Life on Campus

Hastings College believes traditional-aged, college first-year students, sophomores and juniors benefit from living in an on-campus, residential environment. The College recognizes that growth and development takes place through a campus residential community experience as well as in the classroom.

In order to ensure a healthy and comfortable living environment, the college has regulations which are applicable to all campus residential facilities.

Hastings College Honorable Living Expectations

HONOR CODE FOR ALL RESIDENTS

The following Honorable Living Expectations is an Honor Code to remind each resident of their responsibility to the other students with whom they live. Effective on-campus living depends on behaviors of respect and thoughtful consideration. The principles of honor and integrity are the basis of this Honor Code.

Every student residing in a common space should expect the following:

    • To engage in academic pursuits free from undue interference.

    • To sleep without undue disturbance from noise or guests.

    • To have one’s personal belongings treated with respect.

    • To live in a clean environment.

    • To have free access to one’s room and facilities without pressure from other residents.

    • To be afforded reasonable privacy.

    • To host guests with the expectation that guests are to respect the rights of the host’s roommate(s) and other residents.

    • To address grievances civilly.

    • To be free from fear of intimidation, physical and/or emotional harm.

    • To expect reasonable cooperation and the use of shared appliances (refrigerator, microwave, etc.) and a commitment to honor agreed upon procedures.

    • To take responsibility for one’s actions.

Residency Requirement

All first-year, sophomore, and junior students are required to live on campus (total of three years or six semesters) unless they:

    1. Reside with their parent or legal guardian in their primary residence within Adams County, Nebraska (the county encompassing the college) for the entire academic year;

    2. Have lived on campus six semesters;

    3. Will be a part-time student;

    4. Are a married or single, custodial parent;

    5. Are 22 or older by the first day of classes in the academic year under consideration;

    6. Will be a part-time student;

    7. Have an associates degree.


    • Any students requesting to commute due to any of the exceptions above must complete the Housing Residency Exemption Form located in their self service. The college’s Housing Committee reviews the request. Students who violate the college residency requirement and live off campus without authorization from the Office of Student Engagement can be charged for full board and room.

    • The college does not provide housing facilities for married students. The college will review housing requests for students who are custodial parents on a case-by-case and space-available basis.

    • The Housing Department makes assignments to campus housing and reserves the right to fill all residential spaces. When demand for campus housing exceeds available space, priority will be given to those students with the earliest date of matriculation at the college.

    • Incoming transfer students must have junior status and/or two years of previous campus residency to be considered for placement in the Bronco Village Apartments.

    • Any existing sophomore openings at the apartment are reserved for returning Hastings College students who meet eligibility requirements. Sophomore student openings in Bronco Village Apartments are based on availability and are not guaranteed annually.

    • Students with Sophomore class status are unable to live in the Bronco Village Apartments with students having Junior or Senior class status.

    • Students are only able to purchase Single Rooms in the Residence Halls as capacity allows, which is determined by the Housing Department.

Basic Residential Policies

  1. Assignment of a room is valid only for the period during which the occupant is a student in good standing at Hastings College.

  2. All students who reside on campus must complete and sign a housing contract. A housing contract can be voided only with the approval of the Housing Department.

  3. No person is eligible to occupy a room in campus housing other than the students to whom such rooms have been assigned. Overnight guests will be accommodated according to the college guest policy and COVID-19 policies. See the section on “Guests and Visitors.”

  4. No change may be made in the structure, or addition, or attachment to the structure of any room. Great care should be exercised in attaching any objects to the walls. Wallpaper and any attachments to walls or ceilings resulting in holes are not permitted. All residents should make every effort to leave their rooms in the same condition as they found them or may be subjected to damage/cleaning fees.

  5. Any student who graduates, withdraws, or is suspended must be checked out of the residence hall, apartment or house 24 hours after graduation, withdrawal, or suspension unless there has been prior approval by the Office of Student Engagement. Students who are withdrawing must complete the appropriate paperwork with the Registrar’s Office before checking out of campus housing.

    • Once a student graduates, withdraws or is suspended from the college, personal belongings must be removed from the hall/house/Bronco Village Apartment. Students have 24 hours from the time of exit to contact the Director of Operations, Brian Hessler, to make arrangements to remove belongings.

    • A $25 per day fee may be assessed for items not cleared after 48 hours from the graduation, withdrawal or suspension date.

    • Failure to turn in keys directly to a Community Living Coordinator will result in a $200 fee.

