Theme & Learning 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.

Explore our vast offering of Theme, Cultural, and Living Learning Communities below. If you are interested in living in one of these communities, please indicate your preferences for Theme & Living Learning Community Areas when you complete the Housing application online.

If you are interested in living in Rainbow / Gender Inclusive, you will need to complete additional questions in your Housing Application. 

Every year our communities change. If you are an HSU staff, faculty, or administrator, you have the opportunity to start your own community by filling out the LLC Proposal Form. Beginning in March, you can find out what Theme & Learning Community Housing will be offered for the following Fall.

Academic Intensive Living

Eligibility:

Location: 
College Creek - Mendocino

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.

Among Giants

Location: 
The Hill - Sunset

This residence option is for freshmen Biology, Botany, and Zoology majors in the Among Giants program. Residents will share living spaces and experience special programmatic activities focused around their majors that support the courses they are enrolled in.

For more information visit amonggiants.humboldt.edu

 

Global Humboldt

Location: 
Canyon - Cedar

Placement in this area is dependent upon acceptance into the program, which is designed for undeclared freshmen 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.

For more information visit https://global.humboldt.edu/

Indoor Adventure

Eligibility:

Location: 
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 Committee on Resident Entertainment & Gaming (CORE-G). Open to video gaming, other gaming, anime, comic books and other types of gaming.

Klamath Connection

Location: 
The Hill - Sunset

This community is for freshmen Environmental Science & Management, Environmental Resources Engineering, Fisheries Biology, Forestry, Rangeland Resource Science, and Wildlife majors in the Klamath Connection program. Residents will share living spaces and experience special programmatic activities focused around their majors that support the courses they are enrolled in.

For more information visit klamathconnection.humboldt.edu

La Comunidad

Location: 
Canyon - Madrone

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. Prospective residents must complete supplemental questions in their Housing application regarding their interest in this community; admittance will be contingent upon the responses to these questions.

Native American Living

Location: 
Cypress

Native American Living is a community of residents interested in an environment that affirms Native American culture, current issues, language, and history. Residents will have the opportunity to participate in local activities with local tribal communities and agencies to build a community that provides academic and personal support. HSU Native American staff members advise this special interest area. Prospective residents must complete supplemental questions in their Housing application regarding their interest in this community; admittance will be contingent upon the responses to these questions.

Outdoor Adventure & Recreation

Eligibility:

Location: 
Canyon - Alder

In collaboration with on-campus partners Center Activities, OAR 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 OAR community is due to the students who participate and their passion for outdoor activities. A non-refundable participation fee of $80 covers the costs associated with at least one outdoor adventure trip each semester.

Rainbow / Gender Inclusive

Location: 
Creekview Suites

A gender-inclusive living community that affirms the cultural experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, non-identifying, and questioning residents, and their allies. Students are paired regardless of sex or gender identity. Prospective residents must complete supplemental questions in their Housing application regarding their interests in this community; admittance will be contingent upon the responses to these questions.

All Gender Restrooms (On Campus and Off Campus)

Representing Realities

Location: 
The Hill - Sunset

This residence option is for freshmen Computer Science or Mathematics majors in the Representing Realities program. Residents will share living spaces and experience special programmatic activities focused around their majors that support the courses they are enrolled in.

For more information visit representingrealities.humboldt.edu

 

Rising Tides

Location: 
The Hill - Redwood
This community is for freshmen Marine Biology and Oceanography majors in the Rising Tides program. Residents will share living spaces and experience special programmatic activities focused around their majors that support the courses they are enrolled in.
For more information visit risingtides.humboldt.edu

 

Sankofa House

Location: 
Cypress

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 supplemental questions in their Housing application regarding their interest in this community; admittance will be contingent upon the responses to these questions.

Students for Violence Prevention

Location: 
Cypress
This residence option is for freshmen and SVP alumni interested in the Students for Violence Prevention Program (SVP). Final placement in this area is dependent upon acceptance into the SVP Program. The SVP living community centralizes the importance of community, consent, respect, and supporting one another. It is intended to support you as you develop skills to change the culture of violence. Anchored by the award-winning student bystander intervention movement CHECK IT, this program offers you the chance to develop skills in violence prevention, build community, and take meaningful courses with faculty that care about you, your well-being, and social justice.

Upperclassmen 21+

Location: 
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.

Veteran Housing

Location: 
College Creek - Trinity

HSU’s Veteran Housing community is a place where veterans both transitioning to civilian life and those who left the service long ago can 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 Veteran 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. 

For more information please visit https://www.humboldt.edu/veterans/housing.html