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Humboldt State University Student Life

Humboldt State University is on a 161-acre campus in a rural setting in Arcata, California. There are many activities and organizations for Humboldt State University students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Humboldt State University also has fraternities and sororities.

Humboldt State University has a thriving Psychology. In fact, more students participate in Psychology than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Humboldt State University include Delta Phi Epsilon, Zoology, Queer Student Union and Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT).

The Humboldt State University community comes together each year for Library Skillshops, Campus Dialogue on Race (seminars and guest speakers) and Social Justice Summit.

Humboldt State University Housing

Humboldt State University offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Humboldt State University students live off campus. In 2021, 13% of undergrads at Humboldt State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 87% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Humboldt State University. There are 2,100 spots available in on-campus housing for all 5,882 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 783 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 13% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Humboldt State University offers coed housing and .

Safety at Humboldt State University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Humboldt State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Humboldt State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Humboldt State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Humboldt State University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Humboldt State University, take U.S. Highway 101 to Arcata, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Arcata-Eureka airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in California you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Humboldt State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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