Reunions

Reunions 2024—June 6–9

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Alumni College: June 5–6

Alumni College 2024 offers events, talks, seminars, and workshops presented by Reed alumni and faculty at the front lines of elections and political processes in the age of information overload and mis/disinformation. Alumni College leads right up to Reunions, so you can spend some extra time on campus, engaging in scholarly activities to get you ready to party all weekend...just like when you were a student!

Confirmed virtual presenters: Susie Davis ’88 (Advisor/Director to WASU FM, Appalachian State University, David Hyde ’88 (Creator & Host, Seattle Nice podcast)and Igor Vamos ’90 (Professor and Graduate Program Director, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI))

Confirmed in-person presenters: Paul Gronke (Professor of Political Science and Director of the Early Voting Information Center, Reed College)Dan Qi (Visiting Professor of Political Science, Reed College), Vasiliy Safin ’07 (Visiting Professor of Psychology, Reed College), Daniel Beveridge ’92 (Distinguished Engineer, VMware AI Labs Broadcom), Francisca Garfia ’17 (Transition Communications Coordinator, City of Portland), Yi-Kang Hu ’95 (Council President, City of Tigard), Sandeep Kaushik ’89 (Partner, Sound View Strategies), Jim Labbe ’95 (Participatory Budgeting Oregon), Christine Lewis ’07 (Metro Councilor District 2), Sean Long ’12 (Postdoctoral Associate, George Washington University), Peter Miller ’07 (Senior Research Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice), Mingus Mapps ’90 (Commmisioner, City of Portland; 2024 Portland Mayoral Candidate), Diane Rosenbaum ’71 (Former Oregon State Senate Majority Leader), and Mark Wiener ’78 (Co-Founder and Chief Strategist, Winning Mark).

Go to the Alumni College 2024 website to see the schedule, confirmed presenter bios, and class descriptions.

Register for Alumni College

Reunions: June 6-9

Experience nostalgia and the joy of reconnecting by joining us for Reunions, our most celebrated tradition. Join us for everything from a live Stop Making Sense dance party, calligraphy workshops, tree climbing, a lecture by professor of political science Paul Gronke, a festive parade for all classes on Saturday afternoon, s’mores around a bonfire, storytelling, a family-friendly carnival, a Reedie Marketplace, fire dancers, a laser light show, and more!

Register for Reunions

Dorm space will go quickly, so register today to reserve your spot!

Meal tickets will NOT be sold after May 22.
In our attempt to have less food waste, we need more time to have an accurate count. Bon Appetit works with Urban Gleaners to distibute leftover food when possible.

Questions? Contact the alumni relations office at alumni@reed.edu or 503-777-7589.

Reunions Code of Conduct: As always, the Honor Principle starts with you. Let kindness, respect, responsibility, and a spirit of shared engagement in the Reed community guide all your interactions with students, staff, and each other.

Event Schedule

The schedule is subject to change. Additional events will be added when confirmed. Please keep an eye out for all the fun happenings!

Thursday, June 6

Reunions Central

12:30-8 p.m., Prexy House
When you arrive on campus, please come to Reunions Central in Prexy and pick up your registration materials, event tickets, and dorm keys.

Bookstore Open

9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Got old Reed clothing you no longer wear? The Reed Bookstore is looking for gently worn Reed logoed clothing! In exchange, you'll receive a 15% off coupon good towards your next piece of Reed clothing. Reach out to bookstore@reed.edu with any questions about this new program.

Community Art Project

9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Share your Reed memories with us! Pictures will be taken of the white boards periodically to preserve them.

Reactor Tour

3-4 p.m., Chemistry Patio, Sign up at Prexy
Tour Reed's nuclear reactor: the only nuclear reactor in the nation operated primarily by undergraduates. Licensed students use it for thesis projects and to increase their understanding of radiation and radioactivity.

TTT Reunions Style @ The Lutz

4-5 p.m., The Lutz
Join Portland alumni for the chapter's monthly TTT (occurring earlier in the month to coincide with Reunions). We will convene up the hill at a favorite haunt of Reedies -- the Lutz! The slushy drinks and dive-y decor are the same as they ever were, but the food and drink menus have seen serious upgrades since new ownership took over in 2011. Last year, we packed the back deck for a low-key Bacchanale. Let's do it again!

