Events & Programs Newsletter for Reed Students
October 10, 2022
All events posted are Pacific Time (PT) unless otherwise noted.

Hello, Reedies! The newsletter will be be on hiatus next week for fall break, so in this issue we have listed all known events scheduled through October 31. Please check out all of the listings -- there are so many great opportunities to get involved and engage with other Reedies!

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 drawings: October 12 & 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

Gray Fund

Fall Break: Oregon Zoo Tickets

Interested in going to the Oregon Zoo during fall break? Sign up for the lottery to receive a free ticket and bus pass (if needed). Selected participants will have the option to bring a friend with them. 

October 18
1 pm 
Sign up here until 10/11 at 5 pm

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 
Sign up here starting 10/14 at 9 am 



Volunteer with SEEDS

Volunteer with SEEDS at All Saints Episcopal Church, which is located near Reed. They are a community dedicated to racial justice, allyship, and service to the most vulnerable and those in need. Volunteers will receive and move food from Oregon Food Bank and/or hand out groceries to neighbors. Volunteers must be able to work at a quick pace and carry items back and forth, and walk about half a mile to the Church (on the corner of Woodstock and Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.). We will leave Reed around 9:15 AM.

Anyone can sign up here! Email Sophia Oakley for more information.

October 14 
9:15 AM

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 18 at 4 PM: Lounge between Griffin & McKinley
October 24 at 1 PM: Eliot Hall room 218
October 27 at 11 AM: Anna Mann 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

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

Study Skills for STEM

Studying for STEM courses is much different than what you may do study for other courses. In this workshop, we will talk about taking a more active approach to studying that is needed when looking at problem sets, understanding procedures and concepts in STEM courses, and being prepared for exams in science and math courses.

October 11
3 - 4 PM
Zoom Link

Test Taking Strategies

Preparing for tests can be daunting. How do you study, what do you study, and how well do you know what you studied? In this workshop, we will attempt to answer these questions though strategic ways to study and help you prepare for upcoming tests.

October 20
1 -2 PM
Zoom Link

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 12, 19, 26
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 13 & 27
9 - 11 PM

October 14, 15, 28, 29
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 11 & 25
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Commons Breezeway (next to stairs)

October 13 & 27
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Student Center, Living Room

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 12, 19, 26
1:15 - 2:15 PM
Eliot 207


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 14 & 28
3 - 4 PM
South Lawn, in front of ODB/Winch
Register here

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.

October 14
1:15 - 2:15 PM

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 10/26 or when registration reaches capacity.

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

Student Events - New and Featured

SWANA Meeting Social

Stop by and meet people from Southwest Asia & North African backgrounds with snacks and drinks!

October 10
3 - 4 PM
Student Center Living Room

Honor Council Welcome Event

Come meet the members of honor council and find out more about what we do on campus!

October 11
5 - 7 PM 
Student Union

Anti-Procrastination Session

Do you have something you need to get done but just haven’t been able to get to it yet? Or maybe you just want to do homework in a scheduled, distraction-free zone. Whatever the case, STEMGeMs’ Anti-Procrastination Sessions can help! Throughout the rest of the semester STEMGeMs will hold study sessions (snacks included) that you can put on your calendar and even RSVP ( if you want that extra feeling of commitment. Feel free to bring STEM and non-STEM related work, as well as arrive/leave any time!

October 11
6 - 8 PM
Trillium Multipurpose Room

Sushi in the Sukkah

Come join Chabad making sushi in a sukkah to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Sukkot! You can eat yummy food, shake the lulav, and learn more about the holiday. The sukkah will be on the Quad outside of the GCC. 

October 13
5:30 - 7:30 PM

Spellbound Ball

Spellbound is basically a goth ball. Genres included are trad goth rock, synth rock, post-punk, industrial, and cold wave. Attire: the goth version of you. 

October 14
10 PM - 2 AM 
Student Union

Miami Ball

Come join LSU on the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month for Miami Ball!

October 15
10 PM - 2 AM
Student Union

Midnights Ball

A ball to celebrate and listen to "Midnights," the 10th Studio Album from Taylor Swift!

October 21
12 - 2 AM
Student Union

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

Oktoberfest Beer Garden

First Beer Garden of the year for the 21+!

October 28
6 PM - 12 AM
Commons Patio

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

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

Student club weekly gatherings

Photography Club Weekly Meeting

Photography club is meeting every Monday!

October 10, 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 10, 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 11, 18, 25
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 11 & 25
6 - 7 PM
Eliot 207

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 12 & 26
7 - 8 PM
Vollum 234

Restorative Justice Coalition Office Hours

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

October 12 & 26
11 AM - 1 PM
GCC Patio

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 13 & 27
8:30 PM - 2 AM
GCC, Pool Hall

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 13 & 27
7 PM - 8:30 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. 

October 14 & 28
6:15 - 7:15 PM 
PAB 128

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 14 & 28
6 PM - 7:30 PM
PAB 240

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 (

October 14 & 28
6 - 9 PM
PAB 332

Reed Forum for Foreign Affairs

Join us at our meeting to discuss global affairs!

October 14 & 21
7 - 8 PM
Eliot 216

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.

October 16, 23, 30
4:30 - 6 PM 
Psych 108

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 22 & 29
5:30 - 6:30 PM 
PAB 332

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


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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