Welcome to Humboldt! This guide is designed to help you plan your move into the residence halls. On this page is information concerning the moving-in process and other helpful ideas to get you started on your way to a successful year at HSU.
The residence halls will open for the Spring 2014 Semester at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 14, 2014. Check-in will take place in the Jolly Giant Commons as outlined below.
You will need to bring a valid photo ID to check-in.
Please leave all of your belongings in your car. Once you have gone through the check-in process, you will be directed to your specific hall. During check-in, you can expect to receive your ID card with access to your room and meal plan. We will answer questions about where to unload your belongings, how to get a hand truck and explain how to review your room using a room condition card.
When you get to your room, you will have a packet that includes the ResLife and You Handbook, Dining Hours, the ResLife staff roster and phone numbers and a room condition card. When you are finished completing the room condition card, bring it back down to check in and we will hand you the keys to your mailbox and the locked drawer in your room (where available).
|Day||Hours of Check-In||Location: Jolly Giant Commons|
|Tues - Fri, Jan 14 - 17||9am - 4pm||2nd Floor, Housing Office|
|5pm - 10pm||1st Floor, Recreation Room|
|Sat - Mon, Jan 18-20||10am - 10pm||1st Floor, Recreation Room|
Moving into the residence halls can be hectic with many students checking in at once. Many of you will have driven several hours to get here and the journey can be filled with mixed emotions and high anxiety. Planning ahead can help all to reduce the stress of the day and help all of us have a more pleasurable move-in experience. Some tips we suggest:
Student rooms are furnished with an extra long (regular length in Creekview and some Campus Apartment rooms) twin bed, desk, chair, dresser, wastebasket and mattress pad for each student. All rooms are carpeted. We suggest that you bring all of the special items that will make your new home feel like home but you can't bring everything! Some of the basic items you might want to add to your list are: blankets, linens, pillows, towels, posters and pictures, alarm clock (you don't want to be late for class!), stereo/radio (headphones are helpful!), telephone or cell phone (your family wants to hear from you!); computer, study lamp, flashlight (in case of power outage) and laundry supplies (yes, you have to do laundry!). You might also want to bring a coffee pot, bicycle, iron, a plastic bucket/container for toiletries and any other personal items you may need. You can bring a television but, if not, Sunset, Redwood, and Canyon have TV lounges in each building. There are also large screen TV's in the Creekside Lounge, the College Creek Great Hall and the Jolly Giant Commons Recreation Room.
If you live in the Campus Apartments, all beds are extra long twin beds except for the following:
The extra long mattresses measure approximately 34" wide by 78"-80" long by 6" thick.
Cooking appliances such as electric frying pans, crockpots, hot plates, toasters, toaster ovens, woks, etc. may not be used in rooms. Residents may not have birds, warm-blooded or poisonous pets at any time in the residence halls. Cold-blooded reptiles, amphibians or fish are allowed provided they are adequately contained in an aquarium/container no larger than 10 gallons. Each resident is allowed one 10 gallon aquarium with the exception being in a triple room where only a total of two aquariums/containers would be allowed. The fish/reptile/amphibian must adequately fit in the aquarium/container as prescribed by a professional able to determine such matters (pet store owner, scientist, etc.). You must consult with your roommate prior to bringing the pet to address any concerns your roommate might express.
Bicycles may be kept in your room or in approved storage areas in each of the living complexes. Bicycles may not be stored in common areas or stairwells.
Telephone service is provided by AT&T. It is your responsibility to contact AT&T for installation. They have established a special telephone number for university students to call to set up service. This number is 1-877-722-6787 (1-877-7CAMPUS). In addition, AT&T has a website where you can request phone service. The web address is www.att.com. Request new service and enter your address as your room number, building name and use the word "Hall" after your building name (for example, 1025 Redwood Hall). Enter Arcata as the city and the zip code is 95521. This should work for all areas with the exception of the Campus Apartments. The entry for the Campus Apartments is your mailing address plus the apartment number (for example, 335 Laurel Ave, 17A). It is helpful to contact AT&T before you arrive on campus to arrange to have your phone connected on a particular day. If you wait until you arrive it can be a number of days before your phone is installed.
