Events & Programs Newsletter for Reed Students
September 12, 2022
All events posted are Pacific Time (PT) unless otherwise noted.

Hello, Reedies! This newsletter edition is a long one! There are so many opportunities to get involved on campus, connect with others, and take care of yourselves in these coming weeks. Please be sure to click on the 'view entire message' link at the bottom of this email to view all of the listings.

As a reminder, this newsletter highlights events hosted by student organizations and select Reed departments during the next two weeks. Please be sure to check out for other events organized by academic departments.

If you have questions, please reach out to 
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Office for Student Engagement

Trivia Night

Join the Student Engagement Program Board (SEPB) for a night of pub-style trivia, prizes and free drinks! Click here to register your team in advance. Registration is not required, just highly encouraged. 

September 16
7 PM - 8:30 PM
Student Union

Gray Fund

Drag Bingo

Gray Fund and First-Year Experiences present Drag Brunch + Bingo featuring Portland-based drag queen, Peachy Springs! Participants will partake in 4 rounds of bingo and enjoy musical performances by Peachy! Free catered brunch. Fun prizes! 

Space is limited. Click here to sign up for the lottery. Lottery closes on 9/16 at 5pm.

11 AM - 1:30 PM


Improv Series w/ Nicholas Kessler

Synergize, Capitalize, Improvise! 

Learn the heart-pounding, thrilling skills of spinning straw into gold, and building comedy in an instant. Join Gray Fund for a 3-part series of improv workshop or join just one or two!

September 25
1 - 3 PM
Vollum Lounge

Gray Fund Outdoors: Portland Thorns Game

Watch as the Portland Thorns, PDX's women's professional soccer team, kick it off against Racing Louisville in Portland's Providence Park stadium! Whether you're a die hard soccer fan, or just in it for one night of screaming fans, greasy stadium food, and stunning professional sports, it's gonna be a great time! 

September 21
6 - 10 PM
SIGN-UP BY 9/15 at 3 PM

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.

September 13 at 11:15 AM: Quad
September 16 at 1 PM: Trillium
September 21 at 2 PM: Eliot 218

First Year Experience (FYE)

HUM Paper Tutoring

Hum tutors will be available in the residence hall lobbies to help with last minute writing assistance. They are available to help with all steps of the writing process, so bring your laptop and your questions!

September 16
7 - 9 PM

Health & Counseling Center (HCC)

Play Break

Play Break is an emotional-social break for wellness through play. The idea comes from play therapy's effect on individuals with trauma and anxiety. Learning and engaging become an enjoyable experience when you use to play as an intervention. Playing is really just problem-solving satisfyingly for the user. While this isn't structured play therapy, it is a play intervention for stress, anxiety, and trauma.

There will be board games and there will be cards. You can learn a new game or teach us your favorite. Join us for a break, play, and decompression. Maybe even laughter.

September 16
1:15 - 2:15 PM


Ecotherapy Workshop 

This workshop is skills based and experiential. We will be exploring mindfulness skills and practicing mindfulness in nature-settings to strengthen your relationship with nature and the land, as well as identify metaphors in nature to facilitate self-reflection. Themes of connection and reciprocity will be explored. Two sessions will be skills-focused instruction outdoors and two sessions will be outdoor experiential sessions. 
This is a four-part series, so please plan to attend all four sessions if you register. Pre-registration is required. Registration will close on 9/16, or after registration has reached capacity. Once you have been registered, we will email you materials and information. All students are welcome.

October 4 & 11
3 - 4 PM
Register before 9/16

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.

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

Please note that this is not clinical therapy, and not intended to replace clinical therapy or treatment, but a space to explore, connect, and empower. To receive assistance connecting with a therapist and/or treatment team for body and eating-related support, please contact the HCC for resources. 

This is a four-part series, so please plan on attending all four sessions. Pre-registration is required for participation in this workshop. Registration will close on 9/16, or after registration has reached capacity. All students are welcome.

September 21 & 28
October 5 & 12
3 - 4 PM
Register by 9/16

Nature-Based Mindfulness Experiences 

We will offer a variety of 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. If we decide to engage in a walking experience on the Reed campus, the pace will be slow and the focus will be on engaging your senses. The paths may be uneven/muddy. The focus of these practices 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 will meet weekly on Fridays. 

