Reed College Orientation 2014

Schedules

The schedule provided here gives you an idea of what to expect during New Reedie Orientation. Between now and when you arrive on campus, sessions may shift and new events will be added so keep checking back for new details.

You can also subscribe to our GCal schedule for both students and parent. Please click the buttons on the navigation bar to your left to get these calendars. These, too, will be changing as we add new events over the summer.

Events marked as (PO) indicate programs specifically designed for parents. Events marked (GO) indicate programs that are generally obligatory for all new students. Please attend all GO events so you won't miss important information about academics and life at Reed.

Click on schedule items marked with the symbol for more information on the activity.

Friday, August 22, 2014

All day
International Students Arrive

28 West

Now that you have landed in the U.S. and arrived on campus, your Reed journey begins. The first thing you'll do is check in at 28 West (5436 SW 28th Ave) and get your room key, ID card, and International Orientation Odyssey materials.

9:00 a.m.–5:00 a.m.
Bookstore Sales and Preorder Pickup

Bookstore

If you preordered your Hum 110 books, bed linens, or any other items, you'll be able to pick them up today. This is a good chance to browse in the bookstore, too; you might find something else you need.

1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Outdoor Odyssey, SEEDS Community Service Odyssey, and Peer Mentor Program Odyssey Check-in

Kaul Auditorium

Pick up your Reed ID card and other Orientation materials at Kaul Auditorium before you head off on your Odyssey adventure. Once you're registered, you can pick up your room key at the Physical Plant.

1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Parent Check-in (PO)

Kaul Auditorium Gray Lounge

Parents, please check in at Kaul Auditorium when your student goes through his/her check-in process.

4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Parent Reception

Kaul Auditorium Gray Lounge

Please join us for light refreshments after registration. This is an excellent opportunity to have questions answered by staff members and to talk with other new parents.

Evening

Saturday, August 23, 2014

All day
International Orientation Odyssey

The International Orientation Odyssey begins today and continues through Monday.

Early a.m.
Outdoor, SEEDS, and PMP Odysseys

Odysssey trips leave campus in the early morning to begin their adventures.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Late Afternoon
All Odysseys Return to Campus

Odyssey trips will return to campus in the late afternoon/early evening.  All will be back on campus by 6 p.m.  Once you've showered and changed, this is a great chance to have dinner with your family in Portland.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Orientation Central

Quad Patio 

Get all of your Orientation questions answered here by your house advisers and orientation assistants. This is also the place to find the day’s schedule of events, sign up for off-campus trips, or borrow a hand truck to help move your belongings into your residence hall room.

9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
General Check-in for New Arrivals (GO)

Kaul Auditorium

Check in before you do anything else! Pick up your registration materials, ID card, Orientation 2014 t-shirt and schedule and get a chance to talk to people from a variety of campus offices. Then go grab your room key at facilities services in the physical plant. After those tasks are accomplished, you'll be ready for anything.

9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Move in!

Residence hall area group lounges

Grab your bags and boxes and get settled in your new room. Have questions? Residence hall area group residence directors (RDs) and house advisers (HAs) will be on hand to help in the central lounge of each area group.

Cross Canyon: Bragdon

The Grove: Bidwell

Northside: Naito

Old Dorm Block: Winch

Foster-Scholz/MacNaughton: Foster-Scholz

9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Computer Sales and Pickup

ETC 116

Come to ETC to either pick up the computer you ordered over the summer or place an order for the computer you need.

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Parent Check-in (PO)

Gray lounge in Kaul Auditorium

Parents and families, we didn't forget about you! Please check in here to receive your very own schedule and, for those participating, your Humanities 110 for Parents conference location assignments. Once you've checked in, you can help yourselves to coffee and refreshments. Computers are available for free internet access. Throughout the day, you're welcome to hang out, meet other parents, chat with staff members, and discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Bookstore Hours

Bookstore

If you preordered your Hum 110 books, bed linens, or any other items, you'll be able to pick them up today. This is a good chance to browse in the bookstore, too; you might find something else you need.

