4 transformational HPU's
DEVELOP LIFE SKILLS
Our investment in each student’s success goes much deeper than their discipline — we are committed to equipping students with the life skills necessary to be successful within their career and life’s daily interactions. We use common exchanges and interactions — an interview over a meal at a fine dining restaurant, for example — to teach the art of persuasion, effective communication and other skills that help HPU students stand out.
FOSTER YOUR VALUES & BUILD CHARACTER
High Point University is among the John Templeton Foundation’s top 100 Colleges That Encourage Character Development. It is in our DNA to graduate learned young people who are grounded in sound moral decision-making and are framed with good character.
Experiential learning accounts for 25 percent of the academic hours in each major at HPU. Students are educated in the classroom as well as outside of the classroom using labs, studios, career shadowing, internships, research, study abroad and professional settings to gain real-world experience within their discipline.
EXPAND KNOWLEDGE THROUGH ACADEMIC
Become proficient in academic disciplines known as majors taught by stellar faculty with top-notch resources. This is expected at top accredited universities around the world, but this is also where the academic model for some universities begins and ends. At HPU, this is the foundational pillar that supports the pillars above.
Choose to be Extraordinary!
PRESIDENT YOU WERE BORN TO BE EXTRAORDINARY. I believe that. But, you must develop your
extraordinary potential. HPU may be your ideal
partner on this journey.
As the Premier Life Skills university, HPU is focused
on preparing you for the world as it is going to be.
It starts with all freshmen enrolled in my Life Skills seminar and continues throughout your four-year transformational experience on campus.
Discovering the college that will help you transform into the person
you want to become can be challenging. If your desire is only to obtain a college diploma, you have thousands of options. At High Point
University, students are looking for more than just a degree — they
seek personal transformation. If you want to transform your life, then High Point University deserves your attention. We are different. Here,
you’ll have a personal Success Coach, faculty who challenge and support you, and access to global leaders like Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak,
HPU’s Innovator in Residence; Netflix Co-founder Marc Randolph, HPU’s Entrepreneur in Residence; and many more!
You will enjoy learning more about HPU in this book. But, know that there is no substitute for meeting the mentors you’ll have here as a student. There
is also no substitute for walking the grounds of our beautiful university, learning from our innovative and distinguished professors, and getting to know the extraordinary students who call this place home.
So, make plans to visit High Point University to discover your new home for transformation. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Dr. Nido R. Qubein, ‘70
President, High Point University email@example.com
THIS TRANSFORMATIONAL GUIDE
VIRTUALLY EVERY PIECE OF COLLEGE MATERIAL YOU RECEIVE IS ABOUT THE COLLEGE – NOT ABOUT YOU! But at High Point University, we’re innovative and highly focused on helping you transform into the person you want to be. So throughout this book, we’ve included “Journey Notes” designed to help you stop and reflect on the type of person you want to become.
The Journey Notes throughout include important questions you should ask yourself now. Questions include, “What companies would I be interested in working for someday?” and “What experiential learning opportunities are most important to my future?” Consider each important question NOW so you’ll be prepared once you begin your freshman year. By arriving to college prepared, you’ll maximize your experience and graduate ahead of the competition!
Interact with the lists provided in each Journey Note! Not only is space included for you to write your own goals and dreams, but HPU has also provided tons of options so you know what exciting opportunities are on the horizon.
HPU is a transformative place that can help you transform. So, use these Journey Notes throughout this transformational guide to consciously map your strategy for achieving a life of success and significance. We encourage every student on our campus to dream big. And remember these words from HPU President Nido R. Qubein:
Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go; they only determine where you start.
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—Nido R. Qubein, HPU President
The High Point University
EXPERIENCE TABLE OF CONTENTS
HPU’S PROMISE TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS: At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. The HPU Promise is also how we’ve organized the contents of this viewbook, so you can discover the intentional way we approach your educational transformation.
HEROES, MODELS & MENTORS: ECOSYSTEM OF SUPPORT
A GOD, FAMILY & COUNTRY SCHOOL 48
Admissions Frequently Asked Questions
Extraordinary Education LIFE SKILLS
ACCESS TO INNOVATORS
4-YEAR CAREER PLAN
Inspiring Environment CAMPUS AS A COACH
CAMPUS CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
NO.1 RANKED RESIDENCE HALLS
NO.1 RANKED CAMPUS DINING
ATHLETICS 36 FAITH-BASED ENGAGEMENT
40 Caring People
PROJECT DISCOVERY: 8 STEPS TO DISCOVER THE PERFECT ACADEMIC MAJOR
ACADEMIC MAJORS & MINORS
THE BENEFITS OF EARLY DECISION
HOW TO APPLY
WHY YOU SHOULD SCHEDULE YOUR VISIT NOW
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my visit to HPU now so I a m fully prepa red.
EXTRAORD Emotional intelligence (EQ or EI) is one of the strongest indicators of success in business â€Ś and according to Talent Smart, 90% of high performers in the work place possess high EQ, while 80% of low performers have low EQ. Simply put, your emotional intelligence matters. â€” Forbes
education HPU GRADUATES STAND OUT FROM THE SEA of new faces entering the workforce. Companies that employ HPU alumni and flock to campus to recruit students will tell you that. That’s because the university’s educational model is grounded in life skills. Students embark on a one-of-a-kind journey when they enroll at HPU. Each student is paired with a Success Coach to guide them as they transition to college. They have access to a team of advisors inside the Office of Career and Professional Development who help them build their marketability for internships and careers. Through their coursework, much of which is dedicated to experiential learning, students begin to develop their portfolios and relationships with professors who embody a growth mindset. They study abroad in other countries, conduct high-level undergraduate research earlier than students at other universities and meet global innovators on campus like Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak, HPU’s Innovator in Residence, and Netflix Co-founder Marc Randolph, HPU’s Entrepreneur in Residence. These efforts result in 97 percent of graduates employed or continuing their education within six months of earning their degree. Life skills. It’s part of what distinguishes HPU graduates from other universities.
97% of HPU graduates are
EMPLOYED or continuing education within
SIX MONTHS of earning their degree.
HPU President Nido Qubein hosts successful alumni at one of many Innovation Summits in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center.
HPU FOCUSES ON THIS CRUCIAL ELEMENT THATâ€™S OFTEN MISSING AT OTHER COLLEGES.
SKILLS Life Skills (n): Capabilities that outlast and extend beyond technical skills, but
allow one to communicate, build relationships, continuously grow and thrive in competitive environments. Adaptation amidst rapid
change. Understanding that to work harder, one must work smarter. Accepting failure as the price for learning and developing a growth mindset. Navigating complex situations without being intimidated by lifeâ€™s obstacles. What employers want in new hires.
YOUR COLLEGE EDUCATION SHOULDN’T ONLY FOCUS ON the attainment of a diploma. An extraordinary, holistic education should be about your personal transformation and professional development, too. We live in a “figure it out” world. Think about it – the technology you grew up with has changed tremendously. And what you know today will be different tomorrow. You won’t just receive a degree at High Point University. Your HPU experience will include hundreds of hands-on learning opportunities that transform your abilities to solve complex problems, adapt, work well with others and build a fulfilling career.
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These skills – what HPU calls life skills – are exactly what major employers (the kind you’ll want to work for someday) say they need but aren’t finding in most college graduates. HPU surveyed more than 500 executives at organizations with 5,000 to 25,000 employees. Their answer is clear: 65 percent of employers said they’d rather colleges instill graduates with life skills, such as the ability to communicate, collaborate, solve problems and adapt, as opposed to technical skills, such as specific software, hardware or specialized training on a specific subject. At HPU, while you become an expert in your field of choice, you’ll also develop life skills along your journey.
I put the life skills I gained at HPU into practice daily. And while I appreciated my education and my campus as a student, I understand the context of the HPU experience in the real world now that I work at Google. HPU instilled in me the utmost confidence. The campus environment taught me not to take anything for granted. In places like HPU and Google, the sky is the limit for those who work hard. —Tyler Yusko, Engineering
™ Leadership Recruiter at 2013 BS Business Administration 2014 MA Strategic Communication
Employers consistently report that new hires don’t work out for reasons such as coachability and adaptability rather than technical competence. This HPU survey of more than 500 executives at organizations with 5,000 to 25,000 employees is one example of these reports. HPU faculty listen to the demands of the marketplace and prepare students to excel in the areas that matter most.
