Arcata, CA
Humboldt State University


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Jackie
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell my former self to not stress over the things I have no control over. I would make sure to let myself know that ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell my former self to not stress over the things I have no control over. I would make sure to let myself know that life gets even better but it flies by and I should slow down and enjoy the little things. College is a very different and much more difficult environment than high school so I would ingrain the importance of good study habits and keeping a cool demeanor when things get stressful. The transition from high school to college was something that required a lot of work and commitment but was definitely worth the effort.

Zach
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Whats unique about Humboldt State is it's probaly one of the most diverse college campus I know of. Its full of all types of ...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Whats unique about Humboldt State is it's probaly one of the most diverse college campus I know of. Its full of all types of ethnicities, religions, ideas, and styles all compiled into one big melting pot on campus. Being in a remote but visually beautiful area it creates a peaceful atmosphere that many students thrive academically in. Living in a small town makes everthing close as you get to know all the people in town and on campus making it feel like home when I come back to school and the town with all the familiar faces.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Looking back from my current college career to where it all started back in highschool there's many things I would advise myself about my future. Coming off of highschool I would definately tell myself to stay motivated and grind out high school the best I could and keep as much of an open mind that I could when looking into my college options. Knowing what I know now it's not all about what the school looks like on a brochere but really what the campus life entails and what they really offer academically that will benefit me beyond the institution. As many colleges look appealing to the eye there's no way of knowing whether you will fit in culturally and excell the level you would if you were somewhere else. With that in mind my final point and overall message to myself would be stay focused, think beyond college, and do my best.

What's unique about your campus?

I love my school for many reasons as it has so much to offer that large universities do not. I believe Humboldt State's best quality is it location. The location of the school provides so much diverse and different scencery that you would not experience anywhere else. As my school resides in the redwood forest among thousands of trees along the mountains but at the same time you are on the coast of california almost making it feel like the area is much larger than it actually is.

Earlmatthew
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I can go back in time and have an opportunity to talk to myself, I will tell myself that it is not easy. Being in college...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I can go back in time and have an opportunity to talk to myself, I will tell myself that it is not easy. Being in college isn't easy. Although it is fun to be out in the real world, there are a lot of responsibilities in the real that we all have to fullfill. I will advice myself to be more cautious on making crucial decisions. Decisions that build up lives, they are the basic fundamentals of what we become in the future. Being out there in the real world is fun, it can also be stressful. In high school, I always thought that College is just gonna be another year or two then I can get a better paying job after but no. In reality, it is a choice, a choice that can truly influence my life in the future, a choice that I will never regret. I know that education is the only treasure in life and no one can ever take it away.

justice
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

After making it for the first semester in college, there are a lot that I have learnt from. I always come to the conclusion ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

After making it for the first semester in college, there are a lot that I have learnt from. I always come to the conclusion that decisions I made has put me where I am today. There is only one thing that I would advice myself on, and that is joining clubs and learning hard to win scholarships at high school. The financial demands at colloge is very crucial. Hundreds and thousands of dollars are needed to be able to make it through a semester, because every class you take will require you to get something you really can't say no to, such as books and online access codes to do homeworks and projects. These all can be done by purchasing them only. Nothing there is on credit, not even a scantron for a test. The worst of all is the short deadlines on due payments. These hinders my dream pursuance. I seek all legal possible sources to pay up the due payments and scolarships seems to be be emerging always as the only source. It is although never too late to get a scholarship but it would be better if I had it before coming to college.

Michael
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

What I know I would tell myself to hang in there and go to college after high school so it would be easy on myself. Because ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

What I know I would tell myself to hang in there and go to college after high school so it would be easy on myself. Because going to school at the age 35 and have a family takes alot time away from your family. And also I would tell myself to listen to my parents because what they where telling me I wasn't listen to them. I think if I just listen to what they were telling me I think my life would have been a little better and a little wiser. Now with me going back to school I feel I will accomplish something I should did sixteen years ago.

Jeremiah
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Having obtained the information I have now from my first semester as a fulltime college student (16 credits), I would tell my...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Having obtained the information I have now from my first semester as a fulltime college student (16 credits), I would tell myself as a senior in high school to enjoy my life while I could. When college becomes your reality, it is bittersweet. You say goodbye to your high school friends that you thoguht you would have forever, but that quickly fades, and if you're lukcy you'll keep one best friend. College is much more difficult than high school in terms of academics, but in terms of the social environment; it is much easier. There are no fights, or so it seems and no one really cares what you dress like or about the price tag on your clothes. You can literally be yourself, completely and to the fullest extent possible. No one looks at you funny if you don't talk to them or if you talk too much. My favorite part about college this far is how much I learned in this one semester. I thoroughly enjoy learning and expanding my mind, so removing the ignorant social environment from high school, I feel like I was able to learn more and enjoy myself more. Live life!

Mark
What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

The Graduation Writing Proficiency Examination (GWPE) must be taken… there’s no course, that’s part of your major, that fulfi...

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

The Graduation Writing Proficiency Examination (GWPE) must be taken… there’s no course, that’s part of your major, that fulfills this requirement at HSU.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Those who love nature/the outdoors

Madison
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The people of Humboldt County largely conform to stereotype: this place is full of hippies. That said, the people here are so...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The people of Humboldt County largely conform to stereotype: this place is full of hippies. That said, the people here are some of the most open-minded, accepting people I have ever met. It does not matter what kind of person you are, there is someone who will be your friend. There are more dreadlocks per square mile here than any other place in the world except perhaps Jamaica. Everybody plays Ultimate Frisbee. You frequently see people dancing with hula hoops and tight-rope walking between trees. It's like a circus here. It is lively and fun and friendly.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My first piece advice: Talk to absolutely everyone. Aside from the obvious (education) the most important part of your college experience are your friends. So don't be afraid to talk to anyone. Sit next to the people in the cafeteria who have tables to themselves. Talk to the people who are waiting in the hallways outside classes. If you see people frisbee in the grass or hanging out in the quad, ask if you can join. Everybody is friendlier than you think and if they aren't, then don't worry about it. You don't want to be friends with them anyway. My other advice is to get involved! Join clubs, do volunteer work, go to all the silly mixers and movie nights and barbecues that are organized by the residence councils. If you don't have fun and make new friends, at the very least, you'll get free t-shirts.

Zackery
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back five years to meet myself as a high school senior, I would detail the bureaucracy behind the high school ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back five years to meet myself as a high school senior, I would detail the bureaucracy behind the high school to college transition. I would explain the different ways to attain funding for my education and outline the steps neccessary to obtain my finacial goals. I'd dive into the serious trade offs of recieving a higher education by pushing important lectures on effort, time managment and having a goal driven life style. More imporantly, I would have a deep discussion with my educational providers at the time. Asking them to make a better effort of explaining our choices after leaving high school and provide more awareness on how to get started with my higher educational goals. Just thinking about how different my life would be, if I could go back to my high school self, puts my mind at ease and a smile on my face.

mycah
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time and talk to my high school self I would tell myself, "Mycah dont stop dreaming." I would remind my...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time and talk to my high school self I would tell myself, "Mycah dont stop dreaming." I would remind my high school self that life is all about taking chances and being the best you can be. I would tell my high school self the same thing my teacher told me, and that is that you should never limit yourself. If you are going to go after a goal or if you have your mind set on something go all out for it. Go big or go home!. Because life goes by so fast and you dont want to waist any of it sitting on the couch. I would tell my highschool self to never settle and never get comfortable with where you are. Never stop improving and never give up on yourself.

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