Orientation 2018

Mid-year Orientation:
January 15–17, 2019

Welcome, new students! Reed’s Orientation program will help you explore the range of academic and co-curricular opportunities offered at Reed. You will be able to meet your classmates, get your bearings, and begin to settle in to life at Reed.

Freshman class photo

A note from the Orientation staff

Before you arrive, read through this site carefully. It is important that you check the Getting Started at Reed page and complete the necessary forms—this information is time sensitive.

Getting started Forms

Please contact the Office for Student Engagement for more information.

Important dates

Tuesday, January 15

  • Check-in from 1 to 5 p.m. at 28 West (on SE 28th Ave.)
    Please email your arrival time to Kristin Holmberg so we can be appropriately staffed to meet you.
  • Evening social event

Wednesday, January 16

  • Placement exams (if applicable)
  • Advising and course registration

Thursday, January 17

  • Afternoon resource tour 


We are committed to providing equal access for all to our programs and facilities. We will do our best to provide reasonable accommodation for mobility and nonmobility disabilities. If you have questions or accommodation requests, please contact staff in the student engagement office by January 3.

Trans* and gender nonconforming at Reed FAQ

The Office for Inclusive Community has created an FAQ that addresses many common questions about housing assignments, ID cards, healthcare, and preferred names. Feel free to contact Dayspring Mattole with any additional questions or concerns.

Contact us

Student engagement office