Cable TV is available through Suddenlink Communications in all areas. You can contact Suddenlink Communications at 1-877-443-3127.
These items are available for rent through Collegiate Concepts, Inc. (Bed lofts are only available if you live in Redwood, Sunset or Cypress.) Contact them at 1-888-929-0806 or www.collegefridge.com to arrange for this service. If you would like your bed lofted but live in the Canyon or College Creek, please call our Housing Office at 1.707.826.3451 to request this service. Sorry, beds in Creekview cannot be lofted. Beds in the Campus Apartment double rooms are already lofted. Lofts cannot be ordered for triple rooms in any area, as most are already lofted.
You may wish to ship items in advance such as trunks, luggage, boxes, and bicycles (UPS delivers directly to the Jolly Giant Commons). You may do so by addressing them to your address listed in the room assignment email. We do ask that you wait to ship the items until August 1 for fall and January 1 for spring, when we are able to aside additional storage for packages to arrive for opening.
Do NOT put "Humboldt State University" on your shipped items as it will delay the routing of your package. Items shipped to us prior to the opening of the residence halls will be stored on the second floor of the Jolly Giant Commons. We will have the Mailroom staffed each day until 5pm so you can plan on picking up your packages when you arrive.
We highly encourage new Humboldt students, especially freshmen, not to bring a car to HSU for their first year. Zipcar for Universities is now at HSU! For more information visit http://www.zipcar.com/humboldtstate/ . There is also subsidized local bus service, weekend special shuttle service to Eureka from the residence halls and downtown Arcata is a short 15 minute walk away from campus.
Should you decide to bring a car, it is important to know that parking may be a problem on campus, particularly near the residence halls. Even though special resident permits are required for cars using lots near the residence halls (Monday, 7:00 a.m.-Friday, 5:00 p.m.), buying a parking permit will not guarantee you a spot to park.
The airport you would fly into is called the Eureka-Arcata Airport which is located in McKinleyville, about 10 minutes north of Arcata. You will need to secure transportation from the airport. Cab and shuttle service are available. The bus stop in Arcata is at 925 E Street. It is about a 15-minute walk from the bus stop to campus.
From the North: Take Highway 101 to the Sunset Avenue Exit. After exiting make a left on Sunset (east). At the next stop sign make a left onto LK Wood Boulevard (north). Take the first right onto Granite Avenue (east). Check-in is on the first level of the Jolly Giant Commons (the three story cement and glass building directly ahead).
From the South: Take Highway 101 to the 14th Street/Humboldt State University Exit, stay in the left hand lane. After stopping at the end of the exit ramp, continue straight ahead onto LK Wood Boulevard. Continue north (approximately ½ mile) on LK Wood Boulevard to Granite Avenue. Turn right onto Granite (east). Check-in is on the first level of the Jolly Giant Commons (the three story cement and glass building directly ahead).
From the East:: Take Highway 299 to Highway 101. Take 101 South/Arcata-Eureka Exit. Continue on Highway 101 South approximately one mile to the Sunset Avenue/Humboldt State University Exit. After exiting make a left on Sunset (east). At the next stop sign, make a left onto LK Wood Boulevard (north). Take the first right onto Granite Avenue (east). Check-in is on the first level of the Jolly Giant Commons (the three story cement and glass building directly ahead).
Still wondering about moving into the halls? Check out the answers to our Frequently Asked Questions. If, after reading this section, you still have questions, don't hesitate to call the HSU Housing Office at (707) 826-3451 or email us at email@example.com.
The following links have further information you may be interested in:
ResNet (Residence Hall Internet Services) www.humboldt.edu/resnet
National Student Services Personal Property Insurance www.nssi.com