10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Local Services Fair (banks, ZipCar, voter registration, cell phones)

Gray Campus Center - A, B, C, D

Representatives from several banks and local credit unions will be on hand to answer your banking questions and help you make any needed account transitions. Cell phone providers will also be on hand to set up local accounts. Also, if you're interested in using  ZipCar or registering to vote through the Oregon Bus Project, you can get more information and sign up here.

12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Welcome Picnic

Commons and Quad

Enjoy a picnic in the quad with students, faculty and staff.

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Community Wellness Program Open House

Gray Campus Center 104

The Community Wellness Program works to attend to student wellness as a balance between mind, body, and spirit. The Peer Health Advocates (PHAs) serve as peer role models and support liaisons for Community Wellness, helping to design, implement, and evaluate community-based health and wellness initiatives throughout the year. Night Owls work to help maintain student safety during weekends and campus events. Stop by for refreshments, and talk with our staff about the campus resources available to students and the hot-ticket wellness issues they hope to address this year.

1:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Health & Counseling Center Open House

Health and Counseling Center

Do you have questions about health and counseling at Reed? This is a good chance to explore the health and counseling center. It's right near 28 West, so head in that direction for the opportunity to check out the mind spa or meet some HCC staff and learn about Reed's different health resources. A representative from Aetna will be on hand to answer insurance-related questions. 

2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Placement Exams

See printed schedule for locations and specific times

Want to take an upper-level language, music, or economics course? Come find out if your current skills are up to the task (but don't worry if they're not). There are two 90-minute sessions. Bring a pen or pencil. If you need disability accommodation for the exam, please contact the Director of Disability Support Services, Theresa Lowrie (503/517-7921, thlowrie@reed.edu), before the day of the exam. Can't find the exam room? HAs will be at Eliot Circle to help point you in the right direction.

2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Transfer Student Consultations

Eliot 311

Transfer students, drop by and talk with Ben Bradley '88 about how your credits will transfer and what you need to think about as you register for classes. Bring your transcripts.

2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Tours (campus, canyon, reactor)

Check out some of the campus locales that make Reed one-of-a-kind. 

Canyon - meet at the fish ladder by the Facilities building
Campus - meet at Eliot circle
Reactor - meet in the lobby of the chemistry building

5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
No-host Parent Gathering (PO)

Woodstock Wine & Deli, 4030 SE Woodstock Blvd.

Stroll up the hill to Woodstock Wine & Deli (15-minute walk or 2-minute drive), where you can meet other parents of new Reedies. Enjoy this opportunity to check out a favorite neighborhood haunt, swap stories, and raise a glass to your new student. After a day of shopping and unpacking, treat yourself to something from the extensive selection of wine, beer, Italian soda, and edibles.

5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Nontraditional Student Dinner

Meet in Eliot Circle

Meet up with both new and current nontraditional students over a tasty dinner!

5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Residence Hall Floor Meetings and Dinner (GO)

Various locations

Who are all the people you passed in the hallway while you were moving in? Come to your first residence hall meeting to meet all your fellow first-year students and your HA. Your HA will also lead your residence hall over to commons for your first dinner at Reed. Impress your neighbors with your gastrointestinal prowess, enjoy more time to get to know one another, and don't forget to feed the scroungers!

7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
The Honor Principle this Week (GO)

Kaul Auditorium

Learn about the Honor topics you'll need to know right away. Topics will include issues such as living with a roommate, drinking during Orientation, and taking care of campus.

7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Vollum Award Winner Lecture: "Computer Yet to Come" (PO)

Vollum Lecture Hall

Ivan Sutherland, visiting scientist at the Asynchronous Research Center, Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, Portland State University, will briefly review his history in computer graphics--a history that spans five decades--and will offer ideas about the structure of computers for the near future.

8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Stitch ’n’ Bitch

Winch 

Love to knit and crochet? Have no idea how to do either but want to learn? Stop by the Stitch ’n’ Bitch in Winch for a knittingpalooza where there will be needles, yarn, patterns and so much more. Bring your own project if you are so inclined or come to learn how to make warm hats and scarves for when Portland returns to its usual climate (just you wait).

9:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Weapons of Mass Distraction Fire Show

Cerf Amphitheatre

Always exhiliarating, Weapons of Mass Distraction is one of Reed's most unique student groups. Watch them in awe as they present you with a spectacular fire show!

10:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Pool and Pizza with the CSOs

Pool Hall

By now you know who to call if you’re locked out of your room, but who can you ask for advice about how to pull off a challenging kick shot? Tonight it’s the same folks! A few Community Safety Officers will be in the Pool Hall showcasing their skills. Introduce yourself, and let the games begin!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Parent Lounge

Gray lounge in Kaul Auditorium

Parents and families; please check in here if you haven't already and help yourselves to coffee, refreshments, and free internet access. You're welcome to hang out, meet other parents, and chat with staff members.

8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Orientation Central

Quad Patio 

Get all of your Orientation questions answered here by your house advisers and orientation assistants. This is also the place to find the day’s schedule of events, sign up for off-campus trips, or borrow a hand truck to help move your belongings into your residence hall room.

8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Transfer Student Consultations

Eliot 311

Transfer students, drop by and talk with Ben Bradley about how your credit will transfer and what you need to think about as you register for classes. Bring your transcripts.

9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Academic Planning and Registration Preparation (GO)

Vollum Lecture Hall

We strongly recommend you attend this session in preparation for your meeting with your adviser. Learn the basics of the Reed curriculum (including information about AP, IB, and transfer credit), strategies for getting classes you want, how registration works, why PE really matters, and other things you may want to know sooner rather than later.

9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Helping Your Reedie (PO)

Kaul Auditorium

Parents, don't miss this one! This session is critical to helping parents of new Reedies understand the relationship between Reed, new students, and parents. A multitude of resources are available to both students and parents as they navigate life at Reed. A panel of administrators will briefly discuss their roles in student life, provide an introduction to student services departments, and answer any questions that you might have.

9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Computer Sales and Pickup

ETC 116

Come to ETC to either pick up the computer you ordered over the summer or place an order for the computer you need.

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Tours (campus, canyon, reactor)

Check out some of the campus locales that make Reed one-of-a-kind.

Canyon - meet at the fish ladder by the Facilities building
Campus - meet at Eliot Circle
Reactor - meet in the lobby of the chemistry building

10:30 a.m.–11:20 a.m.
Working at Reed

Vollum Lecture Hall

Come learn about different employment opportunities at the college and what you have to do to make sure you get paid once you find a job. This session includes information about on-campus employment (including work-study), the community service off-campus work-study program, and an overview of the resources available through career services to help you in your employment search. Join Dawn Derry, payroll specialist in Reed's business office; Ron Albertson from the Center for Life Beyond Reed; and Meredeth Dickinson from SEEDS.

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Convocation (GO)

Tent on front lawn

Convocation is the official welcome for all incoming students, new faculty, and parents. This ceremony marks the beginning of a student's time at the colege and as a member of the Reed community. Convocation includes a procession of the faculty in full academic regalia; introductory remarks from the dean of admission, the student Orientation Coordinators, and the student body president; the presentation of the Howard Vollum Award; and the annual Humanities lecture by Jay Dickson, Professor of English and Humanities.

12:30 p.m.–12:45 p.m.
Class Photo/O.R.G.Y Photo

Front Lawn

Stick around after convocation for the class photo- the only time between now and graduation you will gather together with your entire class! HAs will be on hand to organize your group for the photo. If it happens to be raining that day, please stay inside the tent and await instructions from staff members. Afterwards, the Offspring of Reed Graduates of Yesteryear and their alumni family members will gather for a photo near the Admission Office entrance.

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Student Services Tabling

Quad

Visit the tables staffed by student services offices to find out more about how Reed encourages involvement and offers support beyond the classroom.

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Transfer and Exchange Student Welcome Lunch

Vollum Lounge

Presented by the admission office, this event is for transfer and exchange students only. Take this opportunity to chat with people in the know and with fellow new students. Ask about transfer credit, which classes to take, and anything else you want to know. Get information on choosing a major, taking your qual, and writing a thesis. 