To receive your complimentary copy of HPU’s Life Skills Executive Survey, in which 500 executives provide their responses to what they need in new hires, go to www.highpoint.edu/survey.
The C-Suite Executive Survey: TOP FIVE REASONS NEW HIRES FAIL
38% 29% 13% 11% 9%
MOTIVATION EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE COACHABILITY TECHNICAL COMPETENCE TEMPERAMENT
2018 HPU Study, 500 Interviews with executives at organizations with 5,000+ employees
SKILLS How You’ll Put Life Skills to Work
Between my classes and oncampus leadership positions, I have learned valuable life skills that helped me land my dream internship at the Arts Foundation. I wouldn’t be where I am if not for my professors who constantly challenge me and push me to be better or my peers who support my dreams and help me grow.
If you’re still curious about HPU’s approach to helping you develop your life skills, consider these scenarios:
Maggie Andrulis Class of 2019 Intern at the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Hyannis, Massachusetts
T he CEO of your dream company sits next to you on a plane. What’s your move? At HPU, students learn that before they can sell anything, they have to sell themselves. That’s where HPU’s Professional Selling Program, Sales Labs and unique campus facilities like the airplane fuselage come in.
your first time visiting a Fortune 500 It’s company. Are you intimidated by your surroundings? Not after years of learning in HPU’s environment, which includes facilities modeled after Silicon Valley, financial firms, a live stock ticker similar to the New York Stock Exchange and more.
E verybody has a great idea. You’re given the opportunity to pitch yours. Are you ready? You will be with the help of HPU’s Belk Center for Entrepreneurship, where students have pitched ideas to Netflix Co-founder Marc Randolph, HPU’s Entrepreneur in Residence, and Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak, HPU’s Innovator in Residence.
just graduated, and a prospective You employer offers you an interview over lunch. What do you do if your university didn’t prepare you? HPU provides four years of career preparation inside of 1924 Prime, the university’s fine dining restaurant and learning lab. Inside, interview skills are honed, and students experience a wide variety of cultural cuisines and traditions.
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AT HPU, YOUR FOUNDATION BEGINS EARLY for life skills, or what the business world sometimes calls “soft skills” – the ability to communicate with different people, present ideas clearly, work in a team, be coachable, be adaptable, problem solve and persevere. The President’s Life Skills Seminar for all freshmen is led by Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU’s president, entrepreneur and consultant to CEOs. The weekly seminar focuses on topics such as fiscal literacy, persuasive speaking, the art of negotiating and how to embrace change. Qubein also discusses the “rule of thirds” — investing one-third of life in earning, one-third in learning and one-third in serving. If you can gain the level of life skills in college that would otherwise take years of experience to amass in the real world, you will stand out.
My most impactful moment at HPU was the President’s Life Skills Seminar, where President Qubein explained the reality of life after college. His lessons continue to impact my mentality and overall view of life. —Lexi Becer, Class of 2018, Product Strategy and Speed Innovation Coordinator at Calvin Klein in New York
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EXPERIENTIAL HPU STUDENTS ARE PREPARED TO LEAD BECAUSE THEY ARE ARMED WITH MANY REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCES.
HPU’s approach to experiential learning may be best explained by the old Chinese proverb:
I hear and I forget. I see and I might remember. I do and then I understand.
A quarter of everything taught at HPU has an experiential component because professors want students to stretch themselves, make professional connections, work in the community and find out firsthand what real means. Students then discover that experience is the best teacher, and with the university’s opportunities for internships, study abroad, research, service learning and much more, they graduate prepared and ready to go. The opportunities HPU will provide you to gain realworld experience is too long to list here, but these pages provide a glimpse.
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IN HPU’S LIFE SKILLS EXECUTIVE REPORT, OF EXECUTIVE LEADERS SURVEYED SAID THAT EXPERIENCE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ITEM ON A CANDIDATE’S RESUME.
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STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS
INTERNSHIPS: EVERYWHERE AND ANYWHERE
HPU offers 79 innovative study abroad programs, ranging from fullsemester programs where students study at other universities around the world, to short-term “Maymester” programs where students spend one month in another country with peers and a faculty guide.
A network of support on campus prepares students to land impressive internships. Faculty with industry connections guide students to opportunities, while the Office of Career and Professional Development schedules one-on-one meetings with students and provides services ranging from resume creation to practice interviews.
My study abroad trip stretched me and required me to grow in all sorts of ways. But that’s what HPU prepared me to do – face the unknown with confidence and return a changed person. When it comes to preparing for a life of adventure, no university does it better than HPU. —Celia Glenn, Class of 2018, Writer at Pace Communications
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AS A FRESHMAN While many universities reserve research opportunities for upperclassmen or graduate students, HPU students are introduced to undergraduate research opportunities beginning their freshman year. Employers want graduates who can communicate well, be resilient and problem solve. Those are the foundational skills of conducting research. HPU provides research opportunities for students in every major, from being coached by a faculty researcher on campus, to landing impressive research experiences for undergraduates (commonly called REUs) through institutions such as the National Science Foundation, Duke University, the American Institute of Physics, Columbia University and others. The opportunity to get research experience and publish in the field is something that drew me to HPU. Everyone here has supported my research. Jordan Gannon, Class of 2019, — biology major
LEARNING THROUGH SERVICE They feed the hungry and find new ways to grow and distribute food in their city. They develop marketing campaigns for nonprofit organizations. They open books and share stories with refugee children who are learning to speak a new language. For HPU students, service learning classes connect theories with realworld practices. While students receive hands-on experience, local organizations and citizens benefit from their time and talents. Volunteering with the Boys and Girls Club as part of my psychology course provided me with a much stronger bond to the community. Forming relationships with the children and staff really helped me apply the social issues we learned about in class in a fun and meaningful way. —Lauren Rubenstein, Class of 2016, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate at Sam Houston State University
HPU prepares students to land internships at impressive organizations, including People Magazine, Tesla, the NBA, Capitol Hill, Oscar de la Renta, Disney, the TODAY Show, UBS, Goldman Sachs, Chick-fil-A Headquarters, Trip Advisor, NASA, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, Volvo, Bank of America, Make-A-Wish Foundation and many others. I went through all the steps with the career office to prepare for my internship at Tesla. I talked to my career advisor, revamped my cover letter and completed mock interviews. Everyone rallied to support me. Tesla helped me learn how to work on different projects with different departments, and it helped me envision the career I want in the future. —Chris Schorn, Class of 2019, Intern at Tesla
HPU IN NYC, WASHINGTON, D.C., L.A. AND BEYOND HPU students benefit from career connections and professional development opportunities across the country. During fall and spring breaks, “HPU in the City” takes students to New York City and Washington, D.C. for a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to work for major organizations such as Bloomberg, Google and the United Nations. The High Point Washington program is a semester-long partnership with The Washington Center, where students complete an internship in their field and learn from influential leaders in the nation’s capital. Media Fellows travel to Los Angeles to learn from entertainment industry executives. And the list goes on.
We had the opportunity to be in the heart of the industry. We met with different professionals who work in many sectors of entertainment, and it was a great networking opportunity for us. —Lona Williams, a 2017 graduate, Operations Assistant at Scale Management in Beverly Hills, California
EMPLOYERS DRAWN TO HPU Numerous programs attract employers to campus, providing students with direct access to career, internship and exploratory opportunities. Career and Internship Expos bring a wide variety of employers to campus for a large scale event, while focus fairs in specific majors provide small group opportunities for networking. Employers also regularly visit the Office of Career and Professional Development, where they answer questions from students about working in their field and provide valuable advice on how to break into the industry. With due diligence and practice, I was able to introduce myself to Gartner through an exclusive Sales Career Fair held on campus. HPU brought the opportunities to my doorstep, and with their help in preparing, I was able to launch my career. —Alexander Gross, Class of 2017, Account Executive at Gartner in Fort Myers, Florida
As an HPU student, you will graduate college alongside two million people diving into a competitive workforce. Your experience in undergraduate research will help you answer an important and common question among employers: What sets you apart?
