One of America's best college towns

When you pick a university, you’re also picking the town you’ll live in for the next few years. We’re just as proud of our community as we are of our campus. Our hometown of Arcata is one of America’s most interesting cities.

The Arcata Plaza hosts several events throughout the year including concerts, picnics, the Oyster Festival and Arts! Arcata, a monthly celebration showcasing the work of local artists.

Head down to the plaza on any Saturday between April and November for the farmer’s market, packed with all the good stuff you’d expect from such a rich agricultural area.

With so many options, you’ll have no trouble finding something to do within walking distance of campus.

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