HSU housing remains open during quarantine

Humboldt State University residence halls are open and will remain available for students until the May 16 move out day. Housing staff is doing their best to accommodate all students still on campus and those who
are looking to move out.

Director of Housing Operations Todd Larsen stated over the phone that Humboldt State housing staff are doing their best to provide support for students who remain in the dorms. Larsen confirms 300 students are still living in the residence halls with the number getting smaller as the May 16 move out day approaches.

“A lot of students have determined they want to stay here in Humboldt versus staying at home,” Larsen said. “We have worked with folks that want to move out, those that want to stay and just sort of opened it up to whatever they need.”

Larsen acknowledges that being back home might not be the greatest place for some students. Resident Advisors are still available for concerns, emergency response and lockouts.

Housing is refunding rent and meal plan fees for students choosing to move out. Once students turn in their keys, housing will prorate housing fees including any meal points that are left. They have processed about 1100 move outs already and are prepared to best help students through this process.

College Creek resident Madison Benson decided to stay and said she was thankful that the university did not force students to leave the residence halls. Benson said those around her in the residence halls were most concerned with not having a place to stay.

“A lot of people I went to high school with had to go back regardless of if they wanted to, they just weren’t gonna provide them housing on campus anymore,” Benson said.

There is no handbook on what to do in these kinds of situations, but Larsen and his team are ready to answer any questions students might have, especially with room registrations for next semester opening up.

“Every day is a new adventure,” Larsen said. “We’re writing the rules as we go.”

The housing front desk will be open Monday- Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. with calls being routed to available staff that are working from home. They will respond to any questions or concerns via email at housing@humboldt.edu.

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