Parent & Family Weekend

The Parent & Family Weekend schedule will continue to evolve. Please check back for updates, locations, and other details.

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Lecture: The Reed Education
10:30–11:30 a.m.

Reed College has remained steadfast in its central commitment to providing a balanced, comprehensive education in liberal arts and sciences, fulfilling the highest standards of intellectual excellence. Nigel Nicholson, dean of the faculty and Walter Mintz Professor of Classics, offers his perspective on how the academic program is evolving and what questions we are asking about the academic program at Reed today.

Student Resources Fair
11:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Discover services and opportunities available to students at all stages of their Reed education and have one-on-one conversations with staff leaders.

Tours

Explore Reed’s campus, from the research reactor—the only one in the nation operated by undergraduates—to the 28-acre watershed located in the heart of campus.

Friday at Four Musical program
4–5 p.m.

Enjoy an hour of music, showcasing Reed’s talented student musicians.

Family Reception Hosted by President John R. Kroger
5–6 p.m.

Join the president, fellow parents, faculty, and administrative leaders for light refreshments and conviviality.

Ellington and Strayhorn: A Celebration
7:30 p.m.

Celebrate jazz greats Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington in this performance to commemorate Strayhorn’s one-hundredth birthday.

Faculty & Student Theatre Performance of Exile
By Nastaran Ahmadi, directed by Catherine Ming T'ien Duffly, assistant professor of theatre
7:30 p.m.

In Exile, an Iranian-American video game tester develops a game set in a post-nuclear apocalypse Iran, even as her own relationship becomes a fallout zone. Tickets can be reserved online or by calling 503/777-7284.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

President John R. Kroger: Your Student’s Ambitions at and Beyond Reed
9:30 a.m.

Reed parents can help their students define a distinctive place within the college and become personally involved as parents in the Reed community. Hear President Kroger’s reflections on how you can help your young Reedie and add your own strategic value to the Reed family.

Parent Exploration Sessions
10 a.m.–noon

New this year! Attend breakout sessions led by staff and faculty teams on topics of special interest to parents. Understand how to help your student navigate the Reed curriculum from freshman to senior year, including seeking academic assistance, choosing a major, mastering the junior qual, and defining a thesis topic. Hear about why and how your student might access opportunities outside the classroom, including research experiences, internships, volunteer service, and studies abroad.

The Douglas Williams Fencing Tournament
10:30 a.m.

The 18th annual tournament, held in memory of Douglas William ’63, will highlight the skills and prowess of Reed students learning the art of the foil. Watch the awarding of this year’s Williams Scholars.

Faculty & Student Theatre Performance of Exile
By Nastaran Ahmadi, directed by Catherine Ming T'ien Duffly, assistant professor of theatre
7:30 p.m.

In Exile, an Iranian-American video game tester develops a game set in a post-nuclear apocalypse Iran, even as her own relationship becomes a fallout zone. Tickets can be reserved online or by calling 503/777-7284.

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