Students in all academic disciplines are given opportunities to partner with professors and engage in research, scholarship and creative endeavors as early as freshman year. HPU programs such as Research Rookies and the Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SuRI) are part of a multiprong approach that gets HPU students involved early in their academic careers. As a result, they build compelling resumes and stand out to future employers and graduate schools.
Throughout the year, faculty and students conduct, present and publish high-level research in numerous fields. Below are just a few highlights:
you r ma jor. Resear ch opportunities exi st no matter Wh at am I intereste d in resear ching? W Bio logy W En glis h M edi a W P syc hology W Pop Cultu re & ____ Ot her ____________________ W Ph ysi cs Students Discover Eight Pulsating Stars HPU students Thomas Boudreaux and Kyle Corcoran joined Dr. Brad Barlow, assistant professor of astrophysics, at the Andes Mountains to observe stars at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, one of the most well-known observing sites for professional astronomers in the world. They observed pulsating white dwarfs, which are dead, remnant stars that show variable brightness due to vibrations. Combining data from a recently launched spacecraft with code written by Corcoran himself, the group identified eight new pulsating white dwarfs and submitted their method of finding pulsators for publication in a peer-reviewed astrophysics journal. Kyle Corcoran (left) and Thomas Boudreaux (right) traveled with Dr. Brad Barlow, assistant professor of astrophysics (center), to the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in the Andes Mountains of Chile.
Professor Receives Grant from National Institutes of Health to Research Knee Injury Risk in Young Athletes Dr. Kevin Ford, director of the Human Biomechanics and Physiology Laboratory and associate professor of physical therapy at HPU, received a prestigious grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct athletic injury prevention research at HPU. Dr. Ford’s research focuses on how growth spurts during puberty may contribute to the risk of knee injuries in young female athletes. Dr. Kevin Ford conducts research on athlete injuries alongside students inside HPU’s state-of-the-art biomechanics lab.
A Culture of Scholarly Learning Pre-law majors Emily Davis, a native of Harrisburg, North Carolina, and Amanda Vo of Grand Rapids, Michigan, partnered with a High Point law firm to conduct research in preparation for law school. They helped the firm build a database surrounding the economics of practicing law by documenting the amount of money new law school graduates would have to pay up front to practice in different areas of law. One year later, sophomore Sarah Culver, a criminal justice and English writing major, continued Davis and Vo’s research to build the database. The outcome? A project each student could talk about during law school interviews – a differentiator among fellow law school applicants. Amanda Vo (left) and Emily Davis (right), pre-law majors, built a database that documents the amount of money new law school graduates may have to pay up front to practice in different areas of law.
innovators One of the components of HPU’s transformational process is the access to innovators the university intentionally provides to students. HPU knows that connecting students with people who have changed the world unlocks their ability to believe in themselves and accomplish goals they once didn’t know were possible. When students meet leaders like Netflix Co-founder Marc Randolph, HPU’s Entrepreneur in Residence, or Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak, HPU’s Innovator in Residence, they receive valuable coaching and insightful feedback that impacts their development as a person.
HPU. I noticed mentorship matters atInnovators in Now th at I’ve glanced at the for myself: Residence, I have one question ? Who am I most excited to meet ___ __________________
That happened for CeAnna Soper, a 2018 graduate from Hartland, Wisconsin. She pitched her business, Breezy Brush, to Randolph inside HPU’s Belk Entrepreneurship Center. And he gave her real feedback to incorporate into her product. Today, she continues to build her business while leading a successful career at VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology. “Marc is an active listener who put a lot of thought into his comments,” says Soper. “He asked me things I hadn’t thought about before, such as my marketing cost for each individual customer. He gave me plenty of homework when it came to moving my product forward.” Meetings throughout the year with global change agents and industry leaders teach HPU students the importance of actively listening and applying advice to their performance – a skill that future employers notice and appreciate. In short, students discover the art of the possible.
While major corporations hire national speakers, consultants and change agents to coach their employees and further their professional development, HPU provides these opportunities to all students throughout the year. Below is a sample of wisdom that In Residence faculty recently shared with students during coaching sessions on campus.
COMMITMENT TO VALUES.
STICK TO YOUR CONVICTIONS.
ALWAYS SHARE YOUR IDEAS.
HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE.
We made a firm commitment to the fact that our values would not just be printed on the wall, but they would be enacted by the people in our halls. It’s just like those famous words from Roy Disney, who said, ‘When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.’
Don’t worry about how you will appear to other people. Instead, ask yourself, ‘Am I right in my own terms and my own mind?’ You only need to convince one person when you have discussions or arguments – yourself.
Not sharing an idea because you’re afraid it will be stolen is the biggest reason people give for not starting. It is highly unlikely that the idea you begin with will look exactly the same by the time you start your business. Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley realized the key is to tell everyone your idea. Then they can offer you valuable input so you can improve.
Never wonder if you’re going to find happiness. You choose that your life is going to unfold in the context of happiness.
—Cynt Marshall, CEO of the Dallas Mavericks and HPU’s Sports Executive in Residence
—Steve Wozniak, Co-founder of Apple Computer and HPU’s Innovator in Residence
—Karen Jacobsen, The GPS Girl, Australian Voice of Siri and HPU’s Global Artist in Residence
—Marc Randolph, Co-founder of Netflix and HPU’s Entrepreneur in Residence
HPU’s In Residence Faculty Visit www.highpoint.edu/innovators for more information on the global leaders who educate, inspire and coach HPU students to greatness.
Innovator in Residence
Entrepreneur in Residence
APPLE COMPUTER CO-FOUNDER
Sports Executive in Residence
Cynthia “Cynt” Marshall
CEO, DALLAS MAVERICKS
Journalist in Residence
CO-ANCHOR OF ABC
FORMER CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER, AT&T
Corporate Educator in Residence
KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND BEST-SELLING AUTHOR
Global Artist in Residence
Sports Reporter in Residence
THE “GPS GIRL” AND
BOSTON GLOBE SPORTS REPORTER
Karen Jacobsen AUSTRALIAN VOICE OF SIRI
Sales Professional in Residence
FORMER NATIONAL SALES TRAINING
MANAGER AT XEROX
Broadcaster in Residence
FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE NBC “TODAY” SHOW FOR 22 YEARS
The journey from classroom to career begins when you arrive.
From freshman career planning to LinkedIn profile sessions, to conducting interviews on campus, students cultivate career options from day one. During their four years, HPU ensures students are equipped with the tools they need as they prepare for successful careers.
FRESHMAN YEAR EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES
Explore academic majors/ minors.
LINK UP AND CONNECT
SENIOR YEAR PARTNER AND SUCCEED
Visit the writing center to create/enhance your personal statement.
Attend a career expo or focus fair to speak with at least five employers.
Create a resume with a peer career advisor.
Schedule an appointment with your career advisor to discuss the internship search process.
Learn about yourself through informational interviewing/job shadowing.
ENGAGE AND PREPARE
Schedule an appointment with a career advisor to create a personal network tree.
Research internship opportunities and conduct informational interviews.
Meet with your career advisor to develop a job-search action plan and timetable.
Update your profile and search for internships using Purple Briefcase.
Search for opportunities through Purple Briefcase and other online resources.
Participate in at least ten hours of campus community service projects.
Join campus clubs/ organizations and professional associations for skill development.
Meet with your career advisor to update your resume, create an effective cover letter and practice for interviews.
Polish your resume and create targeted cover letters.
EMPLOYED OR CONTINUING EDUCATION
Data based on the Class of 2018. HPU follows the National Association of Colleges and Employers first destination reporting protocols.
Focus on academics and building a strong GPA.
Strengthen your resume and LinkedIn profile to have it reviewed by your career advisor.
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Finalize plans for a summer internship.
Apply to graduate school if that is your path; pay close attention to all deadlines.
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environment Community by Design
College should be challenging. But it shouldn’t be overwhelming.
