Events & Programs Newsletter for Reed Students
October 3, 2022
All events posted are Pacific Time (PT) unless otherwise noted.

Hello, Reedies! In this edition, we created a separate section for ongoing weekly club meetings and events, as well as a section highlighting new series and one-time events. We hope that this makes it easier to navigate the many listings. Let us know what you think!

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

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: October 12
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 closed

Postponed: 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 session has been

Gray Fund Outdoors: Fall Break at Orcas Island

Spend fall break on a fun, all-expenses paid vacation to Orcas Island in Northern Washington! Leave 10/16 and get back 10/20. Explore beautiful hikes up steep buttes to overlook the island, take an electric bike tour, go whale watching, rent stand up paddle boards, and relax in a waterfront AirBnB! This is going to be a pretty active trip so be ready for a good amount of outdoor exertion and fun! Lottery sign up ends 10/7 at 12:00 PM.

October 16 - 20
Enter lottery by 10/7 before 12 PM

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

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 borrow from 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 

First Year Student Job Search Workshop

The Center for Life Beyond Reed (CLBR) will be giving personalized job seeking and networking advice to first year students this week. All first year students are invited to attend one of the following workshops, just for new students. Bring your resume and your questions!

7 - 8 PM: VOLLUM 116

4:45 - 5:45 PM: ELIOT 103

4:15 - 5:15 PM: ELIOT 103

7 - 8 PM: VOLLUM 116

4:15 - 5:15 PM: VOLLUM 116


Spooky Reference Anywhere 

Calling all ghosts, goblins, witches, and ghouls! Meet the Library outside of GCC on Monday, October 3 between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. for Spooky Reference Anywhere! Ask us questions and learn about library service and resources in the spirit of spooky season.

October 3
12 - 2 pm
GCC Patio

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.

Tuesday, October 4 at 4 PM: Library lobby
Tuesday, October 18 at 4 PM: Lounge between Griffin & McKinley

Athletics, Fitness, and Outdoor Programs

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 Outdoor 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. 

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

October 6 & 13
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

October 5 & 12
7 - 9 PM

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.
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

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.

October 5 & 12
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. 

October 7 & 14
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 16
1:15 - 2:15 PM

Student Events - New and Featured

Philosophy Club Meeting

In this meeting we will discuss topics related to Philosophy of Mind. No prior knowledge is required, optional reading available in the discord server:

October 4
7:30 - 8:30 PM
Eliot 414

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

Yom Kippur Break Fast

Come break your fast with us! We will have bagels, lox, and various foods. You don't need to have fasted to come.

October 5
6:30 - 8:30 PM

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:

October 7
5:30 - 6:30 PM 
Eliot 207

Reed Forum for Foreign Affairs

Join us at our meeting to discuss global affairs!

October 7 & 14
7 - 8 PM
Eliot 216

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 8
5:30 - 6:30 PM 
PAB 332

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 9
6 - 9 PM 
Vollum Lounge

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

Student club weekly gatherings

Photography Club Weekly Meeting

Photography club is meeting every Monday!

October 3 & 10
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 3 & 10
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 4 & 11
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 4 & 11
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 5 & 12
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 5 & 12
11 AM - 1 PM
GCC Patio

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!

October 6 & 13
9 - 11 PM
Student Union

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 6 & 13
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 6 & 13
7 PM - 8:30 PM
PAB 332

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 7 & 14
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 7 & 14
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. 

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

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 9 & 16
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! 

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