2009-2010 Graduate Bulletin 
    Oct 03, 2023  
2009-2010 Graduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Campus Services

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Hamline University Bookstore

Bush Student Center, main floor, MS-C1922

The Hamline University Bookstore’s primary function is to provide textbook services for undergraduate and graduate schools’ classes. The bookstore is the best source for information regarding the correct books for current Hamline classes as well as the best source for used books. The bookstore also provides a number of other services including the sale of Hamline apparel and school and office supplies.

Student Bar Association Bookstore

School of Law
Bruce Keil, manager

The Student Bar Association (SBA) Bookstore provides textbooks and course materials for School of Law students and also carries supply essentials such as pens, paper, and folders. The bookstore also sells coffee, pastries, pop, and candy throughout the academic year. SBA Bookstore hours are posted on the door. Return policies and information on consignment books is available by calling 651-523-2075.

Bush Library


Bush Library
Diane Clayton and Julie Rochat, directors
651-523-2373 Library Circulation Desk
651-523-2373 Library Hours
651-523-2375 Library Reference Desk

Bush Library provides research materials for Hamline students and faculties. The library provides a major collection of books, periodicals, and electronic databases. Bush Library is a popular space for group research as well as quiet individual study. CLICnet is our library consortium catalog; check out or request books from member libraries. A Hamline ID to borrow Hamline or CLIC materials. Reference librarians are here to help you determine what materials you need and how to get them- come to see us in person and also see our research guides. Current Bush Library hours are updated on our website.

Campus Employment


Old Main, lower level, room 012, MS-C1904
Dorcas Michaelson, director
Lori Larkin, manager of student employment

The Hamline University Student Employment Program provides a student work force that is incorporated into virtually all phases of the university’s operations. The program is designed primarily for students who need employment to help finance their education and connect to the university.

Career Development Center


Drew Science, main floor, room 113, MS-B1802

Whether it’s choosing a major, finding an internship or tackling the job search, the CDC is here to help. We work with undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumni to help them explore their unique career interests and achieve their career-related goals. If you’re asking the question “What do I want to do with my life?” visit the CDC to find out how we can help you today.

Classrooms and Labs


Campus facilities include, among others, a conference center and technology classrooms in the Law/Graduate Schools Building, the new Klas Center, the fully equipped Robbins Science Center and architectural award-winning buildings designed for interaction-the School of Law Building, Bush Library, and the Giddens/Alumni Learning Center.

Commuter Student Services


Bush Student center, main level, Box 221

Commuter Student Services provides resources and services to assist students who live off-campus in non-university housing (student lounge located in Bush Library, lower level).

Counseling Center


Manor House, lower level, Room 016
Hussein Rajput, PhD, LP, director

The Counseling Center promotes students’ personal growth and emotional well-being. Counseling can help students cope with concerns including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, stress, relationships and sexuality, body image, self-esteem, identity development and family concerns. Students may use counseling for one-time consultation or on an on-going basis. All counseling services are confidential, free of charge and provided by doctoral-level psychology staff and interns.

Dean’s Office


Graduate School of Liberal Studies, 1500 Englewood, MS-A1730
Mary Rockcastle, dean

School of Business, 570 Asbury Street
Hamline Park Plaza, Suite 303, MS-A1740
Julian Schuster, dean

School of Education, Drew Hall 66, MS-A1720
Sheila Wright, dean

Dining Services


Sorin Hall, main floor, MS-C1928
Gayle Hanson, director

Hamline Dining Service offers multiple dining locations on campus. There is also a wide variety of dining membership plans available to fit any lifestyle. For the best dining experience visit us at www.hamline.edu/dining.

