Guides :: Account Activation Checklist

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All new faculty, staff, and students must complete the Account Activation Checklist prior to accessing email and other computer accounts.


Step 1: Log into the Welcome Center 

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your HSU User Name.
  3. Enter your Authorization Code (from the letter or email you received).
  4. Click Submit.
  5. Review the Responsible Use Policy and click Accept.
  6. Review the message about registering your cell phone number for future password reset assistance and click Next Message
  7. You'll see a message about your security questions. Click Close

If you have difficulties logging in, call the Technology Help Desk at (707) 826-4357 for assistance.


Step 2: Identity Verification Questions

  1. Select three questions and provide answers to them. 
  2. Click Submit.
  3. Click Next to set a password.


Step 3: Set your password

  1. In the Create a new password section, review the password requirements
  2. Type your password in the New Password box
  3. Type your password a second time to confirm
  4. Click Submit. You should see a message stating "You have successfully reset your password".
  5. Click Exit Kiosk.
  6. You can now access myHumboldt and log into any application you're authorized to use, as well as the interdisciplinary computer labs.

Note: your password expires at least once a year. Read more about Password Expirations.


Step 4: Email Address and Forwarding

Staff & Faculty: We recommend that you use your HSU email address for HSU-related communication. The university is not responsible for the handling of email by outside vendors or unofficial servers.

Students: Your Humboldt State University email account is an official channel of communication between you and the university. You are responsible for checking your HSU email account for official communications. Although you may elect to redirect messages sent to your official HSU email address to another address, you do so at your own risk. Having an email lost as a result of re-direction does not absolve you from responsibilities associated with communication sent to your official university email address. The university is not responsible for the handling of email by outside vendors or unofficial servers.

To set up a forwarding address:

  1. Login to your HSU Google Apps account.
  2. Follow the Google instructions on forwarding your mail to another email account.

Congratulations, you have completed the Account Activation Process!

Please contact the HSU Technology Help Desk at (707) 826-4357 if you need assistance.

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