Events & Programs Newsletter for Reed Students
September 26, 2022
All events posted are Pacific Time (PT) unless otherwise noted.

Hello, Reedies! Hold onto your seats for another hefty newsletter! This one is full of dynamic events and involvement opportunities. Please 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.

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

Field Day

Join the Student Engagement Program Board for an afternoon of elementary school-style field day activities such as a sack race, pie eating contest, and more! Free snacks and drinks.

September 30
3 - 5 PM
Quad / Student Union

A Gothic Fairy Prom

The Student Engagement Program Board cordially invites you to A Gothic Fairy Prom! Come dance the night away in your best dark mythical attire. Enjoy free drinks, desserts, a photo booth, and see the crowning of Prom Court! Check out our Instagram @reedcollegeose for more info!

October 8
9 pm - 1 am
Student Union

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: September 28
Sign up here

Gray Fund

Stylish Succulent Workshop

Create a vivid arrangement of colorful succulents for the tabletop or desk. Succulents are dynamic plants and easy to grow.

Did you know that every plant has a succulent cousin? Even the onion has a family member that is succulent! In this workshop, you will learn about the superpowers of succulents and why we love to grow them.

October 4
6 - 8 pm
Student Union
Sign up here by 9/27 at 5 pm

Improv Workshop

Led by Nicholas Kessler (The Second City, The Moth, Portland Center Stage, Siren Theater), enjoy the benefit of over 20 years of experience during this upbeat, engaging, hilarious workshop. Drop your worries at the door and dive into creativity and collaboration in the blink of an eye.

October 9
1 - 3 pm
Sign up here

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 27 at 11:15 AM: Eliot 218
September 30 at 11 AM: Language House patio

First year Experience

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!

October 7
7 - 9 PM
Residence Halls


FYE + ARG Board Game Day @ Mox Boarding House 

Reedies will be taking over Mox Boarding House in downtown Portland for a day of board games and fun. Alongside the Association of Reed Gamers (ARG), play with friends and use Mox's extensive board game library! Food and transportation will be provided.

Lottery sign-ups are open until Tuesday, October 4 at 5 p.m.

October 9
12 - 3 pm
Sign up here by 10/4 at 5PM 

Athletics, Fitness, and Outdoor Programs

The S'more the Merrier

S'mores! Hot dogs! Snacks! Meet fellow outdoorsy folks and get to know the Backpack Co-Op!

September 30
6 - 8 PM
Sports Center, Backpack Co-op

Backpack Co-op Gear Demo 

Always wanted to go backpacking, but didn't know where to get started? Join the backpack co-op managers and other Reedies at the Outdoors Center to learn how to pack a backpack for a trip. We will also go over what is needed for a backpacking trip so you can have the information to plan a trip yourself!

October 6
6 - 7:30 pm
Sports Center, Outdoor Center

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. 

September 27 & October 4
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Commons Breezeway (next to stairs)

September 29 & October 6
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Student Center, Living Room


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 28, October 5
7 - 9 PM

Health & Counseling Center (HCC)

Black and African Mental Health Wellness Forum

Black at Reed, the mental health, mental support, and mental 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.

September 28, October 5
1:15 - 2:15 PM
Eliot 207


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.  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. 

SEPTEMBER 30, October 7
3 - 3:45 PM
South Lawn, in front of ODB/Winch
Register here

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.
This is a four-part series, so please plan to attend all four sessions. Pre-registration is required and closes on 10/3. Once you have been registered, we will email you materials and information. All students are welcome.

October 4, 11, 25
November 1
3 - 4 PM
Registration closes 10/3

Academic Support

Logarithms and Exponents

Headed into your Math class and need a review of logarithms or exponents to help you remember and become familiar with these concepts? Come to this workshop to review logarithms, exponents and their applications. We will practice the skills and work on problems where these concepts may show up so that you are prepared when these skills are needed in your class.

September 28
12 -1 PM

Student clubs & Organizations

Photography Club Weekly Meeting

Photography club is meeting every Monday!

September 26, OCTOBER 3
4:30 - 6 PM
Trillium Multipurpose Room

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 26, OCTOBER 3
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Vollum 120

American Nuclear Society Club Meeting

Bimonthly meeting of the Reed Student Section of the American Nuclear Society. All are welcome! 

September 27
6 - 7 PM
Physics 123

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 27, October 4
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 27, October 4
6 - 7 PM
Eliot 207

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! 

September 27, October 4
8 - 10 PM
GCC, Pool Hall

Restorative Justice Coalition Office Hours

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

September 28, October 5
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. 

September 28, October 5
7 - 8 PM
Vollum 234

STEMGeMs Game Night

Join STEMGeMs as we welcome new students and a new semester with an evening of board games and free food! This event is an opportunity for students to be introduced to the STEMGeMs network in a fun, casual environment and for returning STEMGeMs to have some fun and maybe even meet some new people! Feel free to pop in anytime. RSVP optional but appreciated:

September 29
5:30 - 7:30 PM 
Student Center, Conference Room 122

Pool Hall Tournament

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

September 29, October 6
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!

September 29, October 6
7 PM - 8:30 PM
PAB 332

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 29, October 6
9 - 11 PM
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 30, October 7
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 30, October 7
6:15 - 7:15 PM 
PAB 128

Harder Ball

HARD BALL PART 2. A classic Reed ball centered around hip-hop/electronic music. Come out and bust down, it's gonna go hard. 10p-2am in the SU! 

October 1
10 PM - 2 AM
Student Union

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 2 & 9
4:30 PM - 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!

October 2 & 9
6 - 9 PM 
Vollum Lounge

Open Mic Night

We host an open mic for people to come sing, dance, read a poem, show off a talent, or anything you can think of — the mic is open to all!

October 5
7 - 8:30 PM 
Student Union


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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