The Purple Umbrella

First Year Fears

As your senior year of high school is flying by, I know you have a lot of anticipation about moving away to college, but also a lot of worry! There is so much to learn in your first year at college: your way around campus, your new group of friends, your schedule and not to […]

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My Road Back to HPU

When you step foot onto High Point University’s campus, you immediately notice the blue sky, the sun shining, the slight breeze blowing, the different types of trees, flowers and plants, the fountains, the golf carts, the pools, the red brick and the thousands of smiling students. What you cannot truly understand until you spend a […]

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Presidential Scholars: Packing & Preparing

Are you ready, Presidential Scholars? This weekend is a big accomplishment for you, and it’s also a big opportunity! Current HPU Presidential Scholars know what it’s like being in your shoes and have provided their best advice on what to wear, what to pack and insider tips on making the most of your time here at […]

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52 Weeks #HighPointHappy: Your Traditions

Anyone who has visited HPU during the holidays knows it’s a special and beautiful time. We shared our special traditions with you, and you shared yours with us via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Since joining the HPU family, many of you have incorporated us into your family traditions, and we are so honored! Here’s a look […]

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Astro-Physics: It’s Worth a Google

If you’ve been on Google today, you might have noticed that today is Annie Jump Cannon’s 151st birthday. Cannon was an American astronomer whose cataloging work was instrumental in the development of star classifications. HPU’s robust Astronomy & Physics program has been thriving lately with several discoveries, additions and advancements of their own. Here’s the […]

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52 Weeks #HighPointHappy: Help to Make the Season Bright

If you’ve been to campus this month, you know the feeling of “walking in a winter wonderland.” Campus is beautiful all year round, but especially during the holiday season. If you haven’t had the chance to visit this month, let us show you some HPU holiday traditions and cherished decorations that make us #HighPointHappy. Hayworth Fine […]

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52 Weeks #HighPointHappy: Giving Tuesday

Immediately following Thanksgiving are the two biggest shopping days of the year: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Many of us have been very fortunate in life with comfortable homes, plentiful possessions and loving families that we pay tribute to on Thanksgiving. But just as important as giving thanks is giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, […]

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7 Tips for a Thinner Thanksgiving

Each year, the average American gains five pounds between Thanksgiving and the New Year. Thanksgiving is about expressing thankfulness and spending quality time with friends and family, and much of that time tends to be centered around food. That’s why we are sharing a few tips to maintaining, not gaining, over the holidays:   7. […]

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52 Weeks #HighPointHappy: Going Down in History

November 17, 2014 On this day in history:  Elizabeth I acceded to the English throne upon the death of Queen Mary. U.S. Congress held its first session in Washington, D.C. in the partially completed Capitol building. The Walt Disney animated feature “The Little Mermaid” opened in wide release. And you officially applied as an Early […]

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Top Eight Pieces of Equipment Every D1 Athlete Wishes They Had

Any D1 athlete knows that just as important to the game as talent is science — and the Human Biomechanics and Physiology Lab at High Point University is devoted to the research of sport injury prevention and improvement. The combination of faculty, facilities, equipment, and esprit de corps make the Department of Physical Therapy’s Human Biomechanics […]

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52 Weeks #HighPointHappy: Thank You, Veterans

On Veterans Day, and everyday, we humbly thank our past, present and future Veterans.             Thank you for sacrificing time with your loved ones and missing those significant milestones that the rest of us too often take for granted. Thank you for answering the call to serve, and by doing […]

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12 Places HPU Students Can’t Get Enough of

It’s true – High Point University has everything a student could possibly need within walking distance of your dorm room. However, the school is also surrounded by a growing city that is buzzing with local appeal, and HPU students definitely have their favorites! Here are the top 12 things High Point Students can’t get enough […]

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52 Weeks #HighPointHappy: ED Application Seussification

Today your Early Decision application is due, you’ll soon find out if you’ll be attending High Point U! Ever wonder what would happen if Dr. Seuss worked at HPU? We bet it would go a little like this…         Halloween has passed, the treats and the tricks, And HPU’s Early Decision deadline has […]

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Submit: It’s meow or never.

Today is National Cat Day, but that’s no excuse to fall behind. Application deadlines are approaching, and you’ve got work to do! Paws from your application and take some advice from the cats of HPU.   You’ve done the research and decided that High Point University is the place for you.   Let’s be honest, the […]

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52 Weeks #HighPointHappy: HPU+TSwift

What do High Point University and Taylor Swift have in common? More than you probably think! High Point University and TSwift are both ranked #1 (High Point University is ranked the #1 Regional College in the South and TSwift is currently #1 on iTunes.) High Point University and TSwift are both celebrating today! Today marks ONE […]

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Falling For Fall

There is just something about warm-hued crunching leaves under my boots that makes me grin a little wider. There is something about crisp weather, glowing sunsets and falling leaves that adds an undeniable excitement to the air; don’t you agree? It is as if fall is universally symbolic “out with the old” – a start […]

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Tunesday

Ever wish you could take a sneak peak at your professor’s iTunes playlist? Ever wonder what your coach was listening to in the car when they pulled up? How about your classmates — ever curious what was playing through their earbuds when they walked into class? Us too.  So we’ve dug deep into the playlists of […]

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52 Weeks #HighPointHappy: Strategic Planning

October is the month of pumpkins, hayrides and haunted houses, but did you know October is also International Strategic Planning Month? Not only does High Point University’s Qubein School of Communication offer a 5th year Master’s degree in Strategic Communication, but as of this year, the NQSOC offers event management and sport management minors– and […]

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Panther Fall Sports Update

Between the soccer field, volleyball court, locker room and the newly renovated Witcher Athletic Center, the High Point University athletic department and teams have had a busy start to the fall semester! Here’s a quick Panther Fall Sports re-cap incase you’ve missed anything! Men’s soccer has begun its season with a solid foundation including two […]

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52 Weeks #HighPointHappy: National PA Week

Did you know that today kicks off National Physician Assistants Week? High Point University Masters of Physician Assistant Studies Program anticipates welcoming its inaugural class in May 2015 and this makes us #HighPointHappy! Our program has many distinctive advantages, one being our industry-leading technology, which includes: The most ADVANCED WIRELESS PATIENT SIMULATORS available, with internal robotics […]

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