    • All items remaining after two weeks (14 days) will be disposed of by the college.

    • Any disposal fees incurred (including labor) plus the incurred storage fee will be assessed to the individual student’s account.

  6. Any student arriving early or staying over breaks for college-related purposes who violates college policies will be subject to possible immediate removal from residency until normal college activities resume (e.g., break ends, classes begin or resume).

  7. Any student who falls below full-time enrollment status, may be removed from campus housing.

Air Conditioners

The residence halls and Bronco Village Apartments are air-conditioned. No window air conditioners are allowed.

Alcohol

    • Alcoholic beverages, containers and paraphernalia are prohibited in all buildings on the main campus of the college including residence halls.

    • Alcoholic beverages are allowed in individual Hastings College Apartments only if residents of that particular apartment are all of legal drinking age.

    • Alcohol is not allowed in Campus Houses while used for quarantine/isolation purposes.

    • In locations where alcohol is allowed, students are expected to observe all laws and exercise mature judgment and social responsibility when making decisions regarding its use.

    • For further information, see the Hastings College policy on the Possession and Use of Alcohol and Other Drugs.


Bedding and Linens

Students are expected to provide a fitted mattress cover for their mattress. Students are expected to provide their own bedding and linens. All beds in campus housing are extra-long twins, 36 inches by 80 inches.


Bicycles

Bicycles may not be stored in individual rooms within the residence halls, Campus Houses or Bronco Village Apartments. Gas-powered scooters may not be parked or stored inside campus buildings. The college does not provide summer or winter storage. If you are coming to Hastings from a very long distance and would like to discuss storage options for your bike, contact the Office of Student Engagement. The college is not responsible for stolen bicycles or scooters. All students with bicycles on campus are required to register them with the Office of Student Engagement. All bikes left at the close of the academic year will be considered abandoned and confiscated.

Candles—Burned or Unburned—are not permitted

Students may not have burned or unburned candles in their rooms. Candle warmers are not permitted. The burning of incense and any other material is not allowed.

Holiday Lights and Decorations

Only artificial trees may be used during the Christmas season. Decorations may be displayed one week before Thanksgiving break and must be taken down before winter break.

For lighting placed inside residential areas, only 25 foot light strands designed for indoor use and UL listed may be used. Light strands may not be strung around areas of egress, including doors, windows and hallways. Care should be given to ensure that light strand placement does not hinder the safety and accessibility of the room.

Cleanliness

All residents are responsible for the appearance and cleanliness of their living space. Rooms should be kept in a condition that exhibits self-respect, as well as respect for roommates and the college. The college reserves the right to deny housing to any student whose lack of cleanliness is disruptive to the comfort of other students. Periodic wellness checks in residence halls and apartments will be announced in advance of long breaks, holidays, and unexpected closure.

Electrical Equipment

The following are allowed in campus housing: clocks, lamps, razors, small microwave ovens and hair dryers (used in restrooms only). The following are not allowed: toasters, toaster ovens, George Foreman grills, air fryer, hot plates, electric skillets, electric blankets, crockpots, space heaters, halogen lamps, homemade lamps or similar appliances and devices. Electric coil resistance appliances are not permitted. No electrical wiring may be changed or added by students. Use of extension cords is discouraged, but if necessary must be 14 gauge and UL approved. Using multiple power strips to plug into one outlet is not allowed.


Emotional Support Animal/Service Animal Policy

View this .pdf: Emotional Support Animal/Service Animal Policy 2021-2022


Fire Safety

Students are required to be alert to anything that might jeopardize fire safety in their building. They should turn off and unplug appliances when not in use. No substance should ever be burned in the building. Students are required to leave the building immediately when the fire alarms go off.

Fire Safety Equipment

It is unlawful in the City of Hastings and in any on-campus building to tamper with fire alarms or fire fighting equipment. Any unauthorized use or tampering with the fire alarm system, fire extinguishers, or similar equipment in a residence hall or apartment is a felony and is punishable under state fire regulations. Violators will also be subject to college disciplinary action. *This includes placing barriers over smoke detectors in on campus residences.

Firearms, Weapons and Fireworks

Firearms, weapons and fireworks of any description are prohibited on the Hastings College campus.

Furniture Must Stay in Rooms

The furniture in campus housing, including beds, desks, dressers, closets, sofas, tables, etc., may not be removed from the rooms in which they are placed. Residents are responsible for all furniture and equipment in their area when they move in and will be charged for any damage or loss to rooms or furnishings. Furnishings are for indoor use only and may not be used on outdoor patios.

