Stay at Home Order in Effect

April 09, 2020

Governor Tim Walz has extended the #StayAtHomeMN guidelines through Monday, May 4. Hamline operations remain unaffected. Our course offerings remain remote until the end of the spring semester.

See our COVID-19 webpage for more information here.

  • Getting Ready international students

    Getting Ready

    We are sure that you will agree that Hamline is the place for you! Here are some ideas to help you get started in preparing for your new life at Hamline:

    Set up your Piperline account

    Please refer to the New to Hamline? ITS webpage. For additional details, visit the ITS Starting Guide on Using Piperline.

    Set up your Hamline email 

    Your Hamline email account will be the university’s official mode of communication once you arrive at Hamline. Please refer to the New to Hamline? ITS webpage. For additional details, visit the ITS Starting Guide on Hamline Email

    How to access your Blackboard Account.

    Please refer to the New to Hamline? ITS webpage. Please note that if you are not taking a class that requires Blackboard you will not be given access as you will not need it. 

    Social networking

    Start connecting with others and see what is going on at Hamline by joining our Facebook group.

    Learn about Minnesota

    Check the current weather in Minnesota! You probably know that it can get rather cold in Minnesota, but how cold really? Take a few minutes to check what the average climate is like in Minnesota. Also check out some pictures and fast facts about Minnesota.

    Find student organizations and activities

    Make the most of your time at Hamline University by getting involved on campus. There are two international student organizations at Hamline, both associated with the Global Engagement Center. There are also other student organizations and activities across campus where you will be able to use your talents and interests to gain important leadership skills, meet new people, enhance your educational experience, and have fun! 

    Plan ahead for finances

    You will need to pay your tuition and fees upon arrival at Hamline. See the Student Accounts website for information about methods of payment. Regarding books for classes, undergraduate student are enrolled in the Hamline Textbook Rental Program, whereas graduate students will also need to purchase textbooks for your classes during your first week at Hamline. Be sure to factor in these costs.


    As an international student, there are specific regulations regarding on-campus and off-campus employment options which you may be interested in pursuing while you are at Hamline. More information can be found on the Employment page of our website.