Events at Reed

  • trumpeteer playing
  • dancers
  • art exhibit
  • play scene
  • cast bowing

We look forward to welcoming you to campus for the array of lectures, concerts, plays, and other programming presented throughout the year. All events listed below are open to the public and are free, unless noted otherwise.

If you are planning to attend an event and need accommodations or assistance with access, please call conference and events planning at 503/777-7522.

Through August 15

Hauser Library Exhibition: Birds in Books

Viewing hours, Hauser Library flat cases

The variety and beauty of birds represented in books is amazing. From the well-thumbed bird guide to Thomas Bewick’s The History of British Birds, the feathered, winged, two-legged, warm-blooded, egg-laying vertebrates are illustrated in every conceivable way.


August 26

Lecture: Ivan Sutherland, "Computers Yet to Come"

7:30 p.m., Vollum lecture hall

Ivan Sutherland, visiting scientist at the Asynchronous Research Center, Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, Portland State University, will briefly review his history in computer graphics—a history that spans five decades—and will offer ideas about the structure of computers for the near future.


August 30–September 1

Shakespeare in the Parks: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

3 p.m., Great Lawn in front of Eliot Hall

Portland Actors Ensemble presents the perfect play for viewing on the lawn, A Midsummer's Night Dream, directed by Douglas Lay for the ensemble's 45th annual performance.