HSU welcomes new and old students


With pillows, quilts, surfboards and their favorite houseplants, new and permanent students at Humboldt State University moved into residences last week before the official start of the fall semester. .

Move-in day 2021 at HSU.

HSU joins hundreds of colleges and universities across the country that are once again welcoming more students, staff and faculty to campus.

Like last fall, rigorous health and safety protocols remain in place at HSU, including mandatory vaccinations for students, staff, and faculty, as well as universal masking and virtual instruction for the first two weeks of the semester, followed by limited in-person classes. Student Health and Welfare Services will offer testing and vaccination clinics and major campus events are on hold in the near future. More information on campusready.humboldt.edu

With these measures comes a sense of normalcy. For the first time in a long time, all restaurants are open, as are all buildings, and student clubs and activities are back.

The timing couldn’t be better for HSUthe newest loggers from, who are eager to experience campus life and what Humboldt has to offer.

See the 2021 move-in day photo gallery

Staff greeted the students and their families on move-in day.

Madison Flores, a first-time student in Riverside, Calif., Was eager to explore Humboldt’s natural environment. “It’s the perfect balance between forest and ocean. Everyone is so welcoming here and I am really excited.

In addition to HSUthe location of, Flores was impressed with HSUacademic offers of. The university’s potential future as a polytechnic and plans to expand university programs have led it to HSU also. “I chose Humboldt because of his excellent academics,” says the business administration specialist. “I’m super excited for the new polytechnic additions.”

While students can be the stars of move-in day, their families play an important supporting role, providing guidance, emotional wisdom, and an extra pair of hands.

Proving that it takes a village to move in, a student showed up with an intimidating stack of boxes and nine helpful family members.

This was the case for first-time parents HSU student, Mary Wasinger, from Eugene, Oregon.

“I want to tell him not to sweat the little things because there are a lot of little things that look a lot bigger until you deal with them,” says Wasinger’s dad, Greg. “I’m glad she’s here. That’s all she wants in college, ”says Wasinger’s dad, Greg. “Even though we don’t know the area very well, we know a lot of people who have had great experiences, so I’m really excited for her.”

Proving that it takes a village to move in, a student showed up with an intimidating stack of boxes and nine helpful family members.

Like always, HSU staff were also on hand to register students, direct them to their residences and welcome them to campus. In total, approximately 1,500 students have moved into the campus, or approximately 70% of the total accommodation capacity on campus.

“It’s so wonderful to see students on campus,” says Steve St. Onge, associate vice president of student success. “Their smiling faces show how impatient they are to be here.”

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