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King University News :: King University’s Family Weekend Celebration Scheduled for Sept. 20-22

Students, family, alumni, and friends are all invited to be a part of King’s Family Weekend 2013 celebration. The three-day event, which runs from Sept. 20-22, allows current students the opportunity to spend time with their families, gives prospective students the chance to tour the campus, and provides alumni the opportunity to reminisce and reconnect. 

“We are excited to have families of current students and prospective students join us for this annual occasion,” says Rob Littleton, vice president for student affairs.  “This year the event is being held at the same time as Bristol Rhythm Roots Reunion.  It is our hope that attendees will take advantage of that event as well as various athletic events.”

The weekend kicks off on Friday, Sept. 20 with the Women’s Tornado Volleyball team taking on rival Belmont Abbey at 7 p.m. in King’s Student Center Complex.

Weekend participants will have the opportunity to meet King University President, Dr. Greg Jordan, during the President’s Breakfast and Academic Showcase on Saturday morning, Sept. 21, at 8 a.m. in the Student Center Complex.  Afternoon events include SLACK (Student Life Activities Committee at King) Roaming Performers, cookout on the lawn at the Student Center, and Women’s Volleyball and Men’s and Women’s Soccer taking on rival Pfeifer University.  

A social gathering, located at The Foundation Facility on State Street, will be held at the Bristol Rhythm Roots Festival from 3-8 p.m. Saturday evening.  Attendees can enjoy a brunch in King’s dining hall on Sunday afternoon from 11:30 a.m.

For more information contact the Office of Student Affairs at 423.652.4740.  The full Family Weekend 2012 schedule can be viewed online at:


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