Parents & Family Weekend

October 11-13, 2019

We regret that we have had to cancel Parents & Family Weekend events scheduled for Friday, Oct. 11 through Sunday, Oct. 13. We will refund all registration payments.

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.

Campus updates on the outage

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.


Friday, October 11, 2019

Get HSU Gear at the Bookstore

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

Parents & Family Weekend Check-In

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

Go to Class with your Student

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

Photo Scavenger Hunt

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

Arcata Community Forest

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

Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT) Tour

Enjoy a tour of Humboldt's Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT)

Location: Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT) Time: 2:00pm

Parent Info Lounge

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

HSU Family Dinner!

Join other Humboldt families, staff and faculty for an HSU Family Dinner.  

Location: UC Quad Time: 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Arts Arcata!

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

Stargazing at the Observatory

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

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Parents & Family Weekend Check-In

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

Family Breakfast at the J

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

Kayak Tour of Humboldt Bay

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.

Register HERE for the paddle. Registration Deadline is Thursday, Oct. 10th

Location: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka, CA 95501 Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm Cost: $30 HSU Students/$36 all others

Alumni Softball Game

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

Get HSU Gear at the Bookstore

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

Arcata Marsh Guided Tours

Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center: 569 S G Street; Arcata, CA 95521; Phone (707) 826-2359

Location: Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center Time: 2:00pm

Humboldt Folklife Society Barn Dance

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

Women's Volleyball vs. San Francisco State

Location: Lumberjack Arena Time: 7:00pm Cost: $5/General, $3 Seniors/non-HSU Students, HSU Students FREE with I.D.

Wind Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra Concert

Location: Music B Bldg., Fulkerson Recital Hall Time: 8:00pm Cost: $8 General, $5 Senior/Child, HSU students FREE with I.D.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Humboldt Legacy Breakfast

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

Photo Scavenger Hunt Prize Redemption

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

Mini Golf

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
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