Disability Services


Giddens/Alumni Learning Center, main floor, Room 133W
Kathryn Rainbolt, director

Disability Services offers a variety of services and support to qualified students with disabilities. The office exists to create equal opportunities for students with disabilities by providing reasonable accommodations, and also to assist Hamline in being a community that welcomes qualified students of all abilities. Reasonable accommodations may not compromise or fundamentally alter the essential requirements or objectives of a course of program. Services and accommodations include, but are not limited to: alternative reading materials, note takers, sign language interpreters, testing services, accessibility issues. The Office of Disability Services is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please call 651-523-2521 to make an appointment.

Diversity Integration Office


Old Main 112, MS-A1775

The Office of Diversity Integration provides coordination, consultation, and advocacy in support of integrating diversity and equity in university-wide programs, policies, procedures, and practices. The director of diversity integration works with students, faculty, and staff in developing and coordinating diversity-centered programs, forums, and campus-wide events; initiating training and development opportunities; supporting curricular, pedagogical, and scholarly innovation; consulting on best practices in the recruitment, retention, and development of diverse students, faculty, and staff; providing leadership in establishing a welcoming campus culture and climate for persons from diverse communities; creating and sustaining a clearinghouse and archive of diversity materials and resources; and forging external partnerships with organizations and groups in the larger community.

Graduate Student Life


1500 Englewood Ave.
Kelly Krebs, Coordinator of Graduate student Life

The Graduate Student Life Office (GSLO) is a part of Student Activities and Leadership Development within the Division of Student Affairs.  GSLO strives to connect graduate students to the Hamline community. GSLO cultivates student and organizational development by providing an inclusive environment for leadership and networking opportunities, and awareness of campus services.

Hamline University Minneapolis


Located at the intersection of 394 and 100, Hamline University Minneapolis offers an ideal location to complete a graduate degree in business administration, nonprofit management or public administration. This environment serves the needs of graduate students by offering state of the art classrooms, computer labs and a lounge space. The location also features a student service center and bookstore. Ample free parking is available to the students along with an array of amenities that make this an exciting option to earn your Hamline degree.

Hancock Elementary/Hamline University Collaboration


The Hancock/Hamline Collaboration is an integral part of the Hamline community, with Hancock and Hamline being across Snelling Avenue from each other since 1887. The mission of the Hancock/Hamline University Collaborative is to build and strengthen the collaborative community through relationships, shared learning, and cultural diversity. “College Begins in Kindergarten” is the motto that helps encourage life-long learning for students in all schools at Hancock and Hamline. Mentoring, tutoring, student teaching, curricular enrichment, and other collaborative projects mean that Hancock and Hamline students, faculty, staff, and administrators work together on a regular basis on both side of Snelling Avenue. To learn more about the collaboration, see www.hamline.edu/hancock or call Megan Anderson at 651-523-2836.

Health Services


Manor House, lower level, Room 016, MS-C1908
Barb Bester, director

Health Services seek to support students in their academic pursuits by promoting their physical health and personal growth. Health services are provided by registered nurses. Services offered include prevention, evaluation and treatment of a variety of health concerns and wellness. Consultation with a nurse is free. Fees for immunizations and lab tests can be billed to the student’s account. All students are eligible for services regardless of insurance coverage.

Information Technology Services


Over 250 computers are housed in public computing labs across the campus. The labs are open 90-100 hours a week and provide access to the Internet and a diverse range of software applications.

The main computer center is located in the basement of Bush Library and also houses the ITS Helpdesk, which is staffed by student lab consultants. There is also a public lab in the School of Law that offers software unique to the legal profession.

A 24-hour lab is available in Sorin Dining Hall. Public printing is available in all computer labs managed by Information Technology Services. Specific information about public printing is available from the ITS website (www.hamline.edu/its) or the ITS Helpdesk (651-523-2220). In addition to the computer labs managed by Information Technology Services, many departments maintain specialized computer labs for students use.

For email information see www.hamline.edu/current_new and select “Get Started.”

Klas Center


New in 2004, the innovative Klas Center combines a sports stadium with community and learning facilities, including casual dining, an outdoor plaza, classroom and conference space, and a third-level ballroom with panoramic views of the fields and Old Main Mall.

