Parent, Family & Guest Orientation

New Friends, New Experiences

Welcome Parents and Families!

We understand that the transition to college is a significant milestone not just for students but also for their families. From orientation schedules and campus resources to tips on fostering independence, the goal is to ensure you have all the information you need to feel confident and connected as your student begins their Humboldt journey.

Learn more about the next steps for your student's journey and how you can support them along the way during the online webinars this summer. 

"Next Steps" Webinar Dates

  • Monday, June 24 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, July 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Keep an eyeout for an email invite in June to register for one of the webinars! For questions and more information please contact the Office of Admissions at 707-826-3011.

Parent, Family, & Guest Reception

Please join us on Satuday, August 17 from 6 to 7 p.m. for a BBQ! More information coming soon. 

Dad with his two kids with a thumbs up

Webinar Content

During the webinars, you will discover how to assist your students as they embark on their new journey and have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. The webinars will specifically cover:

  • Communication and Parental Involvement - Guidelines on how parents can stay informed and involved through Forever Humboldt Families.

  • Academic Advising - Humboldt’s advising system, academic requirements, course planning strategies, and important class registration information.
  • Paying for College - Understand tuition and registration fees, viewing your student account types of financial aid, cost of attendance, and ways to cover costs.

  • Student Life - Recognize how your student can get involved and make their Humboldt experience inside and outside the classroom.

  • Health and Wellness- Information on campus health services, counseling, and mental health resources.

  • Campus Safety - Available safety resources designed to empower your student and support smart choices on their path towards success.

  • Orientation Information - Find out more information about the in-person Orientation taking place the week of August 19th. 

More Resources for Cal Poly Humboldt Families

Thank you to those who joined us for the Fall 2023 Parent, Family & Guest Orientation.

If you were unable to make it to the orientation, don't worry, we have your back!

Recording for Fall 2023

Contact us if you have any questions at (707) 826-5696.
or by email at

There is not a Parent/Family Orientation for Spring Orientation. To learn more about how you can best support your student, visit our Parents, Family & Guest site.