We believe that growth can be fun, inspiring and full of enriching opportunities for yourself and others. As a result, HPU’s premier campus has an intentional design. We give you the best on campus to prepare you for the best in the real world. The HPU “experience” creates an inspiring environment that compels students to learn, grow and create value. It’s about creating an atmosphere that educates students from within. Like you, we’re always evolving. Our new Congdon Hall for the School of Health Sciences and School of Pharmacy building; the new Caffey Residence Hall; our amazing Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena, Conference Center and Hotel; Caine Conservatory and the Wanek Undergraduate Sciences buildings all partner to create an unmatched campus experience. At High Point University, we offer a residential campus with an emphasis on community. It trains you to work with and enjoy other people. So, you can solve problems, build relationships, make connections, find the common ground, serve others and manage to enjoy yourself along the way. Our nationally No. 1 ranked residential housing is equipped to meet your modern needs and ranges from apartment-style single rooms to double-occupancy shared facilities for both incoming first-year students and upperclassmen. More than 95 percent of students live on campus all four years at HPU. Why? So, you can stay involved in all areas of academic and campus life. Opportunities for service are everywhere, including alternative spring breaks, both international and domestic. We also have a ton of academic and social clubs (100-plus), so you can further your interests and meet people who share your views. We give you the best on campus to prepare you for the best in the real world.
campus as a
THINK ENVIRONMENT DOESN’T MAKE A DIFFERENCE? Ask any
professional sports coach if they prefer to play at home or away. HPU understands that your surroundings shape your behavior.
People rise to the level of environment in which they live. Whether students are in class, a residence hall or one of the library learning common spaces throughout campus, students are consistently surrounded by excellence. HPU’s entire campus is a holistic learning environment that complements classroom learning and prepares students to thrive. Here’s a glimpse:
COACH World-class facilities The Wilson School of Commerce lobby resembles the lobby of a Fortune 500 company. When students land their job interview, they’ll feel at home in that environment. The Tilley Trading Room features a live stock ticker and Bloomberg trading software. Executive boardrooms allow students to present themselves in a corporate setting. The Human Biomechanics and Physiology Lab is one of the most unique labs in the country. And TV studios equipped with state-of-theart technology prepare graduates for competitive newsrooms. These facilities are among the many reasons U.S. News and World Report ranks HPU the Most Innovative College in the South.
Lessons in leadership HPU buzzes with the news of industry leaders visiting campus throughout the year. When students meet and learn from these accomplished leaders something beautiful happens: They discover the art of the possible. The simple lesson learned: “I can do it.” Students have learned from change agents such as Netflix Co-founder Marc Randolph, HPU’s Entrepreneur in Residence; Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak, HPU’s Innovator in Residence; Condoleezza Rice, 66th Secretary of State; Josh Groban, internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and actor; Wolf Blitzer, CNN’s lead political anchor and anchor of “The Situation Room”; Gen. Colin Powell, former Secretary of State, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and national security advisor; NASA Astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin; and many others.
Engaging events foster connection The HPU campus thrives on connection. There’s the Activities Fair, during which students get connected with clubs and causes that interest them. There are Greek organizations, which present leadership and service opportunities. There are guest lectures, concerts, theatre performances, art exhibits and more to expose the HPU family and the community to the arts. There are 16 Division 1 athletic events to attend, dozens of intramural teams and 30 club sports teams on which to participate. These opportunities exist to teach students to thrive in collaborative environments, to build relationships and connect the dots wherever they go.
A 460-acre “classroom” Flags from more than 52 nations fly along the Gene and Jane Kester International Promenade to honor each international student’s home country. Along its brick pathways, quotations selected by faculty provide ideas for reflection. Sculptures of significant historical figures inspire students to pursue their goals. The Mariana H. Qubein Arboretum and Botanical Gardens bring holistic learning to life throughout campus. These elements were intentionally placed on campus to present learning opportunities at every turn. For example, assistant professor of political science Dr. Martin Kifer takes students on a guided walk around the Promenade, stopping at the sculptures of civil rights leaders. It prompts students to have an intellectual, out-of-classroom discussion about how these leaders changed the course of history.
DISCOVER ONE OF THE NATION’S MOST UNIQUE LEARNING LABS THE PURPOSE OF 1924 PRIME
ACCORDING TO A STORY IN THE NEW YORK TIMES CALLED “HOW TO HIRE THE RIGHT PERSON,” employers say that taking a candidate to lunch or dinner is one of the most revealing and important parts of the hiring process. So imagine you just graduated and are interviewing for career opportunities. A prospective employer offers you an interview over lunch or dinner. What do you do if your university didn’t prepare you? While some universities provide an etiquette class during a student’s senior year, HPU provides students with four years of career preparation inside 1924 Prime, HPU’s fine dining restaurant and learning laboratory. Here, students practice their interview skills weekly over complimentary dinner beginning their freshman year. In addition, they’re exposed to a wide variety of cultural cuisines and international traditions. When HPU graduates enter the workforce, they not only know how to ace the interview, but they’re also comfortable in a business setting. This prepares them for a lifetime of success. Just picture it: After you accept the job offer, your boss asks you to take an international client to dinner. Or, you’re meeting colleagues after work to offer a major proposal. Whatever the scenario, you’re ready. www.highpoint.edu
EVERYTHING HAS A PURPOSE. From the inspirational
quotes and sculptures of historic figures along the Kester
International Promenade to the water features throughout, every
aspect of High Point Universityâ€™s campus is strategically designed to surround students with inspiration and learning opportunities.
The Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena, Conference Center and Hotel This is a $120 million
facility that will house the HPU’s men’s and women’s basketball programs, as well as be a venue for major events, speakers, concerts, entertainment, academic symposia and recreational activities. The arena will seat 4,500 spectators and include luxury suites as well as numerous other amenities. The Conference Center will seat 2,500 visitors and will be a space for growing undergraduate and graduate programs. www.highpoint.edu/arena
They always told you to stay in school. We give you good reason. Students live on campus until reaching their senior status. Why? So, they can stay involved in all areas of academic and campus life. Our campus? It’s premier. And it continues to grow at an unprecedented pace. Like you, we are always evolving. The undergraduate sciences building, the planetarium, the arena and conference center, the nature conservatory and the boutique hotel, are just the start – ask your University Ambassador during your VIP campus tour. We give you the best on campus to prepare you for the best in the real world.
The Caine Conservatory
will provide 15,000-square-feet of space for students and faculty to conduct botanical research and propagate plants for the Mariana H. Qubein Arboretum and Gardens. A classroom, working greenhouse, new eatery and planting display space for the community at large will be housed in the facility. A small, executive hotel will be located adjacent to the conference center to support a proposed hospitality management program and a growing number of organizations who want to visit the HPU campus and experience the HPU culture.
ATION The Wanek School of Undergraduate Sciences
is a $65 million, 128,000 square-foot facility that features four stories of innovative lab and classroom space, as well as the Culp Planetarium. The 6,000-square-foot planetarium and lecture room space includes 125 seats and a 50-foot dome with a 4K projection screen and a state-ofthe-art surround sound system. The Wanek School of Undergraduate Sciences opens in the fall of 2019.
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RESIDENCE halls HPU is your home. With No. 1 nationally ranked dorms, itâ€™s no surprise that 95 percent of our students live on campus all four years. You will be comfortable in a clean and healthy environment. Relax. You will have all the room you need to live and show off your unique style.
2019 BEST DORMS IN AMERICA
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There are so many great things about living in Blessing Hall. It is great to live in a suite where you live closely with your suite mates but also have the ability to go into your own room, where you are able to do homework and have time to yourself. You have a kitchen as well as your own common room. What more could you ask for? One of my favorite things about Blessing is it is easy to study and take charge of your academics at hand. You don’t have to go to the library to get your work done since you have your own room. You have a good and quiet learning place. —Danny McGrew, Atlanta, GA
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Students learn how to make pasta from scratch during the CAT teaching kitchen event in Caffey Residence Hall.
DINING Nourish Your Mind and Body
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EAT TO LIVE? OR LIVE TO EAT? AT HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY, WHY NOT BOTH? Whether you’re in the mood for a classic meal at the Café or you’re craving chicken wings from the Point Sports Grille, HPU dining offers you 14 different dining options. At HPU, we believe that good nutrition is essential to good health. That’s why we are committed to nourishing each and every student by providing healthy, locally sourced foods every day. We have options for our vegan and vegetarian students, and our Café offers an allergen station to make sure everyone is eating safely and well. Oh, did we mention the 1924 Prime fine-dining venue is included in your meal plan? Bon Appétit!
www.hpudining.com Farmers Market Focus: Fresh, Local and Organic
HPU celebrates Earth Day.
