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King University News :: High School Sophomores & Juniors Invited for First Look on Feb. 23 at King University

High school sophomores and juniors will have the opportunity to experience campus life on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at King’s First Look Visit Day event.  The event offers students and their families the opportunity to visit King’s campus, talk with King representatives about the admissions process, financial aid, student life, degree programs, and more. 

“First Look allows students and families to experience college life for the first time,” said Elvin Browne, director of undergraduate recruitment and admissions.  “High school sophomores and juniors are thinking far beyond their school walls to determine their collegiate path.  First Look provides them with a chance not only to experience college life, but to gain an understanding of the academic foundations of King, the support they would receive from our faculty and staff, and the welcoming nature of the King community.  First Look is an invaluable opportunity for a first-hand look at life as a King student.”

Participants will enjoy a breakfast and information fair during the registration period from 8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.  Student and parent tracks begin at 9 a.m.  Participants will break into separate student and parent information sessions on choosing the right college, making the transition from high school to college, and admissions sessions with checklists for the student’s high school sophomore and junior years.  Q A panels with current King students discussing their college selection process will also be available.  Throughout the day, participants will interact with faculty, staff, and current students.  Representatives will also be present to offer guidance on the admissions and financial aid process. 

The day includes lunch in the King dining hall and campus tours.  Activities will conclude at approximately 1:30 p.m.   Lunch is provided for students and up to two guests. 

“The factors that both students and parents must consider when choosing a college are innumerable,” said Browne.  “The atmosphere and personality of a campus are important elements in this search.  The best way to truly know if a college is the right one is for students and parents to experience it personally.”

Students interested in attending First Look Visit Day should contact King’s Office of Admissions at 800.362.0014 or register online at 


King University is a Presbyterian, master's-level comprehensive university.  Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, digital media, education, and humanities.  Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing.  A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and travel destinations are also available.  King University is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity athletic teams.  For more information about King University, visit  King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability.  King University is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia.  For more information, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.