Housing & Residential Life
High Point University is committed to providing some of the finest residential communities and options in private higher education in the United States. Living on campus within a student-focused, caring community provides wonderful opportunities for students to get involved in all areas of academic and campus life. High Point University provides an environment where students can thrive both in and out of the classroom. Our Residential Communities are a big component of the campus life at High Point University, and the Office of Student Life takes pride in the support that we are able to offer our students through our Residential Community. HPU is a residential campus; on-campus accommodations are compulsory during a student’s first 3 years of study at HPU.
Students can select between five tiers of housing. Tier 1 accommodations are our standard housing options. Tiers 2 – 5 offer upgraded and premium amenities and come with a supplemental semester fee. Often times, international students studying only for one or two semesters at High Point University are housed in one of our Tier 1 accommodations, if available. These are our standard rooms and consist of double-accommodation rooms in Belk, Finch, McEwen, Millis, North, North College Court, North College Terrace, University Houses, Wesley, and Yadkin.
On-campus residence halls are furnished, but linens are not provided. During the orientation week, the Office of Global Education will coordinate opportunities for students to purchase linens and other personal items.
High Point University Dining offers ten restaurants and three convenience stores providing students a variety of food options. Students are enrolled in an on-campus meal plan providing 14 meals per week to use at an All-You-Care to eat dining hall or retail location and $150 Declining Balance to use at any dining location. At orientation, students can review other dining options and made selection changes as they see necessary. The HPU dining plan is compulsory for all students enrolled in campus accommodations.
A limited number of Tier-1 residence halls are furnished with kitchen facilities. Students housed in a residence hall with kitchen facilities can purchase groceries at one of the on-campus convenience stores or from local grocery stores (regular shuttles provided by HPU Transportation).
Student Activities & Organizations
High Point University offers many services to students included in the HPU fees, including concierge services (e.g., wake-up calls and reservations) and laundry facilities. Students also have access to multiple fitness centers, indoor and outdoor pools, an on-campus movie theatre, and an on-campus arcade as well as many academic and cultural events such as guest speakers, concerts, performances, and art exhibits. Visit the Office of Student Activities website for more information.
HPU also offers many clubs and organizations focusing on topics of interest. The Global Student Association is a great way for international students to get involved on the HPU campus. They host many activities on and off campus to help students get connected with HPU and other cultures.
In addition, HPU provides regular, complimentary round-trip shuttle service from the HPU campus to the Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO), the Charlotte-Douglass International Airport (CLT), the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), and the High Point Amtrak and Greyhound Stations. HPU Transportation also offers daily campus shuttle service to all of the campus locations and weekly shuttle service to local shopping venues.
While most activities and services on campus are included at no additional cost, some activities (e.g., excursions, clubs, and organizations) require additional participation fees. These amounts vary by activity or service.