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Collegeboxes School of the Month: Cal Poly Humboldt

Cal Poly Humboldt

Collegeboxes knows a thing or two about different universities. As the No. 1 student storage and shipping provider, Collegeboxes wants to spotlight one of the 350-plus schools we serve each month. 

Cal Poly Humboldt is our School of the Month for December. Cal Poly Humboldt is one of our latest partners. Schools that partner with Collegeboxes can offer discount codes to students and other services like pre-arrival delivery. Interested in your school becoming a partner with Collegeboxes? Find out more on our partnership page.

Where is Cal Poly Humboldt?

Cal Poly Humboldt is in Arcata, California. The school is the northernmost campus of the 23-school California State University system. Arcata sits on Humboldt Bay and the Pacific Ocean. It’s a great place to enjoy the outdoors as it’s not far from Redwood National and State Parks. The Arcata Community Forest, Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, Mad River Beach Country Park and the Clam Beach County Park are all attractions that will make you fall in love with Arcata.

It is a six-hour drive to Arcata from San Francisco or Sacramento as you follow U.S. Highway 101 and it’s about two hours south of the Oregon state line. Students can also find flights from California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, which is 10 minutes from campus. There are also Greyhound and Amtrack buses to Arcata, where you can use the Arcata & Mad River Transit System (A&MRTS) bus from the Arcata Transit Center to campus.

What is Cal Poly Humboldt Known for?

Only recently has Cal Poly Humboldt been known by its current name. It was originally established in 1913 as Humboldt State Normal College. It’s also been named Humboldt State College, California State University, Humboldt, and was recently until the change in 2022 as Humboldt State University. On January 26th of 2022, the school transitioned into being California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt.

Cal Poly Humboldt became California’s third polytechnic and the first in Northern California. What is the school known for? Right now, it’s growth. According to the school, “California’s historic $458 million investment in our polytechnic vision and approval of our polytechnic designation from California State University, Cal Poly Humboldt will add a total 27 new academic and experiential programs by 2029, with 12 launching in 2023.”

The university is broken up into three primary colleges, the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; the College of Natural Resources and Sciences; and the College of Professional Studies. While a large portion of students major in art and biology influenced degrees, the investment from the state of California will add many sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees.

Cal Poly Humboldt also takes advantage of the Arcata location. They offer majors like applied fire science & management, fisheries biology, forestry, geology, marine biology, oceanography, and wildlife. For those that want to strengthen their passion for the outdoors, going to Cal Poly Humboldt sounds like a good fit for you.

Cal Poly Humboldt Storage and Shipping Solutions through Collegeboxes

Collegeboxes is the #1 Student Storage and Shipping Provider, powered by U-Haul. Collegeboxes serves 350-plus schools including Cal Poly Humboldt. Students can use services like Shipping and Storage, where your belongings are stored nearby at a clean, dry, and secure U-Haul storage facility that you can access at any time.

If you are a Cal Poly Humboldt student that lives away from the Arcata area, Collegeboxes also offers Ship to School and Direct Shipping services. Ship to School is the most convenient way for students to move to school. Simply pack your belongings, ship them to us, and we’ll deliver them to you when you get to school. Direct Shipping lets the experts in moving college students provide an easy and affordable way to move to and from school! Our shipping process gets your stuff from point A to point B with no storage. You pack, FedEx picks up your boxes from your home or mailroom and ships to your destination.

We also offer moving supplies like our Collegeboxes Supply kit which includes five double-walled boxes, a bonus box, a roll of U-Haul packaging tape, a permanent marker, five zip ties, and 10 FedEx label pouches.

If you’re a present or future Cal Poly Humboldt student and want the easiest college moving process, sign up today!