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High Point University has a variety of community events meant to honor and engage individuals in the city of High Point and surrounding areas. The events are detailed below. If you or your company would like to know more about how they can become involved in these events, please contact Darren Hill, Director of Corporate and Community Support at 336-841-9555 or dhill1@highpoint.edu.

Arbor Day 

Cottrell Hall Amphitheatre, April 20, 2017 at 4 PM

HPU is committed to preserving our environmental surroundings and sharing our appreciation for nature.  Each year, High Point University hosts an Arbor Day celebration on campus allowing members of our campus and community to engage in environmental stewardship and to celebrate with those who assist in enhancing our twenty-two campus gardens. 

At this year’s event, High Point University will also be presented with the Tree Campus USA designation.  This will be the eighth consecutive year the University has won the award.  Tree Campus USA recognizes college campus for promoting healthy urban forest management and engaging in environmental stewardship.


Veterans Day

Millis Center, November 10, 2017 at 8 AM

High Point University is proud to say that we are a God, family, and country school.  The University flies dozens of American flags across campus and we cherish the principles on which our nation was founded.  To show our appreciation for the men and women who have served our country, HPU hosts an annual Veteran’s Day celebration.

Last year, we hosted 1,100 Veterans and their families for a complimentary breakfast and great lineup of guest speakers.  The community heard from former Commanding General in the US Army and HPU alum, MG Kevin G. O’Connell, Winston Churchill’s granddaughter, and many more. 


Community Prayer Breakfast

Millis Center, December 8, 2017 at 8:00 AM  

The High Point University Annual Community Prayer Breakfast is an event that sharpens the spiritual senses that joy and peace might take root during the Christmas season.  For 46 consecutive years, HPU has hosted the Prayer Breakfast, bringing the greater High Point faith community together.  The event includes a buffet breakfast, special Christmas music from the HPU Chapel Choir directed by Dr. Elizabeth Doebler and a message from an inspiring speaker.  Dr. George Bryant Wirth, Pastor Emeritus of First Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia, provided the message at last year's event, with nearly 1,000 people in attendance.


Community Christmas

Campus-wide, December 12 and 13, 2017   

For two evenings in December, High Point University’s campus transforms into a Winter Wonderland.  The High Point University Community Christmas Celebration has grown into the premier complimentary Christmas celebration in the Piedmont Triad.  HPU’s Community Christmas is free and open to all ages, attracting over 20,000 to the University. The event includes Santa’s Stable Petting Zoo, Polar Express Train Rides, Life-size Nativity Scene, of course Santa, and much much more.  For highlights of last year’s event, please click on the link here.

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Upcoming Events

Community Christmas Celebration Event spans multiple days
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 -
Fri, 14 Dec 2018

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Chapel Services Recurring Event
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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