FAQs and More about Hastings College
Have a question? We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions (with answers!).
Your academic advisor can assist you with developing a plan for academic growth and success. They assist you with choosing classes, registering for them, and are available for academic guidance.
Your academic adviser will be assigned to you at class registration and they can be contacted by:
- Sending them an email from your college account,
- Calling them on the phone (extension directory can be found in OurHC) or
- Visiting them during their office hours.
NOTE: as a general courtesy, if it’s after 9pm, please send an email instead of calling or texting.
The staff at Studio 200 in Hazelrigg Student Union and the Registrar’s Office at Hurley-McDonald are good places to start. You can also ask any faculty who are in your major for assistance.
Your course schedule and the locations of your classes can be found via Self-Service through OurHC. A campus map is at hastings.edu/maps.
You can only make changes to your schedule within in a scheduled time frame and all changes must be approved by your academic adviser. You may complete the request via the Office of the Registrar, or you can pick up an add/drop form at the Registrar’s Office in Hurley-McDonald.
Complete and return the required form to the Office of the Registrar.
Stop by Studio 200 in Hazelrigg Student Union! It’s a beautiful place to study and a includes helpful team that’s ready to provide a wide range of services for all students:
- Accommodations assistance and tutoring arrangements
- Writing labs with one-on-one paper/presentation support
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Textbook requirements will be listed in your Canvas syllabus for each of your courses.
However, Hastings College covers the cost to access to all required textbooks, both digital and physical (print) rentals. Digital books will be load to your HC-issued iPad automatically. Physical (print) books will be available for pick up in the library; the library will email you when they are ready.
Grades will be posted on Canvas (and are also available via OurHC).
For more information on studying abroad, including financial support and planning, click here,.
Time and Money Management FAQs
Campus jobs are posted on a student job board in ADP. You can find a link from the Hastings College Career Services page.
Career Services is a wonderful resource for finding jobs on campus or around the community. Their office is located in the Daugherty Student Engagement Center.
You can make arrangements to pay for college tuition and fees at via Self Service.
If you have questions about billing, please visit the Student Accounts office in Hurley-McDonald, Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can check your student account balance anytime via Self Service.
Please have scholarship checks sent to the Financial Aid Office:
Financial Aid Office Box 10
710 N Turner Ave
Hastings, NE 68901
Your Student ID number can be found directly under your name on your Student ID card.
ATM machines owned by Five Points Bank in Hastings are located in Hazelrigg Student Union and Lynn Farrell Arena lobbies.
You’ll need to provide documentation to show your identity and authorization to work. This is done via an I-9 form. For details on I-9 requirements, and what forms of ID are acceptable, click here.
Quick Tips for Time Management
Keeping notes and lists will help you keep track of everything you need to get done.
Housing and Campus Safety FAQs
We’ve put some great recommendations for what to (and what not to) bring to campus on this page. There are also suggestions found in the student handbook
All first-year, sophomore and junior students are required to live on campus (a total six semesters). There are exceptions, such as for students who reside with their parent or legal guardian in their primary residence within Adams County, Nebraska. The student handbook has additional details.
Student Life and Campus Community FAQs
The city of Hastings has a very active community and loves when Hastings College students get involved! City-wide events and activities are generally posted on on the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau site and hastingsdowntown.com.
Hastings has a great coffee shop scene, a YMCA, two movie theaters, amazing restaurants, places for live music, great downtown shopping and more!
For more about what there is to do around town, stop by the Student Engagement offices.
The campus calendar on OurHC, the Student Activities page and the Hastings College calendar are helpful in staying up to date on the latest activities and events.
Be sure to subscribe to calendars so you have them right on your phone.
Most events held on campus are free to students! Please be sure to bring your Hastings College student ID with you to events and activities.
We recommend checking out the Involvement Fair during Welcome Week to learn more about student organizations and how to get involved. You can also check meeting dates and times via the Campus Calendar or OurHC.
Fraternity and Sorority life at HC ranges from social and spiritual activities to service and academics. Groups will be at the the Involvement Fair during the opening week of class so that you can learn more about them!
While our campus is quite walkable, we also proudly sponsor a bicycle rental program called Bronco Bikes, where you can rent a bike for the school year. Please stop by the Student Engagement office for more information. Many students ride-share and our Campus Safety team provides rides to and from the Amtrak Train Station for free.
Yes! There are many student discounts available in Hastings.
The Student Engagement Office is located in the lower level of the Daugherty Student Engagement Center.
We have many amazing traditions at Hastings College: Week of Welcome, Homecoming, Lighting of Campus, Boar’s Head Dinner, Academic Showcase and May Fete are just a few highlights. Keep an eye on the Campus Calendar for more information!