Multicultural and International Student Affairs (MISA office)


1475 Hewitt Ave., Box 107
Carlos D. Sneed, assistant dean/director

The Center for Multicultural & International Student Affairs (MISA) offers support, advising, advocacy and programming to undergraduate students of color and all university international students to assist students in their transition to and success at Hamline. MISA staff and initiatives help create a campus community where the needs of students of color and international students are addressed by offering pre-orientation sessions, workshops, advising, mentoring and support for culturally-specific student organizations and programs, including assistance for international students on immigration and visa regulations and processes. Additionally, MISA sponsors and supports all-campus events that help members of the community learn about issues of diversity, multiculturalism, internationalism and social justice.

Parking/Campus Map


Parking permits are required to park in campus lots between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday from mid-August through the end of May. Otherwise, parking is free. Contact Safety & Security with parking questions at 651-523-2100 or visit www.hamline.edu/parking for more information about parking and a campus map.



Piperline is the student, faculty, and staff administrative database. Use Piperline to register and to access course schedules, final grades, unofficial transcripts, account balances, and more. Log in to Piperline at www.hamline.edu/piperline For assistance with your PIN, please contact Student Administrative Services
(651-523-3000 or stop by East Hall 113).

Residential Life


Manor Hall, lower level, room 026, MS-C1903
Javier Gutierrez, director

The Office of Residential Life manages all on-campus residence, including residence halls, houses, and the apartment building. Residential Life provides an environment where students and staff work collectively to develop and maintain a safe, respectful and inclusive learning environment. Students are encouraged to meet their hall director and speak with him/her regarding any concerns they may have.

Safety and Security


Drew Hall, main floor, room 128, MS-C1905
Shirleen Hoffman, director

Hamline maintains a twenty-four hours security service, which includes twenty-four hour escort service, twenty-four hour referral service, twenty-four hour emergency response, after hours building access, key control and assistance. Along with a full-time director, two assistant directors, three sergeants, one office manager and an investigator/crime specialist, the security staff is comprised of patrol officers, staff dispatchers and student communications workers. Hamline security officers are charged with the safety and security of people and property, as well as parking enforcement on the Hamline University campus. They are sensitive to the cultural diversity that exists at Hamline and strive to provide quality assistance to the Hamline community.

There may be times when the officers ask an individual for a Hamline ID. Per Hamline policy, all community members are expected to comply with these requests. Hamline security officers are normally uniformed. If a student doesn’t know who to ask or what to do about a particular problem, they should contact the Security Office.

Student Administrative Services


East Hall, room 113
651-523-3000 or 1-800-888-2182

Student Administrative Services (SAS) is a convenient, centralized services office for students, faculty, and staff members of the Hamline community. Departments within SAS include Financial Aid, Registration & Records (Graduate & Undergraduate), Student Accounts, and Student Service Administrators. SAS is located on the first floor of East Hall, room 113, with office hours of Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, with limited services, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cashier hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Closing at 3 p.m. the last day of each month). SAS representatives can be reached at 651-523-3000 and toll-free at 800-888-2182.

Student Affairs Division


Student Affairs has the primary responsibility for making the out-of-classroom environment an integral aspect of your education. This is done though the work of student affairs professionals who understand the development of college students and are committed to enriching the lives of Hamline students. This group of professionals anticipates, solves and manages the daily activities of the students that constitute their area of responsibility in Student Affairs - Counseling Center, Career Development Center, Health Services, Disability Services, Multicultural and International Student Affairs, the Bookstore, Dining Services, the Wesley Center consisting of Religious and Spiritual Life, Office of Service, Learning and Volunteerism and McVay Youth Partnership, and the Campus Life Center consisting of Residential Life, Orientation and First-Year Programs and the Student Leadership and Activities.

