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King University News :: King University’s Family Weekend Celebration Scheduled for Oct. 3-4

BRISTOL, Tenn., Sept. 23, 2014– Students, family, alumni, and friends are all invited to be a part of King’s Family Weekend 2014 celebration. The three-day event, which runs from Oct. 3-4, allows current students the opportunity to spend time with their families, gives prospective students a chance to tour the campus, and provides alumni the chance to reminisce and reconnect. 

“Family Weekend is a great time for parents and loved ones to come to campus and spend time with their student while enjoying an array of fun events and activities. We love having families on campus and look forward to Family Weekend, Oct. 3-5, 2014,” said Matt Peltier, dean of students. “Family support is a key part of student success, and Family Weekend represents a dedicated time where we invite families to visit the campus, enjoy fun events, and spend some quality time with their student.”

The weekend will kick off with the women’s volleyball game Friday, Oct.3, at 7 p.m., against their rival Southern Wesleyan in the Student Center Complex. The following morning, Oct. 4, at 8 a.m., all are invited to have breakfast with King University Interim President, Dr. Richard Ray. Afternoon events include SLACK (Student Life Activities Committee at King) Roaming Performers, cookout on the lawn at the Student Center, and women’s and men’s soccer taking on North Greenville University. Additionally, students and their families can to explore downtown Bristol and all it has to offer.

“I am so excited to be working with Believe in Bristol to show King University students’ families what downtown has to offer,” said Emily Loudon, director of Student Life at King University. “We are so lucky to have so many great attractions as part of downtown Bristol we want to show them off to King University families. This will be a great opportunity for families to spend some time with their son/daughter and get to see the many attractions of Bristol.”

“Historic Downtown Bristol is proud to welcome King University families to Bristol TN/VA,” said Christina Blevins, executive director of Believe in Bristol. “Bristol has a proud heritage going back more than 150 years of being both a fun place to visit and a ‘Good Place to Live.’ “With so much to do and enjoy, we encourage King students and their families to come downtown and visit the Birthplace of Country Music Museum where you learn about Bristol's great music heritage, shop our unique State Street, and eat some good old fashion soul food at many of our eateries!”

For more information contact the Office of Student Affairs at 423.652.4740.  The full Family Weekend 2014 schedule can be viewed online at:


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