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Homecoming Weekend Schedule of Events 

 

 

 Friday, October 25, 2019

Homecoming Welcome Desk and Registration
 
October 25 @ 12:00 noon - 6:00 p.m.
Homecoming Welcome Desk
R. G. Wanek Center, Philanthropy Tables, Main Level
 
 

 
Life After High Point
 
October 25 @ 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cottrell Hall, International Ballroom 
 

What does it mean to be a proud, engaged and involved alum of High Point University? Join our panel of young alumni to understand the transition from taking classes and hanging at HPU every day to entering the “real world” and how to stay in touch with HPU in your daily life. What does it mean to give back your time, talents and treasures to the Alumni Association? Our panelists are involved with their alma mater in a variety of exciting ways and cannot wait to discuss your future opportunities as an #HPUAlum!


Campus Walking Tour

October 25 @ 3:30 p.m.  
R.G. Wanek Center, Main Level Campus Concierge
 

Whether it's been 5 months, 5 years, or 5 decades since you've been back home to HPU, this campus tour is just for you! Tour new academic building and residence halls, or even your old dormitory. These campus tours will be walking, with shuttles available for those with special needs, so be mindful when choosing attire and footwear. Please arrive 15 minutes early for the tour so you can see as much of campus as possible. 


1924 Prime Reservations

October 25 @ 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
R. G. Wanek Center, 1924 Prime
 

For the second time ever, High Point University's 5-star steakhouse is opening its doors to HPU alumni!  The price is $50 per person. You must make reservations prior to Homecoming Weekend by calling Tim Applegate at 336.885.1924. Calls for reservations will be accepted starting July 8 until October 18. If you reach the voice mailbox, please leave a message with your reservation details (last name, class year, party number, and time of reservation) and a member of the 1924 Prime staff will confirm with you shortly. Call soon as tables fill quickly! 

 

Alumni Awards Ceremony & Reception

October 25 @ 5:30 p.m.
Congdon Hall, Callicutt Auditorium and Lobby
 

Each year, the High Point University Alumni Association recognizes the outstanding achievements of several extraordinary alumni. Join the Alumni Board of Directors as we celebrate and honor the 2019 Alumni Award recipients! Awards include: Lifetime Achievement Award, Alumnus of the Year, Alumni Service Award, President's Award, and Top 10 under 10.


Volleyball Game

October 25 @ 7:00 p.m. 
Millis Athletic Center
 

Join us as we cheer on the Panthers as they compete against UNC Asheville in the Millis Athletic Center! Come join the fun!


Charcoal Pony Improv + A Capella Show

October 25 @ 7:30 p.m.
Hayworth Fine Arts Center
 

Charcoal Pony, our student improv troupe, and our HPU A Capella ensembles will present a combined show on Friday. Enjoy an exciting show full of laughter and fun for the entire family!


Young Alumni Welcome Party

October 25 @ 9:00 p.m. 
Liberty Brewery & Grill
 

Young Alumni (Class of 2009-2019)!  Make plans to be in town on Friday evening for the Young Alumni Welcome Party at Liberty Brewery & Grill.


 

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Homecoming Welcome Desk and Registration

October 26 @ 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Homecoming Welcome Desk
R.G. Wanek Center, Philanthropy Tables, Main Level 

 

Cornerstone Breakfast 2019
October 26 @ 9:00 a.m.
Plato S. Wilson Commerce Building, Ballroom
 

Graduates who have celebrated their 50th Reunion from High Point College (1969 and before) are invited to a special breakfast honoring their lifetime of support to High Point University. We are proud to welcome the newest members of the Cornerstone Club, the Class of 1969!


Campus Walking Tour

October 26 @ 10:00 a.m. 
R.G. Wanek Center, Main Level Campus Concierge
 

Whether it's been 5 months, 5 years, or 5 decades since you've been back home to HPU, this campus tour is for you! Tour new academic building and residence halls, or even your old dormitory. These campus tours will be walking, with shuttles available for those who cannot walk, so be mindful when choosing attire and footwear. Please arrive 15 minutes early for the tour so you can see as much of campus as possible. 


Gene Little Bench Dedication Ceremony

October 26 @ 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Millis Athletic Center
 

Throughout his four years of college, Gene Littles, ’69 was the spark that ignited the basketball team’s four years of triumph, from conference championships to playing in the NAIA National Tournament in Kansas City. The 1969 team’s win-loss record is unequalled at High Point University, and Gene’s 2,398 points remain HPU’s highest-ever men’s basketball point total. Members of the class of ’69 and ’68 have donated an outdoor bench in his honor.  This bench, in front of Millis Arena, will be dedicated at 10:30 Saturday, with a reception to follow.


Greek Brunch

October 26 @ 11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Pool and Patio located in Greek Village, Webb Conference Center
 

Open to all Greek alumni! Join current Greek students, other Greek alumni for an enjoyable brunch before heading out on a self-guided tour of the Greek Village. 


Planetarium Show

October 26 @ 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Culp Planetarium, Wanek School of Undergraduate Sciences
 

Catch a show on our 50-ft dome in the Culp Planetarium and tour the new Wanek School of Natural Sciences! Dr. Brad Barlow, Associate Professor of Astrophysics, will take guest on a tour of the most prominent constellations, stars, and planets visible from the NC Triad, using the planetarium's state-of-the-art astronomy software and digital projection system. The live starshow will be paired with a showing of one of our informative and entertaining fulldome movies highlighting the full capabilities of our 4K laser projection and 5.1 surround sound systems. After the short movie, Dr. Barlow and HPU undergraduates will lead guest on a brief tour through the NEW 128,000-square-foot Wanek School of Natural Sciences, which houses classrooms and laboratory facilities for biology, chemistry, physics, and astronomy. All shows will be suitable for general audiences.

