The Purple Umbrella

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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It’s That Time of Year

Parents, October is upon us; how the time flies!  I’m sure many of you are having similar thoughts-is my child really old enough to go to college and are they ready?  The answers are yes and maybe, which begs the question: what should you be doing now to prepare your son or daughter for college? […]

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Moving to College

Like your children, I’m sure you all are looking forward to Freshmen Move-In with excitement and anticipation-and perhaps a bit of trepidation.  At High Point University, we understand that move-in day marks the beginning of a huge transition, both for your student and your family.  As such, the day itself is incredibly important but can […]

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Dad’s Top Ten Tips for College Success

Greetings parents!  Many of you were in attendance for Early Registration this past weekend, where I read a list of tips I gave to my daughter when she left for college.  As promised, I’m sharing it with you here in The Wrenn Room.  I encourage you to share this list with your son or daughter, […]

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College Prep 101: Tips for Parents

The following was written by the incredibly experienced, caring and talented Counseling Services staff here at High Point University.  As my wife and I watch our third child go to college this fall, we  have found suggestions like these to be very helpful in the midst of such big life changes.  I hope you will […]

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From One Parent to Another

Greetings parents! My name is Andy Bills and I am the Vice President of Enrollment at High Point University. I’ve served in this position for the past four years and have witnessed a truly extraordinary transformation take place on our campus! My intention is that The Wrenn Room will serve as a space where you […]

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