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Humboldt State University
Letter from Humboldt

September 2014

Move-in Day Video

We asked HSU parents and families to share their words of wisdom during move-in day.

In this issue

Homecoming & Family Weekend Oct. 3-5 Host a Parent Reception Overheard on the Network Latest News from Campus Show You Care with a Gift Package Featured Photo Upcoming Events

Homecoming & Family Weekend Oct. 3-5

Join us for Homecoming & Family Weekend Oct. 3-5. The celebration kicks off Friday, Oct. 3 with a parade around the Arcata Plaza, followed by a pep rally on campus. Come cheer on the Lumberjacks Saturday as they take on the South Dakota School of Mining & Technology in Redwood Bowl at 6 p.m. Homecoming & Family Weekend is a great opportunity to visit your student and connect with other families. Mark your calendar!


Friday, October 3

10 a.m. Clubs Fair
Find out what student clubs are up to, and consider ones to join. It's on the UC Quad.

4:15 p.m. Parade
Watch all the fun as the parade makes its way from campus to the Plaza and back.

7 p.m. Pep Rally
Bring your HSU spirit to the UC Quad to get pumped up before game day.

7:30 p.m. Her Own Way
A radio-style reading of the first play ever performed at HSU in 1914 in the Van Duzer Theatre. $5 general admission, free for students. Second showing: 2 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, October 4

9 a.m. and Noon Kayak Paddle Tour
Take a two-hour guided tour of Humboldt Bay. Register for this popular outing by calling (707)443-4222 by Oct. 1. Cost is $20-$25.

3 p.m. Tailgate Party
Bring your favorite tailgating food and beverages to parking lot G11 on campus and socialize with other HSU fans before the game.

6 p.m. Football Game
Cheer on the Lumberjacks as they take on the Hardrockers from the South Dakota School of Mining & Technology in Redwood Bowl at 6 p.m.

8 p.m. Jazz Orchestra and Symphonic Band
In Fulkerson Recital Hall. Cost $8 general, $5 students.

Homecoming & Family Weekend

» Registration & schedule available at

Host a Parent Reception

HSU is hosting a series of parent receptions in November and December. Are you interested in organizing one?

We're looking for parent volunteers to help host parties in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, Portland, Ore. and Seattle, Wash. This will be a great opportunity to connect with other HSU parents and families and learn what to expect when your student comes home from college.

If you're interested, please contact the Humboldt Alumni office at (707) 826-3132 or

Overheard on the Network

“Hi everyone … just wanted to post a note expressing my thanks to all the parents who attended HOP and made me feel welcome and part of the family!! We took a chance and accepted attendance at HSU without visiting the campus …”

» Join the conversation
» Parents & Family network
» Parents & Family website

Latest News from HSU

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HSU Gets Research Submarine

Show You Care with A Gift Package

Want to make your student feel special? Show them you care with a gift package. HSU has teamed up with to deliver care packages directly to your student for all those important milestones like final exams and holidays, or when they just need some extra motivation. Filled with all the goodies you know they’ll love, there’s a package for every student and every occasion.

» Order at

Featured Photo

saying bye on move-in day
Saying “bye” on move-in day.

» For more HSU photos, visit Flickr

Upcoming Events

September 13
Humboldt Bay Paddlefest
September 20
Movies in the Park
September 23
Banned Books Read-Out
September 27
Football vs. Western Oregon University
October 3-5
Homecoming & Family Weekend

» More events on the HSU Events Calendar

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

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