• Families and Parents

    Welcome parents and families! Hamline strives to provide a warm and welcoming environment where undergraduate students and their parents can get questions answered and receive assistance.

    If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact the Dean of Students Office. Their most important job is to act as a resource and advocate for the students of Hamline University, and they are always happy to help.

    Hamline Student and Family Virtual Town Hall: This is a recording of the 2020 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.

    For Parents of Incoming First-Year Students

    Summer Orientation and Registration (SOAR) is the first of two required orientation programs for all incoming first-year students. During this two-day/overnight program, students and parents/family members will get the opportunity to meet the New Student Mentors, mingle with other incoming Pipers, register for classes, and get your questions answered.

    Fall Orientation is the second required orientation program for all first-year students. The program kicks off three days before classes start and includes move-in day for on-campus students. Students not living on campus will still attend programming three days prior to the academic year and will commute to campus just as they will when attending classes. Parents and guests are welcome to join their student for move-in day and spend the morning helping their student get settled in to their room before the student orientation begins that afternoon.

    For All Parents

    The Parent E-Newsletter is an excellent resource, providing updates and stories about life on campus, Hamline students, faculty, and other events and useful information about Hamline.

    Looking for information about Family Weekend? Visit the Family Weekend web page, or contact the Dean of Students Office with any questions at (651) 523-2421.

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