Reed College Orientation 2014

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.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

All day
Lots of trips to explore Portland!

More opportunities to explore!

All Day
Sports Team Pick-Up Games

More opportunites to play.

All Day
Student Group Events

More opportunities to see what's happening on campus.

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


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

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 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.–3:30 p.m.
3rd Annual Kick Ball Tournament

North Soccer Lawn

You know you want to play! Sign up earlier in the week at Orientation Central or just show up and join a team for some kickball! No experience needed and all skill levels are encouraged. A fabulous prize will be awarded to the winning team!

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.

3:30 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.
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


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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