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King University News :: High School students Experience King for a Day Sept. 21

High school juniors and seniors who are wanting to experience what college is like can do so on Saturday, Sept. 21 as King University hosts “King for a Day.” The day-long event gives students and their families the opportunity to enjoy the royal treatment, meet other prospective and current students, and the opportunity to talk with various University representatives about the admissions process, financial aid, student life, degree programs, and more. 

“‘King for a Day’ gives students and their families the opportunity to get a first-hand look at King University, and let them see the bond that the King community shares,” says Greg King, assistant vice president of enrollment management for King University.  “Having ‘King for a Day’ in conjunction with our annual Family Weekend festivities gives prospective students and current students the chance to interact and be a part of the King University community.” 

Registration is open from 8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.  Participants will begin the day at the activities fair where they will have an opportunity to interact with faculty and student organizations.  At 9 a.m., students will be welcomed by King University President Dr. Greg Jordan.  Following, students will break into separate student and parent information groups on a wide array of topics including: academics, student life, and campus safety, as well as Q A panels with current King University students.  Representatives will also be available to offer guidance on the admissions and financial aid process.  Participants will enjoy mock classes taught by King faculty. 

“Some of the most highly regarded King professors have offered to teach a mock class,” says King.  “Students now have the opportunity to engage with professors just like current King students.” 

The day includes lunch on the lawn at the Student Center Complex along with campus tours.  Activities will conclude around 1:30 p.m. 

Students interested in attending “King for a Day” should contact the admissions office 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, 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.