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Art Party with the Peer Health Advocates!

Gray Campus Center 104

Drop in, decorate a t-shirt, do some fingerpainting, make a card, or show off your Crayola skills! Meet your Peer Health Advocates, a group of students who will work to help you stay healthy and safe all year. We’ll have snacks, tea, and all the art supplies you could hope for.

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Humanities 110 for Parents Conferences (PO)

Various locations

Can't wait to discuss the reading? Head to your assigned conference room for an epic discussion with other parents and a Reed faculty member. Don't be nervous- this is your chance to experience an integral part of Reed's educational philosophy: a conference-style class. If you preregistered for this event, you will receive your conference assignment and location when you check in at the parent lounge. If you haven't preregistered, check with the parent lounge staff regarding availability.

1:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Health & Counseling Center Open House

Health and Counseling Center

Do you have questions about health and counseling at Reed? This is a good chance to explore the health and counseling center. It's right near 28 West, so head in that direction for the opportunity to check out the mind spa or meet some HCC staff and learn about Reed's different health resources. A representative from Aetna will be on hand to answer insurance-related questions. 

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Tours (campus, canyon, reactor)

Check out some of the campus locales that make Reed one-of-a-kind.

Canyon - meet at the fish ladder by the Facilities building
Campus - meet at Eliot Circle
Reactor - meet in the lobby of the chemistry building

2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Departmental Information Sessions

Various Locations

Come by to learn more about Reed’s various departments and majors. Faculty will be available to answer questions. If you’re unsure of what you want to study (or if you want to major in everything), consider attending multiple sessions.

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Advising 101 (GO)

Various locations

This is for students only. Parents, please let your student attend this session alone. Small groups of faculty members will be available in the residence hall common rooms to answer your questions about drafting your class schedule. Locations are noted in the printed schedule. You don't need to live on campus to attend.

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Q & A with President John R. Kroger (PO)

Kaul Auditorium

President Kroger, along with staff members from student services and other college offices, will be available to answer your questions.

5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Parents' Reception with President Kroger (PO)

Performing Arts Building Atrium

Take this opportunity to mingle with President John R. Kroger and other members of the faculty and staff. This is a good time to get to know some of the people who will help guide your student through his or her adventure at Reed. Beverages and light refreshments will be provided.

6:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
A Big Hug Goodbye (PO)

With this event, Parent Orientation concludes. Get the family together for goodbyes and good wishes. Parents, we hope to see you back for Parent & Family Weekend.

6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Alcohol and Other Drugs at Reed (GO)

Kaul Auditorium

While the week is still young, it's important to be fully informed about how we handle alcohol and other drugs (AOD) at Reed. This session will provide important information as you make decisions during Orientation and throughout the year.

7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Residence Life Gelato Party

Caffè Paradiso

After the hall meetings and dinners, head over to Caffè Paradiso for some delicious gelato, trivia with prizes, and dancing brought to you by residence life. Get to know other students over a tasty cool treat! You don’t need to live on campus to attend.

8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Steam Tunnel Tours

Vent in front of Admission

Get a guided tour of Reed’s underground labyrinth of steam tunnels hosted by the Director of Community Safety, Gary Granger! Space is limited, but there will be two tours, one at 8:30 and one at 9, so come to either! If you miss out on tonight’s tours, there will be two more tomorrow!

9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
New Student Pool Tournament

Pool Hall

Compete in a new student only pool tournament and learn about Reed’s 24-7 hangout spot. There will be food and a prize for the winner!

10:15 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Aerial Acrobatics Show

Quad

The Reed Air Force Aerial Acrobatics Troupe brings you a breathtaking performance of grace, strength and wonder on aerial fabric and aerial hoop. Join us on the Quad (or in the SU if it rains) and experience the gravity-defying dances of your fellow Reedies in an O-week spectacular like nothing you have ever seen before!

 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Computer Sales and Pickup

ETC 116

Come to ETC to either pick up the computer you ordered over the summer or place an order for the computer you need.

