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King University to Host Open House for High School Students March 17

BRISTOL, Tenn., Feb. 23, 2018 – High school students who want to experience what it’s like to be a King University student can do so on Saturday, March 17 as King hosts its Open House event. The event gives students and their families the royal treatment and the chance to talk with various University representatives about the admissions process, scholarships and grants, student life, degree programs, and much more.

“The open house gives prospective students and their families the opportunity to come on campus and learn more about King first-hand,” says Tom VerDow, director of undergraduate recruitment. “We offer campus tours, sessions on admissions and financial aid, as well as a time for students and their parents to ask questions of the faculty and staff. I encourage any and all students who plan to attend college to come and experience King University!”

Registration/check-in along with an academic and activities showcase begins at 9 a.m. Students will participate in an academic showcase where they will interact with faculty and student organizations. Following, students will break into separate student and parent information groups on a broad array of topics including: academics, student life, and campus safety, as well as Q & A panels with current King University students. Participants will also enjoy sample classes taught by King faculty, lunch, campus tours, and have an opportunity to meet with Career Center staff members.

Representatives from King’s Financial Aid Office will also be on hand to speak with those in attendance. “At King 98% of our traditional students receive institutional scholarships or grants to help offset the costs. A quality education from King University can change a student’s life, and our comprehensive scholarship and grant program can make it an affordable option,” says Richard Brand, director of Financial Aid at King.

Students interested in attending the open house at King University should contact the admissions office at 800.362.0014 or register online at Registration not required to attend; walk-in visitors welcome.


King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-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 sports. 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 on SCHEV certification, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.