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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.


May 15 2020 - 1:33pm

The HSU community has rallied and supported one another during the challenges of recent months. Now, as we head into the summer break, it is important to continue with that and also to be aware of the disparate impact of the pandemic, which has amplified a number of equity issues and raised concerns about bias faced by people of color and people with other marginalized identities and their intersections. 

May 12 2020 - 5:12pm

Humboldt State University’s athletics conference - the California Collegiate Athletic Association - has suspended Fall sports competition. The announcement follows CSU Chancellor’s White’s announcement that the vast majority of courses at CSU campuses will be virtual for the Fall semester as part of the ongoing response to COVID-19.

The CCAA announcement reads:


May 12 2020 - 5:03pm
The following was provided by the CSU Chancellor’s Office

May 12 2020 - 2:35pm

Humboldt State University has been actively participating in discussions about fall instruction within the California State University system. 

May 1 2020 - 1:09pm

Humboldt State University is committed to assisting as many students as possible through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a new law meant to help individuals and businesses, including colleges and universities, cover emergency expenses related to COVID-19.

Under the CARES Act, the University will allocate $5,151,499 to the following groups of currently enrolled students, who will receive the full amount, even if there are any outstanding charges on their HSU account:

Apr 29 2020 - 3:35pm

The following update on international and non-essential domestic travel guidelines was sent by The California State University Chancellor’s Office. Please visit the CSU's website about the coronavirus for additional information.​ For official Humboldt State updates related to COVID-19, go to

 COVID-19 Update: Travel Suspension Extended

Apr 23 2020 - 9:18am

Face coverings must be worn by anyone who enters an indoor facility other than their residence, or while outdoors when the person is unable to maintain a six-foot distance from another person at all times, beginning Friday, April 24, per the most recent Humboldt County Public Health Order.

This applies to anyone making essential trips on the HSU campus. Please note a statewide shelter in place order is still in effect. View the county order here (pdf)

Apr 21 2020 - 1:46pm

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, Humboldt State University has decided to cancel all in-person programs and events that were scheduled to take place over the summer through August 14, based on continued guidance from the CSU Chancellor’s Office and state and local officials. These activities include but is not limited to:

  • Summer conferences, festivals, and workshops

  • Camps and Clinics

Apr 8 2020 - 12:26pm

In order to promote and share online events, HSU has created the “Virtual Quad.” 

This is a place to share HSU-related virtual gatherings, including lectures, club activities, performances, and more. Please help the campus community stay connected by sharing your activities. It’s one way we can all continue to learn and have fun.

Apr 7 2020 - 4:41pm

This is a joint news release from CR and HSU. More information about HSU enrollment and budget is in this report on the Budget Office website (pdf).

College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University are both facing immense budget challenges due to COVID-19, according to early projections being shared today at a meeting of CR’s Board of Trustees and later at a meeting of HSU’s University Senate.