GOLD RUSH - Friday AND Saturday, November 7-8

God Rush Preview Weekend


Head for the Plains – It’s Gold Rush Time!

Gold Rush is Wayland’s fall preview event scheduled this year for Friday and Saturday, November 7-8.

It’s two days packed full of information and opportunities for high school juniors and seniors, transfers, and their families.

Join us for 9:30 check-in on Friday and breakfast pastries followed by scholarship drawings, tours, auditions, tryouts, entertainment, and lots of information sessions from academic majors to student activities.


Check out the TENTATIVE Gold Rush Schedule!

GR Schedule

There are two ways to register for Gold Rush.


The registration fee for Gold Rush is $20.00 for each student and for each family member in attendance. That means if you, Mom, Dad, and Sis come, that’s just $80 for all meals, information sessions, and admission to the volleyball and football games..  The registration fee is paid at Check-In. Optional Gold Rush T-Shirts are $10.00 each.    

If you are a high school junior or senior attending Gold Rush, you may stay Thursday and/or Friday night for Gold Rush in the room of a current Wayland student as a guest. Since our dorms are full, you’ll need to bring your own sleeping bag and bath linens. Gold Rush parents may want to stay at one of the hotels noted below. Hotel space is limited so call soon!

Best Western

Comfort Suites

Days Inn

Holiday Inn Express


Application to Wayland

The application fee will be waived for high school seniors and transfers who apply to Wayland during Gold Rush.

Can't wait to see you here - head for the Plains!