Campus Life

Community at Reed is built on inquiry, integrity, and the occasional giant runaway snowball. In other words, we take both learning and play seriously. You can publish a literary magazine, join a fire-spinning troupe, or taste cheeses—try them all. And it really is that easy to get involved at Reed; there are no invitations or tryouts for clubs and activities. So explore Reed canyon with your roommate or join a spontaneous campus dance party with classmates who become your best friends before the night is over. It’s all part of being a Reedie.

Live in a Community of Scholars

Engage in regular intellectual debates, brainstorm and build projects, and create lifelong friendships through residential life at Reed. Explore housing options and dining experiences that will make your time on campus extraordinary.

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Get Involved in Campus Life

Step into a community where everyone is welcomed and celebrated. At Reed, we don’t have fraternities, sororities, or varsity sports. Instead, you’ll encounter diverse student clubs inviting you to express yourself and discover your passions. Whether you want to learn to ski or join campus sustainability efforts, you’ll find endless opportunities to get involved and make deep connections with classmates.

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Student Life Resources at Reed College

Be a Part of the Reed Legacy

From the exhilarating celebration of Renn Fayre to the immersive learning experience of Paideia, these time-honored rituals foster a strong sense of community and create enduring memories. Explore the legacy—and make your mark at Reed College.

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Explore Portland and Beyond

Immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant culture and the Northwest’s great outdoors. Try something new at a food cart or venture to the stunning beaches and snowy mountains. Learn about our Gray Fund, which sponsors free activities all year.

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