“Fabulous”Lance Torgerson Alumni, 2004
Humboldt State is a FABULOUS place to expand your horizons!
“Growth”Carol Sandretto-Unsinger Alumni, 1993
During my time at HSU I not only grew more knowledgeable, but I grew personally. The experiences, lessons, and people helped to shape the person I am today.
“Peaceful”Jiayun Yang Student, 2013
The natural environment in Arcata is awesome: the trees and the ocean. There also aren’t that many people. The city is always very quiet.
“Amazing”Musaad Alowaysi Student, 2016
The students, the professors, everyone is helpful and friendly. If you smile, people smile back at you.
“Green”Xuesi Feng Student, 2014
Everything is green here. The trees are green. The grass is green. It is very peaceful and relaxed.
“Chance”Yue Shen Student, 2013
At HSU, you have the chance to make your own choices, to change your mind, to change your major. There is a higher expectation to be on your own two feet and be responsible for the things you do. You still have a lot of help, but it helps you grow.
“Opportunity”Yuehe Li Student, 2013
It’s another country. You can experience something different. You can travel to different places. You can decide what you want to do with your future. Not everyone has that opportunity. Humboldt State gave me the opportunity to learn, to experience and grow up.
“Growing”Candace Lambert Utterback Alumni, 1998
My time at HSU was a time of growing and developing into the person I have become. Learning, experiencing, and living... I did all of those things during my time as a student. I also met my husband in the dorms during my senior year! But that's a whole other story :)
“Formative”Joshua Allen Alumni, 2004
The lessons I learned at HSU profoundly changed the way I view the world and my existence within it.
“Enlightenment”John Church Alumni, 1979
“Nolan”Laura Bushnell Family
It's my son's name. He is there experiencing all the others. But, when I think of HSU - I think of him.
“Enlightenment”Katie Lyn Sherry Alumni, 1996
Having all my senses brought to life, my time at Humboldt was full of new opportunities, new experiences and deep seeded love for learning, life, environment, and individuality! Although I am far from being a hippie, my inner child loves the fact that I chose Humboldt so that she could hear drum circles, smell patchouli, eat beans and rice; then get right back down to studying Physics!
“Community”Janessa (Molinari) Gruby Alumni, Attended 1993-1996
I've attended a few different colleges since leaving Humboldt and I never felt so connected as I did to HSU. There really was a sense of community in the town and on campus.
“Community”Laurie Alumni, 2004
Humboldt State is all about community and support. Not only within the university (staff,faculty,and students) but in the surrounding town and area. There is a smiling face and a helping hand around every corner. I miss it everyday.
“Alive!”Claudia Myers Alumni, 1974
So much going on, such a wonderful place to live. I came here from L.A. as a student in 1965 and I just love living here!
“Freedom”Katy Tahja (Kathleen Alban) Alumni, 1970
Freedom to soak up knowledge...freedom to wander the woods and beaches and breathe fresh air...freedom to form friendships with peers and professors that last a lifetime...freedom to return to campus and feel like you never left...Humboldt is a place in your heart
“Nature”Ruth Bettenhausen Parent of HSU graduate as well as Humboldt resident
HSU is not only located in one of the most beautiful natural places in the world but it embraces the natural world in it's core teaching and research mission. I'ts students live in this beauteous natural place, learning about nature, enjoying it's uniqueness and incorporating this knowledge in their worldview.
“Personal”Karen Reiss Long-time Adjunct, Former Lecturer
Humboldt is a place that recognizes what is personal. Students are viewed as individuals, faculty express themselves as individuals. Individual people meet, interact, learn... mutually. And the results are personal. Personal growth. Personal transformation.
“Alive”Lyssette Rodriguez Student
I never truly lived my life or felt more alive than when I first came to Humboldt. Humboldt gave me "life" and I have never stopped living since I arrived. I love this place.
“Shape”Kay Libolt Administrative Support
Students, staff and faculty come to HSU and we all learn, grow and change by our experiences here. All of these experiences shape who we are and are becoming.