Commencement 2017

Congratulations Class of 2017!

president-qubeinDear Friend:

Final preparations are under way for an exciting 2017 Commencement Weekend at High Point University. This event is always a highlight of the academic year. It will be a weekend of celebration, reflection, motivation and gratitude.

Each year HPU is committed to bringing an internationally known speaker to campus for this special occasion. This year we are proud to have CNN’s lead political anchor and host of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, as our speaker. Past Commencement speakers have included, 66th secretary of state Dr. Condoleezza Rice, distinguished journalist Tom Brokaw, former secretary of state General Colin Powell, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, NASA Astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin, Muhtar Kent, CEO of the Coca-Cola Company, former First Lady Laura Bush, and Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak.

On this website, you will find information needed to plan your weekend. This experience is intended to honor our graduates and their families, and we trust you will find the details you seek in making it a memorable event in the life of your family.

On behalf of the faculty, staff and administration, we look forward to celebrating this momentous occasion with you and your family.


Nido R. Qubein


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