Orientation 2018

Congratulations, New Reedies!

We can’t wait to welcome you in August.

Freshman class photo

Please check back in late March for our comprehensive Orientation schedule.

Also in March, you will receive a "getting started" packet in the mail from Reed, which will include a list of next steps—like setting up your computer account—as well as forms to complete and return. 

The following dates are tentative; please don’t make final travel arrangements until they are finalized.

Important Dates (tentative)

Tuesday, August 14

  • All day: Peer Mentor Program & International Student Odyssey students arrive for Pre-Orientation programs

Friday, August 17

  • 1-4 p.m.: Outdoor Odyssey & SEEDS Odyssey participants arrive for check-in

Monday, August 20

  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: general student check-in, parent & family check-in
  • 2 p.m.: Parent & Family Orientation begins
  • By 5 p.m.: Odyssey trips return to campus
  • Evening: Orientation programming begins

Tuesday, August 21

  • 6 p.m.: Parent & Family Orientation concludes

Sunday, August 26

  • Evening: Orientation concludes

Monday, August 27

  • First day of fall classes


We are committed to providing equal access for all to our programs and facilities. We will do our best to provide reasonable accommodation for mobility and nonmobility disabilities. If you have questions or accommodation requests, please contact staff in the student engagement office by January 3.

Trans* and gender nonconforming at Reed 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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