Alpha Chi Omega Alpha Gamma Delta Alpha Kappa Alpha Delta Sigma Theta Kappa Delta Phi Mu Sigma Sigma Sigma Zeta Phi Beta Zeta Tau Alpha
Beta Theta Pi Kappa Alpha Order Kappa Alpha Psi Kappa Sigma Pi Kappa Alpha Pi Kappa Phi Sigma Nu
Art Club Chamber Singers (Elite Choir) Chapel Choir University Cabaret University Orchestra University Singers
Alpha Delta Theta (Sorority) Alpha Phi Omega (Co-ed Fraternity) Big Brothers Big Sisters Civitan Habitat for Humanity Homefront Hugs Volunteer Center Apogee (Literary Magazine) Campus Chronicle (Newspaper) HPUR (Campus Radio) HPU Sports Link HPU-TV News “The WOW Factor” (Variety Show)
High Point University has more than 100 clubs and organizations to fit all interest types. If we don’t have it, you can start it!
COLLEGE ISN’T JUST HITTING THE BOOKS AND PULLING ALL-NIGHTERS fueled by coffee – it’s about getting connected, meeting people, making friends and being involved. Pick a club, any club and get involved! High Point University has more than 100 clubs and organizations to fit all interest types: sports, faith, Greek organizations, special interests and more! If we don’t have it already, you can start it. This is how all of HPU’s student organizations began.
Alpha Delta Theta (Sorority) Alpha Phi Omega Awake and Alive Board of Stewards College Life Delta Iota Alpha (Fraternity) HPU Catholic Campus Ministry HPU Hillel Interfaith United
Judicial Board Student Government Association Student Senate
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
Model United Nations Team SEA (Environmental Awareness) Society for Historical/ Political Awareness
Alpha Lambda Delta American Chemical Society American Marketing Association Art Club Biology Majors Club Council for Exceptional Children Exercise Science Club Film Club French Club Global Student Organization Health Occupation Students of America Interiors and Home Furnishings Club Investment Club Physician Assistant Club Sales Club Sigma Tau Delta Society for Professional Journalists Society of Physics Students Spanish Club Sports Management Association Sports Medicine Club Teachers of Tomorrow
Campus Activities Team College Democrats College Republicans Colleges Against Cancer Ducks Unlimited Enactus Entrepreneurship Club HPU Radio Inter-Residence Council Japanese Animation Club MACS (Math, Actuarial and Computer Science Club) NSLS (National Society of Leadership and Success) NSSA (National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association) PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) Sports Link Starving Artist Organization Student Alumni Council To Write Love on Her Arms Video Game Club
Students dance at the fall concert with Cheat Codes. Did you know that HPU hosts two concerts per year? Acts who have taken the stage include:
Calvin Harris DNCE OAR JCOLE Lee Brice Gavin DeGraw Cheat Codes DAYA
Genesis Gospel Choir Offbeats (A Cappella) Petal Points (A Cappella) Toccatatones (A Cappella)
Black Cultural Awareness Diversity Club International Club
PRIDE (People Representing Individuality, Diversity and Equality)
HONOR SOCIETIES Alpha Chi Alpha Kappa Delta Alpha Phi Sigma Alpha Psi Omega Beta Beta Beta Delta Mu Delta Kappa Delta Pi Kappa Pi Lambda Pi Eta Odyssey Club The Order of the Lighted Lamp Order of Omega Phi Alpha Delta Phi Sigma Iota Phi Sigma Tau Phi Theta Kappa Pi Sigma Alpha Psi Chi Theta Alpha Kappa
T-PAIN Hunter Hayes Jeremih Andy Grammer TimeFlies Lupe Fiasco Gym Class Heroes The Fray
B.O.B. Girl Talk Cobra Starship Corey Smith Dashboard Confessional Young Joc Cartel MCLars Jack’s Mannequin
The Toccatatones, HPU’s all-male A cappella group are always a campus favorite.
Left to Right: HPU 5K and Derby Day Fun
The Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena, Conference Center and Hotel will open in 2020.
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LET PURPLE REIGN AT HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY. Our university is home to 16 NCAA Division 1 teams that compete in the Big South Conference. When we hit the field, court, water or any surface, people know we’re there to compete. And, if they don’t immediately see it, our student section — Purple Reign — will remind them. Being a Panther means sporting your gear, screaming your guts out in the Millis Center and high-fiving Prowler in Vert Stadium. It’s easy to get rowdy as you support more than 16 teams that earn NCAA tournament positions each year or as you watch our exciting new head basketball coach, Tubby Smith ‘73, lead the team. He joins the Panthers after serving as the head coach at Memphis for two seasons. An all-conference standout for High Point College from 1969–1973, Smith coached Kentucky to the 1998 national championship and is one of two head coaches to guide five different programs to the NCAA Division 1 Tournament (Tulsa, Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota and Texas Tech).
HPU Division 1 Teams Men
HPU’s Club Sport Opportunities
Our club sports teams are run by our Athletic Department, have adult coaches, play within formal leagues and compete against other colleges.
BEACH AND INDOOR VOLLEYBALL
FLAG FOOTBALL GOLF
TABLE TENNIS TENNIS
TRACK & FIELD
ULTIMATE FRISBEE WATER POLO
ESPORTS (VIDEO GAMES) FIELD HOCKEY
MEN’S ICE HOCKEY
MEN’S POWERLIFTING WOMEN’S POWERLIFTING
WOMEN’S LACROSSE PAINTBALL
WOMEN’S RUNNING WOMEN’S SOCCER
HPU Spirit CHEERLEADING
INTRAMURAL & CLUB SPORT TEAMS
NCAA DIVISION 1 TEAMS
WOMEN’S SWIMMING MEN’S TENNIS
HPUâ€™s Christian foundation promotes hospitality, inclusion and a sense of belonging.
HPU Chapel Choir
Lessons & Carols Annual Service
THE CHAPEL AND RELIGIOUS LIFE OFFICE IS A PLACE OF INCLUSION. With students representing all 50 states, 56 countries and an array of faiths and backgrounds, HPU is dedicated to fostering the religious life of students from all backgrounds. The Chapel and Religious Life Office provides year-round programming. Catholic students have Mass where they can worship. Jewish students have a vibrant Hillel. And each year, students of all backgrounds come together for an interfaith Iftar, a meal celebrated by Muslims during Ramadan.
Interfaith Engagement In keeping with its Christian heritage, High Point University practices radical hospitality to people of all faith traditions and takes great pride in raising the bar for positive multifaith and interfaith collaboration and service. HPU was recently named the interfaith university Rookie of the Year by the Interfaith Youth Core, one of the leading interfaith engagement and service organizations in America. This recognition comes in response to student-led efforts within the past year to promote collaboration, service, understanding and appreciation for difference among religious and spiritual organizations on campus. A group of HPU students took part in a fall pilgrimage to Asheville, NC. The group volunteered their time at Haywoodsâ€™ Downtown Welcome Table where they served hot meals to people experiencing homelessness.
And while diverse programming aids in the goal of touching as many lives as possible, a dedication to community serves as another means of fostering religious life at HPU.
Genesis Gospel Choir
Campus Ministries Include: ALPHA DELTA THETA SORORITY
CATHOLIC CAMPUS MINISTRY
ALPHA PHI OMEGA SERVICE FRATERNITY
INTERFAITH UNITED (INTERFAITH GROUP)
BOARD OF STEWARDS
COLLISION WORSHIP BAND
GENESIS GOSPEL CHOIR
INFINITE SPACE PRE-MINISTRY
Hanukkah Celebration at 1924 PRIME
PROVIDING AN EXTRAORDINARY EDUCATION IS AT THE HEART OF HIGH POINT UNIVERSITYâ€™S MISSION, but the soul of the university lives and breathes within its people. It begins with faculty and staff who take time to teach and engage with students each day. It continues through the student support roles of Success Coaches, a full-time campus doctor and the Campus Enhancement staff that not only maintains the grounds and facilities to the highest degree, but also takes time to stop and greet guests as they pass by. At HPU, students are supported by individuals who serve as heroes, models and mentors inside and outside the classroom. While students perform research and achieve academic milestones, they also learn to live a life based on values that enable them to become responsible citizens. By building a culture of caring people, HPU has developed an ecosystem of support throughout campus.
