On-Campus Visits

Be surrounded by the buzz of intellectual curiosity and scholarly inquiry by visiting Reed’s campus. Prospective students are welcome to join us for a campus tour and Introduction to Reed, an informative session where an admission counselor will talk about our academic philosophy, the value of a liberal arts education, our approach to grading, typical student life experiences, exploring Portland, and more.

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Campus Tour and Introduction to Reed (2 hours)

Campus visits are generally offered on weekdays and select Saturdays throughout the year, excluding Holidays and Special Events. During registration, high school seniors will have the chance to select special add-ons including an interview, class visit, and overnight stay. 

Register for a campus tour (five guests or fewer)

Request a group visit (more than five guests)

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Mar 22

Junior Visit Day

Come meet with us, experience Reed, and gain the tools you need to ace the college search and application process. Our admission team will lead sessions about navigating selective admission, writing your personal statement, and understanding financial aid. Your full visit will include additional sessions, special campus tours, and a reception where you’ll meet admission counselors and current Reedies.

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Seniors and Transfer Students Only

Class Visit

Sit in on a class and experience firsthand what makes our academic environment so distinctive. Seniors and transfer students can add a class to their campus visit during the registration process.

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Seniors Only

Overnight Stay

During your overnight stay, you’ll be hosted by a current Reedie and have the chance to stay in one of our residence halls, eat at Commons, and explore campus. Seniors can add an overnight stay to their campus visit during the registration process.

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Jul 29–Aug 2

Oregon Private College Week at Reed

During Oregon Private College Week (OPCW), campus visits are held concurrently on 12 campuses statewide. Your Reed visit will include a campus tour led by a current Reedie, an information session where you’ll learn about why Reed is considered one of the most intellectual colleges in the country, and an optional essay writing workshop.

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Group Visit

Do you have a class, community group, or other large group that would like to visit our campus? We're happy to arrange a special visit for groups of up to 50 people.

Request a group visit

Reed professor Derek Applewhite teaching in a lab

Counselor Visit

Are you a high school, independent, or CBO counselor interested in learning more about Reed? We invite you to visit campus to get to know us in person. You can take a tour with a current student, attend an information session, and meet with an admission counselor. 

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For accessibility requests, please contact campus.visit@reed.edu prior to your visit. Some accommodations may require time for the college to coordinate and having advance notice will help us to provide seamless access.