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BRISTOL, Tenn., Oct. 2, 2017 – High school students who want to experience what it’s
like to be a King University student can do so on Saturday, Oct. 14 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
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 mock 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 95% 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 http://visit.king.edu. 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 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 on SCHEV
certification, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community
College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.