Theme & Community Housing

Finding Common Ground

Another perk of living at HSU is the option to live in a residence hall organized around a particular academic, cultural, or personal interest. Academic Intensive Living, for instance, provides an atmosphere that encourages scholastic achievement and respect for individual academic goals. Sankofa House is intended for students with an interest in exploring Black culture, history, identity, and African diasporic intellectual traditions.

Every year the themes change. Beginning in March, you can find out what Theme & Community Housing we’ll offer for the following fall.

If you are interested in living in one of these communities, you can indicate your preferences for Theme and Community Living Areas when you complete the Housing application online.

Academic Intensive Living

Open to non-freshman only
College Creek (Mendocino 3rd Floor) for returning residents and transfer students

The Academic Intensive Living community provides an atmosphere encouraging scholastic achievement and respect for individual academic goals. Residents living in Academic Intensive observe daily quiet hours from 10:00pm-10:00am. Extended community quiet hours help to create an environment conducive to studying and sleeping.

Colony of The Arts

Open to first-year students only
The Hill (Redwood 3rd floor, West Wing)

The Colony of the Arts is offered for residents interested in an environment of artistic expression.  This community is designed for aspiring studio artists, art historians, dancers, theatre artists, musicians and art educators. Participants will have unique opportunities to interact with other student artists and get involved with special activities.  Activities that have occurred in the past include trips to local and regional art gallery openings, art-making events, art film screenings, music recitals and community-based art and music projects.

Gender Inclusive Housing

Open to all students, based on application
Location will be disclosed to residents assigned to this community

Gender-inclusive housing is defined as an option for students to share the same room regardless of their sex, gender, or gender identity. All students are welcome to apply. This space is intended to support students who identify as transgender, non-binary or gender fluid, are currently transitioning or are considering transition, or who may not identify with their gender assigned at birth. Living in this area is an opt-in choice; therefore interested students must select Gender Inclusive Housing as one of their preferred living areas in their Housing application. Prospective residents must complete a supplemental application regarding their interests in this community; admittance will be contingent upon this application. Please note that your answers will be kept confidential. This living area is not intended for co-habitation.

All Gender Restrooms (On Campus and Off Campus)

 

 

Global Humboldt

Open to first-year students only, based on application to the Global Humboldt program
TBD

Placement in this area is dependent upon acceptance into the program, which is designed for undeclared freshman who are interested in exploring new places, ideas, and cultures.  Residents within the Global Humboldt Living Community will share living space and experience special programmatic activities focused on exploring the connections between our many local communities and the rest of the world while investigating academic major options and future career opportunities.

Indoor Adventure

Open to first-year students only
Canyon (Chinquapin)

Indoor Adventure is a community focused on the common interests of video gaming, other gaming, anime, and comic books. It will bring together individuals who want to share these passions with others in a supportive community setting that establishes a balance between the virtual world and real world responsibilities (e.g., academics and personal connections). Residents within the Indoor Adventure community will have the opportunity to network with various on-campus organizations, including the Residents’ Official Board of Technology (ROBOT). Indoor Adventure also features a gaming lounge at the bottom of the building. Open to casual and serious gamers alike from all academic disciplines.

International Living

Open to all students
Creekview (Willow)

International Living offers an opportunity for visiting international students and U.S. students interested in cultural exchange to live together in the same apartment. If you are considering international exchange, participating in the International Living community can assist you in building a relationship with a roommate who is on exchange in the United States.  Share in this cross-cultural experience and learn from students who are studying abroad.  

Klamath Connection Living

Open to first-year students only, based on application to the Klamath Connection program
The Hill, Sunset 3rd floor

This residence option is for freshman interested in the Klamath Connection program. Final placement in this area is dependent upon acceptance into the Klamath Connection program. Residents within the Klamath Connection Living Community will share living space and experience special programmatic activities focused on the Klamath Basin including presentations, field trips, and study groups.

For more information and to apply visit humboldt.edu/klamathconnection.

Latinx Community

Open to all students, based on application
TBD

Designed for students who share an interest in regenerating cultural values, traditions, and customs rooted in the experiences, histories, and multidimensional identities of those who do and do not identify as Latinx. It’s also designed to be a space where students feel connected and supported in a community centered on the experiences and heritage of the Latinx people.

Native American Living

Open to all students, based on application
Cypress, 3rd floor

Native American Living is a community of residents interested in native culture and history.  Residents living in this area will develop programs and activities that may include guest speakers, discussion and community projects. Residents will have the opportunity to participate in local activities within the native communities. HSU Native American staff members advise this special interest area. Prospective residents must complete a supplemental application regarding their interests in this community; admittance will be contingent upon this application.

