Student activities office
Quiett memorial building
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed noon to 1)
Kristin Holmberg, Director of Student Activities
Kyle A. Webster, Assistant Director of Student Activities
Noelle Faricy, Student Activities and Multicultural Affairs Office Assistant. Extension 6692 (503/788-6692)
The student activities office coordinates a number of services and programs including orientation, the Gray Fund,
Reed Arts Week, student organization and senate advising, event registration,
ticket subsidy (including free Kaul event tickets), leadership
programs, and a resource library.
Students can find out about student organizations, events in the Portland area, event scheduling, and student discounts or ticket subsidies for a variety of fine arts productions, and the office has a leadership library with books covering various components of leadership as well as a brochure series on campus involvement. The student activities staff offers a wide range of resources, information, and opportunities for involvement outside the classroom. The office keeps copies of books on places to go and things to do in the area, as well as maps and bus information.
The student activities staff supports students in developing leadership skills; gaining experience in planning and implementing cultural, social, and intellectual programs; and exploring the range of options available for becoming involved in cultural, political, and social life at Reed. The staff works closely with student organizations by helping with budget preparation, contracts, communications, general organization, and event planning. Students are invited to stop by any time to get information, have questions answered, or obtain creative assistance with their ideas.
In 1991 the late Betty Gray, a longtime friend of the college, endowed a fund, the stated purpose of which was "to assure that Reed College will have stimulating cultural, social, and recreational programs of excellent quality on a regular and planned basis that will interest students, faculty, and staff members and involve these three groups together in activities outside the classroom that complement the college's academic program." The operational responsibility of the fund resides with the vice president and dean of student services. A committee that includes the director of student activities and an equal number of students, faculty, and staff acts as an advisory group for the use of the fund.
On-campus events have included lectures, concerts, and the annual Harvest Ball Halloween dance. Local cultural excursions have included exhibitions at the Portland Art Museum, First Thursday tours, a classical Chinese garden trip, and a trip to the Experience Music Project in Seattle. Recreational trips have included sea kayaking, a wildflower hike, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. The Gray Fund committee plans events throughout the year and encourages input from the community. To share ideas you would like to see happen, please call or email Kyle A. Webster, assistant director of student activities, at firstname.lastname@example.org or extension 6692. All Gray Fund events are substance and smoke free.
The student activities staff can help you with all aspects of event planning. Events in most campus spaces must be registered in student activities to confirm your space reservation and set up needs. To register an event, log in to IRIS and click the Student Events link. Please visit the student activities office for more information.