Craftsman Mall housing project

Cal Poly Humboldt Begins Student Housing Transformation

A new Cal Poly Humboldt housing project has been approved by the California State University Board of Trustees, with construction slated to begin in February.

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Fred Korematsu Day keynote speaker traci kato-kiriyama

Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties & the Constitution

Cal Poly Humboldt will observe the annual Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties & the Constitution with a visit from  poet, multi-disciplinary artist, and community activist traci kato-kiriyama (they+she) Monday, Jan. 30.

Founders Hall

Emergency Response Training Improves Campus Safety, Cultural Resources Protection

Cal Poly Humboldt is now better prepared to protect cultural heritage in the event of emergencies, thanks to a Smithsonian Training attended by Emergency Manager Cris Koczera.

The first Salmon cooking pit in Cal Poly Humboldt’s history, held in the outdoor classroom space Wiyot Plaza. Bubba Riggins prepared and carried out the traditional salmon cook as part of the Native Women’s Collective Indigenous Girls, Young Women, and Femmes Volleyball and Empowerment Camp. Photo Credit: Cutcha Risling Baldy

$1 Million Grant will Support Food for Indigenous Futures Program

The Rou Dalagurr Food Sovereignty Lab and Traditional Ecological Knowledges Institute at Cal Poly Humboldt received a $1 million Elevate Youth California: Youth Substance Use Disorder Prevention Program Grant which will support the Food for Indigenous Futures Program.

Students participate in activities in Place-Based Learning Communities.

Place-Based Learning Communities Continue to Expand

Cal Poly Humboldt continues to grow its Place-Based Learning Communities, which offer first-year students improved connections to local communities and each other.

Alumni & Donor Stories

Jennifer Keller

Mary & Foster Keller Endowment Continues to Support Students

To ease the financial burden for Cal Poly Humboldt students and honor her parents, Jennifer Keller established the Mary & Foster Keller Endowment in 2012. The endowment created the University’s first-ever Presidential Scholarship and awards student recipients $4,000 annually for four years.

Students on Founders Hall stairs

Giving Inspires Giving

Sherman Schapiro (‘86, Environmental Systems) is proof that giving inspires giving.

Kari Marie Norgaard

Humboldt Ties Remain Strong for Prominent Alumna

Kari Marie Norgaard (‘92, Biology) got more than she expected out of Cal Poly Humboldt.

Munther Family

A Family of Lumberjacks Through and Through

Her mother and father. Her sister. Her brother. Her other sister. Her sister’s husband. Her cousin. Her niece.And the list goes on.

Campus Achievements

Updates about the latest accomplishments—including latest research, publications, and awards—by students, faculty, and staff
Dr. Jun Ou, as a corresponding author, recently published a journal article which investigated the industrial scale Counter Pressure Casting (CPC) process at the journal…
This paper summarizes an equity-focused STEM grant project that produced an openly-shared online professional development program, the Humanizing Online STEM Academy. Through the Academy, STEM…
In service as the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre National Member-at-Large for Design, Technology and Management, Rae traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to respond to design and…
Journalism student Ollie Hancock reported on and published two stories with NYT on the recent earthquakes. Following the jolt, they went to Fortuna, Ferndale, and Rio Dell to speak with those…
Published journal article: "Listening to Indigenous Voices, Interests, and Priorities That Would Inform Tribal Co-Management of Natural Resources on a California State University Forest"  …

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