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St. Paul’s Koinonia Retreat

March 6 - March 8

Somewhere in the rural hills of Wisconsin

UPDATE! Registration is now closed. Max capacity has been reached.

What is St. Paul’s Koinonia (SPK)?

The St. Paul’s Koinonia (SPK) is a retreat that takes place twice a year at St. Paul’s.  It is entirely led by St. Paul’s students!  “Koinonia” is the Greek word for “community.”  On SPK, you will learn and encounter what it means to live in authentic community and though the “koinonia” of St. Paul’s, you can experience, in a deep and meaningful way, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  This will probably be the most EPIC retreat you will ever experience! The departure time is 3:30 p.m. on Friday, but some cars will leave as late as 4:30 p.m. you will return Sunday afternoon.


Because of the popularity of the retreat along with the limited number of spots, there is an application system in place for the retreat.  Priority will be given to UW students, to those who have applied for the retreat before, new students, and lastly, we will also take into consideration the timing of the application.  All applications have to be submitted online.  If you have any problems with registering online, please contact the retreat coordinator at

Registration Fee: $45; $35 if you have not gone on a St. Paul’s retreat before

Non-UW Students: Because St. Paul’s exists to serve the students, faculty, and staff of UW-Madison, UW students will have priority of registration.  We welcome non-UW students and young adults so long as the UW students have been accommodated.
Payment: You may choose to pay online with a credit card or mail in a check.  Payments online will include a small transaction fee
Payment Deadline: For your application to be given priority, you must submit BOTH an application and payment before Friday of the week before the retreat.  After that date, priority will be based on the timing of when BOTH the application AND payment are completed.
Refunds:  Full refunds will be granted up until 11:59am on the day a week prior to the retreat.  After that date, refunds will not be granted.  Full refunds will be given to those whose applications were not accepted.  Online refunds will be subject to a transaction fee.

Online Application Opens Here February 23