Jacket Journey is the name for Howard Payne University’s new student orientation program designed to inform entering students about life at HPU and equip them for success. During Jacket Journey, you will be introduced to the accepting and encouraging environment of college life at HPU as well as it’s school spirit and traditions. You will also establish relationships with peers and faculty while developing academic readiness so that when Jacket Journey ends, your life at Howard Payne has begun.
Students who begin college in August participate in a five-day orientation experience. There is no cost to attend this program, so if you are a Fall 2014 entering student, please complete this Online Registration Form and join us for Jacket Journey 2014!
The Purpose of Jacket Journey
First and foremost, we want you to feel comfortable and at home in your new community. We want you to really get to know HPU, its purpose and its heritage. Jacket Journey is designed to encourage you to experience and develop school spirit and to understand the social and academic expectations of the university. You’ll become a vital part of the HPU family by beginning to build relationships with peers, faculty and staff. You’ll also become acquainted with HPU’s facilities, resources and services. Finally, we want your parents and relatives to better understand the process of this transition and the University’s commitment to them and to you!
Click here to register for Jacket Journey 2014. There is no fee for Jacket Journey.New student orientation is required for all first-year students. If you do not have Internet access, please call 325-649-8305 to register by phone.
A complete schedule of events and other information is coming soon!
Daze of Payne started in 1920 and has been a yearly tradition since. The weeklong event is a fun way to get to know Howard Payne and your fellow students. It is not mandatory that new students participate, but it is completely worth it. The HPU beanie that “littles” receive look like they are from the 1920s, and they are awesome. The beanie is a tradition for all students and a point of pride for alumni. Students will also be assigned a fun costume to wear for the week!
At night, the students are treated to different events which include Beanie Bowling, Paynt Games and a surprise event.
Daze of Payne is a fun, messy and crazy week that allows students to make new friends, get to know Howard Payne better and be a part of a long-lasting tradition.