Reed College Mid-Year Orientation 2015-16

Monthly Reminders

June Reminders

You should have received a letter from Reed with an activation code and instructions for creating your IRIS account. IRIS, which stands for Integrated Reed Information System, is Reed's password-protected website for community members. If you have not received your activation code, please call the Orientation office at 503/777-7530. You won’t be able to get started and complete required forms without signing in to IRIS.
Most forms, available online through IRIS, are due June 15. Descriptions for the forms appear on our Getting Started page.
Odyssey trips fill to capacity most years. The earlier you register, the more likely you are to get a spot.
Don’t forget to check your email account (or set it up to forward to an account that you check frequently). Important Orientation information will be sent to your Reed email address; other important information will be sent to that address during the entire time you study at Reed.
Parents, Guardians & Families
Want to bring another Reedie into your life? If you live in Portland, consider participating in Reed's host family program, which pairs new international students with Portland-area families. 

July Reminders

Forms for the Health & Counseling Center are due July 15 and are required for attending classes. You received an addressed, stamped envelope for these forms in May. Please make sure you have obtained the necessary signatures from your health care providers and mail the completed forms to the Health & Counseling Center in the confidential envelope provided.
In early July, you received an email with instructions about completing the online program Think About It. This program addresses important campus issues including sexual and relationship violence as well as alcohol and other drug use during college. Completion of this program is mandatory. Please contact Rowan Frost if you have questions about this program or have not received the email about this program.
Bookstore orders placed online by August 2 will be ready for pick up when you arrive on campus. To place preorders, visit the bookstore website.
Parents, Guardians & Families
Please register for Parent & Family Orientation. Don't delay: register today! If you have already signed up, thanks for planning ahead.
Please register ahead to participate in Humanities 110 for Parents. This helps us plan for the appropriate number of professors to lead the conferences. If you've already registered for Parent & Family Orientation and want to add Hum 110 for Parents to your schedule, please call 503/777-7530 or email us to let us know. In preparation for Hum 110, you may purchase a copy of the Iliad at the Reed bookstore. To guarantee the arrival of your copy on time, orders shipping to domestic addresses should be submitted by August 2. Orders shipping to international addresses should be submitted by July 15.

August Reminders

Your room assignment from residence life will come by email in early August.
Wondering what you can and cannot bring for your residence halls or what Reed provides? Check the packing list to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.
Check the Orientation site to make sure you're arriving at the right time for your check-in. Early check-in is not available.
Friday, August 21, 1–5 p.m., Kaul Auditorium
SEEDS, outdoor trip and Peer Mentor Program participants (preregistration in June required to participate)
International students: contact Dana Lawson if you are unsure when or where to meet.
Tuesday, August 25, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Kaul Auditorium
All new students who are not participating in an Odyssey can check in during this time.
Parents, Guardians & Families
Parents & Families have an Orientation check-in too! Come to the Gray lounge in Kaul Auditorium to check in for Parent & Family Orientation on Friday, August 22, 1–5 p.m., or Tuesday, August 26, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Still have questions about Parent & Family Orientation? Please feel free to email us or call 503/777-7530.

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