• When is Family Weekend?

Friday, February 3, 2023 – Sunday, February 5, 2023

    • Friday registration begins at 12:00 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m.
    • Saturday registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m.
    • The weekend concludes with Worship Service on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 10:00am
  • Who can attend?

We welcome parents, guardians, and immediate family members of all current HPU undergraduates. Your student is encouraged to attend Family Weekend events with you throughout the three days. You can register a maximum of 6 guests (do not include your student in the general Family Weekend registration).

  • What is the cost to attend the 3-day Family Weekend?

Family Weekend is complimentary for students and their immediate family members. HPU will be delighted to provide up to 2 guests with complimentary meals. Meals may be used Friday – Sunday at any of the food service locations, except 1924 PRIME and Alo. Families wishing to purchase additional meals may do so once they arrive on campus at each food service location. Students may dine throughout the weekend using their standard meal plan.

  • When can I register?

Online reservations for Family Weekend will begin on Wednesday, January 4 at 12 noon until 11:59 p.m. EST on January 29. Please call the Campus Concierge at 336-841-4636 with any questions or comments.

  • What happens after I register?

You will receive a confirmation email. When you arrive to campus you will receive Family Weekend information. Seating is limited at all events and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • How do I make changes to my registration?

Changes to your general Family Weekend registration information can be made prior to 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, January 29 by emailing engage@highpoint.edu

  • I have more than two family members attending. Can you accommodate them?

Yes, we would be happy to accommodate more than 2 guests per family, but the extra guests without meal booklets will need to pay cash or credit at dining locations to be able to dine on campus.

  • What happens when I get there?

The R. G. Wanek Center Registration Desk is your first stop. Credentials for the weekend, including complimentary dining passes, must be picked up by parents. HPU staff and student volunteers will welcome you beginning at 12:00 pm on Friday. When you check in, you will receive:

      • Family Weekend Name Badge (limit 6 per family). Do not include student in the registration of guests.
      • Important updates.
      • Complimentary meal booklet (limit 2 per family).
      • Information on other weekend activities on campus.
  • How do I make reservations for Alo or 1924 PRIME during Family Weekend?

Beginning January 10, 2023 at 3:00pm, students may make reservations on a first-come, first-served basis for 1924 Prime and Alo. Meals will be charged at $65 per person and must be paid on a student Passport Card.

Alo – 336-841-2960

1924 Prime – 336-885-1924

  • How do I find out about sorority and fraternity activities?

HPU’s sororities and fraternities often will host special events on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during Family Weekend for members and their families. Please call the Office of Student Life at 336-841-9231 for more details.

  • How do I get tickets to Family Weekend Events?

Most Family Weekend events will not be ticketed, except for the Planetarium Shows, PantherPalooza Concert and Men’s Basketball Game. All other seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the venue.

Please preregister for Family Weekend by using the online registration so we know you are coming. When you arrive on campus, you will receive a name badge that acts as your credentials.

  • How do I get tickets to the Culp Planetarium Shows

Tickets for the planetarium shows will be available for pick-up at the entrance to the Culp Planetarium on Friday, 2/3 from 12pm – 4pm, and on Saturday, 2/4 from 9am – 4pm. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Each show time will require tickets.

  • How do I get tickets to the PantherPalooza Concert or Men’s Basketball Game?

Starting at 12 pm EST, on January 4 you may register for reserved tickets. Reserved tickets are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The link to register for tickets will be included in your Family Weekend registration confirmation. If you are not able to reserve tickets, we will have standing room only (SRO) tickets available when doors open at the venue. Please include your student in the registration for these events.

  • How should I dress?

Like your student. Wear purple to show your Panther pride! Wear comfortable shoes so you’re prepared for lots of walking. Bring your exercise gear if you plan to use the HPU Recreation facilities. Be prepared for all weather. Activities take place rain or shine.

  • What do I need to bring?

Bring your confirmation e-mail with you to the R. G. Wanek Center Registration Desk.

  • What if we need disability-related assistance?

We can make special arrangements. Please let us know your needs in advance by calling the Campus Concierge at 336-841-4636.

  • Where can I find directions to campus?

Click here for directions to campus.

  • What about parking?

During Family Weekend students will not need to secure visitor parking passes for their guests. Parking will be open to guests in Lot A/B and the Qubein Arena lot. A special family weekend shuttle route will operate on Friday, 2/3 from 12pm – 11pm; Saturday, 2/4 from 7am-11pm; Sunday, 2/5 from 7am-1pm. It will make continuous loops from Lot A/B, Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Slane Student Center, R.G. Wanek Center, Congdon Hall, and the Qubein Arena parking lot.