Hurricane Dorian Update Sept. 1, 2019

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As Hurricane Dorian has now been upgraded to a Category 5 storm, we want to provide you with a few campus preparation updates:

Out of an abundance of caution, we have a large supply of bottled water in storage on campus.

Additionally, there are 18 strategically placed generators throughout campus. All generators received preventative maintenance this summer.

Our dedicated team will work tirelessly to ensure the campus is operating smoothly even in the middle of a potential storm. We work closely with all city personnel to access their resources and experience in the case of an emergency.

On Monday, Sept. 2, President Qubein has called for an emergency preparedness meeting with multiple campus teams to ensure we are prepared to manage the storm. 

Below are links to helpful resources. We take the storm seriously and want to remind our students and families from around the United States that High Point is located three hours inland from the coast of North Carolina. 


— What are the best sources for High Point, N.C. weather conditions?

You can view the National Weather Service’s forecast for High Point, N.C., here.

— Where can I find hurricane preparedness information?

Extensive preparedness information is available via this HPU Safety and Security website

We are thinking of all those affected by Hurricane Dorian now and in the coming days. HPU students and their families in the Caribbean, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and surrounding areas are in our prayers.

While we don’t anticipate any changes to HPU services, we will provide updates through email and HPU social media platforms:

HPU Facebook

HPU Instagram

HPU Twitter (@HighPointU)

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