Commencement 2015

Rain Plan

Dear HPU Family,

Congratulations graduating seniors! We are excited to celebrate this Commencement Weekend with you!

Saturday’s graduation ceremony is still scheduled to take place outside on the Roberts Hall Lawn.

Our team is monitoring the weather and IF weather conditions worsen and prevent an outdoor ceremony, we will post an announcement on, an email and text message will be sent to the entire HPU family, and a voicemail message will be available at 336.841.9000. This announcement could come as late as 7:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. If no announcement is made please consider that the ceremony will be held outside as scheduled.

The following details will apply IF AND ONLY IF the ceremony is moved inside the Millis Center. All other details can be found at

If poor weather forces a move inside, the 2015 Graduation Ceremony will be held in the Millis Athletic 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.

All guests and graduates are required to have tickets to enter the Millis Center. 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.

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.

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 Center and the R.G. Wanek Center. No tickets are required.

For those not wishing to come to campus a live stream of the ceremony will be available at

The parking areas around the Millis Center, Norcross Graduate School, and the R.G. Wanek will be closed to the public with the exception of handicapped parking. You will need a designated parking pass or a handicapped parking placard to enter this area.

Participating faculty will be asked to park behind the Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce and will be shuttled to the Millis Center.

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.

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.



Additional Resources

Photography and video from the Graduation Ceremony

Highlights from 2014 and 2013

Previous Graduation Speakers at HPU

Senior Profiles

Caroline Durkee
Class of 2015 Profile: Caroline Durkee Creates Graphics for Clients
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Brandon Hubschman
Class of 2015 Profile: Brandon Hubschman Designs in Florida
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Kyle Prates
Class of 2015 Profile: Kyle Prates Lands Job in Boston
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Teressa Trotta
Class of 2015 Profile: Teressa Trotta Works in DC
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Commencement Weekend 2015 Photostream