HPU breaks ground on student center
Parents attending High Point University’s annual Fall Family Weekend on Saturday also got a peek into the university’s future.
The university broke ground on its $16 million Center for Student Success. The 40,000-square-foot center, scheduled to open in fall 2014, will house offices for careers and internships, study abroad, entrepreneurship, undergraduate research and the Freshman Success Program. It also will have conference and meeting space.
Funding for the building was donated from parents of six HPU students.
The university is hosting around 4,000 visitors to campus as a part of the Family Weekend, which started Friday and concludes today. Weekend activities, in addition to the groundbreaking, included academic panels, entertainment and family activities.
The High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau reports that the yearly three-day event has an economic impact of about $1.9 million for the city.
During the 2012-13 school year, HPU welcomed more than 80,000 visitors to campus through various community, academic and athletic events.