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November 2017

Homecoming & Family Weekend

A Clearer Path to Graduation

A new tool allows students to create a detailed four-year plan, helping them avoid roadblocks, and graduate on time—or even early. The tool also helps the University plan class schedules better. This comes as students are registering for classes for the Spring ‘18 semester and, for the first time, being asked to plan three semesters ahead using the DARS Degree Planner.

The tool allows students to drag and drop classes into a four-year plan. It identifies basic problems with a student’s plan as well. It flags a class if a student hasn’t taken the prerequisite, and will note if a department doesn’t typically offer a certain class during the semester a student chooses it. This allows students to move classes around until they have a plan that works.

Students can make many four year plans and adjust them constantly through their education. They can look at what could happen if they change a major, add summer abroad programs, and more.

“Those students that have jumped into planning have given us incredibly positive feedback,” says HSU Registrar Clint Rebik. One transfer student from a Southern California community college did her entire plan in her first weekend at HSU, Rebik says, and shared that she was happy to see a clear path to graduation.

REMINDER: Learn to support your student in our online class

More parents and family members have been completing our free online class for families. More than 20 happy students have already stopped by the Forever Humboldt office to pick up their Humboldt State sweatshirt! (Your completion of the class earns them the sweatshirt.) All class modules are available now. Visit to access it.

Help Your Student on a Path to Wellness

As flu season approaches and the pressures of the semester increase, your student may not realize that there are many campus resources to help them stay healthy and well. HSU’s new online Interactive Wellbeing Map helps students easily find help on a variety of topics, from financial wellness to making friends.

The Interactive Wellbeing Map helps guide students toward healthy habits and campus support services, all while promoting a sense of belonging.

Modules on the Map focus on frequently identified health concerns, such as a sense of belonging, sexual health, friendships and romantic relationships, nutrition and food, trouble relaxing, financial wellness, and much more.

More information and access to the wellbeing map is available at the Wellbeing Services website.

It’s Time to Apply to Humboldt State

Discover HSU

Do you know any students who belong at Humboldt State University?

Oct. 1 marks the beginning of the priority application period for students who want to attend Humboldt State University in Fall 2018.

Find out more about why students should consider HSU. For more information, visit the HSU Admissions website.

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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

A Clearer Road Map to Graduation REMINDER: Learn to support your student with Forever Humboldt Families 101 Help Your Student on a Path to Wellness

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Events & Deadlines

Nov. 6-17
Spring 2018 Early registration

Friday, Nov. 10
Veteran’s Day - Campus Closed

Monday, Nov. 13
Dolores Huerta Lecture

Nov. 20-24
Fall Break - Campus Closed

Friday, Dec. 8
Fall Grad Reception

Through March 2
Priority application period for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now through March 2. Visit to apply.

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