HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 26, 2012 – High Point University will host approximately 4,000 visitors to campus as part of the annual “Family Weekend” – ensuring an economic boost to the city of High Point and the entire Triad. The event, to be held Sept. 28-30, will offer academic panels, entertainment, festivities and more to HPU students and their families.
“We are so thankful to High Point University for the thousands of visitors it draws to its beautiful campus each year including the 4,000 expected for this upcoming Family Weekend,” says Tim Mabe, president and CEO of the High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau. “These guests to our city make a significant economic impact on our community and give essential support to area hotels, restaurants and retail centers.”
According to the HPCVB, the estimated economic impact on the Piedmont Triad for HPU’s fall Family Weekend is $1,433,840.
The weekend of events will include a variety of activities, including an Experiential Learning Panel, where guests can learn more about HPU’s study abroad programs, undergraduate research and more, as well as faculty lectures from Dr. Linda Sekhon, who will present “Adult Immunizations: What you don’t know could hurt you”; Dr Suryadipta Roy, who will present “Engagement of the United States with China and India”; and Dr. Thomas Albritton, who will present “Books that Changed the Classroom”; and Dr. Dennis Carroll, provost and vice president of academic affairs, will present “Academic Programs and Initiatives Updates.”
During the 2011-2012 year, HPU welcomed more than 97,000 visitors to campus through its numerous activities, including admissions, athletic, cultural, family and community events, including plays, concerts, Big South Conference tournaments, prospective student tours, Alumni and Family Weekends and more.