Each year HPU brings students from all over the world right to our doorstep, introducing them and their families to our community (many of whom stay after graduation to become longer term High Point residents.) This fall the University will host a total of 5,200 students – the largest enrollment number in the school’s history. That’s 5,200 members of our community to take part in shaping our city with creativity and energy.
These students bring not only their mini-fridges but also their families. Last year, HPU hosted more than 100,000 visitors to High Point, thanks to HPU students. We love welcoming our HPU families throughout the year and giving them a taste of all our favorite things about High Point.
High Point University is the sixth largest supplier of jobs in our city, with nearly 1,600 full-time positions and almost 2,000 employees total. This means the University is constantly contributing to meaningful work and careers for our residents.
Take a walk on the beautiful HPU promenade, sit on one of the benches or rocking chairs, or pack a picnic to eat outside. The campus is open to the public from 6 AM to 8 PM every day, so enjoy soaking up some sun and the beauty of the grounds and buildings.
High Point University hosts a wide array of events, many of which are open to, or designed for, the community. The Community Enrichment Series offers speakers and sessions on a variety of topics from art and culture to philosophy and business. Not to mention the concerts, plays, Community Christmas, and other events throughout the year. Read about all the events and find the ones you want to attend here.
More than just orange traffic cones on the side of the road, HPU’s investment in constructing new academic and event spaces benefit the whole community. The Qubein Arena, which will be big enough to seat more than 4,000 attendees with a conference center and hotel, opens up the possibilities for all sorts of events. Other spaces like the Wanek School of Undergraduate Sciences and the Caine Conservatory provide new opportunities for students and faculty to perform breakthrough research and further educational innovation – right here in our city!
We’re happy to be the home of the HPU Panthers and to wear our purple with pride. So next time you see an HPU student or family out and about, remember to welcome them to their new home – to our home – and show your High Point spirit!
Discovering our High Points,
The HP Discovered Team
Photography by High Point University
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