Both of the buildings included in the Student Housing Project at the former Craftsman Mall site are on track for a fall 2025 and spring 2026 delivery as planned.

Cal Poly Humboldt Ushers in its Polytech Era with New Academic and Infrastructure Advancements

In the two years since the official polytechnic designation, Cal Poly Humboldt has made significant progress in its polytech buildout by expanding academic programs and advancing several infrastructure projects.

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Baile Folklorico dancers practice.

Cal Poly Humboldt 2nd Annual Fiesta Folklorico

The Cal Poly Humboldt Department of Dance, Music & Theatre presents the 2nd annual “Fiesta Folklórica,” a celebration of the diverse cultures, music, and dances of Mexico. The performances are from March 1-3 in Gist Hall Theatre. Featuring 35 student dancers and Mariachi musicians, “Fiesta Folklórica” weaves together the sights and sounds of Mexico’s diverse cultural dances, ancient traditions, and mariachis.

Christa Rosa Unger (left) and Aerin Monroe.

New Docu-Series Highlights Intersection of Racial and Climate Justice

One Cal Poly Humboldt student is amplifying the role of communities of color in the fight for environmental justice through the docu-series, Sowing Seeds: Racial Justice and the Environmental Movement.

Rhae Chan during game against Sonoma State

Rhea Chan Called up to Philippines Women’s National Team for 2024 Pinatar Cup

Former Cal Poly Humboldt women's soccer player Rhea Chan has been called up for a trial to the Philippines National Team and will travel to Murcia, Spain to compete in the 2024 Pinatar Cup.

Megan Watson

Newly Hired Coordinator to Oversee Repatriation of Native American Cultural Items

Cal Poly Humboldt has hired a coordinator to oversee the repatriation of Native American cultural items held in University collections. This reflects the desire of Cal Poly Humboldt to enthusiastically engage in communication and repatriation with Tribal communities.

Alumni & Donor Stories

A photo of Susan Edinger Marshall on a fieldtrip with students

Emeritus Professor Establishes Endowment Fund in Honor of Soil Science Mentor Steven E. Slusser

Rangeland Resource and Wildland Soils Professor Emeritus Susan Edinger Marshall established the Steven E. Slusser Memorial Endowment with a $25,000 gift.

A photo collage of Lucinda and Gary Jensen and Jayda and Taiden Partlow

Lumberjacks in Love

Those who attend Cal Poly Humboldt often discover their love for the outdoors, their community, or a particular discipline—some even find the love of their lives.

A photo of J.D. Richey and Dave Hurley

Two Alums Featured in California Outdoors Hall of Fame

With only 99 inducted members of the California Outdoors Hall of Fame, Cal Poly Humboldt was the spawning ground for two individuals recognized for their influence on California’s outdoors.

A photo of Jim Yates and Jaime Lancaster

Supporting Students While Honoring an Entrepreneurial Spirit

If you mentioned a business idea to entrepreneur and businessman Jim Yates, he would’ve immediately provided you with a detailed plan on how to turn that idea into a reality. To memorialize Jim and help Cal Poly Humboldt students interested in entrepreneurship with tuition costs, Jim’s daughter Jaime Lancaster (‘03, Business Administration), now a faculty member in the School of Business, created the Jim Yates Business Endowed Fund with a gift of $37,500.

Campus Achievements

Updates about the latest accomplishments—including latest research, publications, and awards—by students, faculty, and staff
Cal Poly Humboldt’s Range Plant Identification team placed 5th in a contest during the Society for Range Management Meetings in Sparks, Nevada on January 30. Coached by lecturer/NRCS Rangeland…
How do educators help their students navigate a climate-changed world? What should a climate-justice, trauma-informed pedagogy look like for the world students desire, not just fear? Dr. Sarah…
We just published a paper on diversity of non-volant small mammals (marsupials and rodents) from Parque Nacional del Río Abiseo (PNRA), a poorly known site located in the eastern Andean slopes in…
Dr. Paul Michael Leonardo Atienza, assistant professor of Asian American Studies (CRGS) received a Digital Ethnic Futures Consortium (DEFCon) Teaching Fellowship. Funded through a generous grant…
Melanie Michalak (Faculty- Geology) with co-authors Susan Cashman (Emeritus Geology Professor), Taylor Team (Humboldt Geology MS ’21), Dana Christensen (Humboldt Geology MS ’21) and Victoria…

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