Outdoor Adventures & Leadership

Open to first-year students only
Canyon (Alder)

In collaboration with on-campus partners Center Activities, OAL residents participate in a series of outdoor adventure trips throughout the year to establish community and build lasting friendships. Past adventure trips include: sea kayaking, rock climbing, river rafting, surfing and backpacking. The success of the OAL community is due to the students who participate and their passion for outdoor activities and leadership. A non-refundable participation fee of $275 covers the costs associated with at least one outdoor adventure trip each semester.

Rainbow Community

Open to all students, based on application
Cypress (9th floor)

The Rainbow Community is designed as an intentional living community affirming the cultural experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, non-identifying, and questioning residents as well as their allies. All residents are welcome to apply. Living in this area is an opt-in choice; therefore interested students must select Rainbow Community as one of their preferred living areas in their Housing application. The community is an additional option for students who desire gender-inclusive housing, as this living area allows roommate pairings regardless of sex or gender identity. Residents who have not already chosen a roommate can elect to be assigned a roommate who is also interested in gender-inclusive housing options. Residents who live in this community can expect to be paired with roommates regardless of gender identity. Prospective residents must complete a supplemental application regarding their interests in this community; admittance will be contingent upon this application. Please note that your answers will be kept confidential.

All Gender Restrooms (On Campus and Off Campus)

Rising Tides

First-year Marine Biology & Oceanography majors only
The Hill

Incoming freshmen in the Rising Tides Program will share a living space and have the opportunity to take part in special programmatic activities focused largely on the Trinidad and Humboldt bays, including presentations, field trips, study groups, and more. For more information and to apply visit humboldt.edu/risingtides.

Sankofa House

Open to all students, based on application
Cypress, 5th floor

Sankofa House is a living community intended for students with an interest in exploring Black culture, history, identity, and African diasporic intellectual traditions. Sankofa is a West African term that communicates the importance of reaching back or retrieving one’s past, to better prepare for the future, and is a symbol frequently used in African American cultural ceremonies. Sankofa House is designed to intentionally create a space for students to feel connected and supported in a community centered on the experiences and heritage of Black/African people. Sankofa House is not for Black people, but it is about Black culture. Sankofa House is a collaboration between Housing & Residence Life and the African American Center for Academic Excellence. Prospective residents must complete a supplemental application regarding their interests in this community; admittance will be contingent upon this application.

Stars to Rocks

Open to all Chemistry, Geology, Physics, & Astronomy majors

Incoming freshmen that are majoring in Chemistry, Geology, and Physics & Astronomy are automatically placed in the Stars to Rocks Program, and are encouraged to live in the Stars to Rocks Theme Housing. Residents within will share living space and experience special programmatic activities focused around their majors that support the courses they are enrolled in. Programming includes presentations, study groups, and more. For more information and to apply visit humboldt.edu/starstorocks.

Students for Consent Culture Learning Community (SCC)

Open to all students, based on application
Creekview, select suites in Fern

Students for Consent Culture Learning Community is intended for students with an interest in building community, getting connected to CHECK IT (checkithsu.com) and other violence prevention work on campus, and learning about ways to create a more consent centered community. SCC is designed to intentionally create supportive and compassionate spaces for community members that centralize the importance of consent, respecting boundaries, supporting survivors, and looking out for one another. SCC is a collaboration between CHECK IT, HSU’s Campus Advocate Team, and Housing & Residential Life. 


Residents in this area will receive FREE consent-themed merchandise. Residents will also develop tools in bystander intervention and learn about issues relating to consent, healthy relationships, survivorship, social justice, and sexualized violence.
SCC is open to any and all students.

Upperclassmen and Non-Traditional Aged Student Housing

Open to all students, with age requirement
College Creek (Del Norte)

This community is comprised of residents interested in living with others who are older, upperclassmen students, or transfer students.  You must be at least 21 years old when the residence halls open in the fall semester.

Veterans Housing

Open to all students, with Veteran status
College Creek, certain apartments in Trinity

HSU’s Veterans Housing community was established in 2012 as a place where veterans both transitioning to civilian life and those who left the service long ago could find a community of like-minded individuals. The Veteran Community at Humboldt State University is diverse: it ranges from approximately 22 years old to approximately 50 years old, is 83% male and 17% female, and represents numerous ethnicities. Together they make up about 4% of the student population. The Veterans Housing community is a partnership with HSU VETS program and provides opportunities to get involved with both veterans and our student body at large. Anyone who has served at least one day of active service in the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard is eligible to live in this community. 

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