Events & Programs Newsletter for Reed Students
October 24, 2022
All events posted are Pacific Time (PT) unless otherwise noted.

Welcome back to campus, Reedies! We hope you had a wonderful fall break. 

As always, don't forget to click on the 'view entire message' link at the bottom of this email so that you don't miss out on any of the clipped listings.

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Office for Student Engagement

Transfer and Non-Traditional Student Union Movie Ticket Giveaways

Every other week, the Transfer and Non-Traditional Student Union will be giving away tickets and transportation to local movie theaters. Winners can use the tickets whenever they want! Note: You must be a transfer or non-traditional student to win. Each winner will receive two tickets, redeemable at Regal Cinemas. We will randomly select three winners each week.

Next lottery drawing: October 26
Sign up here

A Student Engagement Program Board Halloween!

Join the Student Engagement Program Board for an afternoon of pumpkin carving, Halloween-themed desserts and drinks, spooky Jack Box games, and more! 

October 28
2 - 4 PM
Aspen Multipurpose Room

Open Mic Night

Join the Student Engagement Program Board for Open Mic Night! Musical performances, comedy, poetry, etc. are welcome. Sign-up begins at 6:30pm! 

November 4
7 - 9 PM
Eliot Chapel

Gray Fund

Purrington's Cat Lounge

Join the Gray Fund team for a cat loving afternoon! Do you love cats? Do you want to be in a room full of cats? Maybe you like coffee? Coffee and cats? Space is limited. 

October 30
2 pm 
Enter the lottery here before 10/24 at 5 PM 


Fall Craft Tabling

Stop by the GCC Patio for a free fall craft courtesy of the Gray Fund! Embroidery, macrame, crystal, and flower paper kits will be available. Quantities are limited. 

November 3
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
GCC Patio



Student Life Office

Dr. K's Drop-In Hours

Meet with Karnell McConnell-Black, VP for Student Life, to discuss anything you have in mind.

October 24 at 1 PM: Eliot Hall room 218
October 27 at 11 AM: Anna Mann lobby
October 31 at 3:30 PM: Quad (rain location: GCC lobby)


First Year Experience

FYE Presents: Pip's Donuts and Chai

Welcome back from break! Join the First Year Experience team as the Pip's Donut truck comes to campus. We will have free donuts, coffee, and chai. This event is open to everyone, not just first year students! 

October 25
9 - 11 AM
Outside Canyon Cafe

FYE Presents: DIY Terrarium Building

Build your very own terrarium with the help of Terrarium Club during this special event, brought to you by the First Year Experience team. (This event is open to all Reedies, but first year students are particularly encouraged to attend.)

We will provide all the supplies, but if you have a jar you would like to use, feel free to bring it.  

Drop in starting at 6:30 PM, while supplies last! 

November 2
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Student Union

President's Office

Halloween Treats

Please stop by the President's Office on Halloween for a cookie and a cup of warm apple cider! Costumes encouraged, but definitely not required. 

October 31
10 AM - 3 PM
Eliot 312

Office of Academic Support

Incorporating Feedback

Often we receive feedback, and it can be daunting to figure out how to decipher it, incorporate it and figure out if we are improving. We will talk about common feedback you may have received from your 4-week or upcoming 8-week comments, and how to use the feedback in your current (or future) classes to grow as a student and scholar at Reed.

October 26
1 - 2 PM
Zoom Link


SHARE Mixed Media Journaling Group

Mixed media journaling uses highly tactile, often messy materials. Developing a practice can help explore feelings and process experiences informally and nonverbally. For a basic demonstration on how someone might use the process, start here: Mental Health Art Journaling (YouTube)

Supplies provided. No experience necessary. 
Trauma-informed, advocate-facilitated. Drop-ins welcome!
Contact for more information

October 26 & November 2
7 - 9 PM

SHARE Lounge

SHARE Lounge is a calm space to take a breather, enjoy some tea and a cookie, play a game, and/ or chat with friendly Night Owls & Advocates. All folks are welcome, sober or intoxicated, as long as they leave their substances at the door. 

Thursdays 9 - 11 PM
Fridays & Saturdays 10 PM - 1 AM

October 27 & November 3
9 - 11 PM

October 28, 29 &
November 4, 5
10 PM - 1 AM

Center for Life Beyond Reed

CLBR Drop in Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays

CLBR staff are offering advising services during their drop-in hours. If you're looking to have your resume reviewed, want advice on grad school and fellowship applications, or just don't know how to get started in seeking internship opportunities...come see us! On Tuesdays, find us at the Commons Breezeway. On Thursdays, find us at the Student Center. 

