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Whether you are new to the college search—and looking for guidance—or newly admitted to Reed, we invite you to learn more about the application process and explore Reed's distinctive academic program and unique community. Recordings of virtual events can be found here.

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Roaming Reedies: Powell's Books

Episode Four: Go on a tour of the largest independent bookstore in the world, Powell's Books, with Milyon, Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, and Karnell, Vice President for Student Life.

Navigating Admission Process

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Application Resources for International Students (Nov '21)

Are you an international student interested in attending college in the United States? The process might feel overwhelming and confusing, but we can help bring clarity to the process. Dev Devvrat, Senior Assistant Dean of Admission, is dedicated to supporting international students throughout the admission process. He will encourage you to reflect on your college and career goals, explain the best ways to research schools from a distance, discuss matters to consider when studying abroad, and share expert advice on the application process and components. Watch this session to gain valuable insight into applying to college as an international student.

Is Early Decision Right for Me? (Sep '21)

Have you heard about Early Decision but been uncertain about its pros and cons? Do you know how financial aid works with this binding application type? Are you curious to know if applying Early Decision will improve your chance of being admitted? In this session, Dev Devvrat, Senior Assistant Dean of Admission, will debunk Early Decision myths and answer these questions and more. With more information and your questions answered, you will leave this session feeling prepared to decide on your application round.  

Case Study of a College Application (August '21)

Learn what your college application will look like through an admission officer’s eyes and what matters most in the admission process.

Understanding Financial Aid (August '21)

Sandy Sundstrom, Director of Financial Aid, will demystify what financial aid is, explain how it works, and show you how to apply. This overview, featuring Reed-specific examples, will be a handy guide for understanding the financial aid process. 

Reed in Context (June '21)

Milyon Trulove, Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, puts Reed in context of higher education in the United States and explains what makes Reed unique. He will unpack the differences between a college and university, a bachelor of science vs. a bachelor of arts degree, and will answer your questions.

Acing the Interview

Take a deep dive into the college interview to discover why interviews are an important part of the application process. Learn tips for communicating effectively, and establish a mindset that will help you ace the interview. Join Assistant Dean of Admission Tim Howe for this 40 minute interactive workshop.

Finding Your College Through Virtual Events (July '21)

College visits are a great way to get to know a school and the students who attend it. Many colleges are offering virtual visits and events, and you may not be familiar with the range of online programming out there. In this session, learn about the different kinds of virtual events being offered, what to expect if you attend one, and how to get the most out of it.

Application Basics (June '21)

Does the college application seem complicated and overwhelming? We will break down application components, types, and rounds to help you understand the practical aspects of applying to college. Watch Dev Devvrat, Assistant Dean of Admission, as he walks you through the application requirements and answers your questions. 

Fundamentals of Financial Aid (April '21)

What do students and families need to know when applying for financial aid? Sandy Sundstrom, Director of Financial Aid, will explain the fundamental components of financial aid and will offer guidance on discussing college financing as a family.

Writing Your Personal Statement (June '21)

The college essay is unique. We’ll let you in on the dos and don’ts and show you a few sample essays from successful Reed applications. 

Top Tips for Writing your Personal Statement

Our admission counselors explain their top tips for writing your college essay.

RECAP! Writing Your Personal Statement--College Application Workshop Week

The college essay is unique. We’ll let you in on the dos and don'ts and show you a few sample essays from successful Reed applications.

RECAP! Navigating Selective College Admission—College Application Workshop Week

Milyon Trulove, vice president and dean of admission & financial aid, discusses how to navigate the selective college admission process. Watch this session and learn how selective institutions think about transcripts, extracurriculars, the application essay, and more.

RECAP! Acing the Interview—College Application Workshop Week

Take a deep dive into the college interview to discover why interviews are an important part of the application process. Learn tips for communicating effectively and establish a mindset that will help you ace the interview.

Reed in Twenty Minutes

Milyon Trulove, vice president and dean of admission & financial aid, introduces you to Reed. Find out more about our dedication to the life of the mind and our commitment to each other and our community.

Getting to Know Campus and Communities

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Roaming Reedies: Powell's Books

Powell's City of Books is the largest used and new bookstore in the world and it is just 11 minutes from campus. Karnell McConnell-Black, Vice President of Student Life, and Milyon Trulove, Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, walk through the bookstore and learn about its history and how it is celebrating fifty years of bookselling.

Roaming Reedies: Donut Tour

Where are the yummiest donuts in Portland? Join Reedies Birch, Kieran, Lex, and Rachel as they taste test their way through three donut shops. They will tell you which shops to visit early before they sell out and which donuts are the fluffiest.

Reedie Room Tour - Finn's room in Aspen

Finn is a first year computer science and mathematics major. Watch as he takes you on a tour of his room in Aspen House.

