The main focus for entertainment for students at the University of Hertfordshire is The Forum Hertfordshire, which hosts events most week nights for students and larger events which are open to the public.
On the College Lane campus there is a student pub called The Elehouse, and the de Havilland campus is home to Club de Havilland. There is also a wide range of societies organised by University students through the Hertfordshire Students' Union.
There are 2 main supermarkets in Hatfield: Tesco, which is on the outskirts, and Asda in the town centre.
There are also Students' Union shops on both campuses supplying:
- University of Hertfordshire clothing
The town centre is small, but has a regular market and a farmers' market on the first Sunday of the month.
Hatfield is also home to an outlet mall called The Galleria located between the College Lane and de Havilland campuses. It contains a variety of shops and restaurants - many of which offer discounts to students.
The shuttle runs every 10/15 minutes during term time - from early morning until late at night after The Forum Hertfordshire closes.
The University-owned bus service Uno provides further access to a wide area.
Getting around by car is also simple with the A1M running alongside the town and the M1 and M25 only a few minutes drive away.