New Students

Orientation Overview

Orientation is an exciting time for you to explore Reed's academic programs, resources, and cocurricular opportunities as well as meet your peers and get to know campus.

Fall New Student Orientation took place from  August 22 to 28, 2022. 

Below is an overview of the Orientation week schedule for fall 2022. View the "Session Recordings" page to view videos of the required Orientation sessions. 

*Notes a required Orientation session

Monday, Aug. 22

New student move-in*

Sign-up for a move-in time slot on IRIS

First night experience in the residence halls

Your first residence hall meeting and a chance to meet fellow new students. Masks are required at this session. 

Tuesday, Aug. 23


The official welcome for all incoming students, new faculty, and parents. 

Party Smarter, Not Harder*

An introduction to harm reduction, campus policies about alcohol and other drugs, and norms and expectations of your new community. Masks are required at this session. 

Additional experiences may include:

  • Library and PARC open house
  • Tours of the Multicultural Resource Center
  • Department open houses
  • Commons 101
  • Gray Campus Center Open House

Wednesday, Aug. 24

Meet Reed’s Accountability Groups*

An introduction to the ways in which the Reed community navigates situations of conflict and interpersonal harm. Masks are required at this session. 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion: Community at Reed*

Learn about the diversity of experiences and identities of the first-year class and begin to build an inclusive community with each other. Masks are required at this session. 

Additional experiences may include:

  • In-person placement exams (if needed)
  • Transfer and Non-Traditional student lunch
  • Student work drop-in hours
  • Campus movie night

Thursday, Aug. 25

Meet with faculty advisers*

You will receive an email with appointment information on Monday, Aug. 22

Register for classes*

After meeting with your faculty adviser, you will register for fall and spring classes

Consent Talks*

Returning students will lead incoming students in discussions of sexual socialization, what active and affirmative consent, and creating a safe campus community. Masks are required at this session. 

Additional experiences may include:

  • Tours of the campus nuclear reactor
  • Tours of the Reed Pantry
  • Sports Center open house

Friday, Aug. 26

Title IX: An Introduction to Supports, Options, and Resources*

A brief overview of the college’s obligations under Title IX and Oregon law, including supports and resources available to students. Masks are required at this session. 

Thriving in Reed’s Academic Culture*

A lively discussion with faculty members about Reed’s academic culture. Masks are required at this session. 

Additional experiences may include:

  • Students of Color lunch
  • Disability and Accessibility Resources info session
  • Student work fair
  • Information session for first generation and low-SES Reedies
  • Mocktail event with the Office for Student Engagement

Saturday, Aug. 27 and Sunday, Aug. 28

Weekend activities will include social events hosted by student groups, opportunities for off-campus exploration, and events to meet others and build community.

Monday, Aug. 29

Fall classes begin!