Alumni Interview - Kinari Webb ' 95

Meet Kinari Webb, a Reed biology major, doctor, and founder of Health in Harmony, a non-profit that works to reverse global heating. Milyon Trulove, Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, interviews Kinari and learns about her remarkable path to community-led conservation. Kinari Webb's new book, Guardians of the Trees: A Journey of Hope through Healing the Planet: a Memoir, comes out in September.

Alumni Interview - Kristin Russell '08

Milyon Trulove, Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, talks with Kristin Russell '08, Reed alum and associate at Stoel Rives LLP.

Reedie Room Tour: Bee's Room in Naito Hall

Bee is a first-year art major. Watch as she takes you on a tour of her room in Naito Hall.

Alumni Interview with Alex Walker '12

Milyon Trulove, Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, talks with Alex Walker '12, Reed alum and real estate associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP.

Diversity and Student Life Panel Discussion

Watch the Deans for Institutional Diversity and Student Life in a panel discussion and learn more about Reed’s approach to diverse and inclusive learning, residence life, academic support, health and wellbeing, and student success.

Ask Audrey: Answers from the President

Watch Audrey Bilger, President, and Milyon Trulove, Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, for their final conversation dedicated to answering questions from students and families.

Alumni Interview with Rob Seamans '96

Milyon Trulove, Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, talks with Rob Seamans '96, Reed alum and professor at NYU Stern School of Business.

Alumni Interview with Van Havig '92

Milyon Trulove, Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, talks with Van Havig '92, Reed alum and owner, founder, and master brewer at Gigantic Brewing Company.

Reedie Campus Close-up: Intramural Practice Fields

Kieran, a junior Environmental Science and Chemistry major, shows you around the fields used for PE classes and intramural practices at Reed.

Reedie Room Tour: Sean's room in Sullivan

Sean is a first-year biology student living in Sullivan Hall.

Reedie Campus Close-up: Performing Arts Building

Thalia takes you on a tour of the Performing Arts Building - home to dance studios, theaters, practice spaces, the performing arts resource center, and classrooms.

Roaming Reedies: Lunch at the Pollería

In this second episode, Karnell, Dean of Student Life, and Milyon, VP and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, have lunch at Pollo Norte, a restaurant that specializes in Mexican rotisserie chicken. Get to know our Deans as they discuss favorite seasoning blends, mythical animals, and movies.

Reedie Room Tour: Anna’s room in Trillium

Anna is a first-year Biology major, and she lives in Trillium. Trillium is Reed’s newest residence hall, completed in 2019.

Reedie Campus Close-up: Dance Studio

The Reedie Campus Close-Up series shares an insider perspective for Reed’s most cherished areas of campus.

Roaming Reedies: Ramen with the Deans

Reed College’s Milyon Trulove, vice president and dean of admission & financial aid, and Karnell McConnell-Black, vice president of student life, explore Portland's food scene, starting with Kayo’s Ramen Bar.

Reedie Room Tour: Rachel's room in Anna Man

Houses, halls, blocks, and apartments—Reed has 27 residence halls grouped into three neighborhoods. Tour Rachel's room and learn what living at Reed is like.

Majors and Programs

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Get to Know GLAM: Faculty Overview of Greek, Latin, and Ancient Mediterranean Studies

Learn more about the Greek, Latin, and Ancient Mediterranean Studies (GLAM) department at Reed. You will meet professors Tom Landvatter, Ellen Millender, and Nigel Nicholson. They explain the region and time period of ancient mediterranean studies, the two types of GLAM majors, typical classes offered in the department, opportunities for study abroad, and conducting research with faculty.

Faculty Office Hours '21 - History and American Studies

Watch highlights of faculty office hours as Professors of History and Humanities, David Garrett and Jackie Dirks, talk about studying history and American studies at Reed.

Faculty Office Hours '21 - Performing Arts

Watch highlights of faculty office hours as Victoria Fortuna, Assistant Professor of Dance, Mark Burford, Professor of Music, and Kate Duffly, Associate Professor of Theatre, talk about performing arts at Reed.

Faculty Office Hours '21 - English, Creative Writing, & Comparative Literature

Watch the highlights of faculty office hours as Samiya Bashir, Associate Professor of Creative Writing, Libby Drumm, Professor of Spanish and Humanities, and Jay Dickson, Professor of English and Humanities, talk about the English department and studying creative writing and comparative literature at Reed.

Faculty Office Hours '21 - Anthropology, Sociology, ICPS, & CRES

Watch highlights of the faculty office hours as Professor of Anthropology, Paul Silverstein, and Professor of Sociology, Yaejoon Kwon, talk about the anthropology and sociology departments and the International Comparative Policy Studies, and Critical Race & Ethnicity Studies majors at Reed.

