The Purple Umbrella

52 Weeks of #HighPointHappy: Best of [HPU] Summer 2014

      As we celebrate Labor Day today, the time has come for us to start saying our goodbyes to Summer 2014. This being said, it’s fitting that we celebrate the third week of our 52 weeks of #HighPointHappy by commemorating Summer 2014.    Our Summer-2014-In-Review brings you the top 10 stories and images […]

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Just Around the Corner

This time last year I was in your shoes. I had paid my deposit, picked my classes at Early Registration in March, and interacted with many of my soon to be future classmates and friends. I couldn’t wait to be at HPU, which was clear to my family and friends because it was all I […]

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Parent to Parent: Top 10 Tips for Success in College

Wow, parents, can you believe in just a few months we’ll be helping you unload carfuls of dorm supplies, cool purple stuff and welcoming your pride and joy to his or her new college home? As you consider this time of transition, it might be helpful to take some time over the summer one-on-one to […]

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Row Row Row Your Boat, Thank You HPU!

  This past weekend presented a major landmark for athletics here at High Point University, which is ironic because it happened to be on the WATER. High Point’s Crew team (rowing) is not even a year old, yet they have managed to accomplish what normally takes a crew team up to 5 years to set […]

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A Beautiful Day To Get Involved

The weather is beginning to change and it’s a beautiful day here at HPU! Something that isn’t changing on campus is the involvement and leadership opportunities available to students.   One of the first things that attracted me to High Point University was the fact that it was an active university, on campus and in […]

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Service on Spring Break

I cannot believe my freshman year of college is coming to an end, already. It’s just about time for Spring Break here at High Point University, which means midterms are coming to a close. Are you nervous about exams in college? Don’t be, because at High Point University, the professors genuinely care about their students, […]

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Experience is Key

Sometimes people ask me how it is being a biology major and having “all of those science courses.” Honestly, the thing that I enjoy most about my chemistry and biology classes is putting the things I’ve learned into practice and learning about how others are doing the same. Science classes aren’t just sitting around and […]

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Presidential Scholarship Weekend

Presidential Scholarship Weekend is an exciting time at High Point University! I remember being super excited to get back on the beautiful HPU campus but I was also a little nervous about the interview portion of the weekend. My guess is your emotions are pretty similar. I’m here to tell you, be confident and really […]

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HPU Takes on the Harlem Shake!

As the sun shined and weather rose up to the high sixties, I hatched the idea to make a “Harlem Shake” video for High Point. Little did I know that with such little planning and advanced notice, High Point’s students and faculty would rally around to make the event a total success. The “Harlem Shake” […]

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Guest Blog: So Many Majors, Such Little Time

  Hey there! My name is Kyle Berube. I am 19 years old and from Long Island, New York. I am a sophomore at HPU, with a major in Journalism, and minors in both Marketing and Human Relations. I am a member of the Media Fellows Program, and I am a part of a bunch […]

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Home Sweet High Point

I want to take a few seconds and congratulate all of you who have been accepted to High Point University, as of recently. I will never forget the day I received my acceptance letter, for it was truly the beginning of a new, incredible chapter of my life.   But enough about that, let’s talk […]

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I’m thankful for…

Can you believe Thanksgiving is only a few days away? I certainly can’t.  I have definitely had more than enough time to reflect on the things I am thankful for, and I couldn’t be more excited to head back home to New York and spend Thanksgiving at home, with my family. However, we, the students […]

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From the Darkness Comes Light

Luckily, it has been a beautiful couple of weeks here at High Point but it goes without saying that the destruction that Sandy left behind still hangs heavy on the hearts of High Point’s students. With so many of us hailing from the North, like me, countless people have been affected in some way by […]

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The Right Choice

As we return from fall break, I realized that in just 8 short weeks High Point University has become my home. While I was home, almost everyone asked me the same question. “Are you enjoying college?” I didn’t even have to think twice before an emphatic “Yes!” flew out of my mouth.   Thinking back […]

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Greetings future Panthers!

