Welcome to RAMP at Humboldt!

Retention through Academic Mentoring Program

Congratulations on all of your recent accomplishments (i.e. graduating high school, turning 18, getting your license, etc.)! Humboldt is proud to have you and glad that you have chosen to attend our institution. Your 4 years at Humboldt will come and go before you know it and you will be off to graduate school or starting your career. It is important to make the most of your time here at Humboldt. As you prepare for college begin to think about what you want to be involved in, what kind of classes you want to take, and how you can contribute to the Humboldt campus. We are so excited to meet you. Welcome to Humboldt!

Here at Humboldt, we are dedicated to your success as a student. In order to support you in your academic pursuits, the RAMP serves all first time freshmen through general and/or 1:1 mentoring meetings, events, and collaborations with other units on campus. The heart of the program provides 1:1 peer mentoring for all first time, first generation freshmen attending Cal Poly Humboldt.

Involvement. Engagement. Support.

Your RAMP mentor will:

  • Help you develop positive academic habits and study skills.
  • Teach you about the campus culture and help you find your niche.
  • Clarify university policies and procedures.
  • Direct you to campus and community resources and services.
  • Let you know about all the cool stuff happening on campus.
  • Be your biggest supporter!

Click here to hear a message from RAMP mentors.

The RAMP began as a program serving new, first-year, freshman students. Beginning in Fall 2020, RAMP evolved its service to include second year and beyond students through additional programming and staffing. As a result, RAMP is responsible for the administration of First Year-RAMP (FY-RAMP) and now, Major Based Peer Mentoring-RAMP (MBPM-RAMP). The RAMP Director serves both programs, each of which is managed by respective Coordinators (FY-RAMP Coordinator and MBPM-RAMP Coordinator).

RAMP Statement of Purpose

The RAMP is an evidence-based, student-centered program focusing on supporting, respectfully guiding and accompanying student leaders in their development as scholars and paraprofessionals. As a result, the spaces they share with peers across campus create interactions which support the students’ ongoing work towards successful navigation of the university. The RAMP is rooted in a holistic framework of justice, equity, cultural humility, and respect for the existence of multiple intersectionalities which impact the students’ lives.

Our Mission

The mission of the Retention through Academic Mentoring Program (RAMP) is to advance efforts in supporting students by providing academic and personal support from current Humboldt students who have demonstrated academic excellence. Through unique peer relationships, RAMP connects students to curricular/co-curricular learning experiences, as well as support services; helping them succeed and thrive.