Amenities & Facilities

Mail Services

Please refer to your handbook for specific mailing address.

Mail Services — Mailbox locations 

  • Canyon, Hill and Cypress – 3rd floor of the Jolly Giant Commons (JGC)
  • Campus Apartments* and College Creek – Located at building site
  • Creekview – Creekside Lounge building

Package Pickup Locations:

JGC Mail Room - 3rd floor of the Jolly Giant Commons - Creekview, Canyon, Hill and Cypress 

Hours of Operation
(hours may change during breaks and holidays)

Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 5pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 2pm
Sunday: 3pm - 5pm

College Creek Mail Room -1st floor of Community Center on Harpst Street - Campus Apartments* and College Creek

Hours of Operation
(hours may change during breaks and holidays)

Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 3pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 2pm
Sunday: 3 pm - 5 pm 

Residents who receive packages in the Mail Rooms on campus are notified through email and text message when their packages arrive.

*Please note: United States Postal Service (USPS) delivers USPS mail directly to Campus Apartments. Most packages from USPS, as well as UPS, FedEx and other carriers will deliver their packages to the College Creek Mailroom.


Washers and dryers are available at each Residence Hall area. The cost to wash or dry is $1.50 per load. All areas can take C-points or quarters, except the laundry rooms located in the Cypress Suites, those are coin operated only. (The laundry room on the ground floor of Cypress, available to all Cypress residents can take coin or c-points.) C-points are like a debit card on your HSU ID. Any amount can be added at the Housing Cashier or online at C-points can also be used at print stations, vending machines and the HSU Bookstore.

Housing Cashier

Easy access to the Housing cashier allows for residents to easily make payments, purchase parking passes, as well as making changes to your Housing account and getting questions answered in person.

Hours of Operation
(hours may change during breaks and holidays)

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 9am - 4pm

Please send all inquiries to 

Stream Movies

All residents can stream movies for free! Tons of movies and new releases every month. This is exclusive to Housing residents, and you must be in the residence halls to access the site. Link for residents to use when they're in the residence halls:

Information Desk

Currently Closed

Jolly Giant Commons Rec Room

Currently Closed

ResNet - Residence Hall Internet

The ResNet Help Desk will be closed for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.  Residents are encouraged to review the resources available on the ResNet website and contact the HSU Help Desk at (707) 826-4357 for general help connecting to Wi-Fi.  For Housing specific connectivity issues, such as a building outage or to report trouble you may email or open a work order using the Room Maintenance tab in your myHousing portal.

You can have wheels when you want them with Zipcar's car-sharing program. There are five cars available on campus, 24/7, to be reserved by the hour or day. Zipcar is car sharing, an alternative to car rental and car ownership that gives you the freedom to take a car when you want it, and put it back when you’re done. This program makes it easy to get off campus whenever you need to while avoiding the hassles and expense of owning a car and finding parking on campus.  For more information go to 


We encourage students not to bring a car their first year as parking is limited. However, if you are looking into it this option the parking services website provides more information about permits and parking meters.  Also, check out our discounted round-trip bus transportation from Arcata directly to San Francisco or Los Angeles.  Service is offered for Fall Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break. Visit HSU's Homeward Bound.

Parking Fees

Campus Dining

Easy access to on-campus dining

Dining Website

Jolly Giant Commons
The J
J Grill - Currently Closed
Giant’s Cupboard - Currently Closed

University Center
The Depot  - Currently Closed
Window’s Cafe  - Currently Closed

Library cafe  - Currently Closed

South Campus
College Creek Marketplace