MAT/MALS Reception

4:30-6:30 p.m., PAB 3rd Floor
Welcome back to campus, MAT/MALS graduates! We hope you’ll join us as we raise our glass to the new Associate Dean of Graduate and Special Programs, Laura Zientek. Mingle with other MAT/MALS graduates over drinks and light hors d'oeuvres. Open to MAT/MALS graduates and current MALS students.

Dinner

6-7:30 p.m., Commons
Bon Appetit brings made-from-scratch restaurant-style dining to Reed College, with a commitment to quality, innovation, social responsibility, and customer satisfaction.
*Pay on your own

MAT/MALS Dinner

6:30-8 p.m., Commons & GCC C-D
Let's meet each other! MALS/MAT grads are coming to Reunions for the first time in a while. Join us as we share dinner together the first night of Reunions.
*Pay on your own

Igor Vamos '90: Documentary Premiere

7-9 p.m., Chapel
Igor Vamos ’90 is a media artist and Professor and Graduate Program Director at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). While at Reed, Vamos organized a student group called Guerrilla Theater of the Absurd, which performed and documented "culture jamming" acts of protest. Vamos is also known as “Mike Bonanno,” in his work with The Yes Men, the performance-activist duo that impersonates captains of industry and surprise unsuspecting business audiences with satirical, poignant actions that comment upon pressing social and environmental issues. 

Embrace the Paradox Fundraiser

7-10 p.m., Pool Hall
Drop by the Pool Hall for a classic 'Pool Hall Informal' and support the Paradox cafe.

Reunions Bar

7-10 p.m., Homer's Hut (across from bookstore)

Friday, June 7

Reunions Central

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Prexy House
When you arrive on campus, please come to Reunions Central in Prexy and pick up your registration materials, event tickets, and dorm keys.

Breakfast

8-9:30 p.m., Commons
Bon Appetit brings made-from-scratch restaurant-style dining to Reed College, with a commitment to quality, innovation, social responsibility, and customer satisfaction.
*Pay on your own

Bookstore Open

9 a.m.-midnight
Got old Reed clothing you no longer wear? The Reed Bookstore is looking for gently worn Reed logoed clothing! In exchange, you'll receive a 15% off coupon good towards your next piece of Reed clothing. Reach out to bookstore@reed.edu" with any questions about this new program.

Community Art Project

9 a.m.-midnight
Share your Reed memories with us! Pictures will be taken of the white boards periodically to preserve them.

Reactor Tour

10-11 a.m., Chemistry Patio, Sign up at Prexy
Tour Reed's nuclear reactor: the only nuclear reactor in the nation operated primarily by undergraduates. Licensed students use it for thesis projects and to increase their understanding of radiation and radioactivity.

Architecture of Reed College: Gothic to Modernism to Post-Modernism and back again

10-11:30 a.m., Eliot 314 & Walking Tour Sign up at Prexy
The architecture of Reed College is a window into the evolution 20th-century architecture and the history of the college itself. This tour will take us from the Collegiate Gothic of A.E. Doyle's Eliot Hall through the Modernism of Pietro Belluschi, Reed Alum Neil Farnham, and others, and finally, the Post-Modernism of the Zimmer Gunsel Frasca era and newer buildings.

Do the Liberal ArtsMatter? The MAT/MALS Perspective

10 a.m.-noon, Bio 19
Did you know that Reed isn’t just for undergrads? Join the MAT/MALS committee for a panel discussing the value of the liberal arts from the perspective of four Reed MAT/MALS grads and students. This is a great time to learn more about the MALS program at Reed! All are welcome. 

Lunch

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Commons
Commons Bon Appetit brings made-from-scratch restaurant-style dining to Reed College, with a commitment to quality, innovation, social responsibility, and customer satisfaction.
*Pay on your own

 

Learn How a Sausage is Made (Literally)

1:30-3:30 p.m., Spanish House
The masters of meat will demystify the metaphor, and prove that the dirty details are in fact delicious, clean fun! Meat Smoke veterans will lead a sausage-making workshop, demonstrating the entire process from snout to tail. Get hands-on experience in cutting down and grinding whole slabs of pork, seasoning it to perfection, loading and filling pork casings, and pinching and cutting sausage links. There will be plenty of opportunities for grilling and tasting our creations during the workshop. Sausage made during this event will be served to everyone after the Laser Light Show on Saturday. Come meat with us, join in the fun, and make lots of dirty jokes (sometimes they slip out unintentionally)!

How to Play the Pennywhistle with John Cushing '67

2-3 p.m., PAB 104
Each student will receive a whistle. Students will learn breath control, fingering, the D and G scales, and a few simple tunes, followed by an Irish or Scottish air.

