Service-learning continues amidst a pandemic

As COVID-19 has affected many aspects of academics at Hastings College, it hasn’t stopped service learning designated courses from serving the community. This semester, the Small Group and Leadership course is continuing to partner with charities within the Hastings community, providing students the opportunity of working together to build skills while assisting others. “The service component is such a strong part of our ethos at … Continue reading Service-learning continues amidst a pandemic

Precaution levels rise and fall within one week

On Oct. 2 the Hastings College campus received an email from Executive President Dr. Rich Lloyd that the COVID-19 precaution level would be returning from pink to orange. The decision to move to Level Pink happened on Sept. 28 after there was a sudden increase of individuals in isolation, causing the isolation housing to approach maximum capacity. When in Level Pink, guidelines stated all classes … Continue reading Precaution levels rise and fall within one week

KPY sorority brings bright vibes to campus with the Chalk Walk.

A COVID-19 Homecoming

This week, Hastings College has seen a different Homecoming than usual. All students and visitors have been expected to follow COVID-19 health measures such as wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing.  One of the biggest changes has been planning events around the health measures. This has led most events to be on-campus, featuring new venues and formats being introduced to the Homecoming line-up for … Continue reading A COVID-19 Homecoming

COVID-19 prompts budget cuts

As the pandemic continues to sweep the country, many higher-educational institutions face new decisions regarding their financial situations. With an unexpected estimated $1 million loss from expenses and refunds related to COVID-19 on top of prior loans, Hastings College has had to rethink its financial strategy going forward this academic year.   With COVID-19 expenses including personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves and cleaning supplies, … Continue reading COVID-19 prompts budget cuts

Block 3 check-in survey results

On Nov. 20, 977 students were invited, via email, to participate in a “Block 3 Check-in” survey which could be accessed through Canvas or a direct link sent invitational until Nov. 22. Administered through EvaluationKIT, the college was able to gather responses regarding academics, activities and the environment on campus from 435 students out of the 977 invited. A summary of the results was emailed … Continue reading Block 3 check-in survey results