FAQ

WHAT IS CAL POLY HUMBOLDT?

Cal Poly Humboldt students enjoy an extraordinary college experience, taking small classes taught by professors who know them by name. They live and learn in one of the world’s most beautiful places — near ancient redwood forests, mountains and beaches. Humboldt was founded as a teacher’s college in 1913. Over the past century, we have grown from an institution focused solely on teacher education to an accredited university with extensive research facilities. There have been plenty of name changes over the years: We have been called Humboldt State Normal School, Humboldt State Teacher’s College, Humboldt State College, CSU Humboldt, Humboldt State University and now, most recently, California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt — or Cal Poly Humboldt, for short.

  • Male: 43%
  • Female: 57%
  • Average Age: 22

WHERE IS CAL POLY HUMBOLDT LOCATED?

CPH is located 275 miles north of San Francisco in the town of Arcata, which is recognized as one of the West’s best college towns.

WHERE DOES HUMBOLDT LACROSSE COMPETE?

Since 1983, Humboldt Lacrosse has played in the West Coast Lacrosse League, in Division II of the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association.

ARE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS AVAILABLE?

CPH is committed to both the growth of its student-athletes and the sports clubs they represent. Because of this commitment, we do have limited housing scholarships available. Please contact us to learn more.

IS EQUIPMENT PROVIDED?

While we are a club sport, money generated by club dues, fund-raising, and donations from local businesses makes it possible for us to provide team equipment.

WHAT ARE OUR FACILITIES LIKE?

From the scenery to the competition surface, Humboldt Athletics offers fantastic sports facilities that are among the best in all the NCAA Division II level. Cal Poly Humboldt Lumberjack Arena added a crowning jewel to the already top-notch facilities enjoyed by athletes and fans alike. The volleyball/basketball competition court and seating are part of the $44 million Kinesiology/Athletics building that also includes a swimming pool, individual team locker rooms, laboratories, classrooms and offices. Redwood Bowl, Humboldt’s lacrosse and track stadium has been frequently updated over the years and continues to be one of the most scenic venues for college lacrosse nationwide. All CPH’s intercollegiate athletes benefit from the state-of-the-art weight training facility and fieldhouse, part of the Student Recreation Center.

IS THERE A FALL BALL SEASON?

Our coaching staff believes it’s vital to the success of our program to build team chemistry for the spring season through our fall practices and scrimmages. Fall Ball will start in early September, we will practice once or twice per week and schedule a minimum of two fall scrimmages.

WHEN DOES THE SPRING START?

The spring season will start once classes resume in January. We will practice outdoors, weather permitting, if we have snow on the ground or temperatures are deemed too cold for outdoor activities, we will have access to our indoor gym facilities. The spring season will run through mid-April with the conference playoffs taking place in late April and the National tournament in early May.

WILL WE SCHEDULE ANY TRAVEL DURING SPRING BREAK?

We plan on scheduling games during our spring break. Trips of this magnitude must be considered with our budget so advanced coordination is required and will ultimately depend upon our budget.

WILL SPRING GAMES BE LIVE-STREAMED?

We are currently working with our local television broadcaster to bring all Cal Poly Humboldt home games to you instantly via local channels and our YouTube channel.

ARE TRAINERS ON-SITE FOR GAMES?

We have athletic trainers available for each of our home games to give the best support and care to our student-athletes. Also, trainers are available throughout the week for follow-ups and issues.

WILL THERE BE OFF-SEASON STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING?

We have partnered with a local company to come in and specifically work with our Men’s Lacrosse team during our fall and spring sessions.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMITTANCE INTO CAL POLY HUMBOLDT?

 For full acceptance into the university students must meet the following:

  1. 2.5 GPA or higher
  2. ACT score of 18 or higher OR SAT score of 940 or higher.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ATTEND CPH?

Student ACT/SAT scores and FASFA will determine the actual cost. To get a clearer picture of the cost it’s highly recommended that you fill out an application to attend the university, completing the application does not commit you to attend the university. The application will start the process of getting financial aid to review your financial situation and generate a financial offer letter of true costs for attending.

WHAT IS THE WESTERN UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE?

WUE is a state exchange program with participants from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Students can attend participating public colleges or universities in the western states at a significantly reduced cost. Residents of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) are also eligible to receive the special WUE tuition rate. The 2019-20 costs for a WUE student will be $10,652 for tuition and fees.

CAN I LIVE OFF-CAMPUS?

CPH allows students to choose to live either on or off-campus. All scholarship athletes MUST live on campus.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO SET UP A CAMPUS VISIT?

Fridays are a great time to get the full campus experience. We have close to a dozen CPH Fridays scheduled throughout the year. CPH Fridays include a campus tour, lunch on campus, attending a class with another CPH student, and an on-campus meeting with the CPH Men’s head lacrosse coach. This is a great way to take in the entire Humboldt experience. If you are unable to attend any of the dates scheduled for CPH Friday, we are more than happy to schedule a date that is more convenient for you.

DOES CPH PROVIDE ANY REIMBURSEMENT FOR TRAVEL?

While we are unable to provide direct travel assistants for visiting recruits. We are partnered with a local hotel to provide you with the best accommodations and rates in town. During the prospective student’s visit lunch will be provided for the athlete and their parent(s).

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HUMBOLDT MEN’S LACROSSE PROGRAM PLEASE CONTACT:

Humboldt Lacrosse Coaching Staff
humlax@humboldt.edu