Jacket Journey

What is Jacket Journey?

Jacket Journey is Howard Payne University’s new student orientation program designed to inform entering students about life at HPU and equip them for success.


Click here to register for Jacket Journey 2015. 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.

Move-In Information

Jacket Journey move-in will be on Wednesday, August 19th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  Students will check into their Residence Hall between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm that morning.

Event Schedule

9:00am-12:00pm Residence Hall Move In Residence Halls
9:00am-12:00pm Vendor Fair Muse Plaza
1:00pm-3:00pm Jacket Journey Check In/ID Cards/Parking Permits Mabee University Center – 2nd Floor
3:00pm Parent & Family Meeting Mims Auditorium
4:45pm President’s Picnic *(Last Name A-L) Cafeteria
5:30pm President’s Picnic *(Last Name M-Z) Cafeteria
6:30pm Chime In Mims Auditorium
7:00pm Session 1: Welcome Mims Auditorium
8:00pm Small Groups 1 Assigned Locations
9:00pm Residence Hall Meetings Residence Halls
10:00pm Residence Hall Activities Residence Halls

* The President’s Picnic is open to all families and students.  We ask that you please come as your designated time to help with seating availability.  Families and students will also attend the Chime In ceremony together at 6:30 pm, then immediately following there will be a few minutes to say good-bye before your student begins Jacket Journey on their own at Session 1.