The School Academic Year Opening Ceremony, the School Games, the Campus Arts Festival and the Science and Technology Innovation Month are the most attractive large-scale events regularly held in Haikou University of Economics every year. There are also other campus activities such as the Entrepreneurship Competition, the "119 Cup" Fire Knowledge Competition, the Music Festival, and the Top 10 Campus Singer Contest. HUE has also hold many high-level international events and activities, such as the Miss World Tour China Finals, the National Beach Volleyball Finals, the Italy Sound of Verdi International Vocal Competition China Finals and Italy Sicily Orchestra New Year Concert. Nobel Prize winners in chemistry and physics were invited to give lectures for the students. Apart from all these campus activities, students also benefit from serving as volunteers in the Boao Forum for Asia, Beijing Olympic Games, Shanghai World Expo, Asian Games, National Ethnic Minority Traditional Games and other activities.
At present, there are 75 student clubs with a total of 17,605 members. More than 300 club events of various kinds are conducted annually, forming club brand activities, enriching students' extracurricular life as well as raising their academic, practical, communicative, cultural and other aspects of comprehensive ability. Successful clubs like Mathematical Modeling Association, Design Society, Calligraphy Association, Zhugenquan Literary Club have won many grand prizes in various national professional competitions. As the Tourism Research Society has won the title of "2012 National Excellent College Society", individuals like Dong Tianyu, student from fashion model team of HUE, successfully got the third place of the National International Fashion Competition (Guangzhou) in 2017.