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Thanksgiving Recipe: Whipping up the Perfect Thank You Note

11.26.2014
With Thanksgiving right around the corner (pumpkin pie, anyone?), and those college applications nearly done (hopefully? Almost? Check those deadlines!), you probably have more than a few people too whom you owe a thank you. One of the finest and longest standing practices of gratitude is writing a simple thank you note. You may not […]
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#HPU2018 on Deck: Andy Introduces Freshmen

08.25.2014
How about that Convocation Ceremony? One of High Point University’s most treasured traditions, the 2014 Convocation Ceremony welcomed the largest class of incoming freshman we’ve ever seen — 1470. That’s 20 more students than the population of the entire student body in 2005. All of you sat on Roberts Hall Lawn as Challenger the Eagle […]
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The Clock Tower is Ticking: 18 Tips for #HPU2018

08.22.2014
The countdown to #HPUMoveIn has officially transitioned from days to mere hours. Tomorrow morning, we will be waiting at the gates with smiling faces to welcome you and your family to your new home, and we can’t wait! Now that you have your housing assignments, schedules, campus box numbers, books and dorm essentials, we want […]
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3 days to #HPUMoveIn: HPU’s Best-Kept Secrets

08.20.2014
Only 3 days remain until #HPU2018 moves in! By now, most of you have visited campus. You’ve toured and seen our state-of-the-art academic facilities, our unparalleled living quarters, and our relaxing and inspiring areas for self-reflection. But there are a few hiding gems you may not have seen during your tour. Today we’re letting you […]
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#HPUCelebs: 5 people to meet your freshman year

08.18.2014
New city, new school, new people. As a High Point University freshman, you’ll be hearing some names thrown around campus, and we’re here to fill you in on what’s what and who’s who before you arrive. In honor of 5 days until #hpu2018 Move-In Day, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 HPU celebrities […]
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The Freshman Bucket List

08.13.2014
In honor of 10 days until move-in, here is a list of 10 freshman must-do’s for the Class of 2018 for your first year at High Point University. 1.     Eat at 1924 Prime Steakhouse (make your reservations here) 2.     Attend a CAT (Campus Activities Team) event. Welcome Home Bingo will take place on move-in weekend, […]
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Top 18 dorm essentials no one tells you about

08.11.2014
HPU Class of 2018: August has come – the month of move-in, and you’re probably taking your highly anticipated shopping spree to Target or Bad Bath & Beyond for your soon-to-be home! Amidst picking your new bed set and wall décor, there are things college students often forget until it’s time to hang all your […]
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Take a look at HPU!

06.18.2014
We are thrilled you are interested in High Point University! There has never been a more exciting time for our university and we are so excited to show you why it might just be the perfect fit for you! With 4,000 undergraduate students, High Point is a small school with big school facilities. our 16 […]
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Andy Answers Admitted Student FAQs

04.9.2014
Hello, future Panthers! What an exciting time this is for you and your family—you’re in the final weeks of your high school careers! Congratulations on making it this far and on your stellar academic and extracurricular performance. As a father, I know that this time in your lives can also present some anxiety. That’s why […]
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Alumni Success Series – Seth Gold

02.19.2014
Hi everyone! It’s Wednesday again and that means it’s another opportunity for me to introduce you to an extraordinary HPU alum! Meet Seth Gold, a 2012 graduate. Here’s his story! “I graduated in 2012 with a double major in marketing and entrepreneurship. Since graduation I have held many hats…While still in High Point, I was […]
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Food Friday! “Silver Line Diner”

02.14.2014
As a prospective student, we’re sure you’re considering a ton of different variables in your college search. Let us help you! “Where will I be able to major in what I want, graduate in four years and become a part of an amazing alumni network?” High Point University.  “Where will I develop incredible relationships with not […]
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As the semester winds down…

12.9.2013
I hope that you are all gearing up for a wonderful holiday season, because I know that we are all very excited here at High Point University.  The campus is decorated beautifully, and it feels like a Winter Wonderland here (minus the snow, of course, it is North Carolina after all!) This is also an […]
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Students and parents: Wow!

11.25.2013
As the admissions application season continues to move full speed ahead, all I can say is “Wow!”   To the many students whose incredible applications I’ve been fortunate enough to read, wow! To the students I have been able to meet during your campus visits, wow! To the students who have already been admitted under […]
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Happy senior year!

09.17.2013
9/17/2013 Aloha Future Panthers! I hope that you are having a wonderful start to your semester.  Where did the summer go?! For many of you, you have just started your last year of high school.  Over the next year, as you continue your college search process, you may feel overwhelmed and excited, nervous and thrilled, […]
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Kara’s favorite faces on campus

09.12.2013
Hi everyone! It is hard to believe that it has only been four weeks since I have been at school…with all of my busyness, I feel like I did not even leave High Point for summer vacation, although I am not complaining! I am so happy I was able to get to school early and […]
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Welcome to High Point!

09.10.2013
September 9, 2013 To the parents of the Class of 2017, congratulations! You raised your student to be a scholar, a leader, an explorer and a friend. Your sons and daughters were valedictorians, class presidents, star athletes and Eagle Scouts. We are absolutely honored that together, you and your student chose to call High Point […]
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Donté’s first few weeks

Hey Everyone, It’s Donté here. Now that I’ve been introduced on the blog, I’d like to talk to you about my first few weeks of school. First: move-in day. I was so excited to drive onto campus knowing that this was going to be my new home for the next four years. I actually shed […]
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Registration 101

04.15.2013
Hello prospective students! My name is Alexa Crawford. I’m a Senior Business Administration Entrepreneurship major, from California. I serve as a University Ambassador and Operation Smile President. I enjoy serving others and being involved in social entrepreneurship ventures. I started my own business while a here at High Point University, through the Entrepreneurship center, for […]
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