October 25 & November 1
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Commons Breezeway (next to stairs)

October 27 & November 3
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Student Center, Living Room

Prexy Haunted House

We asked our students via Instagram, and it was a resounding YES!!! CLBR is excited to transform the spookiest house on campus to a truly ghoulish spot. 👀

👻 Join us, in your best scary-szn ootn. 🧟‍♂️

We'll bring the candy, you just bring yourself (and a few friends)! Activities, endless scary movies, music and giveaways abound.

October 31
7 - 10 PM

Health & Counseling Center (HCC)

Black and African Mental Health Wellness Forum

Black at Reed is a mental health, support, and well-being Workshop and Forum for Black and African students. Last semester, we did "What It Means To Be Black." This semester, we are Back and Black at Reed, a forum for students who are a part of the Black and African diaspora. This semester we reclaim our space; we take up space and are unapologetic. Come meet new friends and reconnect with old ones. Let us get through this rigorous school year together.

October 26 & November 2
1:15 - 2:15 PM
Eliot 207


Radical Embodiment Workshop 

This workshop combines reflection, art, discussion, and skill-building. We will explore our body narratives and cultivate awareness, empowerment, connection, and community.

We will work to create a space that centers fat, disabled, BIPOC, queer and trans students, with a focus on body liberation.

This is not clinical therapy, and not intended to replace clinical therapy or treatment, but a space to explore, connect, and empower. 

Please plan to attend all four sessions of the series. Pre-registration is required for participation. Registration closes on 10/25 or when registration reaches capacity.

October 26 &
November 2, 9, 16
3 - 4:30 PM
Register by 10/25

Nature-Based Mindfulness Experiences 

We will offer nature-based mindfulness experiences that can be modified depending on attendee preferences and accessibility needs. These practices will either be stationary or mindful walking experiences. The focus will be to strengthen your relationship with the land and nature and to transition from “thinking” to “sensing” and from “doing” to “being,” which will help facilitate nonjudgmental, present-moment focus, connection, self-reflection, and centering. We meet weekly on Fridays. 

October 28 & November 4
3 - 4 PM
South Lawn, in front of ODB/Winch
Register here

Student Events - New and Featured

Dia de Los Muertos Altar

The MRC will have a Day of the Dead Altar to honor any loved ones and friends who have passed whom you would like to celebrate. The altar will be up from Oct 23 - Nov 6, so please come and share a photo, flowers, or other offerings during this time. Anyone in the community is welcome to participate, but please be respectful to the Mexican and Latine community when doing so.

On November 1 the MRC will pass out hot chocolate and pan de muerto in front of the altar from 2-4 PM. For inquiries contact: or

October 24 - November 6
GCC, Commons Breezeway (next to stairs)

Oktoberfest Beer Garden

First Beer Garden of the year for the 21+!

October 28
6 PM - 12 AM
Commons Patio

Amateur Drag and Movie Screening for Non-Profits

Reed students are invited to attend an amateur drag show followed by a screening of Little Shop of Horrors (1986). Doors open at 6PM. Entry and concessions will be free of charge for students. At the event students are strongly encouraged to make donations to any of our affiliated nonprofits: United We Dream, Black and Beyond the Binary Collective, and National Korean American Service & Education Consortium. 

October 28
6 - 9:30 PM

Halloween SPOOKTACULAR and Costume Party

Welcome Ghouls, Ghasts, and Gheists, to a night of spectacular frights! There will be a costume competition with prizes, spooky tunes, good vibes, and fun things to do. 

October 29
10 PM - 2 AM
Student Union

Parade of the Undead Halloween Fire Show

It's fire. It's spooky. What more do you need? Come watch WMD, Reed College's fire-spinning troupe, perform in their Halloween Show: A Parade of the Undead.

October 29
7 - 9 PM
Student Union Porch

Caffeine Lounge: Witches Brew

Come visit Caffeine Lounge! For this special Halloween-themed event we will be giving out three different kinds of specialty tea, as well as Pumpkin cream cold foam cold brews, and specialty brewed coffee! We are here to chill and have fun, and you will have the option to learn a little as well. :)

October 30
11:30 AM - 2 PM

Pool Hall Formal

The Pool Hall Formal is Reed's fanciest occasion, where we get dressed to the nines, play in the biggest pool tournament of the semester, and party until the wee hours of the morning!

November 4
8 PM - 6 AM
GCC, Pool Hall

Student club weekly gatherings

Reed Academic Quizbowl Practice

Come join the Reed Quizbowl team as we practice tournament style gameplay! 

October 24 & 31
7:30 - 9:30 PM
PAB 130

Greenboard Meeting

Greenboard meets weekly to discuss campus sustainability efforts & work towards a more sustainable Reed!

