Events & Programs Newsletter for Reed Students
September 19, 2022
All events posted are Pacific Time (PT) unless otherwise noted.

Happy Monday, Reedies! We hope that you are able to find some time to get involved with campus and club events.

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.

Please be sure to click on the 'view entire message' link at the bottom of this email so that you don't miss out on any clipped listings.

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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

Gray Fund

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 closed

Gray Fund Outdoors: Skydiving

It’s back! Reed’s annual tradition of chucking students out of a plane is finally happening again! Reed is partnering with Skydive Oregon to send 8 lucky Reedies tumbling to Earth. Get strapped in with an experienced skydiving instructor and take the leap! 

September 24
7 am - 2 pm
Sign-up by 9/19 10 am

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. Lottery closed on 9/16.

11 AM - 1:30 PM

Sign-up closed

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

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

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 21 at 2 PM: Eliot 218
September 27 at 11:15 AM: Eliot 218
September 30 at 11 AM: Language House patio

Health & Counseling Center (HCC)

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
Registration closed


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 9/21, or after registration has reached capacity. All students are welcome.

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


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

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
1:15 - 2:15 PM
Eliot 207


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

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 these concepts may show up in so that you are prepared when these skills are needed in your class.

September 28
12 -1 PM


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 21 & 28
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
Outdoor Center, Sports center

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
Backpack Co-op, Sports Center

Student clubs & Organizations

Photography Club

Photography club is meeting every Monday from 7 - 8:30 p.m.!

7 - 8:30 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 19 & 26
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Vollum 120

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 20 (Eliot 123)
September 27 (Eliot 207)
6 - 7 PM

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 20 & 27
5 PM - 6:30 PM
PAB 240

Open Mic

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!

September 21
7 - 8:30 PM
Student Union

Restorative Justice Coalition Office Hours

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

September 21 & 28
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 21 & 28
7 - 8 PM
Vollum 234

Jeopardy Night

Come join CSTAR for Computer Science professor trivia night! Students and professors team up to compete in a jeopardy style gameshow centered around… the professors! All Computer Science interested people are encouraged to attend, no jeopardy experience or knowledge of anything whatsoever necessary!

September 22 
5 - 7 PM
Vollum Lounge

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 22 & 29
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 22 & 29 
9 - 11 PM
Student Union

Reed Philosophy Club Meeting

Welcome to the first philosophy club meeting. This is an ice-breaker session with information about our future events, trivia questions, pizza, and casual philosophizing. Come to introduce yourself and meet others interested in Philosophy. This event is open to all Reedies.

September 23
6 - 7 PM
Eliot 314

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 23 & 30
6:15 - 7:15 PM 
PAB 128

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 23 & 30
6 - 9 PM
PAB 332

Tabletop Roleplaying Game Meet Up

A chance for people who play tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPGs) to meet each other in person and see what resources are available from the club.

September 25
1 - 5 PM 
GCC Info Shop

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 25
October 2
4:30 PM - 6 PM 
Psych 108

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


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! 

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