At High Point University, part of the inspiring environment takes place outside of the classroom. In a typical year two-thirds of the entering freshman come from states other than North Carolina; one-third, from more than 500 miles away. As a result, students tend to stay on campus over the weekends. In fact, even students who could easily go home often don’t because their friends at High Point don’t and because there is much to do on campus and off.
That’s where we come in. The Office of Student Activities works to plan a calendar jam-packed with fun and exciting opportunities to tickle everyone’s fancy. We do intimate events such as Wednesday Night Live coffee houses or karaoke nights and large scale events such as Derby Day and Halloweenfest. We plan a Fall and Spring concert each year which students and their guests look forward to for the entire semester. In between, our students like to spend the weekend bowling, playing BINGO, participating in live on-campus game shows and traveling to professional sporting events. All of these activities are complementary to our students! Students can find out about upcoming events through Facebook and Twitter and, of course through the Campus Concierge Daily Email.
The Extraordinaire Cinema is one of the most popular features of HPU’s campus. Every week, students have the opportunity to watch brand new films that have just left the theaters. These showings are free and movie goers are treated to popcorn (with butter!) candy and soft drinks. The Extraordinaire Cinema shows at least two movies a week, one every Monday and one on the weekend. The Cinema is also an exciting classroom during the week where professors bring learning to the big screen through the Faculty Film series.