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.
At Discover Reed (Monday, October 12, 2015), our fall preview day, students get the most in-depth introduction to the college we offer, including special tours of the canyon and research reactor, panels on everything from academics to applications, to life outside the classroom, lunch with current students, and open houses with offices like Life Beyond Reed 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 registration will be available online in mid-August.
ROME (November 5-7, 2015), 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.
Junior Visit Day
Junior Visit Day is 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 info sessions—plus tours of our campus and our brand new Performing Arts Building. This event is open to current high school juniors only.
We welcome our newly admitted students to join us for Reed Admit Day (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. Learn about student activities, residence life, financial aid, and a variety of on-campus services.
Admitted students living more than 100 miles from Reed are welcome to spend one night as a guest in a residence hall. If you are within 100 miles of Reed and want to stay overnight on campus, please make arrangements to do so on another night in April.