Downtown Block Party Highlights Koinonia
August 9, 2017
PLAINVIEW – Wayland Baptist University is getting ready.
With fall athletes already reporting to campus, faculty and staff are scurrying to put the final touches on preparation for the fall semester that kicks off with Koinonia, Wayland’s orientation for new students, Aug. 18-21.
This year’s Koinonia will have a little different feel as the weekend will conclude on Monday with a block party in downtown Plainview. Students will head to the Fair Theatre at 1 p.m. for some entertainment then adjourn to the street where students and business owners will mingle. According to Assistant Coordinator of Student Activities Nicole Adams, the event is designed to introduce new students to the Plainview community. Several vendors will be on hand with food trucks, information booths and giveaway items. Other businesses in the area will open their doors to the students.
Koinonia, a term meaning fellowship, gives new students the opportunity to meet each other and interact with faculty and staff to help familiarize themselves with the campus and college life, prior to the start of classes. The annual event is a time of fun, games, information and fellowship for students.
Wayland dorms open to students on Aug. 18. The day is filled with campus tours, a faculty/staff cookout and a reception for music students and their parents. The official kick-off to Koinonia begins at 5 p.m. in the Pete and Nelda Laney Student Activities Center. Students will be separated into K groups where they will meet their mentors -- current Wayland students. Students will learn more about the history of Wayland as well as experience a number of activities including the Messy Games, Mo’ Madness, WBU Live, and Initiation of the Flame.
Wayland will hold its final registration of the summer on Tuesday afternoon and classes will begin on Wednesday morning.
A complete schedule for Koinonia can be found here.