October 24 & 31
5 - 6 PM
GCC, Info Shop

Photography Club Weekly Meeting

Photography club is meeting every Monday!

October 24 & 31
4:30 - 6 PM
Trillium Multipurpose Room

Writer's Bloc

Are you a creative writer interested in connecting with other writers on campus? Do you want to talk shop, workshop, or just sit down and finish that piece that's been on your to-do list for six months? Find us on Monday nights to do just that!

OCTOBER 24 & 31
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Vollum 120

Femmes and Themmes Night

Pool Hall should be a safe and welcoming space for everyone!! Reedie gals and non-binary pals are always welcome, but cordially invited to come Tuesday nights and take over the space :) come to practice pool or just hang out! 

October 25 & November 1
8 - 10 PM
GCC, Pool Hall

Finance & Investment Club

Reed College's student-run resource for learning about and engaging with the world of financial services. Together we analyze stocks, evaluate our portfolio, learn about investing, and make industry connections.

October 25 & November 1
6 - 7 PM
Eliot 207

Philosophy Club Meeting

In this metaphysics meeting, we will be discussing holes. An optional reading by David Lewis is available on the discord channel:

October 25
7:30 - 9 PM 
Eliot 314

Restorative Justice Coalition Office Hours

Come talk to RJ and learn about what we do on campus to support the REED COMMUNITY! 

October 26 & November 2
11 AM - 1 PM
GCC Patio

Weekly peer support group

Mental Health at Reed is a peer-led support group for Reed students experiencing mental health problems. At meetings, we check in about how we’re doing and chat about what it’s like to experience mental health problems at Reed, how to cope, accessing resources on and off campus, and more. Our goal is to support one another by listening to others' experiences and sharing our own. All students are welcome, regardless of whether they have a diagnosed disorder or identify as someone with a mental illness. 

October 26 & November 2
7 - 8 PM
Vollum 234

REED YDSA General Meeting

Join Reed YDSA and organize with us for a socialist future on campus and beyond! Fill out our interest form to get involved!

October 27 & November 3
7 PM - 8:30 PM
PAB 332

Pool Hall Tournament

Players of all skill levels are welcome to hang out and compete in our weekly tournaments every Thursday night. Sign ups are at 8:30, play starts at 9:00.

October 27 & November 3
8:30 PM - 2 AM
GCC, Pool Hall

K-Pop Dance Club

We learn K-pop dances, work on original choreographies, host dance workshops, and do performances! Besides K-pop covers, we will also provide stretching/conditioning classes for dancers of all skill levels. If you are a k-pop fan or want to try out dance classes in a welcoming environment, then come join us!

October 28 & November 4
6 PM - 7:30 PM
PAB 240

Reed Tango Club Practica

A weekly práctica that provides a safe and welcoming space for Reedies to dance Argentine tango. No experience is necessary! Experienced and inexperienced students practice with and teach each other. The club functions as both a supplement to the Reed PE Tango course as well as a standalone organization that facilitates further learning at Reed and off-campus sites. 

October 28 & November 4
6:15 - 7:15 PM 
PAB 128

Chess Club

Are you interested in playing chess? Then join chess club! For more info, join our mailing list by contacting Conor ( or Kellen (

October 28 & November 4
6 - 9 PM
PAB 332

Musical Theater Appreciation Club

Do you enjoy watching/listening to musical theater? If so, come to Musical Theater Appreciation Club: A New Club! This club is like a casual book club where we listen to an album, and come together to discuss, listen, and/or even watch a filmed version if one exists. This first meeting will be mostly introductions and discussion about what musicals we love, like, and hate.

October 29 & November 5
5:30 - 6:30 PM 
PAB 332

Gryphon Group AA

The Gryphon Group of Alcoholics Anonymous is an open meeting that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 - 8:15 PM via Zoom and in person on Sundays from 4:30 - 6 PM. We welcome all who seek to know more about alcoholism. We share our experience, strength and hope. Gryphon was founded by Reed students in 1982. As an open meeting, we invite all who seek answers to addictions.

October 30 & November 6
4:30 - 6 PM 
Psych 108

Smash Bros / Video Game Night

Come to ARG's Smash Bros Night for a night of gaming and fun! No experience needed, bring a switch controller if you have one! Tournaments start at 6:30, and other video games will occasionally be available to play such as Mario Kart, Jack box, and more!

November 6
6 - 9 PM 
Vollum Lounge


For more information on how to plan an eventstart a club or organization or how to submit an event to this newsletter, please visit our website! 

We would love to include your events in our next issue. Register your virtual or in-person event in the IRIS Student Events Portal to share your event information! Make sure your event is approved by Wednesday morning for inclusion in the following Monday newsletter.


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