HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 17, 2018 –Covered in both eight inches of snow and plenty of caring people, High Point University’s campus was prepared and ready for the second snowfall of the season.
HPU’s promise to provide every student with an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people holds true in every situation, including inclement weather. Teams in Campus Enhancement, Student Life, Security, Food Services and more implemented a plan to keep all students safe and warm in their home away from home.
With more than 90 percent of students living on campus, HPU remains open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Here’s a glimpse at how they have and continue to ensure safety for students.
Depending on the amount of accumulation, HPU’s Campus Enhancement Team has access to 88 tons of rock salt and 58 tons of ice melt.
“The safety of our students is the top priority for all of HPU and our Campus Enhancement Team,” says Steve Potter, vice president for facilities and operations. “We have worked continuously to keep walkways clear and to maintain normal operations for students. Our team is dedicated and will remain so through the remainder of any winter weather.”
For HPU dining locations, shelves are stocked in advance so operations will remain on schedule throughout a storm.
“Our shelves are stocked with supplies to ensure dining operations continue to run smoothly,” says Pete Mandala, director of Aramark at HPU. “Our managers stay in nearby hotels, and we provide transportation to employees when needed. We remain committed to providing quality meals to our students during this winter storm, just as we do every day.”
HPU security and student life staff will also be on duty around the clock. If shuttle systems are delayed due to road safety concerns, students can call security at 336-841-9112 with special transportation needs.