Annual Fall Preview Welcomes Prospective Students and Families

Fall Preview
Each Fall, hundreds of prospective students visit Cal Poly Humboldt to get a feel for campus and its surroundings.
Nearly 500 prospective students and their families will have a chance to experience Cal Poly Humboldt in and outside of the classroom during the University’s annual Fall Preview on Saturday Oct. 14.

Fall Preview is a one-day, in-person open house event for new and transfer students to explore campus, academic programs, student life, and University resources, and see first-hand the stunning surroundings and living lab that is the North Coast. It kicks off at 9 a.m. with a welcome from Vice President of Enrollment Management & Student Success Chrissy Holliday. A series of interactive workshops will follow, including panels that invite prospective and transfer students to ask current students any burning questions they might have.

“Preview is a significant contributor to our enrollment, and it’s an important opportunity for prospective students and their families to really picture what life as a Lumberjack would be like for them,” Holliday says. “As we continue our steady enrollment growth, events like Fall Preview are one of our best opportunities to engage the entire campus in our outreach work.”

“The University's in-person preview events provide prospective students and their families a true feel for the campus, and in turn, confidence with their college of choice,” says Sulaina Banks, visit experience coordinator. “We are excited to show them what Humboldt has to offer, and know they will find value in the day's workshops and events."

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The University will reinstate its instant admissions process during Fall Preview. To participate, prospective students hoping to attend in Fall 2024 are encouraged to apply to Cal Poly Humboldt by October 12th. They can then bring their unofficial transcripts, meet with Admissions counselors, and find out on the spot if they’ve been admitted to Cal Poly Humboldt. Appointments are required, and can be scheduled during check-in.  

Staff will also be on hand to guide students through financial aid processes. They also have a chance to engage with faculty, staff, and current students, learn about academic majors, student activities, and tour the campus and its residence halls. Students can also catch a shuttle to and from campus and the Telonicher Marine Lab, located in Trinidad. 

There is still time to register to attend Fall Preview. To register, or for more information including a schedule of events and shuttle times, see the Admissions website.