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Oct, 2022

Sep, 2022

Founders Hall wide angle

Enrollment is up at Cal Poly Humboldt for Fall 2022

With a total enrollment of 5,858, Cal Poly Humboldt surpassed Fall 2021 overall enrollment by 119 students. This is the first time since fall 2015 that a fall semester was larger than the previous fall semester.

Students on the Quad

Humboldt Gears up for First Homecoming as a Cal Poly

Cal Poly Humboldt’s first homecoming as a polytechnic institution is roaring onto campus with a nine-day calendar of all in-person events, beginning October 1. The traditional celebration is designed to bring attention to the university, attract alumni, family, and community participation, and just simply have some fun with acts that include comedian Felipe Esparza, drag sensation Mo Heart, and alt-rock band Portugal. The Man.

The Klamath Mountains

The Story of the Klamath Mountains

Few know just how unique the Klamath Mountains are. But a new book, co-edited by Cal Poly Humboldt alumni Michael Kauffmann and Justin Garwood, illustrates the rich biodiversity and fascinating geology of the range.

Close up of tree in front of Library

Announcing Cal Poly Humboldt’s 2022-23 Budget

Cal Poly Humboldt recently published the 2022-23 annual budget. During the 2022-23 academic year, the University will be focused on the following planning efforts in collaboration with many campus partners:

Lois Risling

Bear Witness to Conversations on Altruism with Local Leaders

Cal Poly Humboldt’s Altruistic Behavior Institute, which began as the home for Sam and Pearl Oliner’s pioneering research on characteristics of people who rescued Jews and other persecuted people during the Holocaust, will turn 40 this year.

Roof top view of residence halls

Shaping the Cal Poly Humboldt of Tomorrow

As Cal Poly Humboldt continues to transition into Northern California’s only polytechnic university, it is important to prepare for physical growth to meet increased enrollment and new and expanding programs.

ESM Field Course

The Great, Immersive Outdoors

They swam, they rafted, they hiked, they camped out under the stars, and they got college credit. A group of students spent 12 days of clambering in and around the Klamath River in July, learning about restoration, natural history, and traditional ecological knowledge.

Founders Hall from bottom of the stairs

Cal Poly Humboldt Among The 'Best in the West'

Cal Poly Humboldt is one of the 126 best colleges in the West according to The Princeton Review. The education services company lists Humboldt in the Best in the West section of its “2023 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”

Jacob Furgatch

Giving and Going Back to Humboldt

To Jacob Furgatch (‘82, Nursing), graduating from the Nursing program at Humboldt was about more than getting a bachelor’s degree. His Humboldt experience became the foundation for everything that came after – his wife, family, and a successful career.

Headshot of alumnus and artist Felix Quintana

The Picture of Success

Felix Quintana (‘14, Art), whose art has been gaining significant attention, says Humboldt was a huge influence on his artistic development and an important part of his life experience.

Emergency photovoltaic box

A Bookshelf for the End of the World

"To Catch the Sun," co-authored by Lonny Grafman, instructor of Environmental Resources Engineering, teaches its readers to design and build solar photovoltaic systems.

Aug, 2022

Ruth Espinosa poses with her family at the Housing move-in photo booth.

Welcome Home to Humboldt!

Students, with the help of their families, moved into Cal Poly Humboldt residence halls over the past week.

Coastal wetland found at the base of Mouralherwaqh, surrounded by an egret and heron rookery. (Photo: Adam Canter)

Reclaiming Mouralherwaqh

In July of this year, though a historic acquisition, the Wiyot Tribe gained back tribal stewardship of a 46-acre coastal property in the ecologically and culturally significant Wiyot place of Mouralherwaqh or “wolf’s house”.

Seismic sensors in the ground

Fiber Optic Cable and the Future of Earthquake Detection [VIDEO]

Underground fiber optic cables are being installed across Humboldt county and a community of federal and state scientists, including Cal Poly Humboldt researchers, think they may be able to use this technology for valuable feedback about earthquakes, and perhaps enhance the early warning system and a means to detect faults that may produce future earthquakes.

Dave Shaffer (right) and Robin Smith (left)

First Endowed Professorship at Cal Poly Humboldt

Inspired by the Cal Poly Humboldt professors who played pivotal roles in his life, Dave Shaffer (‘67, Psychology, ‘68 M.A., Psychology) has made a generous gift that will support a Psychology faculty member. 

Branded items inside the Campus Store, Arcata

New Campus Store Opens in Arcata

The Campus Store, Arcata follows the opening of the Eureka location. The Campus Stores came out of a the University's desire to have a presence downtown, be represented at events, and be more connected with the community and visitors.

Jul, 2022

Lumberjack Arena Court Renaming Effort Underway

Coach Tom Wood built men’s basketball program into what it is today. To honor him and to support student-athletes, the Cal Poly Humboldt Foundation and a group of community volunteers are working to raise at least $350,000 to rename the court inside Lumberjack Arena ”Tom Wood Court.”