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Student Life

Being a student at Cal Poly Humboldt means more than studying. It means joining a creative, passionate, inclusive community, where inspiration can be found in anything and motivation is in everything. Your path at Humboldt may begin in a classroom — but following it will lead you far.

Thrive in the heart of campus

Make Humboldt home and live on campus, surrounded by a passionate, caring community of students, teachers, and researchers — all committed to uplifting one another.

Students enjoying movie night

Feeling hungry?

From unique local coffee spots to small marketplaces and a full-service restaurant — all offering local, organic eats along with many vegan and gluten-free options — we promise you’ll eat well at Cal Poly Humboldt. Bon appétit!

Students in dining hall

Wellness for the whole person

At Cal Poly Humboldt, your wellbeing is essential — and making sure you live a healthy life is a critical part of our mission. Learn more about how we’re rising to make sure you flourish physically, mentally, and socially.

Yoga practice on campus

Athletics at Humboldt

Our Division II Athletics comprise 11 varsity athletic teams, all competing in the California Collegiate Athletic Association or the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Track practice

Stay supported

Need a little extra advice on navigating college? We’re dedicated to supporting you every step of the way.

Find your people

Whatever your thing is, someone else on campus feels just as passionate about it. With over 100 academic, career, cultural, sports, and lifestyle clubs, including sororities and fraternities, there's something here for everyone. Explore our campus clubs and organizations to get started!

Sorority recruitment

Student Government

Associated Students is dedicated to seeking institutional changes for the betterment of students and their experience, particularly through programs and services and education for the broader community.

Live and learn in our Learning Communities

Learning goes far beyond the classroom at Humboldt. Explore our Learning Communities and discover a community of those who share your interests.

Klamath Connection students at river

Embrace your artistic side

Craving culture? Enjoy a stroll through Humboldt’s many campus galleries or stop by a CenterArts performance for a look beyond the ordinary.

Student in art show

Next stop:

Adventure, just off campus

Adventure is never far at Humboldt — on campus, you’re just minutes from ancient redwood forests and wild coastlines punctuated by cliffs and waves. Hike, camp, canoe, surf — it’s all nearby at Humboldt.

Arcata — a great adventure town

Filled with a college-town vibe, Arcata is known for excellent coffee, art galleries, bookstores, and more. Yearly festivals and events add some extra fun to the mix, too.

Discover a new perspective

Whether you’re ready to grab your bike and hit the trails, chill on the beach, or explore a local community event like the Oyster Festival, there’s no limit to the discoveries you’ll make in Arcata.

Students in nature

Student Life Events