Reed College Orientation 2015

Orientation: August 25–30

Welcome to all new students! Reed's Orientation program will help you 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

This website can answer many of your questions and assist you in preparing for your first semester. Check back often!

Important Dates

Friday, August 21
Outdoor, Peer Mentor, International, and SEEDS Odyssey
Check in 1–5 p.m.
Tuesday, August 25
Student Orientation and Parent Orientation
Check in 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Monday, August 31
First day of classes.

A Note from the Orientation Staff

Welcome to Reed! Before you arrive, please read this site carefully to find out everything you need to know about New Reedie Orientation and our Odyssey programs. It is especially important that you check the Getting Started at Reed section and complete the necessary forms online—this section is time sensitive.

While some of the information on this site is separated into student and parent sections, please take some time to look at each others’ sections so you understand how the parent and student programming works together. Feel free to contact the Orientation or student activities offices for more information.

See you in August!
—The 2015 Orientation Staff


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, please contact the Orientation staff by August 1.

Trans* and Gender Nonconforming FAQ

We know you will have lots of questions about housing assignments, ID cards, and preferred names. The Office for Inclusive Community has created an FAQ that will answer many of your questions. Feel free to contact Dayspring Mattole with any other questions. 

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Student activities office

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