Student Center


Bush Student Center, main floor, Box 221

The A.G. Bush Student Center serves as the focal point of campus activities. It contains Mail Services, Hamline University Bookstore, Chapel, Student Leadership and Activities, Orientation and First-Year Programs, Service Learning and Volunteerism, meeting rooms, and a lounge area. It is filled with activity, excitement, and the warmth that results from students, faculty, and administrators relaxing or enjoying a movie in the lounge.

Student Leadership and Activities is also responsible for coordination of the Student Center Front Desk providing students with a place to go for general information about the campus, events, or student organizations; sales for discount movie tickets, bus passes; discount tickets for major local attractions; information about and tickets for upcoming student organization events; game rental including billiards; information on off-campus housing listings.

Veteran Affairs


Student Administrative Services, East Hall, room 113
Undergraduate and Graduate Schools, 651-523-3000
School of Law, 651-523-2468
Email: va-rep@hamline.edu

Undergraduate and Graduate Schools Veterans should contact the Student Administrative Services Office for certification for benefits and phone numbers for further assistance. Veterans are eligible to receive veterans’ benefits while attending the university. School of Law veterans should contact the Law Registrar’s Office.

Wesley Center


Rev Nancy Victorin-Vangerud, director and chaplain
742 Snelling Ave, MS-A1735

The Wesley Center brings together the Office of Service-Learning and Volunteerism; the Religious and Spiritual Life Office; the Wesley Scholars; the McVay Youth Partnership; and the Hancock-Hamline collaboration. Our programs promote compassion, service, inclusiveness, civic involvement, personal and spiritual wholeness and social justice on campus and in the wider community.

McVay Youth Partnership
Jane Krentz, director
742 Snelling Ave, MS-A1735 651-523-2071

The McVay Youth Partnership, “Youth VOICE”, is an after-school program where select Hamline students serve as mentors and role models working with inter-city middle school youths three afternoons per week. McVay fellows are usually juniors or seniors. They work in teams of three, from 3:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and are responsible for planning and leading the programming. They are assisted by McVay Inters who bring their own unique talents to the program and work one to two afternoons per week. All staff receives training from CEUT and others, and participates in weekly Monday night meetings.

The Religious and Spiritual Life Office
Rev Nancy Victorin-Vangerud, chaplain and director of the Wesley Center
Megan Dimond, RSLO Administrative Assistant
Chapel located in Bush Student Center, second level
651-523-2315 Megan Dimond
651-523-2750 Rev Nancy Victorin-Vangerud
651-523-2687 Rabbi Esther Adler

RSLO fosters and supports spiritual and ethical development of persons from diverse religious traditions and practices, including those with no religious affiliations, and promotes peace, justice and service. Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and multi-faith programs are offered. The chaplains offer confidential pastoral care about spiritual questions, personal crisis and other concerns.

Service-Learning and Volunteerism
Bush Student Center, main level, MS-A1735
Staff offices at 742 Snelling Avenue
Sharon Jaffe, coordinator of Service-Learning, 651-523-2483
Megan Anderson, coordinator for Hancock-Hamline Collaboration, 651-523-2836

Service-Learning means learning to participate in, and contribute to, community. The Office of Service-Learning and Volunteerism, OSLV, offers the Community Service Investigation spring break service-learning trips on topics of economic and racial justice; Election Action; projects on hunger and homelessness; and city Serve. OSLV also connects to the Hancock Elementary School/Hamline University Collaboration.

Women’s Resource Center


Bush Student Center, lower level
Kristin Mapel-Bloomberg, advisor

The Women’s Resource Center (WRC), established in 1983, is a place for Hamline women and men to get together to work toward making the world a better place for everyone. The purpose of the WRC is to focus on non-partisan social and intellectual action and educational programming focused on the issues of women’s health, children and family, careers and internships, as well as to further education about current social topics relating to women. The WRC serves as a resource base to meet the needs of women on campus and to educate the university on the contributions of women to society. Past WRC activities include the celebration of Women’s History Month, topical “coffee talks” and other speakers, and book discussion groups.


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