Summer Immersion

At this time, we are planning for a virtual Summer Immersion experience in 2021. We will reassess in-person options dependent on public health guidelines for August 2021 and notify families and students through email.

One of the core components to the Place-Based Learning Communities at Humboldt State University is the Summer Immersion. Summer Immersion is a series of hands-on field trips, exploration of Humboldt County, laboratory opportunities, and bonding with your peers. This experience will help you understand this place as a Native/Indigenous space and the history and knowledge of this landscape. Faculty, staff, and peer mentors will all be involved in Summer Immersion to help welcome and engage you as new students to our campus community. Here are some activities from previous Summer Immersions:

  • Field trips to local areas to explore the redwoods, local marshes, and the Klamath River
  • Discipline-specific lab experiments to kick off academic
  • Hearing guest speakers and meeting the HSU faculty
  • Learning what it means to be a scientist in your field
  • Welcomed to Native ancestral territories by tribal leaders
  • Meeting tribal and non-tribal scientists working on issues that relate to your major/interests
  • Icebreakers with peers in your major and peer mentor