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American Indian College Motivation Day

November 2nd, 2023. An Inspiring Event for American Indian Students!

For 49 years, Cal Poly Humboldt has hosted American Indian College Motivation Day (AICMD). This event, which is held on the first Thursday in November, focuses on preparing high school students for what to look for and expect in college, creating a sense of belonging and cultural relevancy, and connecting students to their support team at Humboldt. AICMD is organized in partnership by the Council of American Indian Faculty and Staff, American Indian student leaders on campus and the Office of Admissions.

Main Schedule

TimeEvent ComponentLocation
8:30 am - 9:15 amEarly-Bird Arrival/Optional Campus TourArt Quad
9:30 am - 10:00 amArrival/Check-InJVD
10:00 am - 10:15 amWelcome and Opening Prayers & SongsJVD
10:15 am - 10:45 amKeynote AddressJVD
10:45 am - 11:15 amStudent PanelJVD
11:15 am - 11:20 amOverview of the afternoon and expectations while visiting HumboldtJVD
11:30 am - 12:00 pmLunch: Freshmen & SophomoreTBD
Fair: Junior & Senior West Gym
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmFair: Freshmen & SophomoreTBD
Lunch: Junior & Senior West Gym


Session Break-outs

TimeSession Break-outsLocation
12:40 pm - 1:40 pmFreshmen SessionTBD
Sophomore SessionTBD
Junior SessionTBD
Senior SessionTBD
2:00 pm - 2:45 pmOptional Campus Tour 

For more information about American Indian College Motivation Day, please contact Sulaina Banks at