Charge Backs & Billing

Marketing & Communications is only partially funded through the University’s general fund budget. For the remainder of our funding, we depend on revenue generated through charges to the campus units we work with. However, even though we charge our campus clients, we have more than a simple business relationship. We are a partner that has a responsibility to the University as a whole.

Charges for design, photography, and other creative services are $60/hour. Charges for printing, copying, and mail services vary. There is no charge for initial consultation and advice.

Working with Media


It is important that media calls about campus policies, decisions, and changes, and similar be reported to MarCom. You can refer them directly to Marcom or take a message and contact us. The main number, for both campus staff making referrals and for reporters, is 707.826.3390 and the email is

Word Out Marketing Guide

Share Your News and Events on Campus and Beyond
There are many ways for campus groups to publicize their news and events at HSU. These include submitting information to digital services on campus, seeking media coverage, creating posters and flyers, utilizing the campus radio stations and the student newspaper, and more.

Request Consultation

Maybe you need a brochure or website but aren't sure where to begin. Or maybe you're not sure what type of project you need. We’ve helped many clients clarify their message and choose the right communications approach.

For a free consultation please email or call (707) 826-3321.

Home Live

Humboldt State's people are at the heart of what we do. We share stories about their aspirations and successes, and through them, we tell the larger story of our institution. Our goal is to create stronger connections between Humboldt State and our extended family — prospective students, students, faculty and staff, alumni, benefactors, and the community.

Printing & Mailing

Our Print Production team provides a wide range of print, copying, and bulk mailing services.

Full-color and spot color offset printing

Fast turnaround color and black/white copying

Large format printing and vinyl (banners and stands, fine art, signage, etc.)

Binding (spiral/strip/wire/comb/perfect)

Creative Services

We create beautiful, effective designs that help the University and campus departments connect with their most important audiences.

Our work is marked by an authentic representation of the University and its people, and it reflects the University’s brand standards. Our Creative Services team includes a creative director,  print designers, web designers, and the campus photographer.


We market Humboldt State, and your project is part of the mix.

Marketing & Communications handles projects ranging from postcards to comprehensive marketing campaigns. We consult with individual units on specific projects, and we have ongoing responsibility for the University’s brand messaging and graphic guidelines. Our team can guide you from the initial brainstorming through implementation. We pride ourselves on the creativity and professionalism we bring to the process.

News & Information

Our News & Information team is responsible for media relations and for creating content for a variety of communications needs.

Communications Consulting

Official HSU Communications

Emergency Communications

Writing & Editing

Media Outreach & Public Information

Social Media Marketing