3 - 3:45 PM
South Lawn, in front of ODB/Winch
Register here

Academic Support

Time Management for New Semester

Time is a non-renewable resource - and you only have so much time to do all the things you want to do once you do the things you have to do. How do you make time to get all your readings done? When can you study - and still make time to enjoy your time with friends? Come to this workshop to discuss strategies for effective time management, ways to plan for the things you have to do, so that you have time to do the things you want to do.

2 - 3 PM


Red Cross Blood Drive

Blood drives are back!  Join us for the 1st Fall 2022 blood drive hosted by SEEDS and Pre-Health Club! This semester we are partnering with the American Red Cross to host this on-campus blood drive for Reedies and the community members around Reed!

Plan ahead and schedule your blood donation appointment on the designated Red Cross website Once your appointment is scheduled, you will be asked to complete the RapidPass questionnaire on the day of your appointment.  Please bring your photo ID. Walk-ins are welcomed, but not guaranteed.

September 13
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Student Union


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

September 14 & 21
7 - 9 PM

Athletics, Fitness, and Outdoor Programs

Pizza, Reel Rock, and Climbing

Come hang at the outdoor center, eat free pizza, watch crazy climber documentaries, and do some climbing!

September 23
7:30 - 9 PM
Athletics center, Outdoor Center

Student clubs & Organizations

Aquarium Care Training

Have you ever wanted pets on campus? The Marine Biology Club is hosting saltwater aquarium training sessions! We will discuss the care of our 55 gallon saltwater aquarium, then complete a mock weekly maintenance and water change as a group.  Attend if you would like to help the Marine Biology Club care for our animals, or if you would like training in caring for saltwater aquariums of your own! 

SEPTEMBER 12, 6 - 7 PM
SEPTEMBER 17, 3 - 4 PM

Writers 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!

September 12, 19, 26
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Vollum 120

KRRC DJ Training

People interested in having a radio show in KRRC during the fall—come to DJ training to sign up for a slot! We'll show you how to blast tunes and share your voice over the airwaves in our beloved station.

September 13 & 14
6 - 8 PM
Student Union

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!

September 13 & 20
5 PM - 6:30 PM
PAB 240

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.

September 14 & 21
6 - 7 PM
Eliot 207

Restorative Justice Coalition Office Hours

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

September 14 
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 other’s 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. 

September 14 & 21
7 - 8 PM
Vollum 234

Weapons of Mass Distraction (WMD) Practice

WMD’s weekly practice. Weapons of Mass Distraction is always happy to welcome new members of any (in)experience level. Props, fuel, and music provided. Come talk to us and learn how to play with fire safely!

September 15 & 22 
9 - 11 PM
Student Union

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!

September 15 & 22
7 PM - 8:30 PM
PAB 332

Music Collaboration Club

Are you a singer, rapper, producer, or instrumentalist who wants to make original music? This is a collaborative club where different creatives can come together to make music. This club is meant for people to build connections and learn from each other. Anyone with interest in music is welcome! You can join our discord server here 

September 16
3 - 4 PM
PAB 131

Mahjong Night

Students will gather to play mahjong and enjoy snacks together. No experience is required! 

September 16
6 PM - 8:30 PM 
PAB 104

Giant Worm Improv Auditions

Are you silly and/or goofy? Do you want to make your teammates look good? Think you're ready to join this group? If yes, come to Giant Worm auditions!

September 16
7 - 10 PM
Eliot 314

Dance Yrself Clean

A Reed tradition - indie music from the 2000s and 2010s to dance yrself clean to!

September 16
10 PM - 2 AM
Student Union

Chess Club

Are you interested in playing chess? Then join chess club! We meet weekly, but times are still TBD. For more info, join our mailing list by contacting Conor ( or Kellen (

September 16 & 23
6 - 9 PM
PAB 332

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. 

September 16 & 23
6:15 - 7:15 PM 
PAB 128

Art and Clothes Swap/Sale

The Grove HA's are throwing an art and clothes swap/sale so that all wonderful Reedies can make a couple extra bucks before school really kicks off! 

It is completely free to sign up and students will get a table to have all their student art, creations, clothes, baked goods, propagated plants, and astrological/tarot/palmistry to be traded for other cool items or sold! 

September 17
12 - 4 PM
Grove Quad

Gryphon Group AA

The Gryphon Group of Alcoholics Anonymous is an open meeting that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8:15pm via Zoom and in person on Sundays from 4:30-6pm. 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.

September 18 & 25
4:30 PM - 6 PM 
Psych 108


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 you submit by Wednesday morning for inclusion in the following Monday newsletter.


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