Inspiring Environment Caring People
Show me a successful individual, and Iâ€™ll show you someone who has had real positive influences in their life - a mentor. â€”Denzel Washington
HPUâ€™S ecosystem of
SUPPORT & Mentorship
SUCCESS COACH ACADEMIC ADVISOR
COUNSELING SERVICES STAFF
MINISTER TO THE UNIVERSITY
FULL-TIME MEDICAL DOCTOR
DIRECTOR OF MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS
INTERNSHIP ADVISOR CAREER ADVISOR
HEROES, MODELS & MENTORS
Steven Dick, ‘18, right, launched his career at Gartner and built his own business plan thanks to the encouragement and expertise of professors like Troy Knauss, left, assistant professor of the practice of entrepreneurship
Professor Knauss changed my mindset on how I look at business. The experience he has had building and running companies is unmatched. He shared that experience with me and helped me craft a business plan that I’m currently sharing with some investors.
Before Rebecca Ulrich, ‘18, right, graduated in May, she was accepted into seven graduate schools and awarded the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program. Dr. Meghan Blackledge, left, assistant professor of chemistry, helped her choose the right path
Dr. Blackledge has always been my biggest support and source of encouragement. She knows when I need someone to be empathetic and let me vent, but she also knows when to challenge me and push me to grow.
HPU provides impactful mentors to guide students throughout their college journey, and more importantly throughout their lives. Students don’t merely enroll at HPU; they join the HPU family. It’s the conversation over a cup of coffee, the encouraging email from a Silicon Valley veteran or a congratulatory high-five from a professor on graduation day. Mentorship takes many forms. It happens everywhere on High Point University’s campus. Here are just a few examples:
Mikaela Campbell, ‘18, left, launched her career at the NBA with support from Dr. Jenny Lukow, right, chair of Sport Management
Zack Hutchens, ‘18, left, received support from professors like Dr. Aaron Titus, right, chair of the Department of Physics, throughout his journey to graduate school
What constantly set me apart from a field of qualified candidates was the real-world experience I received at HPU and the attitude they instilled within me to never be afraid of a challenge. Dr. Lukow never failed to keep me motivated, and I cannot thank her enough for that. Every aspect of this university prepares students to go against the best of the best in the workforce.
The combination of learning from faculty who care, serving as Dr. Titus’s student instructor, conducting research and presenting at professional conferences prepared me to lead my own lab. Without the type of mentorship I received from HPU, I can’t imagine what college would have been like.
Halle Jacobs, ‘20, right, exercise science major, appreciates the guidance and support received from professors like Dr. Dan Tarara, left, throughout her internship and research journey
Dr. Tarara believed in me right from the start. He is caring but holds me accountable. I needed a mentor like him to help me choose the right degree path. He has taught me as much about life as he has about exercise science. It’s an incredible feeling knowing that you have mentors who have your back and truly care.
Hannah Le, ‘19, right, has landed multiple internships in the visual merchandising field thanks to professors like Victoria Brown, left, who has extensive experience in the industry
I love that Professor Brown only has a small group of advisees at HPU like all faculty members, and I appreciate that she specializes in my interest. She has really taken the time to get to know and care about me.
YOU’LL NOTICE IT FIRST WHEN YOU DRIVE ONTO CAMPUS. A security officer smiling to greet you. A professor stooping down to pick up a stray piece of trash along the Kester International Promenade. The President waving as you walk to class. A student holding the door for you. Those gestures happen every day on the campus of High Point University. While seemingly insignificant, they make a big impact. High Point University is a values-based institution. HPU President Nido Qubein reminds faculty and staff often that, “You can’t teach values. Instead, we must model a values-based approach to life. Students watch, they listen and they learn.” Faculty and staff model the values of service, joy, generosity, gratitude and respect because they know that students are paying attention to the actions of those around them. When students are surrounded by people who have a positive attitude, they begin to understand that nothing is impossible for the individual who is willing to work hard enough and smart enough. And when students graduate and pursue professional careers, they go on to lead lives of success, but also significance.
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Service by the Numbers
HOURS SERVED ANNUALLY IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. CHRISTMAS CHEER SPREAD TO
SINCE 2011 DURING HPU’S ANNUAL COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION.
HOURS OF SERVICE COMMITTED TO 30 LOCAL AGENCIES ON HPU’S MLK DAY OF SERVICE.
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS WHERE HPU STUDENTS VOLUNTEER.
These va lues a re in my life and important work: W H onesty W I nte g rit y W G rat itu de W Genero s ity W C ivility W Per s on a l Initiative W Fa it h ________ _______ ________ _______
Everyone at HPU shaped me into the conscientious, hardworking and prideful person I am as a graduate. I was taught to be appreciative by the Hospitality Team, prompt by Campus Enhancement, compassionate by the Office of Student Life, courteous by my roommates, meticulous by my professors, creative by my choir director, spiritual by the Chapel and Religious Life team, loyal by my fellow alumni, extraordinary by HPU President Nido Qubein and proud by the campus I grew up on. —Chloe Tyler, a 2018 graduate from New London, New Hampshire, and teacher in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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MISS VERNELL IS ONE EXAMPLE OF HPU’S CARING PEOPLE.
MOM AND DAD WILL NOT ALWAYS BE THERE IN COLLEGE TO GIVE YOU A HUG WHEN YOU NEED IT, BUT MISS VERNELL WILL BE. She’s the rock star of the Slane Student Center. She works to keep the food court, Starbucks, study spaces and student recreation center clean, but her bigger job is to encourage students every day. She knows students’ names, their class schedules, what internships they’re applying for and when they need some words of encouragement. Vernell is one of many committed staff and faculty members who reflect an intentional campus culture that supports you at every turn.
I get so involved with the students. I cry with them; I pray with them … I can tell when they’re stressed or having good and bad days. They’ll come up to me and say, ‘Oh, Miss Vernell, I’ve been up studying all night for an exam. I don’t think I can do this.’ I tell them, ‘It’s going to be OK. You can do it.’
Why Students Love HPU’s Campus Safety Team
HPU SECURITY RANKED AS TOP SECURITY
in the Nation
By Learning is best achieved in an Security environment where students and Magazine faculty can thrive. That’s why safety is a top priority. It’s also why HPU has an expert team of student life, security and transportation professionals – a team that’s dedicated to providing students with an inspiring, secure learning environment. The HPU campus is also equipped with stateof-the-art technology to assist with that mission. Here’s a few reasons why HPU students love their campus safety team!
Trained Security Officers – HPU’s trained team of officers and dispatchers welcome all guests to campus 24/7. The men and women of the HPU security team collectively bring more than 300 years of police, military and fire/EMS experience to the university. Shuttles – The Transportation Department provides students with a convenient, safe and secure method of transportation. Campus shuttle lines take students to their classes and residence halls, while other shuttle routes take students to local retail establishments and regional airports.
HEY MOM AND DAD! We know you’ve spent 18 years caring and keeping watch over your student. When the time comes for them to move into their HPU residence hall, that care won’t stop. With HPU’s security team ranked No. 14 in the nation, you can rest easy knowing your student is safe and secure.
Safe Access – Key card access is required for all academic buildings and dorms. Residence hall card access is given to students who live in the halls. 24/7 Student Life Presence – Student Life staff are on call 24 hours a day to assist with students’ needs. Cashless Campus – The Passport Card is the only form of payment accepted on campus. It frees students from having to carry cash and also allows family members to easily deposit funds into their student’s campus account. Panther Alert – Students are automatically enrolled in HPU’s emergency mass notification program, which sends Panther Alerts and Panther Advisories through a text message, email, voice message, campus phones, campus computers, social media, the HPU website and an outdoor PA system to the HPU family should an emergency situation arise.
Full Time Medical Doctor Dr. Marnie Marlette is HPU’s full-time medical director of the student health center. Along with Duke and Wake Forest, HPU is one of only three private universities in the state to have a full-time medical doctor as director of the student health center.
