Orientation 2017

Orientation: August 18–27, 2017

Welcome to all new students! Reed's Orientation program will help you explore the range of academic and co-curricular opportunities at Reed. You will have fun, meet your classmates, get your bearings, and begin to settle in to life at Reed.

Freshman class photo

A Note from the Orientation Staff

Before you arrive, please read this site carefully to find out everything you need to know about New Reedie Orientation. It is especially important that you check the Getting Started at Reed page and complete the necessary forms—this information is time sensitive.

Feel free to contact the Orientation or student activities offices for more information.

Important Dates

Friday, August 18
International Student Check-in
Various times—Reed's International Student Services Office will contact you directly about your check-in time.
Odyssey Check-in
1-5 p.m., Kaul Auditorium
This check-in is only for students who have pre-registered for Outdoor, SEEDS, or PMP Odysseys.
Saturday, August 19
Odyssey Trips Begin
Monday, August 21
Odyssey Trips Conclude
Late afternoon
Tuesday, August 22
New Reedie Check-in
9 a.m.–2 p.m., Kaul Auditorium
This check-in is for students who did not attend an Odyssey trip.
Parent Orientation Check-in
9 a.m.–2 p.m., Kaul Auditorium
Wednesday, August 23
Parent Orientation Concludes
6 p.m.
Sunday, August 27
Orientation Concludes
Monday, August 28
First Day of Classes


We are committed to providing equal access for all to our programs and facilities. We will do our best to provide reasonable accommodation of mobility and non-mobility disabilities. If you have questions, or accommodation requests, please contact the Orientation staff by August 1.

Gender Inclusive Resources & FAQ

The Office for Inclusive Community has created an FAQ that addresses many common questions about housing assignments, ID cards, healthcare, and preferred names. Feel free to contact Dayspring Mattole with any additional questions or concerns.

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