Guests and Visitors

    • At this time, due to COVID-19 restrictions, overnight guests are not permitted on campus.

    • All residential areas have an occupancy limit of one guest per resident at any given time. For example, a room with two occupants could have a total of four people in the room. An apartment with four occupants could have a total of eight people in the suite. All guests must be on campus residents.

    • As a reminder, face coverings should be used indoors when unable to maintain 6-foot physical distance from others outside your circle of direct contact.

The following college policies apply to both student and non-student visitors to the residence halls, Campus Houses and Bronco Village Apartments.

Non-student visitors to residence halls, campus houses or Bronco Village Apartments are the responsibility of the person or persons who have them as guests. A Hastings College student whose guest violates residence hall, campus house or Bronco Village Apartment policies may be fined or subject to other disciplinary action.

  1. The college reserves the right to ban any non-resident from campus housing areas if found in violation of college policies.

  2. Any residence hall community has the ability to create additional agreements and expectations regarding guests in their room, on their floor, or in the building.

Inspection and Room Entry by College Staff

  • The college reserves the right to inspect all rooms in cases of emergencies and/or if reasonable suspicion of a policy violation exists.

  • It is not a prerequisite that residents be present for an inspection, entry or search to be initiated or conducted.

  • College staff may also enter the rooms if they have concern for the health or safety of any person.

  • College staff may also enter rooms for the purpose of inspecting the heating/cooling units, windows, and other maintenance issues and checking for cleanliness, health and/or safety violations. (See also “Room Searches”.)key

Keys and Access FOBs

  • Residence hall and apartment residents are provided fob access through their student ID to the main doors of their building.

  • Residents are provided a key to their own room.

  • Bronco Village Apartment residents are provided a key to the front door of their unit and also to their bedroom.

  • All keys must be returned to the Community Living Coordinator (CLC) or RA before check-out.

  • Students will be charged if keys are not returned at check-out or are lost or stolen. Keys for a college housing room, apartment units or campus houses that are not returned will be re-tumbled, and all new keys will be issued to ensure secure access to current residents. The specific fee for replacement of keys or replacement of a tumbler in a door can be found by contacting a CLC.

  • To maintain security, lost ID and/or keys should be reported immediately to the Office of Student Engagement 402.461.7305, on weekdays and to Campus Safety 40.984.8064, evenings, weekends and college vacations.

  • Students are not permitted to have duplicate keys made off-campus, if the college is made aware of a key that is made off-campus, the student will be held accountable for their actions through a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

Lamps—Halogen and Homemade Lamps

These are prohibited: Because of fire danger, halogen and homemade lamps are prohibited in campus residential facilities.

Laundry

Laundry facilities are provided in each residence facility. All washing machines are high efficiency and require high-efficiency detergent. These laundry facilities are for the residents’ use only. Residents are solely responsible for unattended laundry.

Occupancy Limit

*All residential areas have an occupancy limit of one guest per resident at any given time. For example, a room with two occupants could have a total of four people in the room. An apartment with four occupants could have a total of eight people in the suite. All guests must be on campus residents.

Personal Property

    • The college does not insure residents of college housing facilities for personal property damage or loss.

    • Students should be sure their property is insured on their family’s homeowner's or renter’s insurance and if not to purchase an insurance policy to cover their personal property.

    • Students are warned not to leave large sums of money, expensive electronic equipment For valuables in their rooms.

    • Students can deposit excess cash in the Business Office.

    • Students should promptly report all cases of loss or theft to their Community Living Coordinator or Campus Safety.

    • The college cannot be responsible for the loss of money or personal belongings.

    • Students are advised to lock their rooms, even when they are just going down the hall for a moment, and to promptly report the presence of any unauthorized persons.

    • The college will not store items for students during summer break.


Pets

No pets or animals of any type are permitted in any residential facility. The College recognizes that students and other persons with disabilities might require the assistance of a Service Animal while on campus, or an Emotional Support Animal while living in college housing. These animals are specifically trained for a medically verified disability are allowed by request and proper documentation. (See Service Animal/Emotional Support Animal Campus Policies.)

Roommate Changes

Roommate changes will not be considered until all attempts at resolution have failed. Students may request roommate mediation by contacting their RA, ARA, or CLC . A roommate change must be approved by the Dean of Student Engagement and the Housing Department.

