HPU To Bring More Than 5,000 Visitors To High Point In February

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 3, 2010 – Thanks to High Point University, the city of High Point will see a flurry of activity from out-of-town guests during the month of February. The campus will bring in more than 5,000 visitors from two dozen states throughout the month as part of HPU-related events.

Students and parents will visit campus twice this month for Presidential Scholar weekends on Feb. 5-6 and Feb. 19-20; and family members will be buzzing around HPU during the Winter Family Weekend, scheduled for Feb. 12-13.

During these weekend activities, HPU accommodates guests with city information, including hotels, restaurants and other things to do around town. The university also provides transportation to venues all over High Point ? providing a nice boost for the local economy.

“Over the past several years, the dramatic growth of HPU and the incredible beauty of the campus has rocketed it to the top of High Point’s ‘Must See List,'” says Charlotte Young, president and CEO of the High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau. High Point has long been known around the world as ‘The Home Furnishings Capital of the World’ and now High Point University is talked about around the world. It has become an economic generator on so many levels with tourism being just one of them ? and that is very important to us.”

Last year, HPU hosted more than 58,000 visitors throughout the year; numbers are expected to increase a great deal this year.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/ or on Twitter at @HighPointU.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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