Aug 16, 2018  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Mission, Values, Vision, and Academic Calendar

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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.


Hamline University recognizes its roots in the traditions and values of the United Methodist Church. Through our personal and collective effort, we will make a lasting difference in the world as we aspire to the highest standards for:

  • Creation, dissemination, and practical application of knowledge
  • Rigor, creativity, and innovation in teaching, learning, and research
  • Multicultural competencies in local and global contexts
  • The development and education of the whole person
  • An individual and community ethic of social justice, civic responsibility, and inclusive leadership and service


Hamline University will be recognized as a diverse, learning-centered university that is:

  • Rooted in the tradition of liberal education
  • Dynamic and actively inclusive
  • Locally engaged and globally connected, and
  • Invested in the personal and professional growth of persons

Undergraduate Academic Calendar 2016-2017

Note: The academic calendar is subject to change.
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Fall Term   2016
Fall term classes begin   Wednesday, September 7
Thanksgiving break   Thursday and Friday, November 24-25
Fall term classes end   Tuesday, December 13
Fall term final exams   Thursday, December 15 - Tuesday, December 20

Winter Term   2017
Winter term classes begin   Tuesday, January 3
Martin Luther King Jr. holiday   Monday, January 16
Winter term classes end   Thursday, January 26

Spring Term   2017
Spring term classes begin   Wednesday, February 1
Spring break   Monday, March 20 - Friday, March 24
Good Friday holiday   Friday, April 14
Spring term classes end   Friday, May 12
Spring term final exams   Monday, May 15 - Thursday, May 18
Commencement   Saturday, May 20

Summer Term   2017
Summer I classes begin   Monday, June 5
Summer I classes end   Thursday, June 29
Summer II classes begin   Tuesday, July 10
Summer II classes end   Thursday, August 3
Summer III classes begin   Monday, June 5
Fourth of July holiday   Tuesday, July 4
Summer III classes end   Friday, August 11

Applications for admission and employment, students, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, and all unions holding collective bargaining agreements with Hamline University are hereby notified that this institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era, status with regard to public assistance, or any other classification protected by applicable law. Any person having inquiries concerning Hamline University’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is directed to contact the Office of the Dean of Students, Hamline University, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55104-1284, 651-523-2421. This office has been designated by the University to coordinate its efforts to comply with the aforementioned regulations. Any person may also contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, regarding the institution’s compliance with these regulations.

Hamline University further abides by its own nondiscrimination policy which states: Hamline University will not tolerate harassment, discrimination, or retaliation based on race; color; gender/sex; ethnic background; national origin; sexual orientation; gender presentation; marital, domestic partner or parental status; status with regard to public assistance; disability; religion; age; or veteran status in its employment or educational opportunities.

Hamline University is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions. Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 1450 Energy Park Dr., Suite 350, Saint Paul, MN 55108;; 651-642-0533.