8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Orientation Central

Quad Patio

Get all of your Orientation questions answered here by your house advisers and orientation assistants. This is also the place to find the day’s schedule of events, sign up for off-campus trips, or borrow a hand truck to help move your belongings into your residence hall room.

8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
GROUP A: Meet with your Adviser (GO)

Don’t be late! The registration information on the back of this booklet includes your time and location. This is your first one-on-one meeting with your academic adviser. The two of you will plan your class schedule and get you prepared to register for classes. Please come with questions and a draft of your class schedule in hand. For the remaining parents, please allow your student to attend this meeting on his or her own.

8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
GROUP A: Register for Classes (GO)

ETC 105 & 107

Once you and your adviser have drafted a schedule, sign in to SOLAR from any computer on campus and use your trusty PIN to register for classes. Members of the registrar’s office will be available at the ETC help desk to assist you, and there are computers available for you to use.

9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
GROUP B: Inclusive Communities at Reed (GO)

Eliot Hall Chapel

This session provides an opportunity for new students to discuss the ways in which diversity and inclusion enhance our learning environment--and the ways in which all Reedies are responsible for the creation of and perpetuation of an inclusive campus climate. Learn how inclusive communities are central to the academic mission of the college, are created and sustained at Reed, and how Reed's diversity statement and the honor principle are central to a healthy campus culture. Meet the Dean for Institutional Diversity, staff from the Office for Inclusive Community, and current students.

 

10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
GROUP B: Reed's Response to Sexual and Relationship Violence (GO)

Eliot Hall Chapel

At Reed, we stand together as a community to prevent sexual and relationship violence, and to support those affected by it. Meet some of the people working to make our campus a place that is free from harassment, abuse, and assault. You'll find out how you can get involved, what to do if violence happens to you or someone you know, and what resources are available for survivors on and off campus. 

GROUP A: Inclusive Communities at Reed (GO)

Eliot Hall Chapel

See description above.

1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
GROUP B: Meet with your Adviser (GO)

See description above.

1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
GROUP B: Register for Classes (GO)

See description above.

2:45 p.m.–4:15 p.m.
GROUP A: Reed's Response to Sexual and Relationship Violence (GO)

Eliot Hall Chapel

See description above.

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
PARC Open House

PAB Performing Arts Resource Center

The Performing Arts Resource Center (PARC) is a new library and technology space in the Performing Arts Building. Stop by to meet the PARC staff and learn more about the resources and services we have to offer.

5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Class Diversity and First Generation Dinner

GCC B

Are you the first in your family to go to college? Do you come from a working- or poverty-class background? Join returning students who share these backgrounds for an informal dinner to discuss class diversity on campus, get the inside scoop on Reed from their perspectives, and most importantly share your own experiences. Reedies will gather to welcome you into the community and offer first-year advice, including tips on how to navigate the Reed administration, how to get support for class-culture shock, and how to find the best deals around the city. Bring your meal from commons, a friend, and all the questions you didn't post on the class of '18 Facebook page!

6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Service and Community Engagement at Reed

Eliot 314

Did you engage in your community during high school? Are you new to service, but eager to get involved in the Portland community and to learn about the environmental, education, and/or social justice service opportunities in Portland? Also interested in earning money during said engagement? Well then, you have stumbled upon the perfect O-week workshop to meet your needs! Please join Science Outreach and SEEDS (Students for Education, Empowerment, and Direct Service) to learn more about the various direct service opportunities available for Reed students and how Federal Work Study (FWS) eligible students can get paid to engage off-campus. (P.S. Fun fact: Reed students who are are engaged in the community report increased satisfaction with their Reed experience, including a negative correlation between levels of engagement and stress.)

 

7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Introduction to Genders

Vollum Lounge

Learn about the trans and gender-nonconforming issues and how they play out at Reed. Never met a trans person? Not sure how to ask for someone's pronouns? Nervous about misgendering people? You're not alone. Come get your questions answered, learn new things, and explore the myriad of gender identities that exist in our community.

