Freshman Orientation

The Freshman Orientation Program has two tracks for students depending on their program. The Green track is for students who have been placed into one of our STEM Place Based Learning Communities. The Gold track is for all other freshman who have not been placed into one of these Place Based Learning Communities. Please take a few moments to read the information below to know which dates you are required to be on campus. The deadline for orientation registration is now closed. Please contact the orientation office at 707-826-3510 or email orientation@humboldt.edu if you have any questions. 

Gold Timeline

If you are an incoming freshman who is NOT participating in one of our Place Based Learning communities.

The first part of the Gold timeline is an online registration tutorial which takes place from June 17 through 28. This online course will prepare you for class registration and get you familiar with how to navigate the online technologies at Humboldt State. During this two week window you will also be registering for your first semester classes. 

The second part is housing move-in and an on-campus program taking place the week before classes begin in August. Those dates are listed below: 

    • Housing move-in takes place on Monday August 19th. 
    • Freshman orientation takes place from Tuesday August 20th to Thursday August 22nd. 

Green Timeline

If you are an incoming freshman who is participating in one of our Place Based Learning communities.

The first part of the green timeline is an online registration tutorial which takes place from May 13 though May 24. This required online course will give the PBLC staff information to register you for your Fall 2019 courses and prepare you for your first semester at HSU.

The second part is housing move-in and an on-campus program taking place the week before classes begin in August. Those dates are listed below: 

    • Housing move-in takes place on Saturday August 17th. 
    • Freshman orientation takes place from Sunday August 18th to Tuesday August 20th. 
    • Place Based Summer Immersion takes place from Tuesday August 20th to Friday August 23rd. 

Orientation is an all inclusive experience where you'll be exposed to every aspect of Humboldt life. You'll learn what it means to be an academically successful student. You'll get the chance to meet with faculty, tour campus, and learn about how Humboldt State can best support you in your time here. And, you’ll connect with students from the U.S. and around the world that may become lifelong friends.

Our orientation program is designed to welcome you and make you feel truly at home. We're excited to share our wonderful campus community with you and can’t wait to see you in August.

Steps to Class Registration for All Students

Step 1: Accept your admission to Humboldt State by May 1.

Step 2: Ensure that your to do list is up to date and that your contact information is accurate.

Step 3: Check your email throughout the summer to receive instructions on accessing your Registration Tutorial.

Step 4: Complete your Registration Tutorial.

Step 5: *Students on the Green Timeline will be automatically registered for classes via the Place Based Learning Community Staff. 
                  *Students on the Gold Timeline will self select their class schedule.