Note: Babcock Hall is undergoing a complete renovation this summer, and will be ready for students in August! To see some of the plans and finishings, check out hastings.edu/renovate. If you're a new student, housing is based on deposit date, so deposit soon! Renovations in Babcock include:
- A new entry lobby
- New restrooms and shower facilities
- Individual room climate controls
- New lounge spaces with TVs
- New study rooms
- A renovated laundry room
- A renovated kitchen and vending area
- New furniture for every room
- Upgraded air handling systems for more fresh airNew paint and carpet throughout
Built in 1978, Babcock is a three-story residence hall for women – most of whom are very fun, very lively and very active on campus. Rooms in Babcock are a little larger than other dorm rooms on campus. Residents participate in sports, sororities and many other on-campus activities.
Meet the Residence Director at Babcock
Nicole (Nikki) Schulte
History with Hastings College:
I moved into Taylor Hall when I was 12 because my mom took over as their hall director. After graduation from Hastings High School in 2002, I attended Hastings College for two years. I came back to school the spring of 2010 and graduated with my degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in K-12 Special Education in May 2012.
How would you describe your dorm and its residents?
Most of our residents are very involved with the campus, especially in sports. They are a very fun and social group of ladies.
What is your favorite thing about Hastings College?
I love the small campus feel. It doesn't take long to get to know students and staff. Being involved is easy to do here. There is always some sort of college event going on.
What is your favorite thing to do in Hastings?
When it's nice out, my daughter and I love to go to Heartwell Park to feed the ducks. I also like our downtown. There are several cute shops and good places to get a bite to eat.
What are your hobbies and interests?
I enjoy reading, watching basketball and traveling.
What is your favorite movie of all-time?
Although it may be cheesy, I have loved “Dirty Dancing” since I was a little girl.
When you have had roommates, what quality or trait did you most appreciate?
I think it's easiest to live with someone who you have similar interests with. I am pretty laid back, so I have always gotten along best with people who don't get stressed over things like having a messy room.
If you could have any superpower as a residence director, what would it be?
I'd love to have a built in lie-detector...I want to think that I'm never being told something that isn't true, although I'm sure it happens. Being able to know for sure would help me sleep better at night!
People would be surprised to know that…
During my six years away from Hastings, I lived in Jacksonville, Fla., where I worked for a veterinary oncologist. And I have an obsession with ranch dressing.