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October 2019

Staying Healthy and Sharp

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Fall is a beautiful time on the North Coast, but it also means longer nights, colder weather, and the beginning of cold and flu season. It’s also a time when your student’s classes become more rigorous. Here are some ways to help your student stay healthy, mentally and physically, so they can succeed.

Advise your student to visit HSU’s Wellbeing Map. Developed by campus Student Health & Wellbeing Services, this interactive tool helps students identify health issues and find the proper resources to guide them toward health. While students need an HSU login to use the Wellbeing Map, you can read more about it on the Parent & Family section of the site.

This fall, HSU will offer free flu vaccines for students at three on-campus flu clinics, Wednesday, Oct. 16, Tuesday, Oct. 22 and Monday, Nov. 18. See details about the vaccine clinics here.

Studies show that a lack of sleep can hurt students in many ways, including lowering GPAs. The impact can be as severe or worse than the use of alcohol or drugs. Encourage your student to practice healthy sleeping habits, getting seven to nine hours per night.

University “Skillshops” are free, hour-long classes that offer professional and academic advice, as well as health-related topics like sleep and healthy study habits, and stress management. Point your student toward these options at

Student Health & Wellbeing Services offers a variety of medical and mental health services on its campus clinic. Encourage your student to reach out and utilize these services, which are mostly free or low-cost. Clinic staff members are welcoming and dedicated to students’ overall wellbeing.

  • Student Health Center daytime hours: 707.826.3146
  • Student Health Center after hours nursing advice line: 877.256.3534
  • Mental Health Concerns 24-hour phone line: 707.826.3236

See more about services at

Humboldt Magazine on Its Way

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The latest edition of Humboldt magazine is on its way to your mailbox. You’ll meet HSU’s new President, Tom Jackson, Jr., hear from an expert about California wildfires, learn the origin of HSU’s Alma Mater, and more.

You can also read it online at

Parents & Family Weekend

Parents & Family Weekend, October 11-13, features a host of new fun events, and is the perfect time for you to visit your student at Humboldt State.

Staying connected is important, and there’s no better way to understand your student’s college life than by experiencing it. You can attend class with your students, meet professors and administrators, and enjoy community events like Arts Arcata, stargazing at the observatory, a kayak tour of Humboldt Bay, and more.

Register and read the full schedule of events on the Parents & Family Weekend website.


Do you know any students who are a good fit for Humboldt State University?

October 1 marks the beginning of the priority application period for students who want to attend Humboldt State University in Fall 2020.

Find out more about why students should consider HSU.

For more information, visit the HSU Admissions website

Get Outdoors, Help Humboldt State Win

Help Humboldt State win back its former title of the Nation's Most Outdoorsy Campus this year by competing in the AORE Campus Challenge. The Challenge is a March-Madness-meets-Mother-Nature competition in which 98 universities compete to see who can get the most people outside in a month long time period. The 2019 Campus Challenge ends Sunday, Oct. 13.

Grab your friends, download the AORE Campus Challenge app today to register with Humboldt State University, and let the outdoor fun begin!

Learn more at the Campus Challenge 2019 website.

Attend the Presidential Investiture Events

On Thursday, Oct. 10, HSU will hold an Investiture Ceremony for Tom Jackson, Jr. as the eighth president of the University. The event begins at 2 p.m. in the Can Duzer Theatre.

Seating is limited to the first 735 guests to RSVP. An additional viewing location to watch the livestream will be in the Kate Buchanan Room, University Center Building. Guests can also watch the livestream directly from their personal device from the University homepage, RSVP for the Ceremony online.

An Investiture Scholarship Dinner will also take place on October 10 at 7 p.m. at the Ingomar Club in Eureka. Tickets are $150 per person. All proceeds support scholarships for local students.

See details for all Investiture events on the President’s website.

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Events & Deadlines

Thursday, Oct. 10
Presidential Investiture Events

October 11-13
Parents & Family Weekend

Tuesday, Oct. 15
Native Voices Exhibit Opening Reception

Friday, Oct. 18
Humboldt Magazine Release Party

Thursday, Oct. 24
Study Abroad Information Session

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