We asked some HPU ‘grammers for their pick of the most Instagrammable spots on our campus. Now we’ve got major HPU wanderlust. We thought, why not share?
1.The DREAM BIG chairs
This is a campus landmark that you can’t miss. The Dream Big Chairs are rocking chairs that stand 16-feet tall on top of the hill in Hayworth Park. You can climb up in them, spread your arms wide and take photos of yourself embracing what these chairs represent—the opportunity to dream big and embrace what life throws your way. Confident. Unafraid.
2. The PopUp Art Wall
This wall outside the Slane Student Center is ever-changing. It dawns colorful art with inspiring messages, and it’s the perfect photo op. Pro tip: Catch it on your way to the Slane Cafe or Starbucks.
Its proper name is Olympic Strength, but around here it’s called “Atlas.” This statue features Atlas holding an Olympic globe, which rises 35 feet in the air. The entire sculpture weighs over seven tons and is sure to make a great photo. Pro tip: If you’re touring HPU, look for this photo op at the end of your visit because it’s right next to the Wrenn undergraduate admissions building where your tour will end!
4. Roberts Hall
This is the original, iconic symbol of High Point University. Looking out over Roberts Hall Lawn, this is easily the most recognizable building on campus. It has also served as the backdrop of graduation for generations of HPU students. Pro tip: The sun sets behind Roberts Hall, providing some stunning shots!
5. David R. Hayworth Park Waterfall
This waterfall is located in the middle of campus and serves as a place of solitude, reflection, fellowship and natural beauty. It’s used for outdoor concerts, student meetings and occasionally even classes. It is a tradition for students to place their hands in the David R. Hayworth Park waterfall to bring good luck for the year ahead.
6. Historical Sculptures lining the Kester International Promenade
Have you ever wished you could have your photo taken with Albert Einstein, Mother Teresa, William Shakespeare, or Martin Luther King Jr.? Well, now you (almost) can! Sit with one of (or many of) history’s noblest thought leaders. These are the world’s original influencers, and they line the Kester International Promenade in the form of bronze sculptures.
7. Double Helix
The larger than life DNA Sculpture is located in Congdon Hall – a 220,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art health care education facility that shines from floor to ceiling with innovative lab spaces and technology when you step inside. Caption suggestion: HPU is in my DNA!
8. Tree of Knowledge
This classic at HPU is located in front of Roberts Hall and is another symbol of HPU’s commitment to extraordinary education. Pro tip: Snap a photo here during these milestone moments: the day you visit, during your freshman-year move-in day and then again in your cap and gown on graduation day. #TransformationTuesday ✅ #FlashbackFriday ✅
9. Vert Soccer and Lacrosse Field
Catch your Panthers playing soccer, lacrosse or running track here. Swing by for a photo of this HPU favorite while you cheer on the Panthers from the student section.
10. Cottrell Amphitheater
It’s hard to beat an Amphitheater sunset, but this go-to photo favorite is a must-get no matter the time of day! Take your place at the top of the amphitheater stairs and use this breathtaking view of Cottrell Hall as your backdrop!