Conference & Events Planning

Meeting Facilities

Reed College offers a wide range of facilities to meet a variety of needs, from 756-seat Kaul Auditorium or an outdoor, lakeside amphitheatre, to a variety of medium-sized and intimate meetings spaces, all within a short walk of each other.

Below is a sample of facilities available at Reed College. Please click on the facility below to view photos, layouts and features of the facility. The Conference and Events Planning office can help determine which facilities will best suit your needs.

Kaul Auditorium

Kaul features a 756-seat, state-of-the-art auditorium designed for multi-purpose use. It can also accommodate 320 at rounds for banquet seating. The stage offers space for performances presentations, or a dance floor for evening activities. Adjoining Gray Lounge features a relaxing fireplace and soft, comfortable furniture in a dramatic setting with art from our Cooley Gallery Art Collection, and accommodates 200+ for receptions. Auditorium offers full sound and lighting systems. Kaul is air-conditioned.


Gray Campus Center

Located in the heart of campus on the quad, GCC features meeting rooms, dining hall, bookstore and mailroom. The meeting rooms, GCC - ABCD, overlook the picturesque "Reed Canyon" nature area and offer flexible configurations for meetings of 15 to 90. The Commons dining hall and Cafe seating area hold 420 and 100, respectively. Outside the Cafe is an outdoor patio that seats 30.

Gray Campus Center Layout (pdf)

Eliot Hall

Eliot Hall, built in 1912, is a brick Tudor Gothic building featuring classrooms, administrative offices, and Eliot Chapel. Located in the heart of campus, Eliot Hall classrooms range in size from 15 to 30 people. The chapel seats 240 and includes a stage.

Vollum College Center

Vollum Campus Center features Vollum Lounge for meetings, meals or registration; a variety of classrooms; and Vollum Lecture Hall. Classrooms offer seating for 16 to 30 people. The lecture hall offers three levels of seating and is technology-equipped for presentations, seminars and lectures. The lecture hall has comfortable, cushioned seats with arm rests and lap desks; electronic, mobile dry erase board and blackboard; audio booth, data projector, complete sound and audio system, video projection, and much more. Lighting is versatile. Seating capacity is 409; the upper level can be roped off to create a more intimate seating space for 321. Vollum is air-conditioned.

Vollum Lounge Layout (pdf)

Psychology Building

The Psychology building, located on the east end of campus next to the East parking lot, offers classrooms and the Psychology Auditorium. This auditorium accommodates 93 at fixed, cushioned, wide, theater seating with lapdesks. Auditorium features complete sound and audio system, audio booth, data projector and screen. The auditorium is air-conditioned.

Psychology 102 & 103 Layout (pdf)

Biology Building

Located on the east end of campus, the Biology building features classrooms, labs, and biology auditorium. The auditorium features fixed, cushioned, wide theater seating for 64 with lapdesks. Room features complete sound and audio system, data projector and screen. The auditorium is air-conditioned.

Student Union

The Student Union is part of the Gray Campus Center, located in the heart of campus in the quad. The room offers 3,200 square feet of multi-purpose space in a Gothic hardwood, lodge-type setting. The union can accommodate 240 theater-style, 216 at rounds, and 156 at half-rounds (a nice alternative to classroom seating; allows for writing surface and conducive to group discussion).

Student Union Layout (pdf)

Outdoor Venues

Reed College offers soccer/rugby fields for rent in conjunction with overnight camps, during the summer months. Other outdoor spaces include: 400-seat amphitheater overlooking the canyon natural area; quadrangle; and lawn spaces.