Orientation 2019

Orientation: August 26–September 1, 2019

Welcome to all new students! Reed’s Orientation program will help you begin to explore the range of academic and co-curricular opportunities at Reed. You will have fun, 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, please read this site carefully to find out everything you need to know about New Reedie Orientation. It is especially important that you check the Getting Started at Reed page and complete the necessary forms—this information is time sensitive.

Feel free to contact the Orientation or student engagement offices for more information.

Getting started Forms

Important dates

Tuesday, August 20
Peer Mentor Program & International Student Orientation students arrive
Friday, August 23
1-5 p.m., Outdoor & SEEDS Program participants arrive for check-In
Saturday, August 24
Experiences begin
Monday, August 26
Experiences conclude, late afternoon
New Reedie check-in, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Kaul Auditorium
This check-in is for students who did not attend a Pre-Orientation Program
Parent and Family Orientation check-In, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Kaul Auditorium
Tuesday, August 27
Parent and Family Orientation concludes, 6 p.m.
Sunday, September 1
Orientation concludes, evening
Monday, September 2
Labor Day
Tuesday, September 3
First day of fall classes


We are committed to providing equal access for all to our programs and facilities. We will do our best to provide reasonable accommodation of mobility and non-mobility disabilities. If you have questions, or accommodation requests, please contact the Orientation staff by August 1.

Gender Inclusive Resources & FAQ

The Office for Inclusive Community has created an FAQ that addresses many common questions about housing assignments, ID cards, healthcare, and preferred names. You can also find more detailed information about name, gender, and pronoun updates on the diversity page. Feel free to contact Dayspring Mattole with any additional questions or concerns.

Translation Services

We will be providing translation services during three of our key Parent and Family Orientation events. Please contact us by August 1 to make requests.

Contact us

Student engagement office