Smoking, E-Cigarettes and Chewing Tobacco

    • Smoking, e-cigarettes, and vaping is prohibited in all on-campus facilities.

    • All policies related to tobacco smoking apply to the use of e-cigarettes.

    • Persons who choose to smoke outside the residence halls, Bronco Village Apartments or other campus buildings, must stand 50 feet away from the buildings.

    • Each residential facility may have additional policies concerning smoking outside of their building.

    • All cigarette butts should be disposed of properly.

    • Hookahs are not permitted on campus.

    • Chewing tobacco is not permitted in campus housing or academic buildings.

Storage

The College does not provide storage for personal property, beyond what is provided in student rooms. College furniture, including beds, desks, dressers and closets may not be removed from rooms.

Trash

    • Residents are responsible for taking the trash from their rooms out to outside dumpsters.

    • Trash should be emptied on a regular basis for the well-being and comfort of all residents.

    • Residents are not permitted to put personal trash in common areas trash receptacles (e.g., pizza boxes in bathroom trash cans).

Summer/Break Housing and Early Arrival Housing

Room and board charges are applied for Bronco Village Apartments during Summer break. The dining hall is not open and food service is not provided during summer and vacation/break periods.

Community Living Coordinators are on duty during vacations. Students needing to remain on campus for college-related purposes outside of the academic year must have their advisor or coach request permission for them to remain in campus housing by contacting the Office of Student Engagement at 402.461.7305. Permission is granted on a case-by-case basis and as residential staffing availability allows.

Quiet Hours and Noise

Quiet hours are provided to ensure the best possible study conditions for all students. During quiet hours, doors are to be kept closed so that all noise will be confined to the rooms. Quiet hours are Sunday through Thursday, 10 pm -10 am and Friday and Saturday, midnight-noon.

    • Residents and all guests are responsible for respecting the rights of others at all times (24 hrs.) and for behaving in a manner that is conducive to sleeping and studying.

    • Noise should be kept to a minimum Sunday through Thursday, 10:00 pm -10:00 am and Friday and Saturday, midnight-noon.

    • High volume sounds from home and car stereos, televisions, electrical instruments, and other equipment are not permitted.

    • You are expected to show consideration and courtesy to other residents 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    • Noise should not be heard from more than one door away outside your apartment.

    • If you have a concern about noise, please contact college staff in this order:

Main Campus Residents
1st contact: Resident Assistant on duty
2nd contact: CLC on Call
3rd contact: Campus Safety - 402.984.8064

Refrigerators

The college provides refrigerators in the common kitchen area of all residence halls. Students may bring an individual refrigerator (not to exceed 5.2 cubic feet and 2 amps).

Bronco Village Apartments/Campus House General Policies & Guidelines

HONOR CODE FOR ALL RESIDENTS

The following Honorable Living Expectations is an Honor Code to remind each resident of their responsibility to the other students with whom they live. Effective on-campus living depends on behaviors of respect and thoughtful consideration. The principles of honor and integrity are the basis of this Honor Code.

Every student residing in a common space should expect the following:

    • To engage in academic pursuits free from undue interference.

    • To sleep without undue disturbance from noise or guests.

    • To have one’s personal belongings treated with respect.

    • To live in a clean environment.

    • To have free access to one’s room and facilities without pressure from other residents.

    • To be afforded reasonable privacy.

    • To host guests with the expectation that guests are to respect the rights of the host’s roommate(s) and other residents.

    • To address grievances civilly.

    • To be free from fear of intimidation, physical and/or emotional harm.

    • To expect reasonable cooperation and the use of shared appliances (refrigerator, microwave, etc.) and a commitment to honor agreed upon procedures.

    • To take responsibility for one’s actions.

Bronco Village Apartment Check-in and Check-out

    1. See the Hastings College Housing Calendar for specific dates and times for check-in and check-out. If you have questions about this procedure, contact the appropriate Community Living Coordinator or Director of Operations for Student Engagement.

    2. When moving out of a campus apartment or a campus house, you will establish a time to complete the room check-out form and turn in keys.

    3. Moves from a house to another location on campus may not be made without the prior approval of the Director of Operations for Student Engagement..

    4. Moves from one apartment to another may not be made without the prior approval of the Director of Operations for Student Engagement.

Security

  • It is the responsibility of every student to ensure the College has a safe and secure living and learning community. This is especially true due to the impact of COVID-19.

