*We are excited to celebrate you, our 2020 graduating class, with an in-person Commencement Ceremony. In order to protect the health and safety of graduates and families during the ongoing and fluid COVID-19 pandemic, High Point University’s Commencement Activities scheduled for the weekend of August 21-22 have been postponed until the full pomp and circumstance of the event can be fully and safely enjoyed by all graduates and their family members.*
Final preparations are underway for an exciting 2020 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 NASA Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, as our speaker. Past Commencement speakers have included physicist Dr. Michio Kaku; singer; songwriter Josh Groban; Wolf Blitzer, CNN’s lead political anchor and anchor of “The Situation Room”; former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; broadcast legend Tom Brokaw; Gen. Colin Powell, former Secretary of State, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and national security advisor; former First Lady Laura Bush; U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas; Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple; Rudy Giuliani, former New York City Mayor; Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan; NASA Astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin; and Muhtar Kent, CEO of the Coca-Cola Company.
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