A Home Away From Home

Humboldt State will be your student's home away from home for the next several years. We hope that you will feel at home here, too. Here are some resources for you to learn about our community and stay involved in your student's experience:

Family Orientation Program

During our August family and guest orientation program, participants will meet members of the campus community and learn more about Humboldt State through activities designed just for them.

Been There Done That

Tips from other HSU families on matters large and small.

10 ways to support your student

Compiled by a Student

  1. Send mail and care packages (they make us feel special)
  2. Learn to love email, instant messenger and video chats
  3. Tell us you are proud of us
  4. Keep us updated on what is going on at home and try to keep us involved in family life
  5. Write us (even if we don't write back)
  6. Ask what we have learned, not just the grade we got
  7. Visit (not too often – and call first)
  8. Call us (set up a weekly time)
  9. Encourage us to explore new subjects and interests
  10. Sometimes just listen. We may just need to get our thoughts straight and it helps to have someone who listens

NOW AVAILABLE! Forever Humboldt Families 101 is a free, online, 9-week course designed for new families to learn how to support their student while at HSU. As part of the course, you'll get a free resource book for you and a Humboldt State sweatshirt for your student when you finish!

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Benefits of Forever Humboldt Families

As a member of Forever Humboldt, you are able to take advantage of some great savings and discounts that are only available to our members. For proof of membership, log in or sign up on our website to print your membership card!

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Care Package Program - Show your student you care, even when they’re away at college! Our Campus Market has Care Packages for every milestone like final exams, holidays, and those times where your student needs some extra motivation.

Residential Hall Linens Program - Help outfit your student’s dorm or apartment with high quality linens that are guaranteed to last until graduation

Parents & Family Newsletter - As a Forever Humboldt family member registered on our website, you will automatically receive the Parents & Family newsletter every month

Parents & Family Network - Join the Parents & Family Network to connect with other HSU families!