All new faculty, staff, and students must complete the Account Activation Checklist prior to accessing email and other computer accounts.
Step 1: Log onto the Welcome Center
If you have difficulties logging in, call the Technology Help Desk at (707) 826-4357 for assistance.
Step 2: Set your password
Note: your password expires at least once a year. Read more about Password Expirations .
Step 3: Identity Verification Questions
Answering these questions will help you reset your password in case you ever forget it. Be sure to choose answers that are easy to type and that you will remember.
Step 4: Email Address and Forwarding
Staff & Faculty: Before you started working here, you may have given us an email address. This is currently set as your “Preferred Email” which means that all email sent to your HSU email address would go directly to your preferred email address. We recommend that you use your HSU email address as your preferred email address for HSU-related communication. The university is not responsible for the handling of email by outside vendors or unofficial servers.
Students: Your Humboldt State University email account is an official channel of communication between you and the university. You are responsible for checking your HSU email account for official communications. Although you may elect to redirect messages sent to your official HSU email address to another address, you do so at your own risk. Having an email lost as a result of re-direction does not absolve you from responsibilities associated with communication sent to your official university email address. The university is not responsible for the handling of email by outside vendors or unofficial servers.
To set up a forwarding address:
Congratulations, you have completed the Account Activation Process!
Please contact the HSU Technology Help Desk at (707) 826-4357 if you need assistance.