HPU has provided services for thousands of students at the campus health center under Marlette’s leadership. The center operates like a full-fledged primary care office. Marlette and her team of physician assistants, nurses and other medical professionals offer medical examinations, treatment of illnesses and injuries, referrals to specialists, immunizations and flu shots, laboratory testing, 24-hour nurse phone support, same-day appointments and more.
Our objective is to keep the students physically healthy, but we are also interested in their well-being as a whole: mental, academic, life fulfillment and also success in future goals and careers. We want to know any ways that we can be of assistance. —Dr. Marnie Marlette Medical Director of HPU Student Health Services
The HPU family proudly shouts it from the mountaintop: High Point University is a God, family and country school. HPU celebrates the fundamentals that make this country great, including personal initiative, free enterprise, patriotism and more.
CARVED ON THE SIDE OF HPU’S KESTER INTERNATIONAL PROMENADE, you’ll find this quote from Winston Churchill: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” HPU is proud to recognize our great nation and celebrate the freedoms we enjoy as citizens of the United States. Here’s a glimpse of ways HPU celebrates faith, family and country.
STARS AND STRIPES EVERYWHERE Dozens of American flags along with an array of other patriotic imagery are displayed throughout and around the perimeter of campus representing patriotism, reverence, honor and pride. Whenever President Qubein speaks on campus, he is always accompanied by American flags on the speaker’s platform. 48
HONORING VETERANS HPU respects those who selflessly serve and sacrifice to protect our home and freedom. That’s why HPU hosts renowned veterans like Gen. Colin Powell, former Secretary of State, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and national security advisor, to share their stories with the HPU family. Each Veterans Day, HPU welcomes more than 1,000 veterans and their family members to a complimentary breakfast and patriotic program.
FOSTERING FAITH Faith is a cornerstone of HPU’s values-based education. The university was founded by the United Methodist Church in 1924 and honors its Methodist heritage. It also welcomes every student regardless of faith or viewpoint. Civility, personal responsibility and individual expression are respected and celebrated.
ENCOURAGING CIVIC ENGAGEMENT At HPU, students learn what it takes to build a thriving democracy. Through the HPU Poll, students survey residents of North Carolina and beyond on crucial public affairs issues and report the results as a public service. Debate viewing parties on campus give students a chance to watch political history unfold before their eyes. Many students choose to intern and volunteer with local, state and national political parties for “get out the vote” efforts, while others help host voter registration drives and provide transportation to polling sites.
HPU is a God, family and country school, and my family holds those values dear. We believe in the objectives and the vision of the university. I’m incredibly proud of my family’s relationship with HPU, where both my children were educated. — Todd Wanek, HPU parent and president and CEO of Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.
DISC VERY HPU’s plan for undeclared students
1. It Starts
an undeclared student, you will partner with a Success Coach who is passionate about helping you discover a major that is a great fit for you, while helping you make positive connections with organizations on campus in which you have interest. This happens as early as the December before you enroll for early decision admitted students. For regular admitted students, it happens in March of your senior year. You will have support and guidance from a caring coach who understands the various options available to you.
the only student who entered college as undeclared – in fact, it is common across the entire nation! Sometimes we learn best from someone like us – a peer. First-Year Navigators are HPU students who were once undeclared, too. They know exactly what you are going through and will help you explore your options.
with You and Your Success Coach As
2. There’s a Class for That!
Enroll in Exploring Your Major & Career Path, the one-credit course designed to help you explore your options. A career advisor will guide you through self-reflection and assessment tools such as the Focus 2, MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory. You’ll also be able to connect with professionals in fields you are thinking about to ask thoughtful questions and learn more.
Choose to be Extraordinary!
Walked in Your Shoes. You aren’t
Ok, so the real name of the event is “Majors, Minors and More,” but either way, we host an academic fair so you can meet faculty and students from every major and minor available to you. Want to work on campus or conduct undergraduate research? You can connect with these special interests, too.
NATIONALLY, AN ESTIMATED 50 PERCENT OF STUDENTS ENTER COLLEGE UNDECIDED ON THEIR MAJOR. In addition, an estimated 75 percent of students change their major at least once before graduating. HPU’s Project Discovery provides the guidance and resources that students need to discover their passion and achieve their goals. Check out the 8 “Light Bulb” Moments of Project Discovery – your guide to uncovering your academic passion.
What Can You Do with This Major? When
you find a major that seems great, you will want to also understand what you do with that degree once you graduate. HPU’s career advisors and their career development website will help you understand how your major translates to real-world career paths.
6. Career &
Professional Development Advisors: Your People You’ll
see them in some of your classes and engage with them in Cottrell Hall. Your career advisor will explain the many resources available to you in the Career Center – the headquarters of the years of support and guidance that will lead to your face landing on the HPU Young Alumni Career Wall!
Every semester, faculty members host opportunities to meet with students who may have questions about a specific major. Casual in nature (we said there’d be coffee), these interactions will help you figure it out! You can attend as many of these connection meetings as you want, and you always have the opportunity to visit with a professor oneon-one to discuss opportunities within a major.
Visit with the Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) to get additional support. PCAs help you get started crafting a resume that can lead you to summer jobs and internships to explore handson! With convenient walk-in hours in the Career and Professional Development Office, there is continuous support to guide you on your journey.
MAJORSminors DAVID R. HAYWORTH COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
WANEK SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES
NIDO R. QUBEIN SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION
• Actuarial Science (B.S.)
• Biochemistry (B.S.)
• Criminal Justice (B.A.) • Dance (B.A.)
• Data Analytics and Statistics (B.S.) • English Literature (B.A.) • English Writing (B.A.)
• French and Francophone Studies (B.A.)
• History (B.A.)
• Human Relations (B.A.)
• Individualized Major (B.A. or B.S.) • International Relations (B.A.)
• Mathematical Economics (B.S.) • Mathematics (B.A. & B.S.) • Music (B.A.)
• Nonprofit Leadership and Management (B.A.) • Philosophy (B.A.)
• Political Science (B.A.) • Psychology (B.S.) • Religion (B.A.)
• Sociology and Anthropology (B.A.) • Spanish (B.A.) • Theatre (B.A.)
• Civic Responsibility and Social Innovation
• Creative Writing • Criminal Justice
• Biology (B.A. & B.S.)
• Chemistry (B.A. & B.S.) • Neuroscience (B.S.)
• Physics (B.A. & B.S.)
• East Asian Studies
Biology Major • Organismal and Evolutionary Biology • Molecular/Cell and Biotechnology • Health Science
• Data Analytics
• English Literature
• French and Francophone Studies • History
• Human Relations • Italian Studies
• Latin American and Caribbean Studies • Leadership
• Mathematics • Music
MINORS • Biology
• Environmental Studies • Physics
• Musical Theatre
• Nonprofit Leadership and Management • Philosophy
• Political Science
• Public and Professional Writing
EARL N. PHILLIPS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
• Business Administration (B.A. & B.S.)
• Piano/Organ • Voice
• Performance Theater
• Accounting (B.A. & B.S.)
• Entrepreneurship (B.A. & B.S.)
• Statistics • Theatre
• Women’s and Gender Studies
• Technical Theater
• Collaborative Theater
• Finance (B.A. & B.S.)
• International Business (B.A. & B.S.)
• Marketing (B.A. & B.S.) • Sales (B.A. & B.S.)
CONCENTRATION AREAS Sales Major • Furniture Industry
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• Game and Interactive Media Design (B.A.) • Journalism (B.A.)
• Media Entrepreneurship and Production (B.A.) • Popular Culture and Media Production (B.A.)
• Sport Communication (B.A.) • Sport Management (B.A.)
• Strategic Communication (B.A.)
MINORS • Strategic Communication • Event Management
• Game and Interactive Media • Hospitality Management • Journalism
• Media Production • Popular Culture
• Sport Communication
• Instrumental Studies
• Event Management (B.A.)
• • • • • • • • •
ccounting A Business Administration Economics Entrepreneurship Finance Global Commerce Marketing Sales Social Media Marketing
• Sport Management
SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN MAJORS
• Design Studies (B.A.) • Interior Design (B.S.) • Studio Art (B.A.)
