HPU Expands Again with Proposed Fifth Street Commons

HIGH POINT, N.C., Date, 2011 – In order to keep pace with a growing student population and demand for on-campus housing, High Point University will build a 200,000 square feet, four-and-a-half story, residential and student services complex encompassing two city blocks at Fifth Street and North Avenue on the HPU campus.

In addition to housing 400 students, the complex would also contain study space, a recreation center, dining facilities and several other student services.

The $40-$50 million project is proposed to begin in June 2012 and be open for student use in July 2013.

This project is needed to keep pace with demand as applications for enrollment are currently up 17% above last year’s record setting numbers. By 2015, undergraduate enrollment is projected to grow to 5,000.

Construction projects already underway at the university include the School of Education, a LEED certified, $10 million, 31,000 square foot academic building, and Centennial Square, a $22 million townhome community with 12 buildings and beds for 300 students.

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. HPU was selected in the 2010-2011 list of “Colleges of Distinction,” as well as one of the top green schools in the country by the Sierra Club. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors and 10 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.

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Pam Haynes

Communication Specialist



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