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Highlighted Events

Alyssa Rose Bliven - Alumni Exhibition

September 27 - October 27
Jackson Dinsdale Art Center Gallery
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Invited Faculty Lecture - Brett Erickson

October 20 at 10:00 a.m.
French Memorial Chapel


Artist Lecture Series Day

Dr. Michella Marino Lecture: "Origins of Sports"
October 25 at 9:00 a.m.
French Memorial Chapel


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News & Successes

$8.5 million gift is largest in Hastings College history

A little more than a year after the opening of the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center, Kim and Tom Dinsdale have made a gift to the College in honor of their late son, Jackson. The endowment legacy gift from Jackson’s estate is the largest in the College’s history. More »

Whetstone leads Hastings College in historic designation

Following significant research and effort by senior history major Brian Whetstone, a portion of the Hastings College campus has been added by the National Park Service to the National Register of Historic Places as a local historic district. More »


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Why Hastings?

You’ll Get a Degree, Plus

At Hastings College you’ll become an expert in your field. Yet the value of a Hastings education goes well beyond that. By building your own personal plan through one-on-one mentoring, Hastings helps you graduate with a broad academic background and be mentally flexible, an excellent communicator, a creative thinker, able to manage and solve problems and answer the kinds of questions you can’t Google. These are exactly the skills employers and graduate schools want. Our success: 95% of recent grads are employed or continuing their education.

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We’re a Known Best Buy

We recognize college is an investment. It’s why we work to make Hastings affordable, something that’s been recognized over the years by Barron’s, which named Hastings a “Best Buy in College Education”, Washington Monthly, which named us a "Bang for the Buck” school and MONEY, which said we're one of the 50 most affordable private colleges in the country. Last year our students received more than $18 million in scholarships and grants and every student received financial aid. So can you.

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We’re Just the Right Size

With about 1,200 students and more than 60 majors, Hastings College is the ideal size to give you the individual attention you appreciate and the education you need to succeed in a career and in life. Our superb faculty simply love to teach. And mentor. And share. They’re national-caliber professors who come from some of the finest graduate programs across the country. They’re smart, resourceful and since they don't need to oversee grad students, their sole focus is encouraging and supporting you.

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We Bring the Excitement

Class is over. Studying is done. Now what? Hastings students are involved – in band, choir, art, theatre, athletics, clubs and student government. They’re volunteers in schools and churches, they deliver food to those in need, clean parks, coach youth teams and serve as mentors. With dozens of student organizations, sports teams, Greeks and academic societies, you’ll make new friends, discover new talents and own your future. Choose where you want to be involved and have fun!

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You’ll Love the View

Hastings, Nebraska, is a community of 25,000 in south central Nebraska, just off the main east-west interstate through the heart of the Midwest. It’s a great place to live and was named by USA Today as one the 20 best small college towns in the country. Community leaders in almost every imaginable field provide internships. Bold initiatives and a booming arts scene exist seamlessly with a population that says “hello” all the time. Hastings boasts a classic Midwestern skyline, natural beauty and a strong economy.

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