Planning a Visit
The admission office is open during the week from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on select Saturdays in both the fall and spring. Information sessions and campus tours are available throughout the year—when you request a visit online, you will select a specific date and time.
On Monday, February 16, 2015, join us for Junior Visit Day, an exploration of the college admission process. Need some financial aid myths busted? Wondering how to write a personal statement? High school juniors and their families can visit Reed and take workshops from our experienced admission counselors on these and other topics. Ask questions and get answers while experiencing Reed’s campus, including lunch and an info session -- plus tours of our campus, our brand new Performing Arts Building, and our student-operated nuclear reactor. Please see this draft of the schedule (subject to change) for more information. This event is for high school juniors only.
Reed Admit Days (RAD)
We welcome our newly admitted students to join us for Reed Admit Days (RAD) and discover what makes the Reed community so unique! You'll see our conference classes in action, talk with faculty and students, and discover the academic departments that inspire you. Between activities, wander the thesis tower and find the oldest thesis in residence, absorb the natural surroundings with a hike in the canyon, or sip in the coffeehouses while watching Reed dogs at play on the Quad. A truly impressive Reedie-to-be may even find the Doyle Owl. Learn about student activities, residence life, financial aid, and a variety of on-campus services.
The main day of events is Monday, April 13. Limited space is available to spend the night on either Sunday, April 12 or Monday, April 13.
At Discover Reed, our fall preview day, you’ll get the most in-depth introduction to the college we offer. Students and parents will have access to special tours of the canyon and nuclear reactor, panels on everything from academics to applications to life outside the classroom, lunch with current students, and open houses with offices including career services and academic support. (Take a look at the 2014 schedule.) High school seniors may also register for a slumber-party style night in the dorm that includes special evening events. Discover Reed is currently closed, but look for it again next year.
Reed Overnight Multicultural Experience (ROME)
ROME (November 6-8, 2014), one of two multicultural visit programs organized by Reed, is a fly-in event held each fall for US high school seniors from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds (students of African, Asian, Latino, Native American, and Pacific Island descent). The program invites 35-to-40 high school seniors from around the US to campus for a three-day, two-night exploration of Reed and the City of Portland. To learn more, visit our multicultural visit program page or email us.