HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 17, 2013 – High Point University welcomed the Class of 2017 to campus today for the annual Move-In Day and Orientation Weekend.
Freshmen began moving into residence halls at 7:30 a.m. today and were welcomed by hundreds of faculty, staff and upperclassman volunteers who assisted the students in unloading their vehicles and transporting items to their rooms.
Each year, the volunteers, known as the orientation crew, make the transition for new HPU family members as smooth as possible. The crew worked especially hard in the rain today to make families feel welcome.
“The orientation crew made me feel like I was moving home instead of to a new place,” said Taylor Hogan, a freshman from Loudonville, N.Y. “It makes me want to volunteer and do what they did today.”
“Coming in we were made to feel welcome and at home,” said
Lauren Holton, mother of freshman Jacob Holton from North Carolina. “It took three minutes to unload. I was impressed but not surprised as I’m impressed every time I come to campus.”
Students return this year to new technology and programs on campus, including a visual merchandising major and a tech lab with a 3D printer in the School of Art and Design, several new pieces of equipment in the Human Biomechanics and Physiology Laboratory, a new Department of Chemistry, and a new Department of Physics and Astronomy. The top four majors for fall 2013 are business, communication, exercise science and biology. A total of 14 new faculty positions were also filled for the fall.
To view pictures from the weekend click here: HPU Move-In Weekend and Convocation.