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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.


Mar 15 2020 - 8:02pm

Based on new guidelines from the State of California, all CSU employees 65 and older or with underlying health issues that make them more vulnerable to COVID-19 must not come to campus and are advised to practice self-isolation. 

This new guidance is effective immediately. California’s governor asked today that individuals in these categories self-isolate. 

Mar 15 2020 - 1:25pm

Humboldt State University is aware of recent K-12 school closures in our region in response to COVID-19, and we are closely following discussions about the possibility of other school closures. Similar decisions are being made throughout California and around the country.

Mar 13 2020 - 8:58am
  • All non-essential HSU events of all sizes are cancelled on and off campus.

  • Organizers are encouraged to cancel meetings, or convert them to teleconference, if possible.

  • Practice social distancing at all times.

  • HSU remains open for operations. 

Mar 12 2020 - 3:42pm
  • All classes are cancelled on March 23-25.

  • Classes will be taught in alternative modes starting March 26 to April 17.

  • The campus will remain open and all student services will be available.


Mar 12 2020 - 1:18pm
  • Intercollegiate and Club spring sports are cancelled, including all competition, practices, and student-athlete recruitment.

  • HSU made this decision along with all other schools in the CCAA.

  • Recreation and Intramural Sports are not affected at this time.

Mar 12 2020 - 10:20am

Humboldt State University Department of Athletics continues to work diligently with HSU campus leaders to observe and take action on the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19).  Out of an abundance and caution and based decisions made by campus leaders, attendance at all HSU Athletics home events will be limited to essential personnel only from Saturday, March 14 until Friday, April 17.
Essential personnel

Mar 12 2020 - 9:39am

Humboldt State University acknowledges its important role in the North Coast in bringing thought-leaders, visitors, artists, musicians, and entertainers to campus and the local community. In an effort to mitigate the possible spread of COVID-19, HSU continues to assess the impact of hosting large events on campus.

There is no one response that works for all events. HSU understands that each event is different.

Mar 11 2020 - 5:53pm

Humboldt State University is working to maintain as much flexibility as possible for current and upcoming job searches, while also mitigating for possible impacts related to COVID-19. It is important that the University provide a consistent and fair experience for all applicants. 

Mar 11 2020 - 4:34pm
  • Please consider staying in Humboldt during Spring Break.
  • If you leave during Spring Break, plan carefully about where you travel.
  • After Spring Break, classes, assignments, and exams are cancelled on March 23-24.
  • Instruction resumes as normal on March 25.

Mar 11 2020 - 4:30pm

As we continue to monitor the rapid spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the health and safety of our students, staff and faculty and the continuation of our educational operation comes first.  On Friday, March 6th, a message was sent to faculty about maintaining educational continuity in the context of COVID-19.  In the message, the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) det