Life at HC is kind of relaxed. Students "are really dedicated to their studying" during the week, but "by the time the weekend comes around, we all just want to unwind." "I party with friends, go to the local coffee shop, have movie nights, play Wii, dance, play sand volleyball, and just hang out," a student explains. Even though Hastings is a dry campus, "we have a fair share of our parties," though parties "aren't the only thing going on," and "many students don't drink at all." Because it is a small town, "students find interesting ways to entertain themselves," though "the school gives many opportunities on campus during the weekends" and has "numerous organizations and groups to choose from." Many students are involved in some activity associated with the college, such as "dances, dinners, homecoming, talent shows, tournaments, a parade, and many other fun things that go on throughout the year!" Also, "Anyone with a car and an enthusiasm for the outdoors (hunting, fishing, bird watching) is within range of many a good place to go."