Humboldt State University
Letter from Humboldt
June/July 2010

Hello Humboldt families! We hope this newsletter helps keep you involved with your student's experience at Humboldt State.

Mark Your Calendar –
Homecoming & Family Weekend

Desiree Perez

It's still summer, but planning is well underway for Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 15 – 17. You'll still be able to enjoy football, the big BBQ, and time with your student – but this year there will also be an Arts Showcase, Behind-the-Scenes Tours and much more. If you've ever thought about attending, this is the year to do it. And if you've been before, you should definitely come again to check out the new and expanded version.

You'll want to get into town well before 4 p.m. on Friday so you can meet other families at the Parent & Family reception. And don't miss Sunday brunch at the "J" for good food and goodbyes.

Here's a preview …

Friday, Oct. 15

4 p.m.
Parent & Family Welcome Reception: Mingle with other families while enjoying hors d'oeuvres that showcase the flavors of Humboldt County.

8 p.m.
Attend a screening of National Geographic's "Redwood Giants," a documentary featuring HSU professor Steven Sillett.

Saturday, Oct. 16

10 a.m.
Class Without Quizzes: Lively lectures – but no homework or tests.

4 p.m.
Pre-game Party: Enjoy the BBQ with your student and the extended HSU community.

6 p.m.
The Game: At HSU, the Homecoming game is a community event. Root for the Jacks, see the Marching Lumberjacks and catch some school spirit.

If football just isn't your game, there are plenty of other evening events. Check out a volleyball game, catch a theatrical production or attend a performance by HSU's Symphonic Orchestra.

Sunday, Oct. 17

10 a.m.
Wrap it up with Brunch at the "J":

There is much more being planned, so check out the Homecoming & Family Weekend website for the most updated information:

We look forward to seeing you!

Desiree PerezAbout the editor – Desiree Perez is from Corona, Calif., and is a Journalism major with a concentration in Broadcast and an area of study in Film. She is a student writer with HSU Marketing & Communications and a volunteer with the Graduation Pledge Alliance. She wants to be a documentary filmmaker before she grows up.

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