Humboldt County is part of an extended regional power outage due to fire danger in multiple other Northern California counties. Power is out throughout most of the county, and many businesses and services are closed.
For those travelling to the area, we recommend calling in advance to confirm reservations and other arrangements.
At this time, University staff are focused on ensuring the safety and well-being of our students, as well as securing campus facilities. Food and housing services are being provided. Social events are being organized for students who live on and off campus, and other support such as counseling is available.
Our thoughts are with all of those across Northern California who are without power and facing increased risk of fire.
Be sure to stop by the HSU bookstore to purchase your Humboldt gear.Location: 3rd Floor of the University Center (UC Quad) Time: 7:45am to 5:00pm
Pick up information at the Check-In table about the weekend-long photo scavenger hunt. Be sure to document your activities with #humboldtstate for a chance to win fun prizes!Location: UC Quad Time: 12:00pm
Explore the beatuful forest and park that borders the Humboldt. Take a self-guided hike and enjoy the magic of the giant Redwoods right behind campus. Click here for a trail map.Location: Arcata Community Forest Time: 12:00pm
Check-in moves to the Humboldt State tent at Farmers' Market on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Arcata Plaza)Location: UC Quad Time: 12:00pm to 5:00pm
If your student has classes on Friday, feel free to join them! Get the full experience of being a Humboldt student. Course times will depend on your individual student's schedule.Location: Various Classrooms on Campus Time: 12:00pm
Enjoy a tour of Humboldt's Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT)Location: Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT) Time: 2:00pm
Stop by the South Lounge to connect with a variety of Humboldt administrators and Student Affairs professionals to get information about programs for your student and to ask any questions you may have. Get to know the outstanding staff who work with your students!Location: South Lounge (2nd Floor of the University Center) Time: 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Join other Humboldt families, staff and faculty for an HSU Family Dinner.Location: UC Quad Time: 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Head down to the Arcata plaza for the free, self-guided, public art phenomenon that brings together art lovers and community friends each and every month on the 2nd Friday, from 6-9pm. It transforms downtown Arcata into an arts district, featuring the work of dozens of visual artists and live musicians at several locations. The event is free to the public and many locations stay open late offering guests wine or beer for a donation towards local non-profit organizations, plus snacks.Location: Arcata Downtown Plaza Time: 6:00pm
With Astronomy faculty and students as your guides, tour the solar system and other wonders through the lens of high-tech telescopes. Bus transit required. Buses leave from in front of the Forestry Building. One bus will leave at 6:30 p.m. and return around 8:30 p.m. and another bus will leave at 7:30 p.m. and return around 9:30 p.m. Seats available to the first 25 people who show up for each bus. Please be sure to wear sturdy shoes and warm jackets.
**This event is weather dependent and may be cancelled if the sky is not clear***
Location: Fickle Hill Observatory Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Check-in moves to the Humboldt State University tent at Arcata Farmers' Market on Saturday.Location: Arcata Farmers' Market: Arcata Plaza Time: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Bring the whole family to the J for breakfast and see what meals are like for your student.Location: Jolly Giant Commons Time: 9:00am to 10:00am
Come celebrate with a family paddle on Humboldt Bay! Our staff will outfit you with the appropriate paddling equipment, safety talk and give an interpretive tour along Woodley Island and Eureka’s historical waterfront. We create a fun and welcoming environment to explore this magnificent estuary rich with wildlife. During this time of year, keep your eyes peeled for Aleutian cackling geese and many other waterfowl and shorebirds migrating south to wintering areas.
Be sure to stop by the HSU bookstore to purchase your Humboldt gear.Location: 3rd Floor of the University Center (UC Quad) Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Join fellow Lumberjack fans to watch the current HSU Softball team test their skills against a team of HSU alumni softball players. It's always as tough battle between the two and lots of fun to reconnect with past players. Go Jacks!Location: HSU Softball Field Time: 11:00am
Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center: 569 S G Street; Arcata, CA 95521; Phone (707) 826-2359Location: Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center Time: 2:00pm
Experience a Humboldt County tradition at the Humboldt Folklife Society Barn Dance! All dances are taught by a Caller in a fun, family-friendly setting. No experience or partner required. All Humboldt Folklife Society dances are fun, friendly, no-pressure events that welcome and include all ages, genders, ethnicities, and abilities.Location: Arcata Vets Hall—1425 J Street, Arcata Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm Cost: Free for HSU Families and Students
If you are a family that has an alumni as well as a current student, join Forever Humboldt for a hosted breakfast. We want to celebrate your committment to the University and hear your legacy family stories! Please call the Forever Humboldt office to RSVP, 707-826-3132.Location: Samoa Cookhouse Time: 9:00am Cost: Free for Humboldt Legacy Families
Stop by the HSU table at the Lighthouse Plaza in Samoa to redeem your photos for a prize. Enjoy a game of minature golf too!Location: Light House Plaza (180 Lupin Dr, Arcata, CA 95521) Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Enjoy a discounted round of mini golf at Light House Plaza! Mention you are a Humboldt family and receive the discount.Location: Light House Plaza (180 Lupin Dr, Arcata, CA 95521) Time: 10:00am to 7:00pm Cost: TBD