Saturday, May 5th
The following details will apply IF AND ONLY IF the ceremony is moved inside the James H. and Jesse E. Millis Athletic and Convocation Center.
If poor weather forces a move inside, the 2018 Graduation Ceremony will be held in the James H. and Jesse E. Millis Athletic and Convocation Center. The ceremony will begin at the delayed time of 9:30 a.m. Graduates and participating members of the faculty should arrive by 8:30 a.m.
Thank you for your understanding. We will make every possible effort to hold the graduation ceremony outside. An announcement will be made ONLY IF weather forces the ceremony inside.
All guests are required to have tickets to enter the Millis Center. The graduate will be required to show their Passport Card. Graduates should enter the front doors on the left side of the Millis Center near the concessions stand. Guests should enter the main doors in the front/center of the building.
For those without tickets who are unable to access the Millis Center, HPU will have a live broadcast of the ceremony available in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Phillips Hall, Slane Student Center and the R.G. Wanek Center. No tickets are required at those locations.
For those not wishing to come to campus a live stream of the ceremony will be available at www.highpoint.edu/live.
General parking and shuttle service will be available at the Oak Hollow Mall. Shuttle buses will be available to transport guests from the mall to campus. Guests with Graduation Rain Tickets will be taken to the Millis Center. All other guests will be taken to the Slane Center shuttle stop.
Parking will be available on campus for guests with disabilities on a first-come, first-served basis. Drivers must display state issued placards or license plates to enter the parking lot. Please enter campus at the main entrance on Panther Drive from University Parkway (formerly N. College Drive). Guests will be transported on wheelchair accessible shuttles and dropped off at the Millis Center.
Participating faculty will be asked to park behind the Plato S. Wilson Commerce building and will be shuttled to the Millis Center.
Participating faculty members will NOT be required to have tickets. They must be dressed in cap and gown for admission. They will need to enter the front doors on the left side of the Millis Center near the concessions stand.