Keep Learning During Prolonged Campus or Building Closures

The Power of Amanda Gorman's Words, Again

The Inaugural poet writes in the January 20th New York Times of recognizing how we've changed:

...Yet while the inauguration might have seemed like a ray of light, this past year for many has felt like a return to the same old gloom. Our nation is still haunted by disease, inequality and environmental crises. But though our fears may be the same, we are not. If nothing else, this must be known: Even as we’ve grieved, we’ve grown; even fatigued we’ve found that this hill we climb is one we must mount together. We are battered, but bolder; worn, but wiser. I’m not telling you to not be tired or afraid. If anything, the very fact that we’re weary means we are, by definition, changed; we are brave enough to listen to, and learn from, our fear. This time will be different because this time we’ll be different. We already are.


And yes, I still am terrified every day. Yet fear can be love trying its best in the dark. So do not fear your fear. Own it. Free it. This isn’t a liberation that I or anyone can give you — it’s a power you must look for, learn, love, lead and locate for yourself.

Why? The truth is, hope isn’t a promise we give. It’s a promise we live. Tell it like this, and we, like our words, will not rest.

 Be bold and true to the path you are on.

Welcome Back!

We've all been through alot and we'll keep making forward progress. Together.

The Library is open and ready for you to find the people, spaces and resources that help you as a learner. Make a point to connect with your instructors, advisors, Learning Center peer tutors, RAMP mentors, the Basic Needs team, Oh Snap! support, Student Disabilities Resource Center, and Clubs & Organizations.

Still at a safe distance, but together.

Do You Know About Off-Campus Housing?

Finding housing in Humboldt can be hard. The Humboldt State Off-Campus Housing Office, in partnership with people across the campus and community, has created an online course for you to be able to find, secure, and happily live in rental housing. It's part of Humboldt State's commitment to Basic Needs and is the first of its kind in the nation.

HTLC bannerThe Humboldt Tenant Landlord Collaboration's course, Living in Community, uses an equitable lens to address housing challenges. Modules include tenant and landlord best practices, finance, mediation/conflict resolution, data/phisher protection, trash, recycling, thrift-store items, emotional/service animals, community resources, and  HSU Housing Liaison support.

You will hear community stories, learn about shared terms and definitions, watch videos of Humboldt community members' experiences with rental housing, read about landlord and tenant perspectives, and build skills and knowledge through interactive exercises.

Once you conclude the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion (that you could include with your rental application), a Humboldt County Renters Handbook, and access to community housing resources.

Self-enroll in HTLC's Living in Community course today!

Three Humboldt State students and their families and cat

Would your family like to learn too? There is a version of the course for them and any member of the public. Spread the word!

Our Shared Responsibilities

HSU logoThe HSU Social Responsibility Commitment is our campus community’s promise to protect ourselves and one another by preventing the spread of illness and helping maintain an on-campus experience.

Every member of HSU’s community has a personal responsibility to ensure the University provides a safe and healthy environment.

Please reflect on the HSU Social Responsibility Commitment and the instructions each HSU community member is asked to follow. You must do your part to protect the health and wellbeing of our campus community.

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CSU iPad Initiative

CSUCCESS (California State University Connectivity Contributing to Equity and Student Success) is offering every new first-year and transfer student ​an opportunity to register for a new iPad bundle​, putting the tools for success in your hands. Find out how you can participate!

Meet Your Basic Needs Too

You are a learner with many types of needs, beyond academics. Find campus and community resources to help meet your basic needs of food, housing, mental and physical health, employment and finance, technology, safety, disability support, transportation, VETS, undocumented & DACA student support, and childcare at HSU Basic Needs. You have an important, multi-faceted life and HSU wants you to succeed in every way you can.

Some Important Options for You

Jump into some quick courses that will build your knowledge and skills:

And, as always, look for SkillShops to up your game as a learner and a person.

Keep Learning at HSU

Together We Keep Moving Forward

Students work in chemistry lab with other students in ZoomYour learning is the goal of all Humboldt State’s efforts, services and commitments. Take time now to go through the updated HSU Campus Ready Student Guides and know the breadth of resources available to you today and throughout the academic year. Some things you’ll find on your own, others you’ll need to reach out and ask for. Your well-being and continuing growth as a scholar is vital.

Let’s focus on approaches to learning. It’s what you do that matters. With so much going on in the world, we hope you find studying, thinking, participating, and growing through your courses to be a respite and place of pride. Here are some suggestions.

Recognizing What Gets in Our Way & What Lifts Us Up

As you work through your courses, honestly yet kindly notice and reflect on what is working for you and what’s not. What is your bandwidth for time, space, technology, health and safety? What and who help empower you and keep you going? Take the opportunity to be your awesome self and consider some adjustments that might make a positive difference.

Prepare for Online Learning

Organize Your Thinking

Organize Your Technology

Study Spaces, Computer Labs and Printing Kioks Are Available!

See the campus map with days, times and access for resources all over campus. This list of spaces may change for the spring 2022 semester:

ART A 027NHE 113
BSS 211SBS 165 Lobby
FH 178SCI A 460
FH 202SH 116
HGH 115SH 118
HGH 204TA 114
KA 104

Visit ITS Computer Labs for more information

New Resource for HSU Students: Writing with Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism

Canvas Online SkillShop

HSU students have ideas, technology and people to learn withLearn how to properly and effectively use sources such as articles, research studies, and other outside materials in your writing and academic work. This  SkillShop covers the basics of citations and discusses how HSU's Academic Policy defines plagiarism, why citing sources is valued in academic contexts, and the responsibilities HSU students have regarding academic honesty. The SkillShop emphasizes the many resources available to you for your research and writing projects. 

Open the SkillShop now: Writing with Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism Canvas Online SkillShop and click the Enroll in Course button.

Check out the full list of Canvas online SkillShops!

Image source: Nithinan Tatah from the Noun Project.

HSU Majors & Programs

HSU Majors & Programs

The Excitement of IdeaFest

IdeaFest 2019

Learning through Activities

HSU Clubs & Extracurricular Activities