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.
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.
Student Life Resources at Reed College
See the steps we are taking to make Reed a place where you can feel supported and empowered to be yourself. Join our efforts to make positive changes in our community.
Whether you need help managing stress or getting medical care, you’ll have access to resources on and off campus to ensure you stay mentally and physically healthy.
Discover a supportive community that will help your transition to life in the U.S. We provide peer mentors, cultural programming, immigration advising, and more.
We’ll help connect you to jobs, whether it’s on-campus student work or off-campus Federal Work-Study positions.
Your safety is our priority, and our Community Safety Officers work to maintain a safe campus community. Learn about the services they provide to make Reed a secure environment.
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.
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.