$80 Million Library is HPU’s Next Step in Transformational Growth Plan

Feb 16th, 2021

$80 Million Library is HPU’s Next Step in Transformational Growth Plan

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The facility will be completed in 2024 during HPU’s Centennial Anniversary.


HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 16, 2021 – As High Point University’s transformational growth plan continues, HPU announces construction plans for a new $80 million library that will provide ample study space for students and house a new Admissions Center.

The second artistic rendering depicts the lobby of the new library High Point University has announced it will construct as part of its continued growth.

The facility is expected to be completed in 2024, which will be HPU’s 100th anniversary.

The four-story facility will provide 160,000 square feet of textbooks, digital databases, private study space, and an art gallery featuring historical artifacts and displays of HPU’s expanding collection of artwork provided through the generosity of donors. It will feature the Library of Congress Classification System and become the main library on campus, supplemented by several existing satellite libraries across campus.

The Admissions Center will be housed in the facility to welcome the thousands of prospective students and their families who visit HPU throughout the year for campus visits, admissions events and scholarship interviews.

This new facility is part of HPU’s next $1 billion, 10-year growth plan that HPU President Nido Qubein announced in September 2019, which includes $300 million in new construction and $700 million in scholarships focused on first generation students, diversity, academic excellence and veterans. It will be housed beside Hayworth Park and supported by institutional surpluses.

“HPU’s enrollment has grown tremendously since we began transforming our campus in 2005,” says HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein. “Even during the pandemic, we welcomed our largest total enrollment and largest graduate student enrollment in university history. Students and families are increasingly attracted to our stellar academic programs and commitment to student success. Our future remains bright, and we continue marching onward and upward with faithful courage.”

A new Welcome Center at Panther Drive and additional development along this portion of campus is taking place in conjunction with the Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena and Conference Center and the adjoining Kahn Hotel. The development in this part of campus will provide a welcoming thoroughfare for visitors to the arena, conference center, hotel or admissions center.