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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: Finding Food Trucks

Episode Three: Milyon, Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, kept his promise to Karnell, Vice President for Student Life, and took him out to lunch at Cartopia, one of Portland’s many food cart pods!

Navigating Admission Process

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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: 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.

Why Does the President of your College Matter? (Highlights)

Milyon Trulove, Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, and Audrey Bilger, President, talk about what type of leader Audrey is and the ways in which her academic philosophy and approach to community building impact your academic career here at Reed.

The Key to Reopening Safely is Testing

Everyone who spends time on campus receives COVID-19 testing each week-- including students, faculty, and staff. Regular testing has been key to reopening safely.

Keeping Classrooms Safe for Learning

We cherish the conversations we have in the classroom and have worked to keep those going this year. From the desks to the doorknobs, these are the important details that help us move forward together.

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

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.

The Return to Reed

The Reed community has come together on campus once again. Thanks to a great deal of dedication and care from each and every student, staff, and faculty member, Reed is thriving.

Living and Learning at Reed

Reed is thriving thanks to a well-thought-out plan that involves deliberate choices from our community.

Learning in Earth, Wind, and Fire

At Reed, students follow their inquisitive instincts to explore ideas and create new knowledge. This year, it just happened to take place in our new outdoor learning tents. Watch how the outdoor space helped students and faculty move forward.

Fall 2020 Semester at Reed

We have run out of ways to describe the complexities of our shared experience over the course of 2020. As the fall 2020 semester at Reed comes to a close, a cooperative spirit has prevailed. We look forward to 2021 with optimism for finding a semblance of normalcy as a learning and living community.

Majors and Programs

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Biology Faculty Office Hour Highlights

Watch the highlights from virtual faculty office hours to learn more about the biology department and faculty areas of research.

English Faculty Office Hour Highlights

Watch the highlights from virtual faculty office hours to learn more about the English department and faculty areas of research.

Humanities 110 Roundtable Highlights

Watch the highlights from virtual faculty office hours to learn more about the humanities department and faculty areas of research.

Political Science and Economics Faculty Office Hour Highlights

Watch the highlights from virtual faculty office hours to learn more about the political science and economics departments and their areas of research.

Math Department Roundtable Highlights

Watch the highlights from virtual faculty office hours to learn more about the mathematics department and faculty areas of research.

Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology Faculty Office Hour Highlights

Watch the highlights from virtual faculty office hours to learn more about the chemistry, biology, biochemistry, and molecular biology departments and their areas of research.