The Purple Umbrella

Extraordinary Events

Hi everyone sorry it has been so long since I’ve posted but it has been a crazy couple of weeks here at HPU. I’ll be happy to explain whats been happening here on campus. Don’t forget to check the bottom of the page for videos including the events I attended 🙂 Backstage VIF. First of […]

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Girl from Tobaccoville goes to the Bronx, Part 2

Let me go ahead and put all of my cards on the table.  Somehow during my 23 years of life, most of the information I’ve picked up about “The Bronx” has been negative.  So, I told you yesterday that I was looking forward to meeting the girls at St. Catharine – and I was – […]

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Girl from Tobaccoville goes to the Bronx, Part 1

So, remember how I said in an earlier post that I travel the country to find stellar HPU students?  This morning, I woke up at 5:00 AM, headed to the Greensboro airport and took off for NYC’s LaGuardia, ready to meet New York’s best. And I just have to tell you about my experience. I […]

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A Fast Break

Hey everyone! Here at HPU I had a busy weekend to say the least. Between campus events and school work, I barely even knew it was the weekend before I woke up on Monday morning. I spent Friday night in the Panther’s Den which is the HPU super fan section. For a small fee, you […]

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Taking a Look at the Freshman Class

In the past few weeks, High Point has been ranked by a number of institutions as one of the best schools in the country.  Parade Magazine put HPU on their “College A-List,” stating that it is one of the top 25 in the nation.  Forbes ranked High Point in the top 7% of higher-education institutions […]

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The First of it’s Kind

It’s good to be back. Move-In, Classes, Friends, Family, Hello’s and Goodbyes. All of this describes the first week I experienced here at HPU. I can’t even begin to cover all the events that have transpired this week but I can offer you a look into some of the highlights that made HPU a quick […]

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It’s already time for next year?

So it’s really here… I cannot believe there are 1210 new students at High Point this year! Just a couple of years ago, I graduated with fewer than 400 in my class! After a year of hard work from both ends, High Point brought in its biggest and best class so far. It’s been a […]

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High Point of the Summer

Hey Everyone!   Only a few days until HPU and I’ve already left for my trip down to campus! This includes a whopping 16 hour drive split up into two days across 6 states. We left early Wednesday morning and have driven over 600 miles and have arrived at a hotel in Harrisonburg, Virginia for […]

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Better than Ever…

This is a very exciting time on the campus of High Point University. We are preparing with great expectation the arrival of the largest and most academically talented class in our school’s history. Since I arrived at HPU in the spring of 2005, I have seen and been a part of some incredibly positive changes […]

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Welcome!

Greetings future HPU students! My name is Candace Walker and I welcome you to my blog – Getme2thepoint. I’m fortunate to be an Admissions Counselor here at High Point University, in the gorgeous Sothern oasis that is North Carolina. I travel throughout the country to find YOU – the multi-talented, motivated, intelligent, fabulous future students […]

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Almost there!

Hi future High Point students! I’m Ryan, a senior in high school from Danvers, MA that is really pumped about coming to HPU this fall! Throughout my freshman year, I’ll be your guide to what’s happening on campus and will keep you in the loop with all things High Point.   I’ve been counting down […]

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A weekend in High Point…

I just got back from visiting some of my friends who are taking classes High Point University for the summer. I didn’t realize how much I missed being at school! High Point is so beautiful and I think it has become home to me. While I was visiting school, I got a chance to work […]

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Missing HPU!

I have been home for the summer for almost two months and I am missing High Point University so much! I miss the campus, all of my friends, even class! (I know…there might seriously be something wrong with me.) I am somehow keeping myself busy with work and friends from home. But, I also have […]

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PantherPalooza, Exams, and Moving Out

PantherPalooza was a blast. High Point University kicked off exams with their annual concert on the last day of classes. Corey Smith (he’s from Georgia!) was the entertainment this year! There was also free food, airbrush tattoos, a ferris wheel, and much more!   I am really going to miss High Point over the summer. […]

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Taking It Easy at HPU…

I still cannot believe that this school year is almost over! It seems like just yesterday I moved into my awesome single room in Blessing. Two semesters and many fun memories later, I find myself at the end of my freshman year. It scares me to think that the rest of my college years could […]

