Multicultural Visit Programs

Diversity of thought and experience is valued as central to the Reed experience. Who we are—in our many identities, experiences, and ways of being—informs not only what, how, and why we learn, but what we bring to the conference table, where a plurality of ideas and voices deepens the conversation.

Reed Overnight Multicultural Experience (ROME)

Reed’s fall program (November 6-8, 2014) invites 35 to 40 high school seniors from around the US to campus for a three-day, two-night exploration of Reed and the City of Portland. ROME students stay in residence halls with current students and follow a program of classroom visits and student-professor meet-ups. Just ten minutes from downtown Portland, Reed also arranges trips to explore highlights of the city. Travel is arranged and paid for by the college.

The 2014 ROME online application is available now and is due September 25. Domestic high school seniors from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds (African American, Latino/a, Asian American, Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander) who are also US citizens or permanent residents are eligible. There is no fee to apply for ROME. Priority is given to students who have not yet visited Reed.

How to Apply

You must

  • be a high school senior;
  • live in the United States;
  • be from a historically underrepresented racial or ethnic background;
  • be a United States citizen or permanent resident.

The online application asks for two short essays and SAT/ACT/PSAT scores. A high school transcript must also be sent.

In 2014: The online application is available now and is due September 25. While the application is available online, there are three methods by which you can send your supplemental materials:

  • Email
  • Fax 503/777-7553, ATTN: ROME
  • Postal mail, postmarked by the deadline:

Reed College Office of Admission
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.,
Portland, OR 97202

Spring Invitational Program for Admitted Students

Reed offers travel vouchers each spring to admitted students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds for visiting campus during Reed Admit Days or through our regular campus visit program during the month of April. There is no separate application for the program. Selected students will receive an invitation and travel voucher at the same time that they receive their decisions, in their admission packets.