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Washington D.C.

Experience DC

September 26-28, 2019

Learn to think for yourself with a freshmen class trip to Washington D.C. You'll explore the nation's capital city during your first month as a King University student.

But, it won't be the typical sight-seeing tour. Faculty and staff members will challenge you to study historical sites and cultural implications through a variety of lenses, and you'll tackle thought-provoking questions when you return to the classroom. Tracks are developed around your potential college majors and interests so you'll gain insight into your possible career choices. You'll also be exposed to numerous career and vocational options with different fields of study. Faculty and staff members will integrate discussions and debates while you experience the Washington D.C. sites.

Previous tracks have included an art study at the National Gallery of Art; discussions of the Human Genome project at the Smithsonian Institute; learning about the media and observing an international newsgathering operation in action at NPR headquarters, and responding to human suffering at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. You'll also explore our national landmarks, memorials and museums. In addition, you'll honor the nation's war veterans in the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. You'll also enjoy the city's many cultural experiences such as visiting the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts or seeing the monuments by night.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Affairs at 423.652.4740, 800-769-KING, or

Experience DC is an integral part of the King University First Year Experience program/course. All students enrolled in KING 1000: First Year Seminar are expected to participate and will be excused from other classes/athletic competitions/events for the trip. Students who work off-campus are expected to make arrangements with their employer to allow participation in the trip.

Only those students enrolled in KING 1000 are eligible to participate in Experience DC. 

All participating students are required to make a $50 deposit to secure their spot. This is the only cost to the student.

Deposit Online

The deposit deadline for 2019 is August 30, 2019.

2019 Forms

For the Housing Sign-up form click here.

For the Trac Sign-up form click here.

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SAVE THE DATE: Pre-Trip Meeting

There will be a required pre-trip meeting on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at 9 p.m. in the Dining Hall for all trip participants. Mark your calendars!