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Humboldt State University
Letter from Humboldt

February 2013

Students walking up the stairs behind Science A.

In this issue

5 Things You Should Know About Commencement
Humboldt Magazine
Own a Limited Edition Woodcut
Featured Photo
Want to Write a Guest Column?
Latest News from Campus Upcoming Events

Five Things You Should Know about Commencement

Who can participate?

All undergrad and graduate students who received a degree in the summer and fall of 2013, or are expected to receive a degree in the spring, summer or fall of 2014.

Does my student need to apply for graduation?

It’s recommended that students earning a bachelor’s degree apply for graduation at least three semesters before they expect to graduate. The process is easy and involves an application, a major contract and graduation fee. Visit the Registrar’s site for more information »

When and where is this year’s ceremony?

This year’s ceremony will take place May 17 rain or shine in Redwood Bowl. For ceremony start times by college, visit the Commencement website. Parking is available in most campus lots but seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis so plan to arrive early!

Can I take photos during the ceremony?

Guests are welcome to take photos during Commencement, but just be sure not to stand in the aisles or block the view of others during the ceremony. Don’t forget to share your Commencement photos on Instagram by using the hashtag #HSUgrad!

GradImages is a commercial photographer that will also be on hand to snap two photos of each graduate as they cross the stage and shake hands with President Rollin Richmond. Proofs will be sent to each graduate and can be purchased by calling GradImages at 800.261.2576.

How can my student stay in touch with the university?

Did you know that all HSU students receive a free membership to the HSU Alumni Association after graduating? As a member your student will get special invites to alumni events and hear about all the updates on campus via the monthly alumni newsletter and biannual campus magazine. Members also receive discounts at the HSU bookstore, Student Rec Center and have access to the HSU Career Center.

More questions? Visit our Commencement website or call the Commencement office at 707.826.5104.

Diploma Display

Humbold State Diploma

Display your student’s diploma proudly with a diploma display! More information »

Humboldt Magazine

Humbold State Magazine

The spring 2014 edition of Humboldt Magazine is set to hit mailboxes later this month! Look out for a special retrospective on Rollin Richmond’s presidency and details on this year’s Centennial-themed Commencement ceremony! Read it online »

Facebook Contest

Identify unique spots on campus for a chance to win cool Humboldt State prizes like a Lucky Logger bobble head, HSU hoodie and more! Two photos will be posted on Facebook every day after the spring 2014 edition of Humboldt Magazine hits mailboxes.

Check it out on Facebook »

Latest News from HSU

HSU Launches Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences

Coral Sea’s Uncovered History Reveals High Seas Adventures

Adapted Physical Education Program Works to Meet State Needs

Concussion Program Works to Protect Student Athletes

Own a Limited Edition Woodcut of Founders Hall

For a limited time, the Humboldt State Alumni Office is selling woodcut prints of Founders Hall. This limited edition, handmade print was designed by Art Professor Sarah Whorf to commemorate HSU’s 2013-14 Centennial Celebration. Proceeds support the Humboldt Loyalty Fund, which benefits projects that support the student experience.

Purchase yours while they last at


Featured Photo

Human 100
You can't beat this unique study seat next to the Engineering building.

» For more HSU photos, visit Flickr

Want to Write a Guest Column?

Are you the parent or family member of a current HSU student? Interested in sharing tips and advice with other HSU parents online? We’re interested in reading what you have to say! Possible column ideas include: “5 Things You Wish You’d Known Before Sending Your Child to College” and “Ways To Support your Student While They're Away.” We want your perspective and ideas! Send your name, contact info and a few column ideas to

Join the conversation

» Parents & Family network
» Parents & Family website

Upcoming Events

Through March 2014
HSU Centennial Road Shows
HSU Alumni is coming to a town near you. Join the party and celebrate HSU’s 100th Birthday.

Library Showcase Month
March 13
Lamberson Ecology Lecture
March 17-21
Spring Break
March 28
Centennial Documentary Screening

» More events on the HSU Events Calendar

» Important campus phone numbers
» Send us your ideas and comments on the newsletter.

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