Parent & Family Weekend

Parent and Family Weekend is a time to visit campus and experience the rich array of student opportunities and resources Reed has to offer. Enjoy programming dedicated to navigating Reed and helping your student during each step of the journey.

Register for Parent & Family Weekend

Please note this is a draft schedule and is subject to changes and updates.

Friday, November 4, 2016


9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Opening Lecture, TBD

9:30–10:20 a.m.


10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Explore Reed’s campus, from the nuclear reactor—the only one in the nation operated by undergraduates—to the 28-acre watershed located in the heart of campus.

Lunch available in Commons Dining Hall

Student Life Panel

2 p.m.
Student activities, Students for Education, Empowerment, and Direct Service (SEEDS), Resident Life, Office for Inclusive Communities, and more

Academic Services Panel

3 p.m.
Peer-to-peer mentoring, tutoring, centers, disability support services

Family Reception Hosted by President John R. Kroger

5–6 p.m.

Faculty & Student Fall Theatre Performance

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Registration materials will be available for pick up on Saturday morning. Starting at 9 a.m., please join us for coffee and a light breakfast before the remarks.

Remarks from President John R. Kroger

9:30 a.m.

Parent Exploration Sessions

10 a.m.–noon
Back by popular demand! 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. Topics include 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 international study.

Session One (choose from below)

10–11 a.m.

  • How to Help Your Reedie: Beginning an Academic Journey
  • Choosing a Major
  • Center for Life Beyond Reed: Career Cohorts and Senior Stewardship (Juniors & Seniors)

Session Two (choose from below)

11 a.m.–noon

  • The Junior Qual and Preparing for the Thesis
  • The Thesis
  • Center for Life Beyond Reed: Communities of Purpose (Freshmen & Sophomores)

Faculty & Student Fall Theatre Performance

7:30 p.m.