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September 2017

Forever Humboldt Families 101

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At Humboldt State, an important part of supporting our students—especially during their freshman year—is supporting their parents and families. We’ve found that families want to be more involved than ever, and we welcome that. We want your student to succeed, and that means helping you understand their journey and stay involved.

This fall, we’ve created an online class specifically for families to learn about the HSU experience and help their students succeed. It’s called Forever Humboldt Families 101, and it’s completely free and can be taken online. It covers topics like the transition to college, academic support, getting involved on campus, staying healthy, and more.

While it’s designed with the families of first-year students in mind, there’s valuable information for the families of older students as well. As a bit of extra incentive, we’re giving an HSU sweatshirt to students when a family member completes the course.

For a detailed overview, and to sign up for the course, visit or the Canvas course page.

Move-in Day 2017 Video

HSU Movein day

Welcome home to Humboldt!

Outdoor Nation Challenge

Outdoor Nation Challenge

Beginning Sept. 18, Humboldt State is looking to win the Outdoor Nation Challenge for the second year in a row. Last year, the HSU community proved its dedication to the outdoors, beating 86 other schools around the nation. Here at Humboldt State, we believe the outdoors are for everyone, no matter your background or experience. Encourage your student to participate in the challenge, take part yourself, and help HSU win great outdoor gear! »

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Trumpet Consort von Humboldt performs at NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Save the Date

Homecoming & Family Weekend
October 13-15, 2017.
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Fall Grad Reception
Friday, December 8, 4-6 p.m. Great Hall

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

Forever Humboldt Families 101 Move-in Day 2017 Video Outdoor Nation Challenge

Ditching the Desk

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Physics & Astronomy Professor Paola Rodriguez Hidalgo demonstrates the principles of the recent eclipse at a viewing party where, in true Humboldt fashion, the sun stayed hidden behind thick fog.

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Events & Deadlines

Wednesday, September 6
Clubs Fair - a chance for students to connect with peer groups

Monday, September 18 – Sunday, October 15
Outdoor Nation Challenge

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