Admission

Visits and Events

We invite you to get to know Reed in person or online. On-campus visit options include a tour, information session, and optional interview. You can also join us throughout the year for a virtual visit, including a virtual information session, a virtual campus tour, and special workshops to help you in the college search and application process. Be sure to check out recordings of past sessions and exclusive alumni interviews on our YouTube Channel.

Learn more about on-campus Visits

Virtual Events for Prospective Students

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  • BEG.
  • INT.
  • ADV.
  • Applying to College
  • beginnerApplication Basics
  • intermediateApplying to Reed
  • advancedApplication Study Hall
  • Financial Aid
  • beginnerFundamentals of Financial Aid
  • intermediateUnderstanding Financial Aid
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  • College Selection
  • beginnerFinding Your College through Virtual Events
  • intermediateNavigating Selective College Admission
  • advancedReed in Context
  • Workshops & Seminars
  • beginnerAcing the Interview
  • intermediateWriting Your Personal Statement
  • advancedCase Study of a College Application

Select a Session

Reed's college search & application curriculum is tiered to enable you to get the information you need, wherever you are in the admission process. If you're just starting out, choose a beginner session. Once you've taken those, build on your knowledge in intermediate and advanced sessions.

 

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Oct 27 6:00pm

Is Early Decision Right for Me?

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.

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Oct 28 4:30pm

Seven Liberal Arts Colleges That Break the Mold

Meet representatives from Bard College, Bennington College, Denison College, Pitzer College, Reed College, St. John's College, and Whitman College. You will hear directly from the Vice Presidents, Deans of Admission, and Directors of Admission as we talk about applying to college in these unusual times.

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Oct 28 5:00pm

Case Study of a College Application

Join Varik Harris, Assistant Dean of Admission, for an interactive case study event. Learn what your college application will look like through an admission officer’s eyes and what matters most in the admission process.

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Nov 1 7:00am

International Student Drop-In

Drop in to this session to meet Senior Assistant Dean of Admission, Dev Devvrat, and ask him your questions about applying to Reed. Inquire about the application process and timeline, components of the application, and how financial aid works as an international student. Drop in to ask your question, and stay to hear what other people are thinking about.

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Nov 1 5:00pm

Reed in Context

Join Huy Trinh, Associate Dean of Admission, as he 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.

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Nov 3 6:00pm

Writing Your Personal Statement

In this interactive workshop, Duncan King, Assistant Dean of Admission, will help you think through essay topics, share tips on the writing and editing process, and break down examples of real college essays.

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Nov 6 11:00am

Understanding Financial Aid

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.

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Nov 9 6:00pm

Is Early Decision Right for Me?

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.

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Nov 9 8:00pm

International Student Drop-In

Drop in to this session to meet Senior Assistant Dean of Admission, Dev Devvrat, and ask him your questions about applying to Reed. Inquire about the application process and timeline, components of the application, and how financial aid works as an international student. Drop in to ask your question, and stay to hear what other people are thinking about.

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Nov 12 3:00pm

Student Panel

Current students will tell you about learning, living, and thriving at Reed—from Cheese Club and language houses to paper conferences and Gray Fund. Assistant Dean of Admission and Reed alum, Nell Scherfling '20, will moderate this session. Topics will include academics, residence halls, student life, clubs and organizations, and Portland.

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Milyon Trulove, Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

Nov 13 1:00pm

Application Study Hall with Milyon Trulove

Do you have lingering questions about the application process? Do you need a second opinion about your essay topic? Milyon Trulove, Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, is hosting a study hall! Join this session to ask him questions and hear his advice for finishing and submitting your college application.

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Virtual Visits

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Ongoing

Information Session

Hosted in real time by a Reed admission counselor, learn all about Reed—academics, student life, traditions, campus—and ask about anything else you'd like to know.

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Ongoing

Virtual Campus Tour

See Reed’s beautiful campus and learn more about academics and student life in this live virtual tour.

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Ongoing

Interview

An interview is a casual conversation with an admission counselor or student intern. This is an opportunity for us to get to know you better and for you to get some of your questions about Reed answered.

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Ongoing

Financial Aid Appointments

Do you have questions about applying for financial aid? Book an appointment to meet with a staff member to find out how financial aid works at Reed.

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ONGOING

High School Visits

Admission counselors are visiting schools all over the world to tell you about Reed and answer your questions. Find out when they will be visiting your area!

Reed in Your Area

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Ongoing

Ask the Faculty

Do you have questions about specific majors? Curious about the curriculum in Reed's conference-style classes? Submit your questions here to be connected to Reed professors.

Submit your Question

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Ongoing - seniors only

Alumni Meeting

Students can meet with alumni to hear about their college experience and how it shaped their life after Reed. Ask them questions about their favorite Reed traditions, career paths, and more!

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See Campus Online

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Live virtual tours

See Reed’s beautiful campus and learn more about academics and student life in this live virtual tour.

Take the tour

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Campus photo album

Look through dozens of photographs showing Reed's campus, classrooms, nuclear reactor, and dorms.

Flip through

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360º views of campus

Explore on your own by clicking through pictures from all around campus.

See Reed on Google Maps

Virtual Events Recordings

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Faculty events

Faculty members give a general overview and answer questions about their department.

Watch a recorded faculty event

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Panels

Watch what happens when faculty members get together to discuss their departments, classes, students and so much more.

Watch a recorded panel discussion

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Faculty-made videos

Our faculty members made these videos just for you - get to know more about a professor as they show you around their lab.

View a pre-recorded faculty video

For questions about virtual visit options, please email us at campus.visit@reed.edu. For accessibility requests, including real-time captioning, please contact Kelsey Platt, campus visit and event coordinator, at least one week prior to the event. Some accommodations may require time for the college to coordinate and having advance notice will help us to provide seamless access.