Update: Campus Closed, Classes Canceled Through Monday due to Likely Power Shutdown

October 26, 2019 - 2:00pm

PG&E is likely to shut down power throughout Humboldt County as early as 4 p.m. today, October 26. The outage is anticipated to last until Monday, Oct. 28. 

As a result, the CAMPUS IS CLOSED and CLASSES and all scheduled activities are CANCELED through the end of the day Monday, Oct. 28. There are NO exceptions. Check humboldt.edu on Monday, Oct. 28 to find out about classes and closures for Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Click the link below for more details about the campus closure and available resources.


Traveling and Safety

-- If you plan to leave the area for the duration of the shutdown, be aware of wildfires and possible shutdowns in other regions. 

-- Please check PG&E and your hometown county website for updated information on the shutdown, and CalTrans for updates on road conditions. 

-- Be aware that street and traffic lights will not be working in the event of a blackout. When traffic signals are out, treat them as a stop sign. 

-- Blue light campus phones will be working even if the light is out. 

-- UPD will be providing additional safety resources during the shutdown. In an emergency, call UPD at 707-826-5555 or call 911. 

On-campus Dining. In the event power is shutdown, meals will be free for students, faculty, and staff and their families through end of day on Monday. Bring your HSU ID.

Parking: During the shutdown, parking permits are not required to park in campus lots. 

Building Lockdown: Buildings will be locked down during the shutdown.


You’re encouraged to notify your family of the campus closure.

Housing. On-campus students are advised to stay in their residence halls, avoid lighting candles, and keep refrigerators closed. Temporary on-campus accommodations are available for students who live off-campus and would feel more comfortable staying on campus. Residence hall staff will be available 24/7. If you need support, call (707) 826-3451. 

Power Availability. College Creek, Cypress, and Canyon residence halls will have limited electricity for lighting, charging devices, and heat. Access to the J elevators will be limited, as well. If you need to use the elevator, please contact (707) 826-3451.

On-campus Dining
All campus eateries will be closed EXCEPT the following: 
-- The J: Open 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 27. In the event power is shutdown, meals will be free for students, faculty, and staff beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday. 
-- College Creek Marketplace: Open for sales normal weekend hours - 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.

-- Saturday, Oct. 26
Movie Night: 6:30 p.m. – midnight, JGC Rec Room 
Haunted Hallway: 9 p.m. – midnight, Great Hall

-- Sunday, Oct. 27
Movie and Game Night: 6:30 p.m.-midnight, JGC Rec Room
Movie and Game Night: 6:30 p.m.-midnight, Great Hall

Check the Academic Affairs website for information about course assignments during the shutdown.

Student Health Center. The health center will be closed during the shutdown. If you need immediate assistance, please call 707-826-3451.

CAPS Mental Health Counselors. If you need immediate assistance on Saturday and Sunday, please call 707-826-3451. During weekdays, counselors will be available 8-5 p.m. in the JGC for the duration of the shutdown. Please stop by the Housing front desk and ask to speak with a counselor. If you would like to speak with someone outside of regular business hours or prefer to speak with someone on the phone, counselors are available 24/7 at 707.826.3236.


You may be called to report to work by your supervisor. Until that time, please don’t report to work.


Check the Academic Affairs website for information about course assignments during the shutdown.

We will provide more details as soon as we have more information. 

Please check humboldt.edu, 707-826-INFO, your HSU email, and HSU Notification texts for updates.

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