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A parking permit is available on the home page. Please print the permit and bring it with you to the event.
We suggest you make all reservations early!
Arrival by Air
The Arcata/Eureka airport (airport code: ACV) is approximately 10 miles north of the campus and is Humboldt County's regional airport offering commercial air service. Please note our airport is quite small and only offers 2 different airlines to travlers. Plan accordingly and consider taking a nice drive up the 101 freeway by way of flying into San Fransisco.
Shuttle Service, Car Rental Service, and Bus/Train
All of these options are available. Please use your favorite search engine to find them.
Arrival by Car
Arcata lies along U.S. Hwy 101 near Eureka. It takes about five hours to drive to Arcata from San Francisco or Sacramento, and we are about two hours from the southern Oregon border.
To get to the HSU campus:
From U.S.-101 South, take the Sunset Ave exit, turn left on to Sunset Ave, right on L. K. Wood Blvd and left onto Harpst Street.
From U.S.-101 North, take the 14th Street exit, continue straight onto L. K. Wood Blvd and turn right onto Harpst Street.
If you are coming from the Sacramento area, guests have informed us that they prefer Hwy 20, a less mountainous and winding drive to Hwy 299. Watch for the Humboldt State University off-ramp (14th Street) and signs to the campus.
If you are coming from Southern California, we recommend taking I-5 North to the I-580 West to the U.S.-101 North. Mapquest directions recommend Hwy 299, but we recommend avoiding this mountainous route.
Parking will be free for all Fall Admissions Day visitors on campus on Friday with a permit. Check the FAD homepage a few days before the event to download, print, and bring the permit with you. If you plan to be on-campus before Friday, please note that all parking both on-campus and in the community is strictly enforced. We recommend the following parking lots on our campus map:
- G1, near the Jolly Giant Commons Building
- G11, near the Student & Business Services Building
- G14, near the Plant Operations Building