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HPU Family Guide: All the Things You Might Not Think to Ask

August 17, 2018

Hello Friends.

New to High Point? Let us be the first to welcome you to town! If you are here for High Point University move-in weekend we would be willing to bet you have had a lot on your mind lately.  Are we right?

And speaking of having a lot on your mind, we know you have been super busy but who isn’t during the weeks leading up to college? So, to make your life a little easier, we have put together a list of questions you might not have thought to ask while you are in town.

This list, curated by HPU Mom’s and their students, is Kid tested and Mother approved!!

Where is the closest place for dorm room necessities and school supplies?

Lucky for you, our local Target is right around the corner from campus. We know you already know what they have, so we won’t go into detail here.

Who delivers food to campus?

HPU has a number of amazing on-campus dining options however sometimes you just have a craving for something different, right? A number of places around town will deliver to campus including Rome Italian Pizza, Pizza Vino, Chu’s Express, Sir Pizza, Kozzy’s Grille, and Sumela just to name a few. Sites like Grubhub and UberEats recently hit the triad to make your search easier!

Where can I get wash and fold services?

Need those sheets laundered before you make the bed? Emerywood Laundry is a local favorite that provides wash and fold services. Even better, you can walk next door and take a yoga class at Pure Light Yoga and grab a cup of coffee at DeBeen!

Where can I take my student to dinner on our last night in town?

Although challenging and at times emotional, move in weekend is a time to celebrate! High Point has some incredible places to enjoy a great meal and toast to your student’s future. Check out our recent post HPU Family Guide: Food Edition

Where are the best places to learn more about our new High Point community?

Glad you asked! Hopefully you will come back to our page regularly. This will give you wonderful insight to the artists, artisans, craftsman, makers and entrepreneurs worth discovering and we have made it our mission to share these “secrets” with the world. Our blog is a closer look into the heart and soul of High Point: to celebrate the people and places we love, who have authentic and unique stories to share.  We ask that you sign up to receive updates when we post (and to make it super easy the box is to the right of your screen – see, easy peasy).

And we recommend you check out High Point’s newest website developed by the CVB: https://liveinhighpoint.com They also have a great High Point guide which you can find here.

Are there any storage units in town to store my things?

Sometimes it simply makes more sense to store it than move it every year. High Point has several storage unit options around town:

Quality Self Storage has been in town for years and has been voted Best of Southern Triad.

AAA Self Storage is High Point’s newest storage unit and is located near the Palladium.

Are there movie theaters and concert venues? What about good cafes for getting work done or finding the perfect honey vanilla latte?

Yes, yes and yes!

Regal Cinemas Palladium is an IMAX theater that has reclining lounge seating after it’s recent renovation.

The new High Point ballpark (opening spring 2019) will be a concert venue among other things, stay tuned!

And we recommend 83 Custom Coffee for grabbing your favorite latte and getting some work done. They have both indoor and outdoor seating areas (local tip: try the cheddar croissant, it’s amazing!)

Where can I take my car to get serviced?

If you are the car owner who likes dealer-only service, High Point has number of auto dealerships in town (including one of the original Bentley dealerships)! Your handy friend Google can tell you all you need to know about local options.

If you are looking for a local to service your wheels, we take ours to Dale and his crew at High Point Tire.

Who does alterations for things like Formal dresses?

Nabil at the eponymous Nabil’s has been a High Point staple for years.

And Valencia at Sew-U-Nique has a loyal following who love her as much as she loves what she does.

Is there anyone in town who will deliver a sweet treat care package to the campus for my son/daughter?

Yes! The delicious treats from Maggie B’s are a town-favorite! And the best part? They deliver!

Who can deliver flowers to campus when I want to send a pick-me-up or celebratory bouquet?

There are three amazing options right down the street from campus:

Just Priceless, The Grassy Knoll, and Grace Flower Shop.

Do you have other questions? We would love to hear them. Reach out to us on Instagram and DM us what you want to know.

We hope you are enjoying reading each week and if you do, we invite you to invite your friends, family, fellow students and anyone else who will listen (yes, we really feel this way).  The more we grow this community of HPD the more we can support the creative and cultural life in our great city.

With sincere appreciation of your support, Christi 

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