October 2018

Dear HSU Students:

I hope your semester is off to a great start.  I enjoyed meeting many of you at the Home Away From Home Potluck at the D Street Community Center on Sunday, September 9th, and at the HSU Downtown Block Party on Friday, September 14th.  I would like to remind you all that we offer a wide range of services and support to facilitate your path to graduation. Along with the CSU, we are committed to working together to support your basic needs to allow you to concentrate on your academic and personal success.  Here are few services that might be of interest to you:

  • Oh Snap! Student Food Program has a few new offerings this semester! They started a Pop-Up Thrift Store to help students access affordable items and reduce waste. The next pop up will be October 5th from noon to 5pm, in University Center 250 and on the Quad.  Donations will be accepted on Fridays from 2pm-5pm in the Oh Snap! Student Food Programs On-Campus Pantry. Follow @hsuohsnap on Instagram to stay updated. Oh Snap! continues to offer free non-perishable food and Calfresh application support. The pantry hours are from 9am to 5pm, closed noon to 1pm Monday through Thursday and closed noon to 2pm on Fridays. The farm stand happens on Wednesdays at 1:30pm and cooking classes are Wednesdays at 5:30pm. For more information: wellbeing.humboldt.edu  or email ravin@humboldt.edu
  • Our Housing and Residence Life Off-Campus Housing Coordinator, Chant’e Catt, is available to assist new students find safe and affordable off-campus housing and help current students transition from on-campus to off-campus living.  For more information: https://housing.humboldt.edu/resident-resources/off-campusor email housingliaison@humboldt.edu
  • Our Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers many services including short-term individual, couples, and group psychotherapy and counseling, workshops, crisis services, and assessment/referral services. Be sure to check out their “Prezis,” and YouTube clips at http://counseling.humboldt.edu/prezis .  You can contact CAPS at extension 3236.
  • Our Student Health Center (Student Health & Wellbeing Services) is here to help you succeed in your personal and academic paths at Humboldt State University by supporting your general health and wellbeing.  They look forward to serving all fully matriculated students at the free on-campus flu vaccine events.  Vaccines will be provided on Friday, Oct. 5, noon-5 p.m., on the Quad (South Lounge if rain), and Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2-6 p.m. at the Recreation & Wellness Center Lounge.  For more information: https://wellbeing.humboldt.edu
  • The Campus Assistance Response and Engagement (CARE) program’s primary mission is to support the well-being and success of Humboldt State University students. The CARE Services Program supports student success by facilitating referrals and advocacy through non-clinical interventions. CARE also provides follow-up services in collaboration with parents, guardians, community agencies, other university departments, and stakeholders in the student’s success. Depending on the nature of the situation, CARE will consult with HSU offices impacted by the circumstances. If you have any questions, you can contact the CARE Services Coordinator, Rob Keever by phone at (707) 826-3504 or go to the Office of the Dean of Students in Siemens Hall 211.

If you see me around campus, make sure you introduce yourself.  I am looking forward to meeting you!

W. Wayne Brumfield, Ph.D.