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Conference & Event Services at Cal Poly Humboldt

Conference & Event Services at Cal Poly Humboldt

Event Types Welcomed

  • Expo/Competitions
  • Family Reunions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Youth Retreat/Camps

Unique Venue Feature

Humboldt County is known for its abundance of trails and natural scenery as well as its Victorian architecture and locally owned, boutique shops. 

To experience the magic of the Redwood forests, drive along the Avenue of the Giants or better yet, get out of your car and feel the forest floor under your feet. For more information about the Avenue of the Giants, click here. Another place to explore the Redwoods is in the Redwood National and State Parks, a Unesco World Heritage site. Learn more here

Ferndale will transport you back in time through its fantastically preserved Victorian era architecture. Here, smalltown Americana is alive and well and will charm you with its dairy farms, artists, and plenty of carefully curated shops and eateries. Click here for more information.
For bicyclists and pedestrians, the Hammond Trail in McKinlevyille offers 5.5 miles of gravel/asphalt surface with numerous vistas overlooking the Mad River and Pacific Ocean. Learn more here

One of the five best birding locations in California is located at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary includes 307 acres of freshwater marshes, salt marsh, tidal sloughs, grassy uplands, mudflats, brackish marsh, approximately five miles of walking and biking paths and an Interpretive Center. Learn more here


Conference Services at Cal Poly Humboldt offers comfortable accommodations in an extraordinary setting. Cal Poly Humboldt is nestled on California’s Redwood Coast, surrounded by miles of beaches, forests, and rivers. Situated on the northern edge of the campus, the Conference Center is bordered to the east by Redwood Park and within walking distance of downtown Arcata. On-campus we have traditional housing, apartments and suites available for your overnight guests. We have many Arcata meeting and event spaces available on campus for both large and small groups, formal meetings, and recreational activities. Classrooms, meeting rooms, a theatre, and banquet rooms are all available depending on your conference needs.

We’re a part of the Cal Poly Humboldt Housing & Residence Life Department and work closely with Cal Poly Humboldt Dining and Catering Services to provide conference guests with the most rewarding and memorable campus experience possible. We look forward to hosting your group on campus next summer! View some of the many incredible amenities below to see what makes Conference & Event Services at Cal Poly Humboldt the premier Arcata, California event venue.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 500 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 200
  • Largest Theatre Style: 800
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 800
  • Largest Arena Seating: 2000
  • Largest Seated Reception: 200
  • Largest Standing Reception: 400
  • Academic Year Largest Group: no


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 2000
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 1200
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Towels
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi


Featured Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • In-House Catering
  • Laundry
  • Linens
  • Near Public Transit
  • Outdoor Space
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Running Trails
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


355 Granite Ave,
Arcata, California 95521


  • BusBus
  • TaxiTaxi
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Eureka/Arcata Airport (ACV) - 10 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • San Francisco (SFO) - 300 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes
  • Car Charging Stations: No

Nearby Cities

San Francisco is 5 hours south, Redding is 3 hours east and we’re 2 hours south of the Oregon border, on the coast.

Direct flights from Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and San Francisco International Airports as well as Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada and Burbank, California. Airport code > ACV.

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: No
  • Can Bring in Own Food: yes
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes
  • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes


We offer Projectors, screen and sound systems in all of the Housing Meeting room spaces, and many of our campus classrooms are “Smart” classrooms with all of the technology included.

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • Projector Screen
    • Sound System

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: No
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No
  • Cannabis Consumption: No
  • Eco Friendly: Yes
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: No