Hastings is a pretty awesome place. Well, we think so anyways! We know how it goes. You come to a new community and you don't know what to do or how to meet people. Or maybe you've come back home and you realize Hastings is a little different than how you left it. If you're like us, you just want to take advantage of any opportunity to enjoy Hastings!

This is why Hastings Young Professionals started Welcome to Hastings Week. Join us from Thursday, September 7 - Friday, September 15 for events that are the epitome of our community. HYP can take credit for some events, but the majority of this week's events are created and supported by local businesses and organizations.


New Educators Dinner

A dinner for new educators. HYP members are invited to attend the social hour from 5:30-6:30pm to meet the new group.


Hastings College Volleyball

Wednesday, Sept 13 from 7-9pm at Hastings College Lynn Farrell Arena

Join HYP in the Legacy Room above the court to mingle and enjoy the game as Hastings College
faces off against College of Saint Mary,


Business Card Exchange

Drop in and meet some new people. Students and YPs, we're talking to you! When it comes to landing an internship or full-time gig, it's all about who you know. Students, start making these connections early! Stop by, chat it up, and bring your business card (well, if you have one).

We will also have a raffle. More details to come.


Barn Festival

Friday, Sept 15 from 10am-6pm @ The Barn

A weekend of unique crafts and decor from over 100 vendors and more. $5 for weekend. Kids 12 & under are free.

Rascal Martinez


Friday, Sept 15 from 7:30-9:30pm @ Art Bar

Rascal Martinez is an alternative folk and soft rock artist. $5 cover. Space limited!




What does it take?

A desire to be engaged. A want to get connected. And a need to make a difference. We get it because we're just like you! A chance to take a break, find work-life balance, and enjoy ourselves a little is what Hastings Young Professionals is all about.

Yes, we care about civic and professional development, we are proud of the progress of our community, and we're passionate about making an impact, but we like having a little fun while we're at it.

New members are always welcome. If you're a student, you get to join for free! Otherwise, you pay $36 annually. Why HYP? Join us and see what the HYPe is all about.


Engaging young professionals and empowering them to take ownership in the future of Hastings, NE.