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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.


Apr 7 2020 - 3:20pm

In accordance with Humboldt County Public Health, effective immediately, all students who are on campus conducting essential functions (such as visiting the Health Center, doing laundry, or obtaining food or other campus services) should wear a face covering while in public.

Staff and faculty working or conducting essential functions are also encouraged to wear a face covering. 

Apr 7 2020 - 11:54am

The CSU Chancellor’s Office has enacted the emergency pay provisions in the California State University Employees Union (Units 2, 5, 7 and 9), International Union of Operating Engineers (Unit 10) and Teamsters 2010 (Unit 6) collective bargaining agreements (CBA). Generally, emergency pay is additional pay for  employees who work outside the scope of their normal duties when campus is closed due to an emergency situation.

Apr 3 2020 - 3:42pm

Under the new provisions, most state-side employees, including student employees, shall be eligible to receive a one-time allotment of up to 256 hours of paid administrative leave that can be used for COVID-19-related absences, subject to the following conditions: 

  • All hours must be used by close of business on December 31, 2020 at which time the remaining allotted hours will expire;

Apr 2 2020 - 3:02pm


HSU continues to provide essential business support functions to campus in this challenging operating environment. This memorandum will inform you of current service levels and procedural adjustments.

Essential Expenditures

Mar 30 2020 - 3:17pm

Humboldt State University has received reports from faculty members that their classes have been subject to “Zoom-bombing,” where people not associated with the University interrupt Zoom conference calls and other virtual class gatherings.

Mar 30 2020 - 2:39pm

To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, Siemens Hall computer labs and the University Center will close today at 5 p.m.

Those spaces had remained open to provide students with access to computers and internet so they could continue with classes. As of today, other solutions have been identified:


  • Rural students have been assisted with an arrangement with a cable provider for internet.

  • All students who indicated they needed a laptop have one or one on the way. 

Mar 27 2020 - 5:31pm

Travel to areas with community level transmission of COVID-19 increases the risk of exposure and transmission to our campus and local community.

Mar 27 2020 - 8:30am

Dear Faculty and Students,

Welcome back to instruction! We want students to be relieved from undue concern about grades as we all adjust to alternative modes of teaching and learning. We are doing everything we can to help them to keep learning. And we want them to feel confident in doing so. To lessen student anxiety, the deadline to change grade mode (LTR to CR/NC, or CR/NC to LTR) has been extended to 11:59 p.m., Friday, May 8. 

Mar 26 2020 - 5:16pm

Dear Campus Community,

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, the HSU Library--including Library Cafe-- will close on Friday, March 27 at Noon until further notice. We remain committed to supporting your learning and growth and will continue to offer several remote resources and services, listed below. 

Information Services

Mar 26 2020 - 2:42pm

Humboldt State University would like to remind University employees that the process regarding payroll has changed.

As a reminder, pay day is on the following days:

  • Staff and Faculty: March 30, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Students, Hourly Staff, Special Consultants:  April 15, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Sponsored Programs Foundation employees: April 10 and April 24, noon - 1 p.m. 

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