Hamline University is Minnesota’s first university. Named in honor of Leonidas Lent Hamline, a Methodist bishop who donated the funds, Hamline's first home was in the town of Red Wing in what was then the Territory of Minnesota.
At Hamline, our mission is to create a diverse and collaborative community of learners dedicated to the development of students' knowledge, values, and skills for successful lives of leadership, scholarship, and service.
Our vision for Hamline University, a diverse community of learners with students at the center that transforms lives, combined with our diversity policy, requires a comprehensive and integrated approach across all of our schools, programs, and administrative units. Our vision embraces a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for all -- students, faculty, and staff.
The Career Development Center (CDC) assists students and alumni as they explore, prepare for, and make successful transitions to life after Hamline. We empower individuals to take an active role in finding and pursuing their personal and professional passions.
The CDC offers a comprehensive program of professional and career development services for students. We're here to help students explore, plan, and achieve their career goals from the first year on campus to graduation and beyond.
The on-campus residence halls, apartments, and houses at Hamline University are more than just places to eat and sleep. They are a culturally rich living and learning environments that allow you to focus on academic success, leadership and involvement, diversity and community.
The Hamline Wireless Network provides campus affiliates and guests with wireless Internet access. All buildings that directly affect students, teaching, and learning will be served by secure wireless connectivity. Your Hamline User Account is your login for the wireless network. Guests who don't have a Hamline User Account can get a guest login from the Central Service Desk .
The office of Counseling & Health Services seeks to enhance student learning by promoting physical health and emotional well-being.
Life at Hamline is full of possibility! Enjoy the feel of an intimate college campus right in the middle of two vibrant cities full of restaurants, museums, parks, theatres, and fortune 500 companies. Step off campus right into the bustling Hamline-Midway neighborhood of St. Paul and find the path that takes you where you want to go.
Sport Clubs are recognized, student lead organizations, comprised of individuals sharing a common interest in competitive, recreational, and/or instructional sport activity. Sport Clubs allow students to participate in a variety of sport activities both for fun and at the competitive intercollegiate club level. Sport Clubs are created and managed by students, which provides numerous learning and leadership opportunities that further enhance the overall collegiate experience for those involved. The Sport Clubs program continues to expand with new organizations started by motivated students each year.
Joining a student organizations can help you make new friends, explore your interests and hobbies, develop new skills, and help you become a more active member of the campus community. Student groups are always welcoming of new members. Even if you missed the first few meetings they would love to invite you to get involved.
Hamline University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.