HSU Welcomes Class of 2020

Aug 19, 2016

Each year’s freshman class brings with it countless individual stories, personalities, and backgrounds. Stepping back a bit, here’s a look at some data about Humboldt State’s freshman class.

A new student unloads a truck at move-in day.

These numbers are approximate, and a final tally will be available several weeks into the semester.

HSU will see a projected 1,344 freshmen this fall, 59 percent of whom are first-generation college students. Most of those students are female – 58 percent – and the biggest portion of them, 532, will be coming from the Los Angeles area. Other regions sending more than 100 students include Northern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Central California, and San Diego.

Of those freshmen, 483 identify as Latino, about 36.5 percent of the class. Eight percent said they were from two or more ethnicities. The rest of the students are White, 42 percent; Black, 6 percent; Asian, 3 percent; American Indian, 2 percent; unknown or unidentified, 2 percent; and Pacific Islander, 1 percent.

The university is expecting 8,639 students total for the fall semester.

Here are some back-to-school events of note during the first few weeks of the fall semester.

Classes Begin
Monday, Aug. 22
The first day of instruction for the fall semester.

Part-time Job Fair
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
More than 36 employers from on and off campus will be tabling on the quad to talk about employment opportunities, hand out applications, and collect resumes.

CAE Welcome Back Party
Friday, Aug. 26, 3 to 5 p.m.
The Cultural Centers for Academic Excellence (MultiCultural Center, Native American Center, Latin@ Center, and African American Center) will hold a welcome back party with free food, activities, music, and fun.

Y.E.S. House Open House
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2 to 5 p.m.
Swing by the YES House to learn about student-led programs and to enjoy some light refreshments. If you’re interested in connecting with other students who have a passion for volunteering and community engagement this is the place for you.

Volunteer Fair
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A variety of on campus and off campus organizations are coming to the Quad to share information on services and volunteer opportunities for HSU students.

International Welcome Ceremony
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 5:15 to 7:30 p.m.
Join the Humboldt State University Community in welcoming international students to our campus in the Kate Buchanan Room. Mingle with faculty, staff and students for a flag presentation and hors d’oeuvres.

Clubs Fair
Wednesday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Clubs and organizations come together on the UC quad to introduce the students to all the organizations available to join on campus.

CHECK IT Workshop
Wednesday, Sept. 7, 5 to 7 p.m.
Come to Founders Hall 177 to learn ways we can take action when we see harm happening around us and create a more consent-centered culture. Free t-shirts for all attendees.

First Forever Humboldt Student Meeting
Wednesday, Sept. 7, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Meet other Forever Humboldt Students and staff at the Depot/Nelson Hall Lawn and learn about how you can make a difference on campus through volunteering, events, and philanthropy.