• Fashion Merchandising (B.S.)
CONCENTRATION AREAS Design Studies Major • Graphic Design
MINORS • Art History
• Fashion Merchandising
• Furnishings and Product Marketing • Graphic Design
• Museum Studies • Photography • Studio Art
• Visual Merchandising Design
STOUT SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
WEBB SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
CONGDON SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES
• Education Studies (B.A.) • Elementary Education (B.A.) • Health and Physical Education (B.A.) • Middle Grades Education (B.A.) • Special Education (B.A.)
LICENSURE AREAS Secondary Education (9 –12 Licensure) • Biology • Comprehensive Science • English • History/Social Studies • Mathematics Special Subjects (K –12 licensure) • Spanish
Special Education • General Curriculum K–12 • Adapted Curriculum K–12
MINORS • Athletic Coaching • Education Studies • Health Education • Special Education
• Computer Science (B.A. & B.S.) • Computer Engineering (B.S.) • Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
CONCENTRATION AREAS • Cybersecurity • Visual Computing
• Exercise Science (B.S.)
CONCENTRATION AREAS • Biomechanics • Exercise Physiology • Health and Wellness
MINORS • Computer Science
GRADUATE PROGRAMS Graduate Programs in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Graduate Programs in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication Master of Arts in Strategic Communication (M.A.)
Graduate Programs in the Stout School of Education Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) Master of Education in Educational Leadership (M.Ed.) Master of Education in Elementary Education (M.Ed.) Master of Education in Secondary Mathematics 9 –12 (M.Ed.) Master of Education in Special Education (M.Ed.)
PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS • Athletic Training • Dentistry • Engineering • Law • Medicine • Ministry • Occupational Therapy • Pharmacy • Physical Therapy • Physician Assistant • Veterinary
Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education K–6 (M.A.T.) Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Mathematics 9–12 (M.A.T.)
Graduate Programs in the Congdon School of Health Sciences Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) Master of Science in Athletic Training (M.S.A.T.) Master of Physician Assistant Studies (M.P.A.S.)
Graduate Programs in the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
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More than 40 percent of the entering class applies Early Decision. This factor, combined with record high application levels, means that the freshman class fills quickly! Don’t miss your opportunity to join the HPU Class of 2024. Discover the student and parent benefits of Early Decision!
Don’t Miss Out On These Incredible Benefits:
1. REMOVE THE STRESS OF YOUR SENIOR YEAR IN HIGH SCHOOL.
By applying Early Decision to HPU, your admissions decision will be delivered to you by November 18, making your senior year stress free! You can enjoy the final months of high school with your friends and teachers knowing that you’ve already found your perfect university.
2. WORRIED ABOUT HAVING A HALL BATHROOM?
HPU is ranked No. 1 for best dorm rooms in America by Niche.com. Early Decision applicants receive first priority for housing.
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3. SKIP THE LONG CAR LINES AND MOVE IN EARLY!
Thank mom and dad and make all of your lives easier by moving in your belongings a day earlier than other students.
4. DON’T WANT 7:50 A.M. CLASSES? GET YOUR
Early Decision students have first priority in selecting their fall and spring class schedule.
PREFERRED CLASS SCHEDULE!
5. NERVOUS ABOUT THE UNKNOWN? GET EARLY
ACCESS TO YOUR PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS COACH. As an Early Decision student, you have access to your freshman Success Coach beginning December 1. Already know your major? Your Success Coach will be selected because of their expertise in that academic area. They will help you chart a course to ensure you are ready for your first semester.
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LEARN FROM CURRENT HPU FRESHMAN PARENTS ABOUT WHY THEIR STUDENTS APPLIED EARLY DECISION:
2019 BEST DORMS IN AMERICA
What a pleasure to know in late November where my son was headed. The early access to his Success Coach, the March orientation, first priority to his housing and priority class selection were well timed out and helpful. Moving in a day early was HUGE! The reduced anxiety, the ease of move in and the added time to settle in was so terrific. HPU goes above and beyond for their Early Decision candidates. No other school my son looked at had such a thoughtful program. It was exciting for my son to be an early part of HPU’s incoming class.
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—Carroll G., Winter Park, Fla.
Early Decision was the way to go for us as our daughter fell in love with the university and really wanted to go there. It made senior year for her easier as well. It removed the stress of the college search process. —Karyn B., Arlington, Va.
Our daughter was planning to apply to four schools, but she told us if HPU accepted her, hands down she would go there. That’s when we decided for her to apply Early Decision so she would know the outcome prior to other application deadlines. She received her acceptance notice the day after Thanksgiving. We were all so excited for her. We saw the relief on her face. The decision was made; she would be able to attend her first choice and not have to stress anymore. —Liz R., Branchburg, N.J.
Early Decision eliminated the stress of the college selection process. We enjoyed becoming part of the HPU community much sooner. Our son had the opportunity to learn more about his new home before moving in. He had time to explore programs, to meet other classmates through the HPU social media groups and was prepared and enthusiastic about his decision upon arrival in August. —Danielle and Bill F., Mansfield, Mass.
We had better holidays knowing our son would attend HPU. I’m glad he made his decision and avoided the stress of worrying about where he would go to college. It provided a lot of calmness and relief. We appreciate the pristine campus, the dynamic program he’s in, the small class sizes and the constant expansion. We know HPU is a place that’s always growing. —Glenn M., Attleboro, Mass.
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Applicants are encouraged to pursue a college preparatory
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curriculum. Each student is
• You can begin applying to High Point University on August 1, 2019.
following curriculum by the end
• Apply online at: www.highpoint.edu/apply or www.commonapp.org/school/high-point-university
recommended to complete the of their high school senior year: • 4 YEARS ENGLISH
• 4 YEARS MATH, INCLUDING ALGEBRA I, GEOMETRY AND ALGEBRA II • 3 YEARS SCIENCE, INCLUDING AT LEAST ONE LAB SCIENCE • 3 YEARS SOCIAL STUDIES • 2 YEARS FOREIGN LANGUAGE, 3 PREFERRED
You will need to submit: • Official high school transcript • School report form • One letter of recommendation •O fficial SAT and/or ACT score* * High Point University is test optional for admission. If you would like to be considered for our Presidential Scholarship Program or Honors Scholar Program, an SAT or ACT score is required. You must request that the official results of the SAT or ACT be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. HPU’s SAT code is 5293; the ACT code is 3108.
The Presidential Scholarship Program The Presidential Scholarship Program recognizes incoming freshman that demonstrate outstanding achievement, good citizenship, strong leadership and exceptional scholarship during high school. Your undergraduate admissions application serves as your Presidential Scholarship application – there is no separate application required. But priority is given to Early Decision and Early Action applicants. Top scholar candidates will be awarded the majority of their merit scholarship at the time of admission and then invited to increase their initial scholarship amount by interviewing on campus during a special weekend in February.
Visit www.highpoint.edu/admissions for more information about admissions requirements, applications requirements and the Presidential Scholarship Program.
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visit We encourage you and
your family to schedule a personal campus visit at
www.highpoint.edu/visit. High Point University is
student-centered. It’s valuesbased. It’s pristine. It’s safe. It’s a holistic learning
environment. We pay attention to the details. We deliver every day on our mission statement – every student receives an
extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with
caring people. Come experience HPU’s inspiring campus environment today!
CAMPUS Open House Dates for Seniors
SEPTEMBER 14, 2019 OCTOBER 5, 2019 Open House Dates for Juniors and Seniors
OCTOBER 26, 2019 NOVEMBER 9, 2019 NOVEMBER 23, 2019 HERE ARE FOUR BENEFITS TO SCHEDULING YOUR VISIT TODAY!
1. Avoid large walking tours and don’t worry about the
weather. Your personalized campus tour will include a covered golf cart for you and your family.
2. Lunch is included! Enjoy a complimentary meal at one of
the nation’s best campus dining facilities.
3. Personal connection! At the conclusion of your golf cart
tour, you’ll meet one-on-one with an admissions counselor to answer any of your questions. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? SCHEDULE YOUR PRIVATE TOUR TODAY AT:
4. Don’t leave empty handed. You’ll receive a complimentary
gift from High Point University.
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