8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Steam Tunnel Tours

Vent in front of Admissions

Get a guided tour of Reed’s underground labyrinth of steam tunnels hosted by the Director of Community Safety, Gary Granger! Space is limited, but there will be two tours, one at 8:30 and one at 9, so come to either!

9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Burlesque!

Eliot Hall Chapel

For one night only, come watch Portland’s only geek-themed Burlesque show! Critical Hit Burlesque’s talented dancers will perform a variety of classic and neoburlesque numbers. Hosted by cofounder Mad Marquis, the show will feature performances by dancernames dancernames dancernames dancernames dancernames dancernames dancernames dancernames.

11:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
Zombie vs. Humans

Starts in the Quad

Friday, August 29, 2014

9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Thriving in (and beyond) the Classroom: A Beginner's Guide (GO)

Vollum Lecture Hall

Good-bye high school, so long parents, hello, Reed! You came to Reed because you love to think and learn, but now that you are finally here, you probably are wondering how all of this works in practice. What should you expect in your first few weeks of classes? How are you to connect with the faculty? How can you best use all of the unstructured time you now have? What pitfalls should you avoid? What high school habits should you now ditch? How can you make the most of the intellectual opportunities offered at Reed? A panel of faculty will share some survival tips to help you thrive academically at Reed, both in and out of the classroom, along with their perspectives on what it means "to live the life of the mind."

10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Used Book Sale

SU Porch

Run by Bill Nelson ’62, the used book sale takes place once a month throughout the school year. Come look through Bill’s amazing selection of books ranging from classics to textbooks to the unique and enjoy his stories of Olde Reed.

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Introduction to Humanities 110 (GO)

Vollum Lecture Hall

This session is essential for all students taking Hum 110. A panel of Hum faculty members will address questions and concerns about conference dynamics; managing the readings, papers, exams; and all other things Hum 110. Come learn all you need to know about this cornerstone of the Reed curriculum.

12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
OFCS Lemonade Stand

Quad

Cool off with cookies & lemonade with Reed’s Christian group, Oh For Christ’s Sake (OFCS).  A place to talk openly about your spiritual experience and Jesus.

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
GROUP A: Honor Skills: Beyond the Philosophy (GO)

Kaul Auditorium

The Honor Principle requires us to talk to each other to resolve conflicts. We all know that this is easier said than done. Come to this interactive session to gain skills that you can use to interact honorably at Reed.

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
GROUP B: Gender Specific Breakout Sessions: Sex and Relationships at Reed (GO)

Vollum Lounge

Sexual assault, domestic/dating violence and stalking represent serious risks to members of the Reed community. How we think and talk about sexuality and gender roles affects our ability to recognize healthy and unhealthy behaviors in others and ourselves. In this session, Reed Student Advocates, Peer Educators, and others will lead incoming students in discussion of gendered violence at Reed, how Reed defines consent, and ways to combat the perpetration of violence on campus. We are using the model of peer-run sessions that are split up by gender. This is consistent with current research and national best practices. We would love your feedback. Please share comments, questions, and concerns with Bruce Smith (smithb@reed.edu) or Rowen Frost (frostr@reed.edu).

Male-identified students: Vollum Lounge

Female-identified students: Gray Campus Center B-D

Nonbinary students: Eliot 314

3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
GROUP B: Honor Skills: Beyond the Philosophy (GO)

Kaul Auditorium

See description above.

3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Shabbat Dinner

Vollum Lounge

Join us for a traditional Shabbat dinner. Enjoy free kosher home cooking and meet some members of the campus Jewish community.

6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Hoot Hoot BBQ

Quad

Meet your very own friendly neighborhood Night Owls and HAs at a BBQ to fuel yourself before Friday night's festivities!  Join us on the Quad for tons of tasty free food. See you then!

8:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
10:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
10:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m.
Orientation SU Bash

Student Union

Saturday, August 30, 2014

9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Used Book Sale

SU Porch

Run by Bill Nelson ’62, the used book sale takes place once a month throughout the school year. Come look through Bill’s amazing selection of books ranging from classics to textbooks to the unique and enjoy his stories of Olde Reed.

