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Humboldt State University is monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and closely working with, and following stringent guidelines from, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), State of California, and Humboldt County health agencies.

  • The California State University system has approved Humboldt State University offering limited face-to-face courses this fall.
  • HSU is operating virtually. 
  • HSU’s plans are aligned with the Humboldt County 'Shelter in Place' order. All access to campus facilities is closed to the general public. 

La Universidad Estatal de Humboldt (HSU) está monitoreando el Nuevo Coronavirus (COVID-19) y está trabajando de cerca con las estrictas guías de Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC), el Estado de California, y las agencias de salud del Condado de Humboldt.

  • El sistema de la Universidad Estatal de California (CSU) aprobó a la Universidad Estatal de Humboldt que ofrezca cursos limitados cara-a-cara este otoño.
  • HSU esta operando virtualmente.
  • Los planes actuales de HSU están alineados con la orden del Condado de Humboldt de quedarse en casa.  Todo el acceso a las instalaciones del campus está cerrado al público en general.


Jul 31 2020 - 1:26pm

As members of the Humboldt State University community, all of us have a responsibility to ourselves and each other to maintain a healthy and safe environment during the pandemic. That’s why students and employees are being asked to take the Social Responsibility Commitment. 

Jul 23 2020 - 5:39pm

As members of the Humboldt State University community, all students, faculty, and staff will commit to protect others and themselves during the pandemic. For those of us with a physical need to be on campus in a few short weeks, there are important considerations and actions we must adhere to in order to keep our fall plan in place. For details on HSU’s plans for the Fall semester, go to

What You Need to Know:

Jul 16 2020 - 1:31pm

HSU has launched a new website,, with detailed information about the preparations for the coming Fall semester. 

This clearinghouse of information is organized so that students, faculty, and staff can find the answers they’re looking for regarding instruction, residence life, operations, health and safety, student support, and more. It also provides the most recent announcements as well as information about the planning structure.

Jul 14 2020 - 9:13am

Due to new guidelines from the California State University system and the Centers for Disease Control, Humboldt State University has developed new guidelines on returning to work on campus for employees who are 65+ years old or who have underlying medical conditions that make them vulnerable to COVID-19. There are also multiple CSU and federal leave options for certain employees impacted by the pandemic.

Jul 13 2020 - 1:13pm

Humboldt State University has determined spending priorities for $5.9 million in federal funds received through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act as well as the Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Program. Funds will be used to cover a portion of the University’s expenses related to the impact of COVID-19.

Jul 8 2020 - 10:53am

Humboldt State University would like to share a few important updates and reminders as the campus prepares to welcome back students, faculty, and staff for the Fall semester.  

As always, the progression of students toward their degree and the health and safety of our campus community are paramount and drive key decisions that are being made in conjunction with state and local partners. 

Jun 12 2020 - 3:03pm

The California State University system has approved Humboldt State University offering limited face-to-face courses this fall. The courses will be a subset of scheduled labs, activities, or field-based experiences that the University faculty have determined cannot be taught fully virtual. 

Jun 3 2020 - 1:52pm

As Humboldt State University continues to plan for summer operations and the Fall semester, it has become clear that the number of faculty and staff working on campus will continue to be limited for the safety of the campus community. 

With a goal of keeping campus density low in the fall, most employees will need to continue telecommuting. Likely fewer than 30 percent of employees will return to work on campus. In many cases, employees will work most of the time telecommuting with limited hours physically on campus.

Jun 2 2020 - 1:42pm

The following message from the Provost's office was sent to students today:

Dear Students,

We hope you and your loved ones are well. We’re writing to provide an update on your class schedule for Fall 2020.

May 21 2020 - 9:56am

Humboldt State University is developing a proposal for limited face-to-face instruction this fall, which it expects to submit to CSU system leaders as soon as possible. The guidelines for submitting such requests are expected soon.