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Humboldt Online Orientation Program (HOOP)

Spring 2016

HOOP is designed for both incoming freshman and transfer students for the spring 2016 semester.

To secure your space in HOOP, you must confirm your intent to enroll at HSU in your Student Center. There is no separate sign-up for HOOP. You will automatically be enrolled in HOOP based on your confirmation of intent to enroll.

HOOP will open at 9am on Monday, December 7-Friday, December 11, 2015. All HOOP steps must be completed online during this window.

We are not able to open the orientation before or have it remain open after this window. If you wish to attend HSU in the spring, please be sure to complete the entire process during this week.

HOOP is completed entirely online. You will register for classes as the final step of HOOP. All new students register after currently-enrolled students register for classes. To learn more about the steps, please scroll down and begin reading at "HOOP Steps."



Fall 2015 (will be updated in 2016)

  • There are 3 HOOP sessions offered in the summer. Participation in a session is dependent on the date that you sign-up for HOOP and the date that your required test scores and/or official transcripts are processed.
  • Once you complete all of the HOOP steps within the session window, you may register for your HSU classes. New students to HSU register after all currently-enrolled students. Class registration will begin for most students at least 48 hours after completing the first HOOP step. Registration access is not instantaneous.
  • There are a few steps involved in the HOOP process. We explain them below.
  • Important dates at-a-glance:

    HOOP Sign-Up Date

    only via Student Center "orientation" link

    HOOP Session Start Date

    Sessions start at 9:00am

    HOOP Session End** Date

    Sessions end at 5:00pm

    Priority* Session: May 1

    May 27

    June 5

    Second Session: June 1

    June 22

    June 26

    Standard Session: July 10

    August 10

    August 14

    *Priority session students will be able to register prior to new first-time freshmen if sign-up is completed by May 1st and all HOOP steps are completed. If the May 1st deadline is missed, students will register after first-time freshmen register in June.
    ** End date means that you must complete the online HOOP course and survey as well as your online major advising during the session. Students who fail to complete all steps before the session end date will not be able to register for classes until the next session opens.


To start HOOP you must FIRST reserve your space! *You must reserve your space in a HOOP session via your Student Center. We will open the reservation system on March 2 and it will close on July 10. To reserve your space, click on the "orientation" link in your Student Center and be sure to complete all pages of the process. You will see a green "COMPLETE" indicator at the top of the page when you have successfully completed signing up.


Important Dates & Deadlines for Transfer Applicants Fall 2015 

Orientation Fees for Students

Please read our dates & fees page for information about fees and refunds.



HOOP steps:

Step 1. Signing into your HOOP course in Moodle via myHumboldt.

***Once your HOOP start date arrives, you will not access the HOOP course via Student Center. You can only access HOOP in Moodle.


Step 2. Starting the HOOP course.

The course is only visible during the session times. If you attempt to access HOOP prior to the start time, you will not see the course since it is "hidden" to you until the session start time.
HOOP will introduce you to key academic regulations and requirements as well as campus programs and services.

See the images below to help you find the HOOP course once the session starts. Your course is titled HOOP Fall 15 and will be the only HOOP course visible to you in the "ongoing courses" section.

  • after you click "ongoing courses" at the top, you will then see the HOOP course in the center of the page. It looks like this:
  • Watch a video about this step on our channel!:

    Video script: Entering the HOOP course

Step 3. Completing the HOOP survey

At the end of your HOOP you will see a link that reads "Go to HOOP survey." This survey must be completed in full and submitted in order to demonstrate that you've completed HOOP. Afterwards, your "HOOP registration hold" will be removed the next business day.

Step 4. Connecting with your HOOP advisor

During HOOP, you will see contact information for your HOOP advisor. This is the faculty member that is assigned to your academic major. After you have completed steps 1 through 3, you will need to connect with your HOOP advisor based on their stated method of communication. Once you've received advising, your advising hold will be removed. This process is not instantaneous and may take up to one week to complete.

Step 5.Registering for your classes at HSU

Once HOOP and your advising are complete, all orientation-related holds will be removed from your account and you could be ready to register for your classes. We cover the registration process during HOOP. Feel free to return to your HOOP course for a refresher and any helpful tips as you sit down to register for classes.


Other Dates

Optional HOOP Connect will take place on Friday, August 21 for those who wish to supplement their online orientation with an on-campus experience. Email invitation will be sent in August. HOOP Connect is not a replacement for HOOP but is an opportunity for you to explore the campus and meet HSU staff and fellow new transfer students before classes begin. We hope that we'll see you at HOOP Connect. Times uncertain; tentative 9am-2pm.

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