The Purple Umbrella

Advice from a Sophomore

An email came my way today from one of High Point’s sophomores, Miss Alexa Crawford. I’d like to share her thoughts with you as you consider High Point University and wonder what life may be like on the other side! High Point University promises an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. And […]

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Oh the Laundry Room.

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve been enjoying the start of your school year as much as I have. As a freshman, I feel like I have already been faced with numerous questions: Why can I never remember that the automatic doors in Slane stop working at 5? Where is the ice cream truck? Where did […]

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We’re HERE!

Hi! *waves* If you didn’t already know, this past weekend was the beginning of week-long move-in shenanigans! Saturday was the actual move-in day, but you can’t just end it there! All on that ONE day you: unpack your stuff, set up your room, have lunch with friends (if you’ve told your parents to shoo), eat […]

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The John Marsicano Coupon

I look forward to starting the next chapter of my life in High Point, North Carolina, surrounded by incredible people in an environment incomparable to any place else.

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It’s Finally AUGUST.

HPU has the most down to earth student body. I am excited to learn how to surf, how to DJ, even how to shuffle. That’s what makes HPU the best of the best. It’s not only about what I learn in the classroom, but thatI have an opportunity to learn from my peers.

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Introducing Briayna

Hear Ye, Hear Ye High Point University Students…My name is Briayna. 🙂 Here are some hints on how to save yourself from getting a blank stare: 1. If you’re thinking “Bri-ay-nuh” … you’re wrong. 2. If you’re thinking “Bri-anna” …. that’s not it. 3. If you’re thinking “Briayn-uh” … you guessed it! That’s not right […]

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Introducing John

I am looking forward to starting my life on that incredible campus at High Point, with incredible people and it’s all less than two months away!

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The Post-Senior Year Summer

Summer has arrived and our incoming freshmen are experiencing a range of summer plans. While many are traveling abroad, vacationing, or holding internships to prepare them for college, nearly 300 have wound up here on campus to get a head start on college life. And from what I’m hearing incoming students say on Facebook, the […]

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Parent to Parent: 10 things to tell your kids

Wow, parents, can you believe move-in day is just around the corner? In just a few months we’ll be helping you unload carfuls of dorm supplies and welcoming your pride and joy to his or her new home. As you consider this time of transition, be sure to discuss the following points with your college-bound […]

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Extraordinary Future

Wow everyone, the year has flown by and I can’t believe everything that has happened here at High Point. It’s  easy to look forward to a bright future thanks to everyone at HPU. I am now home after studying day and night for my finals and have a few weeks before I begin taking some […]

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The Importance of Fit

During the next few months, students will be receiving admission letters and scholarship offers from a number of schools. As a parent, it can be challenging to offer proper guidance with the hefty and often nerve-wracking college decision process. However, one thing to always keep in mind is the importance of finding the right fit. […]

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It’s about time for students everywhere to start getting excited…and panicky.

March is a pivot point for most high school seniors.  For those accepted to High Point, they’re choosing their favorite dorms, finding roommates online and signing up for fall classes.  They’re really feeling like college students. Especially when the financial aid packet comes. It’s right about then that reality hits and families realize that college […]

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Top of the Mornin’!

Hi everyone and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Let me get you caught up on what has been happening on the most extraordinary campus! Happy Birthday! February 26th marked my birthday and just like everything else here at HPU it was nothing less than outstanding! I came back from class at 10am and was surprised to […]

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Tips for a Successful Scholarship Weekend: Part 4

Sometimes you can  have lots of talking-to-the-mirror time in and feel totally prepped for your interview until you realize you have no idea what to wear!  The following tips will help you know how to dress your best for the Presidential Scholarship weekend. What should I wear? Presidential Scholarship Weekend and Interview Attire Business dress is […]

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Tips for a Successful Scholarship Weekend: Part 3

Now, as promised, here are several things to keep in mind for your scholarship interviews!  I’ve addressed how to what to expect, what questions to be ready for and how to practice.  These tips, though, are going to be key for making that great first impression! DOs & DON’Ts DO: 1. Be on time. When […]

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Tips for a Successful Scholarship Weekend: Part 2

Okay, now on to some sample interview questions. Like I said, your interviews will largely be conversation-style. However, if you feel comfortable addressing the following questions, you’ll shine that much more during your interviews here. Sample Questions: 1. Tell us about yourself, your background and your accomplishments. 2. What are your greatest strengths? What about […]

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Tips for a Successful Scholarship Weekend: Part 1

In an effort to help alleviate your stress as you prepare for the Presidential Scholarship weekend, I’ve made a list of tips, including how to prepare, potential interview questions, dos and don’ts, and what to wear. I’ll be walking you through these tips over the next several days, so stay tuned! What should I expect […]

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Coming Home from the Holidays

Hey everyone! It has been a busy time both at school and back at home.  Finals finally ended and the long commute home took up much of my time. If you learn anything your first year of college it is how to travel the airports around the US with ease. (And you also learn that […]

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Hey wait there’s no money with my acceptance letter…

Right about now, the admissions office and financial planning office at High Point University start getting some frantic phone calls. A lot of colleges and universities pre-award academic scholarships upon acceptance, but HPU is a little different.  So, if you’ve been accepted to High Point and can’t find any money in the envelope, DON’T PANIC! […]

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The Final Week

Hey everyone! I’m back and uploading this post from one of the convenient conference rooms in the Phillips school of Business! Not only does HPU offer 24-hour library service, but also study halls around the many renovated buildings on campus. With final exams beginning on Friday, these rooms are packed with students studying and getting […]

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How about those Early Action guys?

We’ve already started mailing notification letters for Early Action students and things are hopping!  In just the past day, the admitted student’s Facebook group has exploded to nearly double the number of students and hundreds of acceptance packets are still making their way around the world. For all of you who are just opening the […]

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Time to Apply for Scholarship!

Whew!!! What an exciting month we have experienced with a record number of Early Decision and Early Action applications for the fall 2011 entering class.  Early Decision letters have now all been mailed to these students and the Early Action letters will hit the mail in a few more weeks. We now turn our attention […]

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Magic at Midnight, Decking the HPU Halls

Hey everyone! So it hasen’t been long since my last post, but it has been busy as always here on campus with Thanksgiving break just around the corner! I just registered for my spring classes and can already search for the class materials through the school’s helpful website and bookstore. But between all of the […]

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What do I do once I’m accepted to High Point?

Right about now, there a few thousand kids just like you sitting on edge.  Well, get excited because we’re going to be mailing our first acceptance letters within the next few days!  Our Early Decision students will be getting them by Nov. 23 and then Early Action by Dec. 10. Here are some things to […]

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Hallowed Events

Hey everyone! Sorry I haven’t been posting in a long time but these past few weeks have been incredibly busy! I’ve gone through exams back in October before fall break, to an extraordinary Halloween on campus, and even declaring my major. I’m no longer undecided! The past few weeks have been academically challenging but a […]

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7 Tips for Getting You through the Next 18 Days

Our first application deadline is only 18 days away!  I can tell you’re all working on that High Point application with vigor.  We’ve already seen 30% more applications in the works than this time last year!  (And you guys are smart cookies, too!  So far your SATs are averaging 30 points higher than last year’s […]

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