The planetarium portion of the experience will last approximately 35 minutes, and the optional walking tour will last an additional 20 minutes.


Volleyball Game

October 26 @ 2:00 p.m. 
Millis Athletic Center
 

Join us as we cheer on the Panthers as they compete against USC Upstate in the Millis Athletic Center! Come join the fun!


Campus Walking Tour

October 26 @ 2:30 p.m.  
R.G. Wanek Center, Main Level Campus Concierge
 

Whether it's been 5 months, 5 years, or 5 decades since you've been back home to HPU, this campus tour is for you! Tour new academic building and residence halls, or even your old dormitory. These campus tours will be walking, with shuttles available for those who cannot walk, so be mindful when choosing attire and footwear. Please arrive 15 minutes early for the tour so you can see as much of campus as possible.


Wanek School of Natural Sciences Open House

October 26 @ 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wanek School of Undergraduate Sciences
 

Welcome home, Natural Sciences alumni! If you graduated with a degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Neuroscience, or Physics we would like to invite you to come see our new home - the Wanek School of Natural Sciences. We will have some afternoon refreshments, building tours, and opportunities to reconnect with your former classmates and faculty. There will be some hands-on activities for our smallest scientists, so please bring your families!


Family Movie

October 26 @ 3:30 p.m. 
R. G. Wanek Center, Extraordinaire Cinema
 

Enjoy a viewing of the new movie, Dumbo! Complimentary popcorn, candy and drinks are included!


Homecoming Panther Tailgate 

October 26 @ 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Millis Convocation and Athletic Center

Bring the whole family to Millis Convocation and Athletic Center to enjoy fun activities while reconnecting with your classmates and their own families. This event will be filled with live music, food and drink, games, bounce houses, face painting and more! Classes ending in 4 and 9 will  celebrate their class reunions at this special event. Special appearances from Coach Tubby Smith, Prowler the Panther and the HPU Cheerleaders. What a great way to kick-off the basketball season with the Purple and White Scrimmage!
 

Varsity Club/Panther Club Reception

October 26 @ 5:00 p.m. 
Witcher Athletic Center and Vert Stadium, President's Suite
 

***Due to limited space, this event is by invitation only for former student athletes.***


1924 Prime Reservations

October 26 @ 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
R. G. Wanek Center, 1924 Prime
 
High Point University's 5-star steakhouse is opening it's doors to HPU alumni! You must make reservations prior to Homecoming Weekend.  Reservations open on Monday, July 16 and can be made by calling Tim Applegate at 336.885.1924. If you reach the voice mailbox, please leave a message with your reservation details (last name, class year, party number, and time of reservation) and a member of the 1924 Prime staff will confirm with you shortly.  The price is $50 per person. Call soon as tables fill quickly! Reservations will close on October 11.

 
Homecoming Purple and White Scrimmage

October 26 @ 7:00 p.m. 
Millis Athletic Center
 

Join us at Millis Athletic Center to cheer on the HPU Men's basketball Panthers as they kick off the season with a Purple and White Scrimmage. Take a moment to snag a photo with Coach Smith!

 


Oktoberfest


October 26 @ 8:00 p.m.  - 10:00 p.m. 
BB&T Point Stadium, Home of the High Point Rockers
 

After the Purple and White Scrimmage, enjoy an evening with friends and family at BB&T Point, the NEW home of High Point's very own minor league baseball team, the High Point Rockers. The event is one for the books, with live music, games and food and beer from the High Pint Brewery.


Class of 1994 Reunion Celebration

October 26 @ 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
BB&T Point Stadium, Home of the High Point Rockers, Catalyst Club
 

Join the Class of 1994 for an evening of friends, food and music to commemorate their 25-year reunion! Friends of the class are welcome to join the Class of 1994 as they celebrate!


Class of 2009 10 Year Reunion Celebration

October 26 @ 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

BB&T Point Stadium, Home of the High Point Rockers

Join the Class of 2009 for an evening of friends, food and music to commemorate their 10-year reunion! Friends of the class are welcome to join the Class of 2009 as they celebrate!


 
Class of 2014 Reunion Celebration

October 26 @ 8:00 p.m.  - 10:00 p.m. 
BB&T Point Stadium, Home of the High Point Rockers, Suites 1+ 2
 

Join the Class of 2014 for an evening of friends, food and music to commemorate their 5-year reunion! Friends of the class are welcome to join the Class of 2014 as they celebrate!


 

Sunday, October 27, 2019

 

Homecoming Chapel Service

October 27 @ 10:00 a.m.
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel
 

Join us on Sunday, October 27th, for a special Homecoming Chapel Service. The service will include a moment of memoriam honoring the alumni, faculty and students who have passed away since October 7, 2018.

 


Zeta Tau Alpha Alumnae Brunch

October 27 @ 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Zeta house, 890 Greek Circle
 

*This event is only open to current and alumnae members*


Brunch

October 27 @ 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Slane Student Center, The Café
 

End the weekend conversing with new friends and old, reflecting on memories of the weekend and your time at HPU with brunch in the Café.

** This Homecoming Weekend schedule is subject to change

 
 
 

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