  I hope that you are having a wonderful end to your week, and that you are moving closer to finishing your application to High Point University.  Please keep in mind that the Early Decision deadline is coming up on November 1st and the Early Action deadline is coming up on November 8th.  Completing your […]

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We recommend that you come recommended!

  Greetings and salutations!  It’s October, and that means that you should be well on your way to finishing your application if you are looking to apply early.  Remember, our Early Decision deadline is November 1st and our Early Action deadline is November 8th.  Keep this in mind as you continue working on your application! […]

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Have you heard?

Can you all believe that I’ve been part of the High Point University family for three months already? I certainly can’t. Midterms are already over! Yeah, I can’t believe it either. Oh well, I truly couldn’t be happier to call High Point University “home” for the next four years.   Have ya’ll (too southern?) heard […]

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Greetings from the road!

  I hope that you are having a great start to your October, and that you are well on your way to completing your application for High Point University.  Just think, this time next year, you could be a member of one of the most extraordinary academic communities in the country!   As you are […]

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FALL IS HERE!

…and I kind of LOVE it! Fall is one of my favorite seasons. Chilly weather, changing leaves, hot chocolate, warm clothes, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and bonfires (just to name a few things) are definitely a nice break from the sweltering heat of summer. Also, with fall comes another one of my favorite things…FALL BREAK! I can’t […]

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Hello future Panthers!

  I wanted to say hi as I travel through New England, meeting with prospective students and their families.  The fall is a busy time for admissions counselors, and I am sure that it is a busy time for you as well.  With everything that goes on during your senior year, you must already have […]

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It just keeps getting BETTER

I’ve been at HPU a  month now  and the fun and excitement has yet to plateau. Each weekend brings a new and exciting activity put on by the Campus Activities Team followed by another week of extraordinary learning in classes with teachers and students that truly care about our education. As I sat outside Starbucks in […]

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Work Hard, Play Hard

I can’t believe it’s been a month already!! My time here at High Point University has been amazing so far!   Thanks to the activities fair, I’ve been given the chance to get involved on campus. So far I’ve joined the Genesis Gospel Choir, Club Swimming, Black Cultural Awareness, Campus Activities Team and I’m writing […]

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The American Dream

Two weeks ago I had the extreme pleasure of attending the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC. About two-dozen students including myself were busy filming “The American Dream Project,” a reality show that analyzes whether or not the stereotypical ‘American Dream’ is still alive and how it impacts average citizens in today’s society. I was ecstatic […]

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Panther Pride

Give me a H! Give Me a P! Give me a U!   Whew! I am worn out from this past week- it was a great game week and so spirit-filled! And to top it all off, Friday (August 31st ) was college color day, and everyone got the chance to show off their purple […]

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A New Chapter

The 2012-2013 school year is off to a tremendous start. Classes started only a week ago and campus is full of familiar and new faces, which includes over 1300 new students! These students have already participated in some of HPU’s time-honored traditions such as the Signing of the University Honor Code, The Touch of Life […]

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We did it!

We’ve come together from every corner of the country (and from foreign nations!) to unite as the HPU family of 2016. By now everyone has settled in to their dorm and are facing the fact that classes have started. However we can’t help but get excited when thinking about all that’s in store for us […]

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Welcome Home!

  Aloha! My name is Lars Farabee, and I am one of the Assistant Directors of Admissions here at High Point University.  I am also the new Admissions blogger, and I hope to introduce you to the wonderful opportunities that await you here at HPU! One of those opportunities is experiencing the Move-In Weekend here […]

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Introducing Mayeesa

  Just two more days! I can’t believe how quickly move in day came! It seems like I was just filling out college applications yesterday and now here I am about to start my first semester at High Point University.   But before I go getting all sentimental, I should probably introduce myself.   My […]

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Introducing Jason…

Hey everyone – I’m Jason! Born and raised in Long Island, NY, I found what I call the eighth wonder of the world, also known as High Point University, during my sophomore year of high school.   Having fallen in love with High Point University so early on in my high school career was bitter […]

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