Parent & Family Orientation

Parent & Family Orientation helps parents and family members assist their student in the transition from high school to college. Reed's Parent & Family Orientation takes place concurrently with New Student Orientation during fall semester. 

Parent & Family Orientation events are scheduled in coordination with new student move-in and the start of General Student Orientation, which begins Monday, August 26. Sessions for parents, family members, and guests, will take place on Tuesday, August, 27.

Monday, August 26

8 a.m.–3 p.m. New Reedie Move-in

Tuesday, August 27

8:15 a.m.–5 p.m. Parent Lounge & Name Tag Pickup, Kaul Auditorium
9–10:15 a.m. Supporting your Student's Holistic Development
10:30–11:30 a.m. Convocation
1–1:45 p.m. The Reed Classroom
2–3:45 p.m. Department Information Sessions
4–4:45 p.m. Health & Well-Being Meet & Greet 
5–6 p.m. President's Reception for Parents & Guardians


Registration is required to attend Parent & Family Orientation events. There is no limit to the number of family members who may attend. Registration will close on Friday, August 23.

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Accessibility & Recordings

If you have questions about accessibility, please contact us. Events will be recorded for those who are unable to attend. Recordings will be available the week of September 2.

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For questions about Orientation, contact Reed's Orientation team at 503-788-6696 or

For non-Orientation-related questions, contact the student life office at 503-517-7396 or