Reed College Orientation 2014


The tentative schedules we’ve provided here give you an idea of what to expect during New Reedie Orientation. Between now and when you arrive on campus, sessions may shift and new activities will be added, so refer to the paper schedule you will receive at Orientation check-in for the final details. For now, enjoy getting an idea of what’s to come.

In addition to the general Orientation schedule that’s for all new Reedies, we’ve also provided schedule information for those of you who will check in early for odyssey trips and information specific to transfer students, nontraditional students, and students living off campus.

Throughout the schedule section, items marked as (PO) indicate programs specifically targeted to parents; items marked (GO) indicate programs that are generally obligatory for students. Click on individual schedule items to get details on the activity.

New Reedie Orientation

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

Thursday, August 29

All day
Advising and Registration

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.

9–10:30 a.m. &
1–2:30 p.m.
Inclusive Communities at Reed (GO)

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, from faculty and students, 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 Multicultural Resource Center, faculty members, and current students.

10:30–noon &
2:30–4 p.m.
Sex, Consent, and Reed (GO)

Whether you're sexually active, thinking about it, happily sex-free, or anything in between, everyone at Reed works together to create a community where healthy relationships, honest talk about sex and sexuality, and clear understanding of consent is the norm. Bring your opinions, your questions, and your open-to-new-ideas-Reedie-mind to this session! Small group discussions, examples from current students, and real talk will be waiting for you!

noon–1 p.m.
OFCS Lemonade Stand

Come grab some lemonade and a cookie or two and chat with members of Oh For Christ’s Sake, Reed’s Christian student group.

4:30–6 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!

5–6 p.m.
Class Diversity and First Generation Dinner

Are you the first in your family to go to college? Do you come from a working or poverty class background? Join upperclassmen from these backgrounds for an informal dinner to discuss class diversity on campus, get the inside scoop on Reed from these perspectives and most importantly share your own unique experiences. Reedies will gather to welcome you into the community and offer first-year advice from tips on how to navigate the Reed administration to support for class culture shock to 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 ’17 Facebook page!

6–7 p.m.
Ping Pong Tournament

GCC B, C, & D
If you are more suited to the great sport of table tennis, stop by the ping pong tournament to chat with the manager of the ping pong room, eat some pizza, and compete for eternal honor (and a prize).

6–8 p.m.
Women’s Rugby BBQ

The Quad
Come barbeque with Reed’s Women’s Rugby team! Meet the team, eat some delicious food, and find out how to join rugby so you too can be a badass sparkle princess.

8–9 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 and one at 8:30, so come to either!

8:30–10:30 p.m.
Finding Nemo in the Pool

Pool (Sports Center)
Come watch the heartwarming story of Marlin, Dory, and Nemo in its natural environment! You’ll need a swimsuit to float on the innertubes and water lounges, but seating will be available on dry ground as well. Because fish are friends and not food, there will be fishy-shaped food and other aquatic-themed goodies as well as a raffle.

9–11 p.m. (doors open at 8:30 p.m.)

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 Charlotte Treuse, Kacey Chaos, the Infamous Nina Nightshade, the Fringe Benefits (Angelique DeVil, Zora Von Pavonine, Claire Voltaire, and Babs Jamboree) and the duo Burlesquire (Isaiah and Esequiel Esquire).