Power Restored to Campus, Normal Operations Resume

December 20, 2022 - 8:39pm

As of around 8 p.m., power was restored to the Cal Poly Humboldt campus. Normal operations will resume beginning Wednesday, December 21. 

Campus Remains Closed, Normal Operations Expected Wednesday, Dec. 21

December 20, 2022 - 1:08pm

Power has not been restored to the general area and campus remains closed to everyone but essential personnel. 

Facilities Management has completed building checks and all infrastructure has been deemed safe. 

No damage was recorded on campus and no injuries were reported. 

The University is anticipating that power will be restored and campus will be prepared for normal operations beginning the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 21, unless additional notification is provided. 

The J is providing food service until 6 p.m. today and device charging is available in the Jolly Giant Commons. 

The Cashier's Office will be open today for anyone who needs to pick up a paycheck today, 12/20 from 2-4 p.m. The Cashier’s Office will be temporarily located on the 1st floor of the SBS Building at the Main Entrance. You can reach staff at hsu-cash@humboldt.edu if you need additional assistance.

Campus Closed Except to Essential Personnel

December 20, 2022 - 7:16am

A 6.4 earthquake occurred off the coast of Ferndale at 2:34 a.m. Tuesday. There is NO tsunami threat. 

Cal Poly Humboldt is working to restore campus operations including: 

  • Robust assessment of infrastructure and building conditions

  • Restoration of phone, internet, and security systems

  • Restoration of housing and dining services

  • Restoration of critical business functions (payroll, accounts payable and procurement) to support emergency operations and essential university functions

  • Completing the semester and continuing grading and essential research as needed

A timeline for power restoration is unknown. 

The University will only permit essential personnel on-campus. If you are unsure if you are classified as essential, please reach out to your appropriate administrator. The University will reassess the situation by midday and share important updates as necessary. Once power is restored and no hazardous conditions exist, campus will be re-opened to faculty and staff.

You can find additional information and resources at the Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services website.

University Police can be contacted for non-emergencies at 707-826-5555. Please call 911 in case of emergency.

No injuries have been reported and damage will be assessed going forward.

Visit myHumboldt to ensure you’re signed up for emergency text messages. 

Find earthquake information and preparedness tips here. 

Students seeking support can contact TimelyCare. Employees can reach out to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for support.

Campus Open: No Emergency Conditions Exist

January 27, 2023

In the event of an emergency, information will be posted here, on the HSU homepage, and 707-826-INFO (4636). It will also be sent to your HSU email and via text message. 

Emergency Email and Text Alerts

When an incident arises that affects the entire campus, the campus community will receive alerts via HSU email and text messages to your cell phone. Both are designed for campus-wide emergencies, while the HSU homepage and 707-826-INFO provide updates on any campus emergency.

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For more information about HSU Emergency Management and links to help prepare for disasters and emergencies, see the Emergency Operations website.

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