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May 2017

Packing Up, Moving Out

Home for the Holiday

Move-out Day is coming up soon. For many families, that means a happy homecoming and chance for students to regain focus over the summer. But before students who live in residence halls leave for summer break, they have to be completely moved out by 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 13. There’s a lot to think about, like cleanup, and changing their contact information through their Student Center accounts to ensure they continue receiving important announcements.

To help make moving out easier, and to further Humboldt State’s commitment to sustainability, the University offers Donation Dash, which helps students properly dispose of waste and recycling, and collects reusable unwanted goods for local charities.


Congratulations to this year’s graduating class and the families who helped them through. There’s a lot to keep in mind if you’re attending this year’s ceremony. Please visit HSU’s Commencement website for more information.

2017 Outstanding Students

As the semester comes to a close, Humboldt State celebrates its outstanding students, faculty, and staff members. This year’s outstanding students are just a few of the many students who are doing amazing class work, projects, research, and volunteer work. Our outstanding faculty represent a commitment to global knowledge and social justice, and our staff come together every year to support students.
Read about all of this year’s honorees  »

Connect with Families

Are you using the HSU Parents & Family Network? Not only do we post important information and reminders there, it’s an opportunity to connect with other families online and share advice, ask for suggestions, and build community. Visit to register or log in and see what’s new.

Coming Together for Support

The Humboldt State community gathered recently to celebrate the life of 19-year-old student David Josiah Lawson, who was killed on April 15. Family members, members of Brothers United, and others who knew Josiah spoke about him as a caring and charismatic person.

Photos from the Celebration of Life are here. The University continues to offer support for students and others. For support, more information, and updates click here.

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Latest News from Campus

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Care Packages

Sending your student off to college can take some getting used to. You want to be there for them every step of the way from the first moments on campus to graduation day. For the moments in between, Forever Humboldt offers special care packages. Help your student celebrate special occasions or pump up their spirits by sending them one through our special program. Visit the Care Package Program website to view all available options.

In this issue

Moving off Campus Commencement Outstanding Student Awards


feature photo View photo online »

Fisheries Biology Professor Rafael Cuevas Uribe holds a sturgeon at the HSU aquaponics system facility in Samoa.

More photos on Flickr »

Events & Deadlines

May 8-12, 2017
Finals Week

May 13, 2017
Move out deadline, 10 a.m.

May 13

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