The Past, Present, and Future of Calligraphy at Reed with Gregory McNaughton '89

2-4 p.m., Trillium Multipurpose Room
In the fall of 2012, the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery launched the Calligraphy Initiative in Honor of Lloyd J. Reynolds. Please join Calligraphy Initiative coordinator Gregory MacNaughton ’89 for an illustrated presentation on the past, present, and future of calligraphy at Reed.

Reedie Films

2-4p.m., Chapel
Come view short films created by Reedies when they were students!

The Nike Film (1982 - 17 minutes)
A Different Drummer (1960s - 12 minutes)
Mr. Mac Goes to College (1984 - 5 minutes)
Gidget Goes to Reed (1984 - 21 minutes)
Spider God (1969 - 32 minutes)
The Possessed (Reed clips) (2021 - 30 minutes)

Reactor Tour

3 -4 p.m., Chemistry Patio, Sign up at Prexy
Tour Reed's nuclear reactor: the only nuclear reactor in the nation operated primarily by undergraduates. Licensed students use it for thesis projects and to increase their understanding of radiation and radioactivity.

Reedie Political Strategists Panel

3-4:30 p.m., Vollum Lecture Hall
Join us for an exciting discussion with Reedie campaign and political strategists Sandeep Kaushik ’89 (Sound View Strategies), Mark Wiener ’78 (Winning Mark), and others TBA! Moderated by Rachel Armitage, State Senator for Oregon State Senate District 16 from 2022-2023.

Ultimate Frisbee

3-5  p.m., Great Lawn
Come play ultimate with alumni! All Reedies welcome.

Sunny Day Surprise

Brought to you by: Gigantic Brewing
3-5  p.m., Quad
Sip on Reedie-made beer while you connect with fellow Reedies and members of the Alumni Board and Alumni Chapter Leadership!

Class of 1964: Catching Up

3:30-5:30 p.m., Eliot 216
To kick off our 60th Reunion, we will take the opportunity to share bits of our life stories. How did we get to where we are now? How much of that would have surprised us when we were students at Reed? What has made us laugh? What has made us feel good? Who do we miss? There is no set format—we’ll just converse.

1969 Mixer with Professors

3:30-5 p.m., Eliot 314
Class of '69 is getting together with their professors from once upon a time for a social hour OR lecture, depending on what the profs are up for.

Class of 1999 Tequila Field Day: What It Is, Where It’s From, and How to Taste It

4-6:30 p.m., Winch Common Room
Join Clayton Szczech ’00 and your ’99 classmates for a deep dive exploration into the nature of tequila, complete with a tasting flight!

Class of 1959 & Earlier Years Social

4-5:30 p.m., MacNaughton Common Room 107
Members of the class of 1959 and our shoulder years are invited to join us for some time to converse, reminisce, and celebrate all these years together!

Class of 1974: 50th Reunion Mixer

4:30-5:30 p.m., Anna Mann Social Room
The class of 1974 is gathering to resurrect St George's Day with a mixer to reacquaint ourselves before our formal dinner. We will look for twinges of recognition in Anna Mann, venture to the President's Reception, feast on our roast dragon in Kaul Auditorium, then return to Anna Mann to carry on our bacchanal.

Gummy Bug Eating Contest

4-5 p.m., ODB Front Lawn
We started at ODB and now we’re here. Relive the glory days and—don’t put that in your mouth! Seriously, what are you doing?

Class of 2009 Chill 'n' Grill

4 p.m.-late, Chittick
Reminisce about 2009 when everything was fine and nothing was not on fire.

Class of 2004: Fun for the Whole Family

5-8 p.m., Foster Sholz Common Room
A family friendly affair, welcoming spouses, partners, and children. We're throwing a bash that's gonna be off the hook, with activities for your little (and not-so-little) ones to do while you catch up with old and new friends. Get ready for a day filled with chill vibes and good times.

Welcome Reception & Babson Award Ceremony

5:30-6:30 p.m. Performing Arts Building
Join us for the kick-off reception welcoming you to Reunions 2024!

Kabbalat Shabbat

6:15-7p.m., Prexy Conference Room
Join us for candle lighting and Kiddush with wine, juice, and challah. Casual, liberal/Reconstructionist, short, and sweet.

