The beginning of the semester is quickly approaching and students are returning to campus. After time away from campus, it is good to have a heads-up or reminder for tips and tricks to aid you. Here are some helpful resources such as food resources, transportation, residential life, campus resources, and online resources to get your school year running smoothly.
Outside the standard meal plan, the Hamline community has other food resources available to students. These food resources on-campus can be found through the Wesley Center with organizations and initiatives like Feed Your Brain (FYB),
The Food Resource Center (FRC), and Campus Food Access AmeriCorps VISTA. Feed Your Brain (FYB) is a student-led organization committed to education and advocacy regarding food access and security on campus. The Food Resource Center (FRC), helps to work towards food sovereignty. Located at the Walker Fieldhouse loading dock, students can find free and nutritious groceries with no “proof of need” required. At the FRC, students can also find details about SNAP benefits, community pantries, and other information about food/basic needs resources. If students are looking for other options, the Hamline Church also provides support with community gardens and a community pizza oven.
Another area that has numerous potential resources is transportation. Minneapolis and Saint Paul provide many options for students who do not have access to their own transportation on campus and want to explore the Twin Cities metro area. Resources such as Move Minnesota, Metro Transit, and Nice Ride MN bikes make these transportation options easy to access.
Move Minnesota is a movement to put an equitable and sustainable transportation system that puts people first. They connect communities, end the climate crisis, expand access to jobs and resources, and improve daily life for Minnesotans of all ages, races, incomes, and abilities.
Metro Transit is one of the most popular ways of public transit in the twin cities area. While traveling around the cities, students only have to pay a few dollars for transit passes on buses or light rails. You can also find helpful trip planners, the metro transit app, or their website at https://www.metrotransit.org/ to aid you in your next ride. Hamline students are eligible for a College Pass for Metro Transit and a discount for Nice Ride MN.
If a student needs to make a call but does not have access to a personal phone, the residence halls on campus are equipped with telephones in the common areas. Active telephone lines are not in residential rooms but can be provided upon request. A student must fill out the Student Telephone Service Request Form if they would like a telephone line installed in the residence hall room or apartment.
Residential rooms are also supported with wireless internet access included in the housing fees, and students may request to have a hard-wired connection activated. For Hamline’s free streaming service, log in at www.xfinityoncampus.com using your Hamline username and password.
In addition to telephones, residence halls also provide washers and dryers. Laundry costs are included in the housing fees. To know when Hamline laundry rooms are open, check out LaundryView at www.laundryview.com/hamline. If there is an issue with a washer or dryer, students can go to http://www.macgray.com/laundrylinx/ to report any problems.
The Hamline campus has various resources for students to take advantage of to help them achieve success at the university. Students can find public safety, blue light emergency stations, and accessible/gender-neutral bathrooms throughout campus. Students can also contact professors for help during their office hours.
In Anderson center, students will find Leo’s corner, Wesley center, Hedgeman Center, the Anderson help desk, Women’s Resource Center, Title IX office, and prayer space. Public safety, PiperXpress, foot-washing rooms, and the Hamline bookstore are located in Sorin. The Drew Fine Arts building is where students can find many practice rooms to practice their musical talents. Drew Science is home to the Career Development Center. Helpful academic resources in Bush Library include the Center for Academic Success and Achievement(CASA), Writing Center, the Central Service Desk, and many computers to aid student’s work.
Students can find financial aid and registration help in East hall. West hall is where students can locate disability resources, New Student Mentors, and the Dean of Students. Counseling and health services can be found in Manor. The Walker Field House is where students find The Food Resource Center(FRC) and the fitness center. Students can benefit from a variety of Hamline services online. Hamline also has resources to navigate Workday. For aid going through the registration process, onboarding, transferring credits, and links to helpful step-by-step videos for Workday go to https://www.hamline.edu/registration-records/registration-information/undergraduate/. With the URL https://hamline.presence.io/organizations, students can find groups and organizations that can be an excellent fit for them such as Hamline Undergraduate Student Congress, Spectrum, Forensic Science Society, and much more. There is also a list of scholarships offered outside of Hamline University through the Hamline website that can be found linked at https://www.hamline.edu/financial-aid/outside-scholarships/. Hamline students can also see an official Academic Calendar at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dEHno2-yi6XtdjLFQQBCmVLSPny4xlubj6l-JmcdzuA/edit#gid=806862242 that provides students with exam days, midterms, days off, advising weeks, and much more.