  • Campus Houses, apartment buildings and rooms are provided with safety equipment and the services of Campus Safety.

  • Promptly report any incident of theft, vandalism, or unsafe conditions to Campus Safety and/or to a Community Living Coordinator or an Apartment Resident Assistant.

  • If filing a report related to possible criminal behavior, furnish a detailed description of the situation/offender (date and time of day, make and color of car, license plate number, etc).

  • Call Campus Safety 402.984.8064 to report any suspicious activity or to report an emergency.

  • Dial 911 to report emergencies and to access Hastings Police/Fire/medical personnel.

  • A report of concern for a member of the College community can also be submitted electronically via the following website: hastings.edu/concerns.

Access to Bronco Village Apartments by FOB/ID

The Hastings College electronic fob ID provided every student contains a computer chip with an individual personal electronic code. Acceptance and use of the fob indicates compliance with the following guidelines:

    • For the safety of the community and its residents, immediately report lost or stolen ID to the appropriate CLC or Campus Safety.

    • Do not let other people use an assigned fob ID as this compromises the safety of all residents.

    • Possession of a fob ID does not necessarily confirm right of entry. Therefore, do not assist anyone who appears to be having difficulty gaining entry. Do not let someone whose access privileges have been revoked, or guests of others, enter the property with your card.

    • All guests and residents are required to enter the building through the main entryway, not through patio or balcony doors.

    • Patio doors must be locked at all times, since unlocked doors on the first floor compromise the security of the whole building.

Keys

Keys for both Campus Houses and Bronco Village Apartments belong to Hastings College and must be returned to the Director of Operations at the termination of occupancy. Lost keys may be subject to re-keying of the entire apartment or house for the applicable resident at a minimum cost of $150.

Personal Security While living at Bronco Village Apartments/Campus Houses

This list is not designed to be all-inclusive, but is intended to provide some basic suggestions

    • Lock your doors and windows, even while inside.

    • Use locks on the doors while inside and upon departure; this includes individual room doors and windows.

    • Call Campus Safety 402.984.8064 to report any suspicious activity to report an emergency.

    • Dial 911 to access Hastings Police/Fire/medical personnel.

    • Check smoke detectors monthly for malfunctions.

    • Check door locks, window latches, and other security devices regularly to be sure they are working properly.

    • Immediately report the following to the appropriate CLC:

      1. Any need for repairs of locks, latches, doors, windows, and smoke detectors.

      2. Any malfunction of other safety devices outside your dwelling, such as, burned-out lights in stairwells and parking lots, blocked passages, broken railings, etc.

    • Close curtains, blinds and window shades at night.

    • Mark or engrave identification on valuable personal property.

Large Group Gatherings

For the 2021-22 academic year, please refer to the Hastings College Plan that identifies policy adjustments due to COVID-19 found here

Large group gatherings are permitted in the Campus Houses or Bronco Village Apartments with the consent of all roommates.

  • Campus Houses: A group is no larger than 2 people per resident in and out of the house.

  • Bronco Village Apartments: A large group is no more than 12 people in and out of the apartment.

Noise and alcohol policies still pertain. On Sunday through Thursday, no large group gathering shall go longer than midnight. On Friday and Saturday, large group gatherings shall end by 1:00 am.

The college has the right to ask people to leave any
campus or college owned house due to violation of college policies.

Number of Occupants, Guests and Overnight Guests

The college may disallow any guest if concern arises for the health, safety and comfort of any or all parties or if such visitation interrupts the normal living and learning environment of residents. An adult must supervise visiting children (16 and under) at all times.

  • Campus House: The maximum number of people living in a house shall be no more than the number assigned by the Director of Operations. The maximum number of people allowed in a house for a social event (including the residents) is 2 guests per resident.

  • Bronco Village Apartment: The maximum number of people living in a unit shall be no more than four people in a four-bedroom unit. The maximum number of people allowed in an apartment for a social event (including the residents) is 12.

  • Residents are responsible for their guests’ compliance with all Campus House and Bronco Village Apartment Policies and other Hastings College policies, including parking regulations.

Occasional overnight guests over the age of 18 are welcome and may be accommodated for up to three nights.

Residents who abuse the privilege of having overnight guests will be subject to disciplinary action which may include eviction. The college reserves the right to pursue disciplinary action against couples cohabiting, even if the housemates or apartment-mates have given permission.