10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Paradox Coffee Tasting

Paradox Cafe (olde)

Stop by the Olde Paradox for some fuel for your Saturday. Baristas will be giving out free coffee and there will be baked goods and other drinks available for purchase. Get to know the Paradox employees and get energized for all of the fun stuff happening later on.

 

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
OFCS Lemonade Stand

GCC Quad

Cool off with cookies & lemonade with Reed’s Christian group, Oh For Christ’s Sake (OFCS).  This is a place to talk openly about your spiritual experience and Jesus.

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Garden Tour

Garden Haus (meet in front of Sequoia)

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Yoga with the Peer Health Advocates

Sports Center Dance Studio

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Bike Jousting

Great Lawn in front of Eliot Hall

Come lance your friends from up high. Hosted by Reed’s own chapter of C.H.V.N.K. DCLXVI.

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Milkshake Meet & Greet with Senate

GCC Quad

Come share a free milkshake with your student government representatives! Snack on refreshments, play with a kiddie parachute, and grill some senators on campus politics, all with a frosty milkshake in hand. (Vegan options available.)

 

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
SHITE: Shaving Heads, Instilling Total Epicness

GCC Quad

Ever wanted a mohawk? Always wanted to rock the Macklemore, but your mom said no? Now is your chance! Swing by the head shave table and receive a complimentary haircut and some funky fresh style & swag* to start your college career.

*Results not guaranteed. Not valid in the state of California.

3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Queer Alliance Open House

Vollum Lounge

Join Reed's Queer Alliance for an Orientation meet-and-greet. Discuss what queer community means and find a place to be yourself and support those of us still figuring it all out, while making some fabulous new friends. Gay snacks and drinks will be provided; BYO pride!

3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Shakespeare in the Parks: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Great Lawn in front of Eliot Hall

Portland Actors Ensemble presents the perfect play for viewing on the lawn, directed by Douglas Lay for the ensemble's 45th annual performance. One of Shakespeare's most popular works, this delightful situation comedy makes sport of love, marriage, and acting, supported by a memorable cast of fairies. There are two additional performances, August 31 and September 1, so don't miss out!

3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Student Organizations and Opportunities Open House

Various Locations in Gray Campus Center

SEEDS (Students for Education, Empowerment, and Direct Service), GCC-A

Reed College Creative Review, GCC B

Peer Support Groups, GCC C & D

MLL, GCC 005

Women's Center, GCC 006

Darkroom, GCC 030

Quest, GCC 033

Honor Council, GCC 033A

3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Reed Bands

Quad

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
How to Throat Sing

Vollum 110

Want to learn how to sing two notes at once? How about an octave below your normal range? It’s not that hard to do, so come learn how. We’ll also be covering some of the science behind how throat singing works.

4:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Non-traditional Student Adventure to Oaks Park

Meet at Vans on Botsford Drive behind the Sports Center

Check out one of the oldest amusement parks in the Pacific Northwest, located right here in southeast Portland, and get to know some other nontrads! The transportation is on us, but you'll have to pay for your own admission.

4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Grillin' with Greenboard Sustainability Barbeque

Quad

Join Greenboard, Reed's environmental club, for an incredibly delicious barbecue lunch. Eat great food and learn about how Greenboard makes Reed campus and the world a better place--and how you can get involved! Incredibly interested in sustainability issues? Just sort of interested? Totally apathetic? Come anyway! We love you and we want to feed you free healthy food!

6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Lecture with Heems

Eliot Hall Chapel

7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Gray Fund Movie: Troy

Vollum Lecture Hall

Now that you’ve read and enjoyed the Iliad, come watch Hollywood’s joyful bastardization of Homer’s epic. Brad Pitt squints and Orlando Bloom preens in this well-loved adaptation that has become a Reed tradition. There will be snacks and trivia beforehand- please remember that all Gray Fund events are substance-free.

9:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
F. Rodriquez and the Daughters of the Revolution

Winch, Capehart Room

VERY IMPORTANT: This is your one and only chance to laugh before plummeting into the depths of Reed College. Enjoy an hour of the finest improv comedy from Reed's number one improv group (we are not number one because we are the only one; we are the only one because we are number one).

10:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m.
Heems and SneakGuapo

SU

Hear performances from artists from all around the country!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Sunday Service presented by Oh For Christ's Sake!

Eliot Hall Chapel

Reed's Christian student group, Oh For Christ's Sake! will be hosting a Sunday morning service in the chapel. Come hear testimonies from different students about their experiences with God at Reed. There will be snacks afterwards.

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Transfer & Nontraditional Student Brunch

Off-campus

Join other transfer and non-traditional students for brunch at a local restaurant. 

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Explore the Neighborhood!: Walking Trips

Sign up at Orientation Central

Milwaukie Ave 2.5mi Round Trip: Meet in front of Anna Mann

Woodstock Blvd. 1.5mi Round Trip: Meet in front of the Hauser Library

Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. 2.2mi Round Trip: Meet in front of Bragdon

12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Go Climb a Tree!

Tree next to Kaul

Join the Athletics, Fitness and Outdoor Programs and Community Safety department in welcoming Tim Kovar from Tree Climbing Planet and learn the art of scaling a 50' tree. Tim, Gary Granger and a select crew of returning Outdoor Program students will lead you in a epic climb up our local London Plane Tree outside of Kaul Auditorium. We hope to even offer you a session in one of the tree boats to relax and take in the views. We will have 8 climbing stations for you to have a chance to climb the tree in style.  Additionally, we will have some great information on Physical Education courses, Outdoor trips offered by Reed Outing Club and much more..so stop on by and climb a tree.

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Yoga with the Peer Health Advocates

Sports Center Dance Studio

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Signator's Training

Vollum Lounge

1:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Rugby BBQ and Pick-up Games

Rugby field

Come barbeque with Reed’s men’s and women’s rugby teams! Meet the players, eat some delicious food, and find out how to join rugby so you too can be a rugger. No experience necessary.

2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Field Day

GCC Quad

Not all Reedies are athletic, but that usually doesn’t stop the rest of us from playing along! On the last day of Orientation, grab some new friends (and maybe some sunscreen) and head to the Quad for some light competition. Besides all the pick-up games going on, there will be plenty of other games—and prizes!

3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Scavenger Hunt

Meet at the Student Center

Now that you’ve been here for a couple of days, it’s time to see how well you know campus! Test your knowledge, make some new friends, and compete for a fabulous prize! Creative team names (ideally Gilgamesh or Iliad-themed) will get your team lots of Reed karma.

3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Shakespeare in the Parks: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Great Lawn in front of Eliot Hall

Portland Actors Ensemble presents the perfect play for viewing on the lawn, directed by Douglas Lay for the ensemble's 45th annual performance. One of Shakespeare's most popular works, this delightful situation comedy makes sport of love, marriage, and acting, supported by a memorable cast of fairies. There are two additional performances, August 31 and September 1, so don't miss out!

3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Reed FC Pick-Up Soccer

Great Lawn

Come play a casual soccer game on the front lawn and learn about Reed men's and women's soccer. Play for as little or as long as you like or just come to chat!

4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Trans and Gender Nonconforming Tea Adventure

Tea Chai Te, Meet in Eliot Circle

Are you trans? Are you gender nonbinary? Do you think you might be something-other-than-cis? Head off campus for some free treats from a local teahouse, and meet other people who share your non-cis experience. This adventure is led by Reed's Trans and Gender Nonconforming support group.

4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Residence Hall Community Dinners

Various locations

Talk to your HA to find out what time you will be having dinner.

6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Dessert with President Kroger

Rhododendron Garden

Come chat with President Kroger while enjoying some tasty desserts. Feel free to dress up if you so desire! Your HA will bring you after your floor meeting and dinner.  Off campus students will be assigned to an HA group for dinner and can arrive together as well.

8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Honor Council Bonfire

Quad

To burn the marshmallow or to roast it slowly until golden brown? That is the question! Come share s’mores, stories, roasting advice, and Honor on the last night of Orientation. Sponsored by the Honor Council.

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