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Office of International Student Services

Admitted Students — Important Information

International Student Move-in and Orientation 

Welcome, HPU Panther!

The High Point University community is excited to welcome you, and we are particularly excited that you will be joining our family of students who are internationally affiliated. This includes not only students who are citizens of other countries, but also US residents or citizens with dual citizenship or other international heritage. HPU celebrates diversity and multiculturalism, and our ongoing efforts to serve the needs of our growing internationally affiliated population is meant to help make your transition to college life as smooth as possible.

ARRIVAL INFORMATION

• An Arrival Information Form can be completed online by clicking here. Please complete the form no later than one week prior to your arrival in the US.
• The nearest area airport is the Piedmont-Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro, NC. There are several local hotels with shuttles to and from this airport. We strongly suggest that you fly into Greensboro if at all possible. If you fly into Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, NC, or Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in Raleigh, NC, you will need to arrange for transportation to High Point.
• You may not move into campus housing prior to the move-in date that has been assigned to you; however, you may want to arrive in High Point a day or two earlier in order to have time to recover from jet-lag. A list of area hotels with airport shuttle service is included at the bottom of this page. Please include your hotel information on the Arrival Information Form so that we can be sure to provide a shuttle to HPU if necessary.
• Move-In hours will be sent to you in an email to your HPU account.

If you are driving to campus, please plan to arrive around 9:00 am. Park across from Wanek Center and report to the main lobby to pick up your room key and orientation packet, check in with Admissions, and have your Passport card made. If you will be keeping a car on campus, you can get a parking permit at this time as well.  Bring your registration card and driver’s license. Volunteers will be there to assist you, and will help you move into your dorm. (A security officer at the entrance will direct you to the Wanek Center parking area.)
If you do not have a car, an HPU shuttle will be available to pick you up at your local hotel, and you’ll be taken to Wanek Center to check in.  Please be sure to indicate if you need shuttle service on the Arrival Information Form.

If you are flying into Greensboro (GSO): RECOMMENDED — This is the CLOSEST AIRPORT

  • A list of local hotels with airport shuttle service is available below. If you are traveling from overseas, you may need a day or two to recuperate before Move-In and Orientation. Please plan your arrival so that you will be prepared to move into your residence hall at the assigned time. You may not move into your residence hall prior to the time that you are assigned.

If you are flying into Charlotte (CLT) or Raleigh (RDU):

  • Please be advised that no HPU shuttle will be provided from these airports to High Point for International Move-in and Orientation. There is no train or bus that travels between these airports and High Point. Car rental agencies are located on-site. The drive to High Point is about one and a half hours from either airport.

High Point Area Hotels:

Marriott Hotel

1 Marriott Drive, Greensboro, NC 27409

336.852.6450

800.228.9290

http://www.marriott.com/gsonc

Distance from HPU: 20 minutes

Distance from GSO: on-site

Complimentary Airport Shuttle to Hotel Available

No Restaurant on Site

 

Wingate by Wyndham

3901 Sedgebrook Street, High Point, NC 27265

336.812.8787

887.502.9522

http://www.ashfordsuites.com

Distance from HPU: 15 minutes

Distance from GSO: 11 minutes

Complimentary Airport Shuttle to Hotel Available

Complimentary Breakfast Available

Restaurant Within Walking Distance

 

Comfort Suites, Greensboro Airport

7619 Thorndike Rd, Greensboro, NC 27409

336.882.6666

www.showhotel.com/comfort/2740901

Distance from HPU: 20-25 minutes

Distance from GSO: 11 minutes

Complimentary Airport Shuttle to Hotel Available

Complimentary Breakfast Available

Restaurant Within Walking Distance

 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Greensboro Airport

645 South Regional Road, Greensboro, NC 27409

336.882.0004

http://www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/greensboro/gsomm/hoteldetail

Distance from HPU: 15 minutes

Distance from GSO: 10 minutes

Complimentary Airport Shuttle to Hotel Available

Complimentary Breakfast Available

 

Residence Inn by Marriott

7616 Thorndike Road, Greensboro, NC 27409

336.632.4666

www.marriott.com/gsoga

Distance from HPU: 15 minutes

Distance from GSO: 10 minutes

Complimentary Airport Shuttle to Hotel Available

Complimentary Breakfast Available

Restaurant on Site

 

Hampton Inn Greensboro Airport

7803 National Service Road, Greensboro, NC 27409

336.605.5500

800.426.7866

http://www.hamptongreensboro.com

Distance from HPU: 15 minutes

Distance from GSO: 10 minutes

Complimentary Airport Shuttle to Hotel Available

Complimentary Breakfast Available

Restaurant Within Walking Distance

 

Embassy Suites Hotel, Greensboro Airport

204 Centreport Drive, Greensboro, NC 27409

336.668.4535

http://www.greensboroairport.embassysuites.com

Distance from HPU: 20 minutes

Distance from GSO: 8 minutes

Complimentary Airport Shuttle to Hotel Available

Complimentary Breakfast Available

Restaurant On Site

 

Spring Hill Suites by Marriot Greensboro

6006 Landmark Center Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27407

336.809.0909

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/gsosh-spring-hillsuites-greensboro/

Distance from HPU: 15 minutes

Distance from GSO: 11 minutes

Complimentary Airport Shuttle to Hotel Available

Complimentary Breakfast Available

Restaurant Within Walking Distance

 

Raleigh Area Hotel  (Distance from HPU:  70 miles; 1 hour and 15 minutes)

 

La Quinta Inn & Suites RDU Airport

1001 Aerial Center Parkway, Raleigh, NC 27560
919.481.3600

Distance from RDU airport: 2.5 miles; 5 minutes

Complimentary Airport Shuttle to Hotel Available

Complimentary Breakfast Available

Restaurant Within Walking Distance

 

Charlotte Area Hotels (Distance from HPU: 89 miles; 1 hour and 30 minutes)

 

Hampton Inn & Suites Charlotte-Airport

2731 Little Rock Road, Charlotte, NC 28214

704.394.6455

Distance from CLT airport: 1.6 miles; 5 minutes

Complimentary Airport Shuttle to Hotel Available

Complimentary Breakfast Available

Restaurant Within Walking Distance

 

Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel

3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208

704.392.1200

Distance from CLT airport: 3.5 miles; 10 minutes

Complimentary Airport Shuttle to Hotel Available

Complimentary Breakfast: No

Restaurants/Eatery: On-site & walk-able

 

CONTACT THE OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS

The High Point Admissions Office is Located in Wrenn Hall.

Tours are available 7 days a week. Please contact us to schedule your visit.

(800) 345-6993
(336) 841-9216
(336) 888-6382 (fax)
admiss@highpoint.edu

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