Noise

  • Residents and all guests are responsible for respecting the rights of others at all times (24 hrs.) and for behaving in a manner that is conducive to sleeping and studying.

  • Noise should be kept to a minimum Sunday through Thursday, 10:00 pm -10:00 am and Friday and Saturday, midnight-noon.

  • High volume sounds from home and car stereos, televisions, electrical instruments, and other equipment are not permitted.

  • You are expected to show consideration and courtesy to other residents 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • Noise should not be heard from more than one door away outside your apartment.

  • If you have a concern about noise, please contact college staff in this order:

Bronco Village Apartment Residents:
1st contact: Apartment Resident Assistant on duty
2nd contact: 402.461.1313
3rd contact: Campus Safety, 402.984.8064

Parking at Campus Houses or Bronco Village Apartments

    • All vehicles operated on College property must be registered through the Office of Student Engagement. Vehicle registration tags are available at the Campus Connect desk in HSU.

    • Commercial vehicles, boats, campers, trailers, or large recreational vehicles may not be stored on College property.

    • Inoperable vehicles may not be stored on College property.

    • All vehicles that have not been properly registered may be towed at the owner’s expense.

    • You may not maintain, repair or wash vehicles on the property.

    • No valuables should be left in cars.

    • Cars should be locked at all times.

    • Motorcycles and all other motorized two or three-wheeled vehicles must be licensed for operation on public roadways and must be registered at the Office of Students Engagement.

    • All motorcycles must be parked in a regular parking space and not on the grass or walkways.

Speed Limit at Bronco Village Apartments
The speed limit in the Bronco Village parking lot is 10 miles per hour.

Bicycles at the Campus House or Bronco Village Apartments

Bicycle racks are supplied around each unit for your convenience. You are responsible for the security and maintenance of your bike. All bikes left at the end of the academic year that are not the property of summer residents will be removed. Contact the Bike Shed for basic maintenance assistance.

Barbecue Grills Bronco Village Apartments or Campus Houses

  • Campus House - The use of a gas grill is allowed outside of the Campus House if it is located away from house/buildings.

  • Bronco Village Apartments – The use of personal grills anywhere on apartment property, including balconies is strictly prohibited because they are a fire hazard. Residents with personal grills on their patios or balconies will be requested to remove them. Community grills are provided for Bronco Village residents. After using the community grills, please leave the equipment, grills, and area clean for the next person.

Trash at Campus Houses and Bronco Village Apartments

Residents are responsible for disposal of their own trash. Please place all trash in tightly closed plastic bags and immediately deposit them inside appropriate dumpsters. Trash should not be left on the porch/lawn/balcony/patio outside a house or apartment for any period of time. If this occurs, residents of the house may receive a violation fine.

Common Areas at the Campus Houses and Bronco Village Apartments

Use common sense and consideration for others when using the house or apartment grounds, laundry facilities, hallways and other common space areas. Use of the common areas is a privilege. Do not make loud noise or play loud music on the grounds or in the common areas.

Laundry Facilities

Laundry facilities are for the residents of each Campus House or Bronco Village Apartment only. Residents are solely responsible for unattended laundry. If you have problems with the machines please contact the vendor directly; their number can be found on each machine.

Bronco Village Apartment Patios and Balconies

    • We ask your assistance in maintaining a clean and attractive appearance throughout the property including patios and balconies.

    • Please keep patios and balconies free of clutter.

    • Use only outdoor patio furnishings.

    • Do not dry clothing/linens or store heavy or unsightly materials on your patio or balcony.

    • No alcohol boxes or alcohol paraphernalia may be stored or displayed on the balcony.

    • Holiday lights/decorations may only be displayed one week before Thanksgiving break and must be taken down before Christmas break.

    • For the safety of others, do not throw any items, including cigarette or cigar butts, from your balcony.

    • Please make sure that all patio doors are locked at all times due to unlawful entry to the building.

    • Anyone climbing on balconies will receive a referral, and will be sent to the Community Accountability Board for a judicial hearing and sanctioning.

Alcohol in a Campus House or Bronco Village Apartment

The possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages is allowed in all Campus Houses and Bronco Village Apartments provided all participants are of legal age to consume alcoholic beverages (21 years of age). All policies and sanctions also apply to guests.

    • No kegs of any size or large amounts of alcohol are allowed.

    • No alcoholic beverages will be allowed on the apartment balconies, in the hallways or public areas, including parking lots, hallways, grass areas, and common areas.

