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I Survived LAUNCH Fall 2019 Student Orientation August 22-26

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, August 21

  • 1:00 p.m. – Welcome and Move-In
    • Check in at your residence hall to receive room information and orientation packet.
  • 6:00 p.m. – Welcome Dinner (Maclellan Dining Hall)
    • Enjoy a meal with King University President Alexander Whitaker.
  • 9:00 p.m. – Residence Hall Meetings
    • Meet your RAs and get to know other students living in your residence hall.

Thursday, August 22

  • 9:00 a.m. – Matriculation Ceremony (Student Center Complex)
    • King welcomes you and your family to a special dedication service, including the signing of the Honor Code banner.
  • 10:00 a.m. – Launch Group Meetings (Student Center Complex Lawn)
  • 10:30 a.m. – Opening Program for New Students (Student Center Complex)
    • Introduction to Launch 2019. Learn how your small group can win prizes throughout Launch.
  • 10:30 a.m. – From the President to Parents/Q&A (Memorial Chapel)
    • The President will address families of new students and administrators will be available for a Q&A session.
  • 12:00-2:00 p.m. – Lunch, Vender Fair, Family Departure (The Oval)
  • 2:00 p.m. – Launch Group Meeting (The Oval)
  • 3:00 p.m. – Race for the Cup (The Oval)
    • Get to know King’s campus while earning points in the race for the Launch Cup.
  • 4:00 p.m. – Launch Group Meeting (The Oval)
  • 5:00 p.m. – Dinner & Table Topics (The Oval)
    • Enjoy a meal under the tent.
  • 6:30 p.m. – Launch Group Meeting (The Oval)
    • Enjoy a meal under the tent.
  • 9:00 p.m. – King’s Got Talent (Student Center Complex)
    • Join your Launch group for the Annual Lip Sync Battle. All winners get $50 credit towards books from SLACK!
  • 10:00 p.m. – Ice Cream Social (Student Center Complex)

Friday, August 23

  • 10:30 a.m. – Responsible Choices (Maclellan Dining Hall)
    • Mandatory Event
  • 11:30 a.m. – Freshman Writing Sample (Maclellan Dining Hall)
    • Mandatory Event
  • 1:00 p.m. – Lunch with Faculty & Advisors (The Oval)
    • Get to know your faculty and advisors by joining them for lunch. Look for the designated major table.
  • 2:00 p.m. – Buses Depart for Friday Fun at Doe River Gorge (Student Center Complex Parking Lot)
    • Spend the afternoon enjoying the lake, zip line, blob, and other activities.
  • 8:00 p.m. – Capture the Flag (The Oval)

Saturday, August 24

  • 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast with the President (Vans will leave from behind Maclellan Hall for Greenhaven)
    • Enjoy breakfast with President Whitaker and his wife, Maria, at their home.
  • 11:00 a.m. – Launch Leader “Newlywed” Game (Memorial Chapel)
    • How well do you know your Launch Leaders? Test your knowledge and win fun and exciting prizes!
  • 1:00 p.m. – Soccer Field Cookout (Soccer Field)
  • 1:00-5:00 p.m. – Tornado Spirit Exhibition Games (Soccer Field)
  • 5:00 p.m. – Dinner (Maclellan Hall)
  • 6:30 p.m. – Commuter Student Social (Maclellan TV Lounge)
    • If you’re a commuter, don’t miss this special event just for you!
  • 7:30 p.m. – Launch Group Meeting (The Oval)
  • 8:00 p.m. – Saturday Night Surprise
    • Join your Launch Leaders for a fun off-campus adventure.

Sunday, August 25

  • 9:30 a.m. – Launch Group Meeting (The Oval)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Worship Service (Memorial Chapel)
  • 11:00 a.m. – Brunch (Macclellan Dining Hall)
  • 2:00 p.m. – Launch Leader Small Group Event (Downtown Bristol)
    • Join your Launch group for an adventure somewhere off campus.
  • 5:00 p.m. – Dinner (Maclellan Hall)

Monday, August 28

  • 5:00 p.m. – Welcome Picnic & Block Party (Student Center Complex)