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LAUNCH August 18 - 20

TRAVEL NOTICE: The fall Bristol NASCAR races will be held the same weekend as Launch - August 18-20. Please contact us for additional information or information on alternative lodging.

Saturday August 18th 

Welcome and Move-In - 8:00a.m. – 10:00a.m.

Check in at your Welcome Table location. Residents should arrive by 8 a.m. and commuters should arrive by 9:30 a.m.

Dedication Service • Student Center - 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Join our President and other King University administrators as they welcome you and commemorate the occasion with a special dedication service for students, families, and faculty.

Launch Group Meeting • Lawn in front of Student Center 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Check your folder for your small group number and look for your Launch Leaders holding a sign with your number in front of the student center.

Opening Program for New Students • Student Center - 11:00-12:30 p.m.

The Launch Team will present an introduction to Launch 2018. Learn how your small group can win fun prizes throughout Launch for your group and get to know other new students. 

Family Orientation Meeting • Dining Hall - 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.    

Families of new students will meet in the dining hall for a special time with King’s President and for an informative orientation session.       

Administrative Check-in • Check schedule for office locations - 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Offices will be open during this time so that you can take care of any outstanding business with the Financial Aid office, Business office, have your Student ID card made, pick up Experience DC 2018 information, and finalize your class schedule in the Registrar’s Office.

Lunch • Oval - 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Launch Group Meeting • Oval - 2:00 p.m.

Check your folder for your small group number and your lanyard for your meeting location.

Race for the Cup • Oval - 2:30-3:30 p.m.       

Get to know King’s campus while earning points in the race for the Launch Cup for your group! Meet your group in front of E.W. Library.

Launch Group Meeting • Oval - 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Get together with your Launch group to prepare for the evening activities ahead! Check your folder for your small group number and your lanyard for your meeting location.

Dinner • Oval - 5:00–6:30 p.m.       

Enjoy a meal under the tent with your Launch Leaders.

Launch Group Meeting • Oval - 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.     
Get back together with your Launch group to prepare for the night’s activities.

King’s Got Talent • Student Center - 9:00 p.m.

Join your Launch group for the Lip Sync battle. This will be the event you talk about all year long! Don’t miss it and earn points for your Launch group in the race to win the Launch Cup!

I Scream, You Scream: We all Scream for Ice Cream - 10:00 p.m.

Make your own sundaes in front of the Student Center.


SUNDAY August 19th

Continental Breakfast • Maclellan Hall - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Enjoy a continental breakfast in the Dining Hall before the Worship Service (on campus).

Launch Group Meetings • Oval - 10:30 a.m.

Join your Launch Small Group to go to the Worship Service. Families are invited to attend as well.

Worship Service • Memorial Chapel - 11 a.m. -12 noon
Join us for a worship service led by our Chaplain

Sunday Brunch • Maclellan Hall - 12 noon – 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy a delicious lunch buffet.

Launch Group Meetings • Student Center Parking Lot - 1:30 p.m.

Bring your swimsuit and things you need for Doe River Gorge to this meeting. This will be small group shake-up. Your small group will join with another small group. Your group leader will tell you where to go.

2:00 p.m. Depart for Doe River Gorge

Buses will leave at 3 p.m. sharp from the Student Center Parking lot for Doe River Gorge. Don’t be late!

Sunday Funday • Doe River Gorge - 3:00p.m. - 7:00 p.m.          

Join your Launch group in a fun-filled afternoon off campus adventure at Doe River Gorge Camp while hanging out with other Launch Leaders and new students while earning more points for the Launch cup. Dinner will be served at Doe River.

Movie Night - 8:00 p.m.

Join your Resident Assistants for a movie night


MONDAY August 20th

Breakfast • Maclellan Dining Hall - 7:30-8:30 a.m.  

Launch Group Meeting • Oval - 8:30 a.m.

Check your folder for your small group number and your lanyard for your meeting location. Line up with Faculty to march into the Chapel for the Honor Code Presentation.

Honor Code Presentation • Memorial Chapel - 9:00 a.m.
All new students will line up with faculty and march around the Oval into the Chapel for the Honor Code presentation where you will learn about this important this important aspect of joining the academic community at King.

Be Engaged at KU • Nicewonder Hall - 10:30 a.m.

Attend a personalized orientation session to learn more about how to be involved and active in the life King University. Refer to your orientation folder for more information and location.

Commuter Lunch for all students •   Dining Hall - 12 noon – 1 p.m.     

Join us in the dining hall for a special Commuter Lunch sponsored by SLACK.

Launch Group Meeting • Oval - 1:30-2:00 p.m.

Check your folder for your small group number and your lanyard for your meeting location. This is a small group shake-up Join another group during this meeting and get to know even more people!

First Year Seminar Meeting and Writing Sample (Required) - 2:00 p.m.          

Bring some paper and pen to this required meeting and complete the writing sample required of all freshmen only.

Welcome Back Picnic and Block Party • Student Center - 6:00 p.m.
All new and returning students are invited to the biggest block party ever!   We’ll have food trucks, games, prizes, and more for everyone!