Family Weekend

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is Family Weekend?

Friday, September 22, 2017 – Sunday, September 24, 2017

    • Friday registration begins at 12:00 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m.
    • Saturday registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.
    • Sunday activities begin at 10:00 a.m.
    • The weekend concludes with Chapel Service on Sunday, September 24, 2017
  • Who can attend?

We welcome parents, guardians and immediate family members of all current HPU undergraduates. Your student is encouraged to attend Family Weekend events with you throughout the three days.

  • What is the cost to attend the 3-day Family Weekend?

Family Weekend is complimentary for students and their immediate family members. HPU will be delighted to provide up to 2 guests with complimentary meals. Meals may be used Friday – Sunday at any of the food service locations, except 1924 PRIME. Families wishing to purchase additional meals may do so once they arrive on campus at each food service location. Students may dine throughout the weekend using their standard meal plan.

  • When can I register?

Online reservations for Family Weekend will begin on Monday, July 31  and will end at 5:00 pm (EST) on Thursday, September 14. Please call the Campus Concierge at 336-841-4636 with any questions or comments.

  • What happens after I register?

You will receive a confirmation email. When you arrive to campus you will receive Family Weekend name badges (limit 2 per family). These name badges will allow you to access events. Those with name badges will be welcomed to events 60 minutes prior to event start time. Name badges do not guarantee seating as it is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • How do I make changes to my registration?

Changes to your registration information can be made prior to 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by calling the Campus Concierge at 336-841-4636.

  • I have more than two family members attending. Can you accommodate them?

Yes, we would be happy to accommodate more than 2 guests per family, but the extra guests will need to wait until guests with name badges are seated until they can be admitted to events. In addition, guests without meal booklets will need to pay cash or credit at dining locations to be able to dine on campus.

  • What happens when I get there?

The R. G. Wanek Center Registration Desk is your first stop. Credentials for the weekend, including complimentary dining passes, must be picked up by parents. HPU staff and student volunteers will welcome you beginning at 12:00 pm on Friday. When you check in, you will receive:

    • Family Weekend Name Badge (limit 2 per family)
    • Important updates
    • Complimentary meal booklet (limit 2 per family)
    • Information on other weekend activities on campus
  • How do I make reservations for 1924 PRIME during Family Weekend?

Beginning August 21, 2017, students may make reservations on a first come, first served basis. Meals will be charged at $50 per person and must be paid on a student Passport Card.

  • How do I find out about sorority and fraternity activities?

HPU’s sororities and fraternities often will host special events on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during Family Weekend for members and their families. Please call the Office of Student Life at 336-841-9231 for more details.

  • How do I get tickets to Family Weekend Events?

Family Weekend events will not be ticketed. Please pre-register for Family Weekend by using the online registration so we know you are coming. When you arrive on campus, you will receive a name badge that acts as your credentials. Those with name badges may be welcomed at the event venue 60 minutes before the event start time. If you do not have a Family Weekend name badge, you will be seated after those with name badges if space is available. Seating is limited and name badges do not guarantee seats.  **Due to space, only guests with name badges will be seated.  Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.**

  • How should I dress?

Like your student. Wear purple to show your Panther pride! Wear comfortable shoes so you’re prepared for lots of walking. Bring your exercise gear if you plan to use the HPU Recreation facilities. Be prepared for all weather. Activities take place rain or shine.

  • What do I need to bring?

Bring your confirmation e-mail with you to the R. G. Wanek Center Registration Desk.

  • What if we need disability-related assistance?

We can make special arrangements. Please let us know your needs in advance by calling the Campus Concierge at 336-841-4636.

  • Where can I find directions to campus?

Click here for directions to campus.

  • What about parking?

During Family Weekend students will not need to secure visitor parking passes for their guests. Parking will be open to guests throughout campus

Winter 2017 Family Weekend Photos