New Students

Spring New Student Orientation

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.

Spring New Student Orientation will take place on January 17, 2023. Orientation is required for all incoming students. 

You are welcome to move to campus between Friday, January 13 and Monday, January 16. While there is no required Orientation programming during that time, you are welcome to participate in Paideia, Reed's annual festival of learning. 

The Orientation schedule is below. Any updates to the schedule will be made by January. 

*Denotes required sessions

Friday, January 13

9 a.m - 5 p.m.

New student check-in

New students living on campus can move in after 9 a.m. Check in is at the Residence Life offices at 28 West. Share your arrival information here

5 - 7 p.m.

New student welcome dinner - GCC, Room B

Commons will be closed Friday evening, so new students can join us for an optional group dinner (or grab and go) in the Gray Campus Center, Room B.


Saturday, January 14

All Day


Paideia is Reed’s annual festival of learning and will take place from January 14 – 22. Check for the daily schedule.


Sunday, January 15

All Day



Monday, January 16

All Day



Tuesday, January 17

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 - 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 - 2 p.m.

Lunch and Learn: Thriving in Reed's Academic Culture* - Trillium Multipurpose Room

  • 12 - 12:30 -- Lunch
  • 12:30 - 1:30 -- Academics at Reed presentation
  • 1:30 - 2 p.m. -- Meet the Registrar's office/registration Q&A

An introduction to Reed’s unique academic culture. Learn about our grading system, conference participation, and individual strategies for academic success. Lunch will be provided. 

2:15 - 3 p.m. 

Party Smarter, Not Harder* - Trillium Multipurpose Room

In this session, you will be introduced to the nuts and bolts of harm reduction and policies related to alcohol and other drug (AOD) use at Reed. You'll learn about norms and expectations of all community members, as well as resources for students.

3:15 - 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.