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Important Information About Spring Break

  • 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.

Spring Break is approaching, and Humboldt State University is encouraging students, faculty, and staff to consider staying in the area if possible during the time off. Services on campus will be expanded beyond the usual Spring Break offerings.

In addition, faculty will be taking time following Spring Break to focus on preparing for changing the way we are teaching in case this becomes necessary. Classes, assignments, and exams will be cancelled for two days on March 23 and 24. Instruction will begin again on March 25. Although instruction is cancelled for two days (March 23 and 24), the University is still open and fully operational.

Please watch for a faculty and student survey related to this.

Staying in the area may not be possible for everyone. However, based on guidance from local and state health officials, doing so may help prevent the potential spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). You can learn more about how COVID-19 spreads from the Centers for Disease Control.

Campus services and resources will be available to students during the break, including College Creek Marketplace, Giant’s Cupboard, and the Student Recreation Center. The University is planning to provide programming and entertainment for students who stay in the area. Phone counseling will be available by calling 707.826.3236, as well. 

If you've purchased an HSU Homeward Bound ticket and decide to stay in the area, the University will issue refunds for your ticket. For a refund, please email Krista Paddock at

There is currently no community spread of COVID-19 in Humboldt County. There have been no cases of COVID-19 on campus. Because information about the virus is changing rapidly, please check your email and HSU’s COVID-19 website frequently during the break for announcements from HSU and California State University system.

Don’t forget there are basic steps you can take to protect yourself and help prevent the spread of COVID-19

  • Stay home if you are sick or have a fever. 

  • Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face and eyes, nose, mouth.

  • Routinely clean your home, particularly high touch surfaces like doorknobs.

  • Consider limiting attendance at optional large gatherings because this is where colds, flu, and other respiratory viral infections are spread.

It’s important to remember to treat each other with care, respect, and empathy as the virus continues to disrupt daily life. 

Please know that support and health and wellbeing services are available on campus. Students who would like to talk with a counselor can contact Counseling & Psychological Services in Student Health & Counseling at 707.826.3236 anytime. Staff or faculty seeking additional support may call the Employee Assistance Program at 707.443.7358.