Koinonia (coin-o-knee-uh) is a freshman welcome event held the weekend before classes start. Students are placed in families, and given "K Parents" that introduce them to Wayland and college life.

The weekend is filled with games and events designed to get new students comfortable on campus and plugged into life at Wayland. We want Wayland to be home for you. A place where you are accepted and you feel part of a family. Koinonia is only the beginning! We are Wayland!

We will update the page throughout the summer as needed!






Koinonia 2024: Dates- TBD, Activities subject to change prior to August 2024

Schedule for Koinonia 2024
Date- TBD
8 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Dorm Move-In Begin
12:30 p.m. Faculty/Staff Cookout on the North side of Gates Hall
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Offices open @ Gates Hall
1 p.m. Campus Tour @ Laney Center
2 p.m.  Campus Tour @ Laney Center
3 p.m. Campus Tour @ Laney Center
5:30 p.m. Dinner w/ Parents
7:00 p.m. Parent Mixer
7:30 p.m.
Kickoff @ Marsh
8 p.m. Mo' Madness @ Laney Center
9:30 p.m. Chill Hang
Date- TBD
9 a.m. Student Breakfast @ University Center
10 a.m. Laser Tag
11:30 a.m. Wayland Worship @ Harral Auditorium
1:00 p.m. Lunch @ Marsh
2:30 p.m. Mudder — adjacent to tennis courts
6:30 p.m. BSM Cookout @ SMAC
8:15 p.m. Worship and Movie
Date- TBD
Morning worship at area churches
10:30 a.m. Sunday Brunch @ University Center 
1:00 p.m. Open Laney
3:00 p.m. Scavenger Hunt
4:00 p.m. Skating Rink
5:30 p.m. Downtown Block Party
7:45 p.m. Pioneer Trail
9:00 p.m. Pioneer Traditions
9:30 p.m. Dance
Date- TBD
All Day

Pop-up events throughout the day, and a special event at night (for all students on campus)

Tuesday, Aug 15
10 a.m. Optional Checklist Completion
1 p.m. Class Registration
9:00 p.m. Washable Paint Party
Date- TBD
8 a.m. Classes begin
11 a.m. Koinonia Chapel @ Harral Auditorium
10:00 p.m. Mandatory Dorm Meetings- Dorm Lobby


Check back later for updates to the full schedule.   


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Hotel Reservations for Family 

  • Quality Inn -  (806) 293-9454
  • Holiday Inn Express - (806) 296-9900
  • Super 8 - (806) 293-4181
  • Comfort Suites - (806) 600-5188


Register for Koinonia 2024