Commencement 2015

Schedule of Events

A Google calendar version of this schedule is availabe here.

Friday, May 15

3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
PAB 1st Floor 

Graduate cap and gown pickup.

Saturday, May 16

12-5 p.m.
PAB 1st Floor 

Information Center
Graduate gown and ticket pickup or purchase.

2 p.m.
Student Union

Mandatory Rehearsal
All graduating students planning to participate in the commencement ceremony must attend.

Sunday, May 17

12-7 p.m.
PAB 1st Floor 

Information Center
Graduate gown and ticket pickup/purchase.

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Prexy/Alumni office

Offspring of Reed Graduates of Yesteryear reception
Graduating seniors and their alumni family members are invited to celebrate the class of 2015. Additional family members of the graduates are welcome.

4:00-5:30 p.m.
Gray Lounge

The Odyssey to Thesis: 
Families of First Generation Graduates Reception

First generation students and their families are invited to participate in this reception.  RVSP required, contact Caitlin Bergeon, Program Manager for Institutional Diversity, for more information.

5:30-7 p.m.: Dinner
7-8:30 p.m.: Music

Gray Campus Center Quad (rain or shine)

Commencement Kickoff Celebration
Enjoy dinner, live music, and dancing during this festive celebration for graduates, families, and friends. Tickets are required. Each graduating student will receive a complimentary ticket. Additional tickets may be purchased throughout the weekend at the hospitality suite for $20 per adult, $10 per child ages 3-10.

Get tickets here.

Monday, May 18

8:30-10:30 a.m.
Gray Campus Center Commons

Commencement Breakfast
Graduating students and their parents, families, and friends are invited to join us for commencement breakfast. Tickets are not required, cash and credit cards will be accepted at the breakfast.  A full menu will be available a la cart. Graduating students are guests of the college and receive a complimentary voucher for this event.

9:45 a.m.
Student Union

Graduating students report to enrobe and assemble for commencement.

11 a.m.
Tent in front of Eliot Hall

Commencement Ceremony
General seating. Tickets are NOT required. There is no limit to the number of family and friends who may attend.

Gray Campus Center Quad (rain or shine)

All are invited. Seating will be available in the student union. It is a good idea to pre-arrange a meeting place with your graduate for this busy event.

Tuesday, May 19

8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Students Move out of Dorms

Still have questions? Call the conference and events planning office at 503/777-7522 or e-mail