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Humboldt State University
Letter from Humboldt

June/July 2015

HSU celebrated the class of 2015 with Commencement ceremonies May 16 in Redwood Bowl. » View the full gallery

In this issue

Preparing for the Fall Semester Start the Semester in Style Join the Conversation Latest News from Campus Lumberjack Wines Student Send-Offs Featured Photo Upcoming Events

Preparing for the Fall Semester

Preparing for the fall semester can be filled with questions and a little anxiety. To ensure an easy transition, the HSU Housing + Residence Life office suggests planning ahead. Here are some tips for making the process as smooth as possible.

  • Student ID card. If your student’s a new freshman or transfer, encourage them to upload a photo for their ID card before arriving on campus to save time on move-in day. If they upload a photo by July 10, their card will be waiting for them at check-in. » For instructions on how to upload a photo.
  • CCARD. Your student’s ID card (or CCARD) also doubles as a campus debit card, which can be used to make purchases at participating campus locations like the Depot, Bookstore, computer labs and residence hall laundry machines. You can load the card before they arrive on campus at
  • Immunizations. Before arriving on campus, remind your student to submit proof of their immunizations to the Student Health Center to prevent any holds on their account. Measles is required for everyone and Hepatitis B is required for students under 19 years old. » For more information on immunizations
  • Parents & family lodging. If you’re planning on staying for a few days, book your accommodations early. » For suggestions on local hotels, bed and breakfasts and other accommodations.
  • Off-campus housing. If your student is planning to live off-campus, they can still take advantage of the meal plan options offered through Dining Services. For information regarding meal plans, please visit For information on the local rental market and tips for living off campus, visit

Preparing for Fall Move-In

  • Know your student’s check-in time. To minimize crowding, the Housing office will assign your student a specific check-in time prior to fall semester. All freshmen students should plan on checking in Tuesday, August 18 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Transfer and returning students should plan on checking in Tuesday after 6 p.m. or later on in the week. More information regarding check-in times will be sent in July.
  • What to bring and leave behind. Encourage your student to pack a few things that make them feel at home. These might include posters, and photos of friends and loved ones. Other things they’ll want to bring: bedding and linens, a mattress pad, towels, laundry supplies, a computer, and a study lamp. Don’t forget that your student can order linens before arriving campus through Forever Humboldt (see below for more information). They may also want to ship items like luggage, trunks and bicycles to their room in advance. Just make sure they wait until August 1 and use the address in their room assignment email.

For more information on move-in and other guidelines for living in the residence halls, visit the Housing website or call (707) 826-3451.

Outfit your Student's Room in Style

Forever Humboldt has once again teamed up with Residence Hall Linens to give incoming students an opportunity to order linens before they arrive on campus. With a choice of 4 Value Paks in over 40 color combinations, it’s the most convenient way to save money and outfit your room in a stylish way before your arrival on campus.

» View them at

Join the Conversation

» Parents & Family network
» Parents & Family website

Latest News from Campus

New Cultural Academic Centers Expand Student Support

The Business of Music: Class Partners with Local Band, Record Label

HSU Fit Program Reaches Out to Children with Disabilities

Lumberjack Wines

Humboldt County’s Stargazer Barn winery has introduced two new wines that will help support the university. Lumberjack Red and Lumberjack White are special, limited production blends made entirely from Humboldt-grown grapes. A portion of every bottle sold will be given to the Humboldt Loyalty Fund, which supports the student experience at HSU with laboratory equipment, new technology, special projects, and more.

» Purchase yours today

Student Send-Offs

Has your student registered for a send-off party? This is a great opportunity for them to connect with incoming students, and chat with alumni about their experiences. You’ll also have an opportunity to meet other parents.

  • Aug. 1 Los Angeles
  • Aug. 2 Escondido
  • Aug. 8 Sacramento
  • Aug. 9 Oakland
For more information, visit or contact Forever Humboldt at (707) 826-3132 or

Forever Humboldt

We know that alumni are hardly alone as passionate supporters of the university, so we’ve created Forever Humboldt, a new incarnation of the Alumni Association. It’s free for all Humboldt alumni, students, parents and families, faculty, and staff. Join today to stay connected, show your pride, and support HSU.

Register at to receive email updates, get a membership card, and more

Featured Photo

10th Annual Bouldering Competition.
10th Annual Bouldering Competition.

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For more photos visit Flickr »

Upcoming Events

May 26 - July 31
Summer Session

August 10-14
Humboldt Online Orientation Program for Transfer Students (HOOP)

August 17

August 18
Fall Move-In Begins

August 19-21
Humboldt Orientation Program for Freshmen (HOP)

August 24
First Day of Fall Classes

October 9-11
Homecoming & Family Weekend

November 23-27
Fall Break

Humboldt Magazine

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