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Success and Significance: A Four Year Guide

With graduation approaching, I wanted to take the time to reflect on my 4 years at High Point University and share some of the big lessons I’ve learned. College has been some of the hardest but best days of my life, and I would do it all over in a heartbeat.   At HPU, you’ll […]

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When You Need a Little Off Campus Fun

High Point University’s campus offers tons of activities on campus every week, but every once in a while it’s nice to leave campus. Here are some of students’ favorite off-campus spots to chill and have fun:       Liberty Brewery & Grill FOR BRUNCH Sundays for brunch 5 minutes away http://www.libertybreweryandgrill.com/menu 914 Mall Loop […]

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HPU Campus Dining

Eating is an important part of your college experience and luckily High Point University has many different options for even the pickiest of eaters. Whether it be the waffle fries at Chick-fil-A, a salad at the Farmers Market or a New York Strip at 1924 Prime you will find something you love!   Slane Student […]

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Why I am Grateful for HPU

It’s almost that time of year again. The time where you sit around a table with friends and family and devour turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and my favorite: dessert. But Thanksgiving is also a time where we should reflect on the things that we are thankful for. High Point University serves as many students’ home […]

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Why You Should Apply Early Decision

I know at this point you are so tired of people asking you about applications, or where you want to apply to school, but listen up friends! With the November 1 Early Decision deadline to High Point University quickly approaching, let me tell you how extremely beneficial it is to be an Early Decision applicant! […]

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Thank You HPU – A Follow up Story

This week marks a year since “My Road Back to HPU” blog and let me tell you, it’s been quite a long one. If you haven’t read that post, I highly suggest reading it before this one because it recaps the ups and downs of my summer after my freshman year at High Point University. […]

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Get to know the Class of 2020

Each year, High Point University welcomes a new freshman class to campus. With new students coming in, the university continues to grow in diversity and in numbers. It’s amazing to see how a group of nearly 1,500 students come together while they begin this new experience, but also how they stand out as individuals. High […]

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The Freshman Bucket List

#HPUMoveIn is quickly approaching and we want to make sure you are ready! Here is a list of 9 freshman must-do’s for the Class of 2020 for your first year at High Point University. 1.     Eat at 1924 Prime Steakhouse (make your reservations here) 2.     Attend a CAT (Campus Activities Team) event. Welcome Home Bingo […]

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The Importance of Mentors

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” – Sir Isaac Newton Thanksgiving is a special holiday where, unlike many other holidays, we are expected not to give gifts, but to give thanks. As a High Point University senior and pre-dental student, there are a few special […]

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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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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: 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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