Amenities & Facilities

Information Desk

When the Information desk is open you are given access to a small gym in the bottom of the JGC.

You can also check out items such as:

Kitchen supplies, board games, video games, tools (essentials seen in a typical tool kit), sporting equipment, movies. Items for the pool table and air hockey tables are available for check out as well.

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

Monday - Thursday: 5pm - 12am
Friday: 5pm - 1am
Saturday: 10am - 1am
Sunday: 10am - 12am

Jolly Giant Commons Rec Room

The Jolly Giant Commons has a recreation room with a large screen TV, pool table, air hockey table, video games, a weight room and piano. There are also a tremendous variety of social activities and programming that occurs in the Jolly Giant Commons Rec Room, including movies on Friday and Saturday nights.

ResNet Help Desk

The ResNet Help Desk is available to answer computer questions and problems that may arise. Wireless service is available throughout most of the JGC and Residence Halls. Visit ResNet for more information.

Hours of Operation
(closed during breaks and holidays)

See website for hours

Mail Room

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 CommonsCreekview, Canyon, Hill and Cypress 

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

Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
Sunday: 3pm - 5pm


  •  College Creek Mail Room 1st floor of Community Center on Harpst StreetCampus Apartments* and College Creek

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

Monday - Friday: 10am - 3pm
Saturday: 10am - 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.


Laundry services located in each Residence Hall. 

Housing Cashier

Easy access to the Housing cashier allows for residents to easily make payments, purchase parking passes, purchase additional meal plan points, 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 - Friday: 9am - 4pm
Closed 1pm - 2pm for lunch
Closed Saturday & Sunday


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:

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
Giant’s Cupboard

University Center
The Depot
Window’s Cafe

Library cafe

South Campus
College Creek Marketplace
Hilltop Marketplace