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With the generous infusion of state support—$433 million of one-time funding and $25 million in ongoing base support—Cal Poly Humboldt can increase enrollment by 50% in three years and double enrollment within seven years. Specifically, $25 million has been allocated to: the launch of 12 new academic programs by 2023; covering expenses related to faculty hires, specialty accreditation, and student support services; efforts related to communications, marketing, and branding and student recruitment and retention.

Additionally, $433 million will go toward improving the technology and broadband support which is vital to our rural campus, toward lab and classroom renovations, equipment modernization, and infrastructure for mixed-use space for housing and other basic needs, academic instruction, and the support of students’ success.

Academic Projects Project Cost
Mixed Use Engineering & Technology Building + Housing (250 bed) $135 million
Science Complex Renovations (Science A, C and D) – Existing Building and Lab Renovations $36.3 million
Applied Research and Climate Resilience $45 million

Other Academic Projects

  • Advanced Campus Science Network
  • Updating Faculty and Student Computing Facilities
  • Expanding Access to Wireless Networking
  • Research and Teaching Laboratory Moderation
$11.5 million
Engineering & Technology - Learning Community Building Render

Engineering & Technology - Learning Community Building: A new 90,000 sf building and adjacent 250 bed residence building located on the campus events field. Programming will include academic departments, lecture, lab research, office, student space, communal space, conference space and other student experience space. The Project has recently concluded a final feasibility study. Next steps are project design/build procurement in Fall 2022, Design through Fall 2023, Project Construction beginning Spring 2024. Total project budget $135m, Planned opening January 2026.

Microgrid and Sustainability Building Render

Microgrid and Sustainability Building:  A new 25,000 sf building located on the south edge of campus. Programming will include academic departments, lab research, office, student space, communal space, and conference space for the building. The Building will primarily serve as a testing facility for energy systems and give a home for Sustainability on campus. The Project has recently concluded a final feasibility study. Next steps are project design/build procurement in Fall 2022, Design through Fall 2023, Project Construction beginning Spring 2024 Total project budget $24m, Planned opening August 2025.

Science building, engineering

Existing Building and Lab Renovations: The Univeristy will invest in our existing building assets through renovations and maintenance. Humboldt is focused in implementing the academic road map and new academic programs in support of Cal Poly transformation. Fall 2022 will see Team Domino Working Group, which is charged by the cal poly implementation Facilties Working Group, focus on renovations to support new Fall 2023 programs. The group will create a project portfolio for construction in Sping/Summer 2023 or “Phase I”. “Phase II” will follow for project delivery Spring/Summer 2024. Total project budget $36.3m and scope will focus on the Science Complex.

R/V Coral Sea

Eureka Research Lab (Offshore wind lab)—Marine Facilities: Investment in our offsite marine facilities including the Telonicher Marine Lab, The Coral Sea Research Vessel, and a new Eureka Research Lab. With the introduction of a new Eureka facility the intent and focus of our existing marine facilities should be considered. Total project budget $15m for the Eureka Lab and $6m for the R/V Coral Sea.

Non-Academic Projects Project Cost
Mixed Use Off-Campus Housing at Craftsman’s Mall (950 bed, 350 stall) $200 million
Library Circle Student Housing, Health Center, Dining and Parking Facility (650 bed, 500 stall) $175 million
Campus Apartments Housing and Parking Facility (700 bed, 500 stall) $110 million
Land Acquisitions $11.7 million
Technology and Communications
  • D299 Pipe to I-5 Corridor
  • Broadband Deployment: Project Echo-Singapore Clean Data
  • Fiber Deployment to Trinidad Marine Research Center
$8.5 million
aerial craftsman mall render

Craftsman’s Student Housing: The project will construct two main buildings consisting of 950 beds total connected by courtyard and surrounded with parking, usable grounds, recreation facilties and other intermodal support. The Project will be focused around a central community space or “Muse”. This will include a marketplace, gym, game rooms, confrence rooms, and student life services. The Project is will complete design Fall 2022 and Construction will begin Spring 2023 Total project budget $200m, Planned opening August 2025.

Craftsman’s Student Housing Looking South at the Buildings’s Main Entrance

Render - Craftsman’s Student Housing Looking South at the Buildings’s Main Entrance

Craftsman’s Student Housing Looking North East up the MUSE from the Marketplace

Craftsman’s Student Housing Looking North East up the MUSE from the Marketplace

Library Circle Student Housing, Health, & Dining Building and Parking Structure

Library Circle Student Housing, Health, & Dining Building and Parking Structure: The project would build approximate 200,000 GSF at the North West corner of library circle and LK wood. The building would contain a new health center and main dining services for housing with 650 bed residential units. The Project will also construct a new parking structure located north of the project along Granite Ave. The Project has recently concluded a final feasibility study. Next steps are project design/build procurement in Spring 2023, Design through Summer 2024, Project Construction beginning Summer 2024. Total project budget $175 m, Planned opening August 2026.

Campus Apartments Student Housing and Parking Structure

Campus Apartments Student Housing and Parking Structure: The project will construct a building complex consisting of 600-700 beds total that will be built in relationship to a new 650 bed parking structure. The project will be programmed with additional site amenities for housing and gathering spaces. Ceramic and Sculpture Labs will need to be addressed in long term planning. The Feasibility study for this project has yet to begin. And genreal scope is still being developed. Total project budget $110m, Planned opening Summer 2027.

Map of Infrastructure Projects

Capital Projects Map Fall 2022

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1. Student Housing Project
2. Engineering & Technology Learning Community Building
3. Microgrid & Sustainability Building
4. Student Housing, Health & Dining Building and Parking Structure
5. Existing Building and Lab Renovations
6. Eureka Research Lab (Offshore Wind Lab) and Marine Facilities