Campus News

2021-22 Staff Recognition Awards

Much of the success of Cal Poly Humboldt depends on the dedication, experience and skill of our staff. For more than three decades, the annual Staff Recognition Awards program has recognized meritorious staff members at Humboldt. Congratulations to the 2021-22 award recipients! Read more about the recipients.

VIDEO: Helping Kelp Come Back in California

Cal Poly Humboldt is working to restore kelp populations throughout the North Coast by growing bull kelp in Humboldt Bay. A pilot project of the University’s Telonicher Marine Lab, the project is California's first open-water commercial seaweed farm.

The Plan for a Carbon-Free Cal Poly Humboldt

In response to the mounting effects of global climate change, Cal Poly Humboldt has released a draft update of its Climate Action Plan (CAP 2.0). A valuable tool for University-wide climate resilience planning, the CAP 2.0 is a roadmap to guide Cal Poly Humboldt towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2045.


Backed by Historic $458M Investment, Humboldt becomes State’s Third Polytechnic University

The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees approved a new designation and name for Humboldt State University—California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt. This caps nearly two years of planning by the Hispanic-Serving Institution for new curricula and facilities, increased hands-on student research opportunities, and the expected enrollment growth associated with the enhanced offerings and new designation.

‘A Day On’ for the Community in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Last Monday, instead of taking a day off in recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Humboldt State staff and faculty donated their time and energy to the University’s third annual MLK Day of Service. Twenty-two students and 18 faculty and staff members spent the day at multiple community and campus sites, working together to beautify the community and honor the legacy of Dr. King.

Speaker Series: Environmental Hazards, Offshore Wind Energy, and Children's Rights

Humboldt State University’s Sustainable Futures speaker series (SFSS) kicks off January 27 at 5:30 p.m. with Jill Lindsey Harrison, author of "From the Inside Out: The Fight for Environmental Justice within Government Agencies." Plus, Alison Bates, who will share research on the social acceptance of offshore wind energy, and Andrea Rodgers, who will discuss on children’s fundamental rights, the climate crisis, and the call for judicial branch engagement.


Renovations Underway on New University Children’s Center, Child Dev. Lab

Humboldt State University recently broke ground on the renovation of the historic Trinity Annex, located just off campus at 14th and B streets. The extensive remodel and expansion will be the future home of the University’s Children’s Center and Child Development Lab; the project is slated for completion June 2023.

HSU Joins California’s Historic College Service Program

Governor Gavin Newsom and the leaders of California’s college and university systems joined Chief Service Officer Josh Fryday on Jan. 18 to launch the largest state-level investment in a college service program in California history: #CaliforniansForAll College Corps, which will help create debt-free college pathways for low-income students who commit to serve.


Improve Your Tomorrow: A Brotherhood of Support on Campus

After a long drive north, a bus of more than 50 high school students from Sacramento and the Central Valley arrived in Humboldt last month. For many, it was their first time seeing tall redwood trees and the Pacific Ocean. All young men of color aspiring to someday become college graduates, the students visited Humboldt State University with Improve Your Tomorrow (IYT), a nonprofit organization designed to help traditionally underrepresented male students go to and graduate from college.

New Minor Offers Education in Sustainability for Every Major

Humboldt State University has launched a new minor that transcends disciplines and can complement any undergraduate major. Starting this Fall, the Sustainability minor will explore real-world problems from a variety of academic perspectives, incorporating curricula from across the natural and social sciences, as well as the humanities and the arts.

Library Reopens its Doors to Campus Community

As students return to campus this semester, they are welcomed back to the Library as an extensive seismic retrofit on the building is nearly complete. After almost two years of serious construction that closed the library, including the installation of a fire sprinkler and fire alarm system, the Library will fully reopen its doors on January 18 to students and HSU employees.

Anthony Morgan Resigns as University Police Chief

University Police Chief Anthony Morgan has accepted a position as Chief of Police at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. The University thanks Chief Morgan for his dedicated service over the past year.


First Ever Fall Commencement

Humboldt State University is excited to announce that it will host the first-ever Fall Commencement ceremony to recognize the achievements of HSU’s Fall 2021 graduates. There will be a single ceremony for graduates in all Colleges on Friday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. in Lumberjack Arena.


Plan for Self-Care and Success During Finals

We all know that maintaining a healthy lifestyle and mindset is key to success. But come finals week, good habits often fly out the window as we invite stress in the front door. Checkout these campus resources and events to stay balanced, keep active, and feed your brain as you hit the books this month.

'Poly-TEK?' Celebrated ‘Braiding Sweetgrass’ Author to Discuss Indigenous Knowledge

Distinguished author and scientist Robin Wall Kimmerer will join Humboldt State students, faculty, and administrators for a virtual discussion on how HSU can incorporate Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) into a future polytechnic curriculum. This and other events support the ongoing process of implementing plans outlined in the Polytechnic Self-Study.

HSU Press Announces Summer and Fall Publications

Student research. Geospatial textbook. Campus history. DIY solar power. Women’s blood and identity. Staff recipes. Anthropocentric signification. From the fate of Humboldt Bay to the fate of democracy to Dr. Samuel Oliner’s last published works on the fate of humanity itself, these are the freely available HSU Press releases of Summer and Fall 2021.