Faculty Office Hours '21 - Linguistics

Watch highlights of faculty office hours as Matt Pearson, Professor of Linguistics and Reed alum, talks about the linguistics department at Reed.

Faculty Office Hours '21 - Mathematics and Statistics

Watch highlights of faculty office hours as Kelly McConville, Assistant Professor of Statistics, and Nick Davidson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, talk about studying mathematics and statistics at Reed.

Faculty Office Hours '21 - Environmental Studies

Watch highlights of faculty office hours as Aaron Ramirez, assistant professor of environmental studies and biology, and Josh Howe, associate professor of history and environmental studies, talk about the environmental studies major at Reed.

Faculty Office Hours '21 - Languages

Watch highlights of faculty office hours as faculty members talk about the language departments at Reed. You will hear from Ann T. Delehanty, Professor of French and Humanities, Monica Lopez Lerma, Associate Professor of Spanish and Humanities, Naomi Caffee, Assistant Professor of Russian, Katja Garloff, Professor of German and Humanities, and Alexei Ditter, Associate Professor of Chinese.

Faculty Office Hours '21 - Biology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Watch highlights from faculty office hours with professor of chemistry, Kelly Chacón, and professor of biology, Sarah Schaack. They talk about their departments and the biology, chemistry, and biochemistry and molecular biology majors at Reed.

Engineering Pathways at Reed

There are many paths from Reed to a career in engineering. Watch this panel discussion to learn more about the 3:2 engineering program and how professors advise students interested in engineering through summer research, internships, graduate programs, and jobs.

Academic Program Panel

Find out why Reed’s academic program is regarded as the most intellectual in the country. Current Dean of the Faculty, Kathy Oleson, and Dean for Institutional Diversity, Mary James, will answer your questions and discuss what makes our educational experience transformational.

Faculty Office Hours '21 - Economics

Watch highlights of faculty office hours as professors of economics, Jon Rork and Tristan Nighswander talk about the economics department at Reed.

Faculty Office Hours '21 - Humanities 110

Watch the highlights of faculty office hours as Margot Minardi, Professor of History and Humanities, and Pancho Savery, Professor of English and Humanities, as they discuss Humanities 110. This is the foundational, first year course that all Reed students take.

Faculty Office Hours '21 - Computer Science & Computational Biology

Watch the highlights of faculty office hours as Jim Fix, Professor of Computer Science, and Anna Ritz, Associate Professor of Biology, share about the computer science major and the study of computational biology.

Faculty Office Hours '21 - Psychology

Join Professors of Psychology, Jennifer Henderlong Corpus and Enriqueta Canseco-Gonzalez in their virtual office hours as they break down the major at Reed, discuss their areas of research, and answer your questions about the departments.

Faculty Office Hours '21 - Neuroscience

Watch the highlights of faculty office hours as Michael Pitts, Professor of Psychology, and Kara Cerveny, Professor of Biology, talk about biology, psychology, and the interdisciplinary major of neuroscience.

Faculty Office Hours '21 - Physics

Watch the highlights of faculty office hours with physics professor Alison Crocker.

Faculty Office Hours '21 - Greek, Latin, & Ancient Mediterranean Studies

Watch the highlights of faculty office hours as professors Tom Landvatter and Ellen Millender talk about Greek, Latin, and Ancient Mediterranean studies major at Reed.

GLAM On Topic - Mummy Portraits

As part of our Faculty Office Hour series. Greek, Latin, and Ancient Mediterranean Studies Professor Tom Landvatter leads a brief discussion on mummy portraits.

GLAM On Topic - Women of Sparta

As part of our Faculty Office Hour series. Greek, Latin, and Ancient Mediterranean Studies Professor Ellen Millender leads a brief discussion on the women of Sparta.

Faculty Office Hours '21 - Philosophy

Watch the highlights of faculty office hours as Meg Scharle, Professor of Philosophy, and Troy Cross, Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, share about the philosophy department at Reed.

Faculty Office Hours '21 - Art, Art History, and Film & Media Studies

Watch the highlights of faculty office hours as Kris Cohen, Assistant Professor of Art History & Humanities, and Akihiko Miyoshi, Associate Professor of Art, talk about art, art history, and film and media studies at Reed.

Faculty Office Hours '21 - Political Science & Religion

Watch the highlights of faculty office hours as Peter Steinberger, Professor of Political Science and Humanities, and Kristin Scheible, Associate Professor of Religion and Humanities, talk about the political science and the religion majors at Reed.

Pre-Medical Pathways at Reed

Watch Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Milyon Trulove's conversation with three members of Reed’s pre-med advising team–Janice Shampay, Howard Vollum Professor of Biology and Pre-Health Faculty Adviser; Kara Cerveny, Professor of Biology and Pre-Health Faculty Adviser; and Julia Burrows, Pre-Health Adviser for the Center for Life Beyond Reed.