages and abilities. A fun opportunity for all family members to help relieve any tension or stress. Free and open to all ages.   

    Hamline History Walking Tour
    11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Tour(s) departs from Anderson Center

    Hamline University Football Game 
    1:00 p.m. 
    Klas Field

    Family Weekend Concert 
    4:00–5:30 p.m. Sundin Music Hall 
    The annual fall tribute to the Sundins featuring each of the Hamline University Music Ensembles–A Capella Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra, University Chorale, and Wind Ensemble.

    Dinner on your own


    Saturday Night Bingo 
    7:00–8:30 p.m. 
    111 Anderson Center 
    Join Student Activities and Hamline students and family members for a fun evening of BINGO.

    Family Weekend Movie 
    8:00 p.m. 
    Anderson Center 112 
    Movie TBA


    Sunday, November 10th

    Worship Service
    10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
    Hamline Church United Methodist