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Humboldt State University
Letter from Humboldt

October 2015

Contributons to the Parents & Family Fund helped the Biomechanics Lab purchase state-of-the-art 3D cameras.

In this issue

Parents & Family Fund Helps Supply Much-Needed Resources Homecoming & Family Weekend Welcome Home to Humboldt Party Latest News from Campus Care Packages Featured Photo Upcoming Events Alumni Scholarship Deadline Nov. 22

Parents and Family Donors Make Big Impact

While your student is far from home managing the challenges of college, parents can still play an influential role in HSU’s efforts to enhance his or her academic experience.

Contributions through the Parents & Family Fund subsidize a broad range of initiatives that provide resources for learning and enhance support programs. As a contributor, you can even voice your opinion on the projects that get funded.

Last year, funds supported eight of 25 projects nominated by donors. After the vote was tallied, one generous couple stepped forward to provide full funding for an additional initiative they felt passionate about.

Projects chosen for funding included computers for a new lab and creation of a homework workroom for students in the rapidly growing Geospatial classes. Also selected were 3D cameras that will be used in the Biomechanics Lab.

Here’s how the process works: Visit the Humboldt Donor Voice website, where you’ll find easy instructions on making a contribution.

Start the contribution process now, and we’ll alert you when it's time to submit your vote for a project that will make a difference for your own student and many others.


Homecoming & Family Weekend

Homecoming & Family Weekend is the perfect time for a Humboldt trip, so mark your calendar for October 8 – 11. It's packed with special events and activities for the whole family.

See the entire schedule here.


Welcome Home to Humboldt

The biggest freshman class in HSU’s 102-year history rolled into town in August, traveling from as far as Indonesia and as close as McKinleyville. And as they began settling in to their new home away from home, we asked them about their decision to attend Humboldt State. Check out their answers to the question: Why Humboldt?

On September 4, all HSU students gathered to celebrate the school year at a Welcome Home to Humboldt party. Students enjoyed activities that included a Recreational Sports Club showcase, games, video game contests, and free prizes.
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Latest News from Campus

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» Grad Program Offers the Best of Hands-On and Online

» CSU Trustee’s Scholar Focuses on Education to Boost Youth

Apply Now for the Alumni Association Scholarship

The Alumni Association is now accepting applications for the Spring 2015 Alumni Association Scholarship. Each semester, two full-time students are selected by a committee of Humboldt State alumni based on their academic achievement, activities, and financial need. Students must be related to an HSU alum and demonstrate a commitment to academic achievement and financial need. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Nov 22.

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Care Packages

Sending your children off to college can take some getting used to. You want to be there for them every step of the way from the first moments on campus to graduation day. For the moments in between, Forever Humboldt bridges the gap between home and campus with love and support sent by you. Help your student celebrate special occasions or pump up their spirits by sending a care package through our special program. Visit the Care Package Program website to view all available options.

Featured Photo

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Students enjoyed activities on the Quad during the annual Clubs Fair.

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Events & Deadlines

October 8
Homecoming Clubs Fair

October 9
Homecoming Parade and
Pep Rally

October 10
Homecoming Tailgate and Football Game vs. Azusa Pacific

October19
Last day to change a Fall class to credit/no credit

October 20
Joan Armatrading

October 26
Last day to withdraw from the Fall semester and receive a prorated fee refund

November 23 – 27
Fall Break

November 30
Alumni Scholarship Application Deadline

More events on the HSU Events Calendar

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