Among the first four-year degree programs of its type in the nation, Cal Poly Humboldt’s newly launched Cannabis Studies B.A. degree explores the historical, geographical, cultural, economic, and political contexts of cannabis legalization.
Cal Poly Humboldt has resources to help students excel through finals this year, including health and wellbeing services, study prep, and more. Consider these support services to reduce stress and finish the semester right.
The Cal Poly Humboldt School of Education and History department—in collaboration with the Del Norte and Humboldt County offices of education and Minnesota State University, Mankato—are excited to announce a new one-year program in U.S. history and civics for K-12 teachers and student teachers in Humboldt, Del Norte, and San Diego counties.
The Department of Dance, Music, & Theatre at Cal Poly Humboldt presents performances by the Percussion Ensemble, World Percussion Group, Humboldt Calypso Band, opera workshop, Mariachi de Humboldt, and jazz combos Dec. 1 through Dec. 4.
Cal Poly Humboldt’s Men's Rugby team is all set to defend its national title at the National Collegiate Rugby Small College Championships.
Alumni & Donor Stories
Editor's note: This story was updated on Nov. 3, 2023. As a Cal Poly Humboldt student studying theater and film, David Phillips (‘69, Theatre Arts), along with his late friend Don McKenzie (‘69,
Emily Pinckney (‘15, Marine Biology) is a dedicated environmental scientist, advocate, and leader committed to making the world a better place through her work.
Ron Holcomb ('76, Journalism, Biology, and Natural Resources) grew up near the Santa Barbara coast and mountains. He loved surfing the pristine beaches and hiking the Santa Ynez mountains.
Del Skeesick (‘61, Fisheries Biology, ‘63 M.S. Fisheries Biology) began working with fish at the Minnesota Labor Department of Fisheries in 1954. As part of the Brothertown Tribe at Fond du Lac, fish is integral to his life and culture.
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Fast-flying falcons keeps vineyards clear of other, grape-grabbing birds.
Bay Area News Group - Nov 2023
The Klamath Mountains provide homes for many plants, many not found anywhere else in the world. It's one of the most plant-diverse places on the continent. So it's a tall job to actually map the plants and where they grow, but such a project is underway.
Cal Poly-Humboldt students are assisting in the mapping, co-led by Forestry Professor Lucy Kerhoulas, with a boost from the California Native Plant Society. The mapping is important for several reasons, one of which is figuring out how growth ranges change with climate. Professor Kerhoulas stops by with info about the project, alongside Julie Evens from CNPS.
Jefferson Public Radio - Nov 2023
The largest trees on the planet can’t easily ‘migrate’ — but in a warming world, some humans are helping them try to find new homes.
The New York Times - Oct 2023
Sea level rise could eventually erode a Humboldt Bay bluff where 37 tons of nuclear waste are stored underground.
Yale Climate Connections - Oct 2023
Student workers at the 23-campus system say their pay is low, their hours are restricted and they get no sick pay. They are hoping to join the employees union to fix that.
Jefferson Public Radio - Oct 2023