Deep in the redwoods lives a lacrosse team…

Surrounded by ancient redwoods and minutes from the Pacific Ocean, Cal Poly Humboldt is an amazing place to live and learn.

Recently designated a polytechnic university — only the third in the state and the first in Northern California — Cal Poly Humboldt will now be able to offer more science and liberal arts programs with a focus on hands-on learning and grounded in social and environmental responsibility.

Established in 1983, the men’s lacrosse team has produced three MCLA All-Americans and is supported by an active, thriving alumni lacrosse foundation that is dedicated to the team’s success and the spreading of the sport.

Located 270 miles north of San Francisco in the rural coastal town of Arcata, Cal Poly Humboldt sits within 110 miles of coastline and 680,000 acres of state and national parks, which provide Humboldt students with both a natural laboratory and a great place for adventure.

If you’re looking for high-quality academics, professors who know you by name, and a close-knit campus community — all surrounded by miles of beaches, rivers, and redwood forests — you can stop looking.

Welcome to Cal Poly Humboldt.



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Half-Billion Upgrade

The California State Legislature approved $458 million to turn Humboldt State University into a polytechnic institution

Green Mean Go

Behind the redwoods, our “backyard” is 110 miles of coastline and 680,000 acres of state and national parks

Expanding Opportunities

Explore 51 distinct undergraduate degrees, concentrated into 47 majors, with 12 more programs coming

Keeping It Real

In an effort to reduce waste, zero plastic water bottles, plastic straws or plastic shopping bags are sold on campus

Having a Ball

The Humboldt Lacrosse club team was formed in 1983 and competes in the Western Collegiate Lacrosse League.

No Rainy Days

Never miss a workout thanks to state-of-the-art rec facilities, an indoor aquatics center, and an all-weather track.

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Humboldt is the northernmost campus in the California State University system, located in a rural area 270 miles north of San Francisco.

Physical address: 1 Harpst St., Arcata, Calif., 95521

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