HPU Set To Open New Student Living And Learning Community For Fine Arts

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 10, 2011 – High Point University has introduced North College Court, a new student living and learning community to open for the fall 2011 semester. The new residences, to be located on North College Drive at the site of the former Wesleyan Arms property, will feature major-specific amenities for 90 fine arts students including creative writing, music, art, interior design, and theatre majors. 

North College Court will offer a variety of specialized facilities including individual practice rooms for music majors, a studio area for art majors, drafting tables, a collaboratory for creative writing majors, a performance area with stage for theatre majors, displays for showcasing creative work, outdoor courtyards for performances, and an interdisciplinary common space for collaboration. The residence also will feature major-themed programming and interdisciplinary housing assignments.

“The new living and learning community and major-specific amenities at North College Court will provide fine arts students with the optimal artistic space to practice their skills,” Dr. Dennis Carroll, HPU Provost. “We are excited to offer students the opportunity to participate in this extraordinary campus living experience that will surely foster the development of their creative abilities.”

In addition to exceptional major-specific facilities, North College Court will also feature a business center and a spacious dining facility with outdoor seating. The community will offer frequent shuttle service to main campus, 24-hour security monitoring, and access to a recreation area and outdoor basketball and volleyball courts.

“This new community is just one more addition to HPU’s holistic approach to a student’s educational experience,” says Gail Tuttle, vice president for Student Life. “This community will focus on students making connections from the classroom educational setting to where they reside. Also, it gives each resident an opportunity to live in a community with other individuals that share their academic endeavors and interests.”

Since January 2005, HPU new construction and renovation has resulted in the addition of 2,000 new beds on campus. With addition of the Greek Village, set to open in August 2011, and the new development, HPU will have a total of 3,590 on-campus beds.

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 and Chief of Staff

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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