    • The display of containers that held or were intended to hold alcohol or alcohol signs of any type are not permitted in windows, on patios or balconies or public areas.

    • No “home brewing” of alcohol.

    • Alcohol Tolerance – Alcohol tolerance is a privilege and Hastings College reserves the right to terminate these privileges at any time. Alcohol tolerance occurs when:

      • All consumers within a space are of legal drinking age.

      • Have no outstanding alcohol related infractions against them (publicly or with Hastings College).

Illegal Drugs and Controlled Substances

See the Hastings College policy on the Possession and Use of Alcohol and Other Drugs.

Conflicts Among Residents in a Campus House or Bronco Village Apartment

Residents with concerns about a housemate, apartment mate or neighbors should follow these guidelines:

  1. The complaining resident discusses the problem with the Apartment Resident Assistant assigned to their building and/or the appropriate CLC. If needed, the Dean of Student Engagement will be a mediator or find another official to mediate any conflict resolution.

  2. College staff will follow up with the complaining resident. If the problem remains, a resolution meeting is held among apartment mate neighbors and staff. An apartment mate/neighbor contract may be formulated to help negotiate a compromise.

  3. Apartment-mates/neighbors electing not to work through this prescribed resolution process may face disciplinary action or eviction.

Maintenance Concerns and Emergencies

Except during emergencies, all maintenance concerns need to be submitted to the specific Resident Assistant or Assistant Resident Assistant (RA / ARA) in their hall which will then be completed by the CLC.

Carpet Care

To reduce damage and preserve the appearance of your carpet, vacuum at least once a week. If a food/beverage spill occurs, immediately wipe it up with cold, wet cloth. Campus House and Bronco Village Apartment residents need to be sure to contact the appropriate CLC experiencing difficulty in removing the stain. A rug shampooer is available upon request.

Fire Safety Equipment/Evacuation

  • Residents of the Bronco Village Apartment community are held responsible for keeping fire safety equipment in good working order.

  • No smoke detector(s) in a house or apartment unit may be rendered inoperable.

  • Report any malfunctioning or inoperable smoke detector(s) to Physical Plant Service 402.461.7337 or after-hours to Campus Campus Safety 402.984.8064.

  • Hanging items on or near the sprinklers located in a house or apartment unit is prohibited.

For the protection and safety of all residents, in the case of fire, residents and guests are required to evacuate immediately and pull a fire alarm on the way out of the building. All residents and guests are required to evacuate houses, apartment units, and buildings any time a fire alarm sounds.

Residents who do not evacuate will be subject to Hastings College
disciplinary action and referral to state/local law enforcement agencies.

Weather Evacuation

In the event of a severe weather alert from the National Weather Service (via emergency siren, radio, television or other means):

  • Campus House residents present should proceed immediately to the storm shelter located in each house and remain there until given an all clear signal.

  • Bronco Village Apartment residents present should proceed immediately to the storm shelter located in the basement of building 917 and remain there until the weather threat has passed or given an all clear signal to return to their apartment(s). All resident electronic fob IDs are programmed to open the storm shelter in the basement of 917.

Concern Request

If any college official has a concern about resident or guest actions, they will request that the behavior/activity stop. They may then request that identification is provided. Guests may be asked to leave Campus Housing.

If a violation of the Campus Housing policy or college policy has occurred, college staff will complete a violation form. The person involved will receive a copy of the violation form. Note that a lack of cooperation with any college staff will be taken into consideration when the Community Accountability Board reviews the incident and makes any related decisions.

Dining Services

    • All students living in the Residence Halls (dorms) are required to participate in the campus Board (meal plan) program, regardless of age or class status.

    • Students living in Bronco Village Apartments, Campus Houses or off campus have the option of buying a commuter plan or Bronco Bucks, which may be used throughout the academic year.

    • Bronco Bucks are non-refundable.

    • For a description of the various dining plans including the use of Bronco Bucks, as well as operating hours and menus for The Eatery (cafeteria), Crimson Club and Bronco Blend Coffee Shop in Hazelrigg Student Union please visit the Dining on Campus Page.

    • Contact information for Dining Hall staff or email dining@hastings.edu.

    • Additional Bronco Bucks may be purchased at the Business Office.

Special Dietary Needs

Students who require special dietary needs (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc.) please contact Transition Specialist Megan Launchbaugh at megan.launchbaugh@hastings.edu.