HPU To Welcome Nearly 6,000 Visitors During Month Of February

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 31, 2011 – High Point University will welcome nearly 6,000 visitors to campus in the month of February. Prospective students and families and family members of current students – many of them from out-of-state – will eat at local restaurants, shop in local retail stores, stay in local hotels, rent automobiles and utilize the Piedmont Triad International Airport.

Events throughout the month include:

? Students and parents will visit campus twice during the month for Presidential Scholar weekends on Feb. 11-12 and Feb. 25-26. On these two separate weekends, top academic students from all over the country who have been admitted to HPU visit the university by invitation to interview for the top academic scholarship.

? Students and their families will take part in many activities during Family Weekend, to be held Feb. 4-6. Guests will be treated to fun and entertainment on campus, including a lecture series, a concert from the band “Eddie from Ohio,” a choral concert, entertainment by magician Ryan Oakes and much more.

? Throughout the month, various sporting events will take place on campus ? including basketball, lacrosse and baseball, which will bring many more visitors to town.

“These activities and sporting events bring a great deal of out-of-town guests to High Point. The visitors serve as a great boost for the local economy,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU. “The university’s annual economic impact on the state is more than $415 million.”

Last year, HPU hosted more than 60,000 visitors throughout the year; numbers continue to increase year-after-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 over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 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 highpoint.edu.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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