Alumni & Parents
Benefits & Services
Whether you live in the Portland area or happen to be visiting, you may use the sports center, the library, and the computer labs, and you may set up an email forwarding address. If you live elsewhere, you will receive news about alumni association events in your area. All alumni receive, free of charge, the quarterly Reed magazine and ReediEnews, our electronic newsletter (be sure to send us your current address and email at email@example.com).
In the school without rules there are nonetheless policies and guidelines devoted to the allocation and use of campus resources. These policies help ensure that students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other members of the Reed community can enjoy Reed's popular facilities and services.
Alumni and the Honor Principle
As Reed alumni, you already know that Reed is governed by the honor principle and you already have ideas about how that affects Reed life. However, you may not have thought about what the honor principle means to alumni in particular and the role that it plays in life after Reed. Read more...
As alumni of Reed, you are eligible to use our online alumni directory and/or set up an email forwarding address within the IRIS portal. This service allows you to automatically forward email to your preferred account at your current internet service provider (ISP). When you create your forwarding address, your friends will always be able to reach you by email at your firstname.lastname@example.org.
The web conference is a virtual community where Reed alumni hang out and talk about everything from job networking to the usual bellyaching about the decline of "Olde Reed." If one-on-one conversation is more your style, use our online directory to look up classmates.
All alumni have access to the career services website (using their IRIS password), which includes more than 700 alumni volunteers, job postings, and a lot of valuable job search and grad school information. Alumni who are one to five years out are eligible for the same assessment and counseling services as students.
Eric V. Hauser Memorial Library & Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery
Alumni may visit the library during business hours and borrow materials upon presentation of an alumni association ID card. Situated within the library, the gallery is open to the public, free of charge.
Alumni are entitled to sign up for a temporary user account allowing them to use computer terminals in the library and the Educational Technology Center (ETC) during regular business hours.
To get a temporary user account, visit the CUS help desk in the ETC with photo ID and your alumni association ID card; you will be required to sign a user agreement. Your account will be good for a limited time--currently 180 days--and can be renewed by another visit to the help desk. Printing is not available to alumni and help desk support provides basic help with logging in only.
Short-term medical insurance
Reed has an arrangement with a company called Meyer and Associates to provide short-term medical insurance at a discounted rate to Reedies and their families. Medical insurance is available for those temporarily without coverage, such as the unemployed and recent graduates, and for special situations, including travelers and students.
To investigate specific policies and find out if this form of insurance is right for you, please contact Meyer and Associates directly using the contact information below and simply mention your connection to Reed.
Watzek Sports Center
Alumni may use the facility at any time during regular hours of operation upon presenting an alumni association ID card and signing in at the cage. See the following guidelines put forth by the sports center:
Meeting students' needs is the sports center's primary mission. In recent years, the physical education department has deliberately focused its attention on attracting students to our unique array of classes and it is important to retain student interest by offering a wide variety of activity options and upgrading facilities accordingly. For this reason classes and programs take priority; thus, we ask that alumni relinquish equipment or space upon request and recognize the sports center staff's authority in asking people to honor the following guidelines.
- All alumni who use the sports center must present a current alumni association ID card and sign in at the cage prior to using the facility. Alumni ID cards may be obtained through the alumni relations office in Greywood, by calling 503/777-7589 or via email at email@example.com.
- The sports center is unable to accommodate guests and family members of alumni. The facility is intended for use by the students, faculty, staff, and alumni only.
- When signing in, alumni are requested to identify the specific area (e.g., weight room, swimming pool, squash courts) that they intend to use.
- During the academic year (when classes are in session), the facility is reserved for student use only (e.g., alumni not allowed) during the following peak hours: Monday through Friday, 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, 12-4 p.m. (weight room only).
- The sports center is part of the educational institution and our classes and programs take priority in the facility, thus, alumni are requested to relinquish the use of any athletic equipment or space should they be asked.
- Alumni who are unable or unwilling to follow these guidelines may be asked to leave the facility.
Born of a trustee's memorial fund in the late 1940s, the Reed ski cabin has long been a spot for many fond memories on the part of students and alumni. If you plan to use the cabin and want to be sure it will be open, please contact the current cabin manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503/272-3464. Learn more about its history, varied refurbishments, and shifting stewardship. Continue...