New Students

Overview

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

Spring New Student Orientation will take place January 15 - 18, 2022

*Denotes a required orientation session

Friday, January 14

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – New student move-in

New students living on campus can move in after 9 a.m. 

 

5 – 7 p.m. – New student welcome dinner Gray Campus Center, Room B

Join us for an optional group dinner in the Gray Campus Center, Room B. 

            

Saturday, January 15

12– 2 p.m. – Lunch and Learn:* - Trillium Multipurpose Room

  • Meet Reed’s Accountability Groups
  • Meet Student Senate

Meet members from Reed’s Student Government as well as our three Accountability Groups, which help students navigate situations of conflict and interpersonal harm. Lunch will be provided.

 

3 - 4 p.m. – Campus Tour*

Meet in front of the Commons for a tour of campus.

 

Sunday, January 16

All Day – Paideia

Paideia is Reed’s annual festival of learning and will take place from January 15 – 23. Check events.reed.edu for the daily schedule.

 

Monday, January 17

All Day – Paideia

Paideia is Reed’s annual festival of learning and will take place from January 15 – 23. Check events.reed.edu for the daily schedule.

 

4 - 5 p.m. - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Engagement Keynote Address - Vollum Lecture Hall

In his keynote address titled “Black and Red Power,” guest speaker Dr. Kyle T. Mays will be discussing how Black and Indiginous radicals during the Black and Red power era imagined a society that values human life in the aftermath of settler colonialism and white supremacy. RSVP using the link above.

 

Tuesday, January 18

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Consent and Title IX at Reed* - Aspen Multipurpose Room

With staff and student advocates, discuss sexual socialization, what active and affirmative consent looks like, and ways to combat the perpetration of violence on campus. You will also learn about Reed’s obligations under Title IX and Oregon law. Breakfast will be provided.

 

10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Academic Advising

You will be sent instructions about when and where to meet your academic adviser via email prior to this session. 

 

12:30 – 2 p.m. – Lunch and Learn:* - Trillium Multipurpose Room

  • Thriving in Reed’s Academic Culture
  • Meet the Registrar’s Office

An introduction to Reed’s unique academic culture. Learn about our grading system, conference participation, and individual strategies for academic success. You will also have time to register for classes during this session, if you have not already done so. Lunch will be provided. 

 

3 – 4 p.m. – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Community at Reed* - Trillium Multipurpose Room

In this session, you will learn about the diversity of experiences and identities in Reed’s incoming class and begin to build an inclusive community with each other. We will be discussing concepts of power, privilege, and identity and practice skills for authentically engaging across difference.