Gutswurrak Student Activities Center

Gutswurrak Student Activities Center

Commuter Student Lounge  -  Movie Lounge  -  Bigfoot Burgers  -  Pool Tables  -  Ping Pong  -  Air Hockey  -  Video Gaming Lounge

The Gutswurrak (pronounced "guts-wuh-dock") Student Activities Center is the heart of campus life. A place where you can find helpful services, connect with friends, engage in a variety of activities, and participate in exciting events. We welcome all members of the campus community in an inclusive environment and through our many spaces and services, provide a central gathering place for out of classroom experiences. Gutswurrak is the Wiyot word for “gathering place."

We acknowledge that the land on which Humboldt State University is located is unceded territory of the Wiyot people who continue to live and thrive today. It is surrounded by the traditional, ancestral, and present homelands of several indigenous nations including the Hupa, Karuk, Mattole, Tolowa, Wailaki, and Yurok that make up Humboldt County.

  Events at the SAC

Helpful Services, Engaging Activities, and Exciting Events

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Student Life & Event Services Counter - A central point to get answers to questions about Student Activities Center services and other campus information.

Room Reservations/Campus Events - If you would like to put on an event on campus, we can get you started with the process!

Printing - A self-printing station is available.

Tickets - We sell tickets for many events on campus including Athletics events, CenterArts, the Music Department, and the Theatre, Film & Dance Department.

Poster Distribution - Get your posters approved for campus posting.

Students playing pool


Commuter Student Lounge - A great place for commuter students to relax between classes, with a kitchen, comfortable couches and chairs, TVs, and more.

Movie Lounge - Drop in and catch whatever’s playing anytime during our open hours, or join us for one of our special screening nights.

Table Games - We offer billiards tables, ping pong tables, foosball, and more.

Video Games - Two special vintage video arcade games offer Ms. PacMan, and more!

Board Games - Over 20 games at your disposal! All the classics from Monopoly and chess to Sorry.

Gaming Lounge - A casual space to join friends for Egames including Xbox and Switch.

dh and violinist playing for students at the KBR


Movie nights - Movies every week.

Coffee house concerts and events - Trivia Nights, Open Mic, Comedy evenings, and more!

Special nights in the Center will offer students the opportunity to go for the glory and compete for fun prizes at events like the weekly pool and ping pong tournaments, Humboldt’s Got Talent Night and more!

Free Cookie Fridays


SAC Spring Hours (starting Feb 10th, 2023)

Monday— Wednesday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm

Thursday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm

Friday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm

Saturday 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Sunday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm


SLES Counter Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday - Closed

Sunday - Closed

 *Hours are subject to change during holidays, campus breaks, and campus closures*




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