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Midterm Week

O joy…midterm week! Who can believe that another semester is already halfway over? I sure can’t! Pretty soon it will be a new school year entirely! It is midterm week, meaning a lot of library time, late night study sessions, frantic packing for Spring Break, and daily Grande White Chocolate Mochas from Starbucks (with a […]

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High Point University: An Extraordinary Education

Sending your son or daughter to college is a big investment.  As such, you should be assured that your child’s university is committed to providing great return on your investment. At High Point University, we are wholly committed to our motto: Every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. The […]

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Interview Tips: The Presidential Scholarship Program

  In an effort to help alleviate your stress as you prepare for the Presidential Scholars Weekend, The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has compiled a list of tips, including how to prepare, potential interview questions, dos and don’ts, and what to wear.  Take a peek! What should I expect during the interviews? Both interviews will […]

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A New Semester!

Being home for break was such fantastic relaxation.  My family is so important to me and I’ve had a blast spending bunches of time with them! …But I missed my family of friends at High Point so much!!   I am so glad to be back at High Point University for several reasons:   1.  I […]

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Semester Wrap-Up

Wow! My first semester flew by so fast I barely had time to blink.   It was truly an incredible four months. I learned so much about myself, the world, and, you know, all that academic stuff I was there for. I finished with great grades, thanks to the helpful guidance of all my professors. […]

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High Point University’s Presidential Scholarship Program

At High Point University, we believe that a vigorous academic environment is founded on principles of high achievement, active involvement and holistic education.  We want every student at HPU to strive for excellence and embody the spirit of higher education that is adding immensely to our thriving campus every day.  Academic excellence, a sterling faculty […]

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Happy Holidays!

    Hey everyone!  Tomorrow is the last day of fall classes!  I’m studying hard, but just wanted to say hello and show off HPU’s amazing Christmas decorations!  That’s one of 20 lifesize toy soldiers/nutcrackers that line the Promenade during the holiday season.  HPU really goes all out to decorate, which helps us all feel […]

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High Point University’s Presidential Scholarship Program

      By the time most of you read this, you will have already received your acceptance packet to High Point University– Congratulations!  HPU students experience a rigorous academic environment founded on traditions of high achievement, active involvement and holistic education, and we’re excited that you’ve chosen to contribute to that! Hopefully, you’ve heard about […]

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A Steakhouse on Campus!

I cannot believe the semester is almost over! The first half of my freshman year has flown by, almost as if someone has hit the fast forward button. I have been so busy with studies, friends, and cheerleading that I haven’t even noticed that the semester was ending until I turned my calendar to December… […]

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Fall Break

It is so hard to believe I have spent almost two months at High Point University, and now I am home for Fall Break! The past two months have been extremely busy, filled with new friends, classes (we are in college), schoolwork, cheerleading practice (Oh yeah! I made the team!), and an all around great […]

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It’s That Time of Year

Parents, October is upon us; how the time flies!  I’m sure many of you are having similar thoughts-is my child really old enough to go to college and are they ready?  The answers are yes and maybe, which begs the question: what should you be doing now to prepare your son or daughter for college? […]

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High Point makes me say “WOW!”

Two weekends ago, I was excited to attend my second High Point University concert featuring….DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL!!!! I think it is so cool how High Point has such great bands and performers come to our school. The lawn in front of Roberts Hall was packed with students excited and ready for yet another WOW! wonderful night.     […]

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People who want to go to class, need to have it

COLLEGE FAIRS : My Advice As an Admissions Counselor*, I represent High Point University at numerous college fairs throughout the country during the fall.  I talk to hundreds of great high school students who have fallen in love with this university just like I have, and they want to be admitted, badly. I find, however, that […]

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Extraordinary Education

As you all know, I recently attended High Point University’s Summer Experience program for incoming freshman. I’ve already talked about the social aspects of Summer Experience, but I wanted to convey the awesome academic experience, as well.  Yes, I know academics are one of the last topics you want to hear about the summer before […]

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Moving to College

Like your children, I’m sure you all are looking forward to Freshmen Move-In with excitement and anticipation-and perhaps a bit of trepidation.  At High Point University, we understand that move-in day marks the beginning of a huge transition, both for your student and your family.  As such, the day itself is incredibly important but can […]

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