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During an activity-packed day, new students will arrive at King on Saturday, Aug.
24, for Launch 2013. The three-day event, led by Launch Teams consisting of current
students, is designed to help undergraduates meet each other and adapt to life on
The weekend begins with students checking in, and then moving into their new living
quarters. Afterwards, as sounds of bagpipes resonate throughout campus, all new students
will experience what has been a tradition at King for many years – the Oval Walk.
Following a dedication service led by King University’s President Greg Jordan, as
well as orientation meetings, both students and parents will enjoy lunch on the lawn
at the Student Center Complex (SCC) preceding the Launch Check-in Mall. The Check-in
Mall gives these students the opportunity to access numerous services within the one-stop
convenience of the SCC. Students are able to receive I.D. cards, talk with faculty
members and advisors, and finalize class schedules.
Throughout the day, Launch Team members are present to greet students and families,
help unload cars, assist with moving students into the residence halls, and give tours
“King has a wonderful community atmosphere, and we look forward to greeting our new
students,” said Elvin Browne, regional director of Tri-Cities for enrollment management.
“We are anticipating record enrollment numbers again this year. Launch 2013 is a
very exciting event; for faculty, staff, and our student volunteers, it’s a delight
to welcome those who have chosen King as their source for a quality, private higher
During Launch weekend, students will move into residence halls, greet classmates,
enjoy a wide array of activities, and more. “We engage new students around the clock
in fun events and positive social situations,” said Browne. “Our goal is to immerse
them in King’s family oriented environment.”
Launch events will also include the Amazing King University Race, annual lip sync
competition, casino night, pool day, ice cream social, and much more.
A complete schedule for the three-day Launch 2013 event for undergraduates is available
at launch.king.edu. For more information on available degree programs or the Check-in
Mall, contact the Office of Admissions at 800.362.0014 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.king.edu. 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.