Klamath Connection is a “learning community,” which means you and 180 other freshmen in natural sciences will think, live, eat, and breathe the Klamath from beginning to end – together. Who knows, you might meet a few great friends along the way.
Over the course of the year, you’ll work with members of the community, and get to know the faculty, staff and HSU peer mentors and student support services who will help you grow academically and personally.
As part of the Klamath Connection, students are not just another nameless person in a huge lecture hall. The professors who teach the Klamath Connection courses get to know their students as individuals, and are committed to student success. Our professors first get to know students during the summer immersion, and small class sizes during the semester allow students to build upon this relationship.
Klamath Connection support staff is readily available to answer questions, help students with scheduling concerns, and point students towards campus resources and opportunities. We work closely with the Academic and Career Advising Center to ensure that students are always making decisions that best align with their career goals.
Students in the Klamath Connection interact with a range of community partners during the summer immersion and throughout the school year. Local scientists - many of whom are HSU alum - introduce our students to a variety of topics, demonstrating real world applications of scientific study and helping students understand what it means to be a professional in their chosen field. Our tribal partners share their point of view on natural resources and conservation - underlining the importance of culture, traditional knowledge, history, and social justice to the topics.
Our weekly newsletter – the Humboldt Current – keeps all PBLC students connected to events and opportunities on campus and in the local community. This includes guest speakers, outdoor recreation offerings, local art and music, festivals and fairs, and volunteer opportunities.