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WRRAP student on a bike towing compost bins for food scraps.

Zero Waste Kudos

Cal Poly Humboldt is on the road to zero waste, and for its efforts was recognized by the Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) with a bronze Zero Waste Certification.  

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800 Students and Their Families Visiting Humboldt for Spring Preview

Cal Poly Humboldt’s annual Spring Preview for admitted students will take place on Saturday, April 22. The University anticipates hosting 800 admitted students and their families, nearly 2,000 total visitors for the event. The University’s Preview Plus program will bring around 160 students to campus by bus.

A variety of events and activities are planned during Earth Week, from volunteering opportunities to free plants and skillshops.

Earth Week 2023

A reverence for the environment is instilled in the Humboldt experience, whether it’s via the graduation pledge, or by participating in the many sustainability-driven efforts on campus. Each April, members of the university community affirm these values during Earth Week celebrations.

Dr. Mitch Mitchell

New AVP of Student Success and Dean of Students

“I'm excited to learn more about and collaboratively build upon Cal Poly Humboldt's rich legacy of student success,” Dr. Mitchell says. He will lead student advocacy and support efforts and direct many services that promote inclusive student success.

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Panelists Critique “How News Media Cover Cannabis”

Humboldt County has historically been an epicenter of knowledge about the cannabis plant. As the University welcomes its new Cannabis Studies program this fall, experts from different industries throughout California will converge on campus to exchange knowledge about the complexities of cannabis media coverage.

Alum Amplifies the Importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

When a small pebble is dropped into a still body of water, it creates a small ripple. When another pebble is dropped, it creates another ripple. For Eddie Pate (‘88, Wildlife, ‘93, M.A. Sociology), dropping a continuous pebble of intentional inclusion, diversity, and equitable (IDE) actions gradually changes the flow of systemic inequalities for a more inclusive environment for underrepresented people.

Inaugural Giving Day Raises $140K

Cal Poly Humboldt’s inaugural Giving Day was an astonishing success as the Humboldt community came together and raised $140,638 in one day! Among the day’s numerous highlights, donors contributed to

From Forestry to Fire Chief

When Kurt McCray ('93, Forestry) came to Humboldt in the late 1980s, he knew he didn’t want a career that kept him inside. 

Issues of Toyon

Toyon Focuses on Written and Visual Art

This issue of Cal Poly Humboldt’s multilingual literary magazine seeks to break the taboo of sex with a collection of diverse voices celebrating sex, gender, and intimacy.

Runners on the track at Redwood Bowl

A Step (Jog and Run) in the Right Direction

For its daily walk/jog/run 5K program and other activities, Cal Poly Humboldt is among the universities and colleges around the world honored by Exercise is Medicine® for its efforts to create a culture of wellness on campus.

It's Cal Poly Humboldt Giving Day!

The 24-hour campaign on Wednesday, April 5 will bring together students, alumni, parents, friends, and the campus community to raise funds for students and campus programs.

Big Time and Social Gathering dance in the West Gym

Celebration of California's Native Tribes

The event is a cultural sharing of traditional California tribal dance and songs. It is acknowledgment of the sacred lands of the Wiyot people on which the campus is built. And, it honors the culture of California Native American tribes.

Wild blueberries study

Study Suggests Wild Blueberries Help Burn Fat

The berries have long been hailed as a superfood—while they’re known for a plethora of health benefits, new research proves this superfruit could help burn fat during exercise. 

Students learn to use film as a tool to champion environmental and social justice through coursework, and by hearing from professionals who’ve made a career out of uplifting voices of underserved communities.

At Humboldt, Film is a Tool for Advocacy

Films are a catalyst for change. They can affect animal and human rights, destigmatize disease, and ignite social movements. Harnessing this power motivates Cal Poly Humboldt Film students to drive social change and amplify voices, including their own.