Top 5 Ways to Make the Most of HPU’s Winter Campus

The arrival of the winter season means new campus additions and activities! These outdoor activities help balance students’ physical, mental and emotional health as they strive to meet their academic goals. The Princeton Review ranks HPU in the top 10 Most Beautiful Campuses in the Nation for a reason, and we’re here to help you make the most of it! Grab your hat and gloves, get outside, and start checking off of this can’t-miss list of campus activities!


The HPU Ice Skating Rink!

Looking for fun, frost and friends? HPU’s ice skating rink is the place for you! Located just below the Millis Athletic and Convocation Center, find a winter escape right in the heart of campus. Complimentary skates are available for checkout, and hours allow for daylight skating or taking a spin around the rink under the sparkle of lights strung overhead!


Igloo for two?

Find time between classes to meet your roommate for a study session, lunch or just a time to hang out inside an HPU igloo! Fun igloo domes create a safe, covered space to enjoy popular seating areas of campus like the Slane patio and Cottrell seat circles even during winter weather! Bonus: Visit the igloos at night to see them lined in lights.Light it up!


Light it up! 

We’ve taken an already great outdoor gathering spot and brightened things up with festive string lights to create the perfect space to safely meet with friends in the evenings. The Slane patio features events like hot cocoa and cookies. Plenty of space to spread out and mingle!


Meet around heat

Heaters have been added to the R.G. Wanek Center concourse seating area to provide a comfortable outdoor gathering space. And of course, there are the Cottrell Firepits! They’re available year-round, but during the winter months, they’re especially cozy.


Midweek Meet Up Food Trucks!

Every Wednesday from 2-4 p.m., head to the R.G. Wanek Center intersection for a food truck treat, music and time to safely socialize! Each week bring a variety of unique treats, plus allergen-friendly options.


Follow HPU and the Campus Activities Team on Instagram to stay up to date on special campus events throughout the year!

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