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Hard Hats at High Point

While at High Point University’s Summer Experience program (which, by the way, was the best experience of my life), I was privileged to tour some of HPU’s brand new buildings including the Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication, and the nearly-complete University Center. I was so impressed by […]

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North Carolina Weather Lessons

So your dining room/spare bedroom/hallway is packed to the gills with everything for your dorm room-from bedding and towels to irons and trash cans.  Your mom is trying to get you to purge your closet before you move to HPU and your dad is asking pointed questions (at least to the girls) as to why […]

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Summer Experience– the BEST experience

I LOVE High Point University! While the idea of spending my last “high school summer” at college may have seemed a bit overwhelming before, I am so happy I decided to come to HPU for Summer Experience! I have made so many friends and have had such a great time during the past few weeks!   […]

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I’m Moving to College…What Should I Pack?!

Well, my friends, I am here to help.  I moved to college six years ago and while working at High Point University, I have seen LOTS of other students move to college as well.  You might even call me a College Packing Expert! … Or something like that… I’ve divided this list into a few […]

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Dad’s Top Ten Tips for College Success

Greetings parents!  Many of you were in attendance for Early Registration this past weekend, where I read a list of tips I gave to my daughter when she left for college.  As promised, I’m sharing it with you here in The Wrenn Room.  I encourage you to share this list with your son or daughter, […]

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College Prep 101: Tips for Parents

The following was written by the incredibly experienced, caring and talented Counseling Services staff here at High Point University.  As my wife and I watch our third child go to college this fall, we  have found suggestions like these to be very helpful in the midst of such big life changes.  I hope you will […]

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SO close!

I am officially in the final home stretch to move-in day at High Point University! In a little over two months, High Point, North Carolina will be my new home…     A few weeks ago, HPU’s incoming freshman received their rooming assignments. It was so exciting to find out who I will be living […]

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Well folks, summer is upon us!  At High Point University, students have completed another successful year and are off spending the summer completing internships, conducting research and having a little fun too! Each year on the last day of classes at HPU, we throw a huge celebration for our students called PantherPalooza.  This year, Gavin […]

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Summertime’s Callin’ Me

The end is near!  While you’re wrapping up your school year (or maybe even your high school career), I thought I’d give you a few highlights of the end of High Point University’s school year! Classes officially ended on April 30th and we believe another successful year at High Point University is a great reason […]

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Gavin DeGraw at High Point University

Wow! What an exciting time! My friends, summer is upon us, stretching its beautiful rays of sun and inviting us to lay by the pool, get a tan, and….(aaahhh) relax! Some of you may have a year or so until you graduate, which most likely means you will be spending your summer traveling the country […]

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Welcome to The HPU Dorm Room

Hello future HPU students! My name is Dulce Winders (that’s DUL-see), and I would like to welcome you to My Dorm Room. Okay, you’re right, I don’t officially have a dorm room yet, but I will in approximately four months! Who are you? I am a senior in high school in Lake Oconee, GA and […]

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And the WINNER IS…

I’ve spent the past week checking out all of your FABULOUS Gavin DeGraw at HPU Ticket Contest entries, and let me tell you, there are some pretty sweet pictures!  But there was one in particular that stood out as the Most Creative.  Take a peek at the video below and I think you’ll see why… […]

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Welcome!

Greetings future HPU students! My name is Hope Blaylock and I welcome you to my blog—Save Room for Hope (clever, I know)! I am fortunate to be an Admissions Counselor here at High Point University, in the gorgeous Southern oasis that is North Carolina. I travel throughout the country to find YOU—the multi-talented, motivated, intelligent, […]

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[REDIRECT] We All Start Somewhere

So why not begin with a Ten Reasons list? Here we go! Ten Reasons Why HPU is a Great Fit for Your Son or Daughter 1. Our Motto: At High Point University every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. We live it, we mean it, we execute on it! […]

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From One Parent to Another

Greetings parents! My name is Andy Bills and I am the Vice President of Enrollment at High Point University. I’ve served in this position for the past four years and have witnessed a truly extraordinary transformation take place on our campus! My intention is that The Wrenn Room will serve as a space where you […]

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