Events & Programs Newsletter for Reed Students
August 29, 2022
All events posted are Pacific Time (PT) unless otherwise noted.

Welcome to the fall semester, Reedies! We are so happy to see so many new and returning faces, and we look forward to another year engaging in community with you. 

The Office for Student Engagement sends this newsletter every Monday to highlight events hosted by student organizations and select Reed departments. Please be sure to check out for other events organized by academic departments.

Please note that sometimes our newsletter has so many events that it ends up getting clipped. Please click on the 'view entire message' link at the bottom of this email to view all of the listings. 

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Community Collaborations

Student Engagement Fair

The Office for Student Engagement (OSE) and Residence Life are excited to co-host the Fall 2022 Student Engagement Fair! 

Reed's student clubs and organizations represent a wide variety of interests, ideologies, identities, and activities. Come to learn about the various opportunities to explore an interest, develop skills, meet new people, and get involved on campus.

Free sliders, ice cream, and rice crispy treats! All are welcome. 

Sign-up to host a table for your club!
Take a look at our current clubs!

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
The Quad

Office for Student Engagement

Welcome Week: Free Coffee & Pastries

Join the Office for Student Engagement for free coffee and pastries to kick-off the new academic year.

August 31
8:30 - 10:30 AM

Gray Fund

Let's Picnic!

Join the Gray Fund team and the Student Engagement Program Board for an outdoor picnic to celebrate the start of the fall semester! Free snacks, sandwiches and drinks. Relax with lawn games, chalk art and a chill afternoon in the sun.

September 9 
12 PM - 2 PM
Great Lawn

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.

August 30 at 4 PM: Eliot 218
September 2 at 1 PM: GCC Quad
September 6 at 4 PM: ETC lobby
September 9 at 1 PM: Eliot 218


Academic Support

Study Skills for College

In this workshop we will dive into effective, research-based studying strategies that can assist you in making the most of your focus, time and effort. Whether this is your first year or your last year at Reed, come to the workshop to learn about effective studying strategies that can assist you in building skills toward learning anything.

September 6 
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Student clubs & Organizations

Choral Program Meet & Greet 

You're invited to join us for a brief info session with Director of Choral Studies Shohei Kobayashi and members of Chorus, Collegium Musicum, and Soprano/Alto Ensemble. You'll hear about our choirs, learn about/sign up for auditions, and have a chance to ask questions. Meet+greet to follow!

If you already know you want to audition, please fill out this pre-audition form.

Find us on Instagram for clips from last year's concerts!

August 30
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
PAB 320

Weapons of Mass Distraction 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 1 & 8 
8 PM - 11 PM
Student Union

Sound Kollective Training

Training session for new Sound Kollective members.

September 3
1 PM - 2:30 PM
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. If you would like further information contact Mike Sweeney

September 4 & 11
4:30 PM - 6 PM
Psychology 108

Mid-Autumn Festival

Join us on the quad in front of Paradox for our annual multicultural Mid-autumn Festival! We’ll have free food and mooncakes, as well as games, calligraphy, and crafts. Feel free to bring a picnic blanket to set up on the lawn to view the full moon with us after the sun goes down. 

September 9
6 PM - 8 PM
The Quad

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
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Vollum 120


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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