Because there's only so much you can learn from a book, you'll gain experience - inside and outside the classroom - through this two-part, yearlong program.

Among Giants does not add to your workload as a first year college student. In fact, it makes your first year much more manageable by taking a more comprehensive approach, and helping you every step of the way to put you on the path to success.

Summer Immersion

One of the core components to the Place Based Learning Communities at Cal Poly Humboldt 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. 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 biodiversity in plant, animals, and microbes
  • Discipline-specific lab experiments to kick off academic
  • Hearing guest speakers and meeting the Humboldt faculty
  • Learning what it means to be a scientist in your field
  • Meeting tribal and non-tribal scientists working on issues that relate to your major/interests
  • Icebreakers with peers in your major¬†and Peer Mentor