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The Parent Perspective – Upperclassman Parents October 13

10.14.2014
Dear Parents, Narrowing the Chasm Between Youth and Experience HPU prepares students for lives of both success and significance. Beyond the valuable mentorship your student receives in the classroom, we understand that providing students with experiential learning opportunities narrows the distance on their personal journey from youth to accomplished adult. Instead of waiting for the […]
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The Parent Perspective – Freshman Parents October 13

Dear Parents, As our partners, you play a vital role in your student’s personal and career development. We want to keep you informed about the depth of resources available through the Career and Internship Services Office. On October 1st our students networked with dozens of businesses and organizations at the Fall Internship and Career Expo. […]
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The Parent Perspective – Upperclassman Parents September 8

09.8.2014
Dear Parents, As our partners, you play a vital role in your student’s personal and career development. We want to inform you about a key event sponsored by Career and Internship Services. On October 1st, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, your student has the opportunity to attend the Fall Internship and Career Expo in […]
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The Parent Perspective – Freshman Parents September 8

Dear Parents, Welcome to High Point University! It is my pleasure to introduce you to our Freshman Success Center. The Freshman Success Center at High Point University is designed to ensure students complete a successful transition through the first year of college. A team of coaches and an associate dean for freshmen success, located in […]
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The Parent Perspective – Freshman Parents August 11

08.11.2014
Dear HPU Parent, Your student’s life is filled with change. They move to campus, enroll in courses for a few months and then travel home to visit before starting the process over again. Theirs is a journey of constant movement. And the ever-changing global economy is no different. The good thing is that young people […]
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The Parent Perspective – Upperclassman Parents August 11

Dear HPU Parent, We have had an incredibly busy summer at HPU! We have hired over thirty new faculty members joining our family in a few weeks.  These faculty, who are well-qualified and eager to begin the fall semester, represent most all academic disciplines. This summer, hundreds of High Point University students are completing challenging, […]
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Convocation 2014 New Location

07.25.2014
Dear Parents, Your HPU student will soon play a role in a historic event: HPU’s largest freshman class.  We are excited to welcome more than 1,400 freshmen next month.  To provide adequate space for the Class of 2018, transfer students, and their family members, the Convocation Ceremony will be held on the lawn of Roberts […]
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The Parent Perspective for Upperclassman Parents: July 2014

07.1.2014
    Summertime Greetings, We hope you are enjoying this relaxing time of year and have been able to spend quality time with your HPU student. Parents are our partners and play a vital role in your student’s personal and career development. You know their strengths and personal characteristics better than anyone, so please encourage […]
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The Parent Perspective for Freshman Parents: July 2014

    Dear Parents, Each month we bring you this Parent Perspective Newsletter for two simple reasons: to inform and inspire. Inform – There are hundreds of services, programs, and resources available to your student – all contributing to successful outcomes (see the story below from Career and Internship Services with the Four Year Plan for Parents). Each […]
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The Parent Perspective: June 2014

06.10.2014
Dear Parents: Preparing for the world as it’s going to be…From the freshman and senior Life Skills Seminars, to the 4-year Action Plan developed by the Career and Internship Services Office, to experiential learning opportunities implemented by stellar faculty, HPU is focused on preparing students as President Qubein puts it, “to be job creators, not job takers.” To keep students […]
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Important Deadlines and Dates

    Nov
    05
    11.05 - 10:00am

    Yearbook/Professional Photo Day for Students
    Nov
    19
    11.19

    Last Day to Submit Shuttle Reservation for Thanksgiving Break
    Dec
    10
    12.10

    Register for Shuttle Service for Winter Break
    Jan
    05
    1.05

    Winter Family Weekend Registration

Academic Dates to Remember

Fall Semester

Mid-Term: October 15
Fall Break: October 18 - 26
Spring Semester Registration: November 5
Thanksgiving Holiday: November 26 - 30
Last Class Day of Semester: December 10
Exams End: December 17

Spring Semester

Classes Begin (Day): January 13
Martin Luther King Day (no classes): January 19
Family Weekend: February 6 – 8
Mid-Term: March 4
Fall Semester Registration: March 24
Good Friday (No Classes): April 3
Easter Monday (No Classes): April 6
All University Honors Program (evening of): April 22
Last Class Day of Semester: April 29
Reading Day: April 30
Exams Begin: May 1 Final Exam Schedule
Exams End: May 6
Baccalaureate: May 8
Commencement: May 9

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