Reunions Bar

6:30-11 p.m., Quad

Class of 1989 35th Reunion Party

7-10 p.m., McKinley-Griffin Fire Pit
Join the Class of 1989 for our 35th Reunion party at the Cross Canyon dorms outdoor patio and fire pit! We'll fire up the grills, serve delicious appetizers and potluck items, and have delicious beverages for your enjoyment! You can make your own s'mores at the fire pit. David Autrey ’89 will pour wine and Miyuki Yoshida ’89 will pour sake and guide you through tastings. We'll have an amazing party playlist, as always!

Dinner

6:30-8:30 p.m., Commons
Bon Appetit brings made-from-scratch restaurant-style dining to Reed College, with a commitment to quality, innovation, social responsibility, and customer satisfaction.
*Meal ticket must be pre-purchased when you register

50th Reunion Dinner

6:30-8 p.m., Grey Lounge
The Class of ’74 is invited to celebrate their 50th reunion over a special evening meal and presentation.
*Meal ticket must be pre-purchased when you register

Class of 1979 Mixer at Gigantic

6:30-8 p.m. Gigantic Brewing
Join your peers for a mixer at Gigantic Brewing, a block away from Reed. There is a no-host bar, with brews concocted by a fellow Reedie, master brewer Van. Food is available from food carts on site, or you can snag your food from the ticketed dinner in Commons before making your way over. Afterwards, we will return to our class dorm (Bidwell) on campus to continue the conversations we were having!

The Dream of the 90s is Alive at Reunions

7 p.m.-2 a.m., International Plaza at the Language Houses
All class years are cordially invited to a celebration of the 90s spirit! Join us at the language houses, where we'll have delicious food, refreshing libations, and an amazing lineup of Reedie bands and musicians TBA. There may even be an opportunity for you to relive your days in a Reed band by getting onstage for open mic!

Party Like it's 1984

7-9 p.m., Naito Common Room
Join your peers in the class of 1984 for our 40th Reunion! We will be hosting a themed celebration - break out your 80s clothes, old photos, and memories of your thesis.

Firepits, S'mores, and a Sing-a-Long with Mateo Burch ’82

8-9 p.m., Commons Patio
Chomp down on homemade s'mores while you sing the classics with Mateo Burch ’82!

Class of 2019 Big Clown Party

8-11:30 p.m., Student Union
Come clown around with the Class of 2019 as we juggle reconnecting with old friends and well…actual juggling. Wear your finest clownery. Open to the class of 2019 and friends.

Class of 2014: Ten Years Later ...

8-11:30 p.m., Winch Social Room
Are you ready kids? It’s been a decade since Ellen’s selfie, Kim married Kanye, and the class of 2014’s historic graduation! Join us to catch up on what’s happened since with snacks, drinks, and games. Revisit Renn Fayre memories with old friends while sipping on a beverage or break the ice over a board game (no buckets, please). Open to class of 2014 and surrounding years.

Wine Tasting with MAT/MALS Grads

8-11:30 p.m., Vollum Lounge
Relax with Reed’s MAT/MALS grads! We’ll be tasting delicious wines and sharing stories about what’s happened since we graduated from Reed. Open to MAT/MALS students and graduates.

S.L.U.R Performance

9-10 p.m., Physics Loading Dock
If you can't sing well, sing louder!

International Folk Dancing Like We Used to Do with Jim Kahan ’64

8:30-10 p.m., Trillium Multipurpose Room
International Folk Dancing returns to Friday nights, but instead of the SU (of Olde Reed) or the Dance Studio of the Sports Center (our recent venue), we will be in the spacious Atrium of the Performing Arts Building. Jim Kahan ’64 will supply the music (he has a digital version of the Olde Reed repertory and more) and some help remembering the dances. Unlike the Dance Studio, you can wear whatever you want on your feet in this venue, so even this minor disadvantage has its advantage.

16th Annual Reedie Reunions Poker Game

9-late, Gray Lounge
It's time to shuffle up and deal at the Annual Reedie Reunions Poker Game! Show off your poker skills in support of Reed! Whether you're a seasoned pro or just learning the ropes, this event is the perfect way to connect with fellow Reedies, so ante up and let's play!

Check the schedule often, events are added every day!

Saturday, June 8

Reunions Central

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Prexy House
When you arrive on campus, please come to Reunions Central in Prexy and pick up your registration materials, event tickets, and dorm keys.

Bird Watching: Sponsored by 1979

8-9:45 a.m., Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens Sign up at Prexy
Waltz through the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens with members of the class of 1979 to identify birds. We will have a few spotting scopes, binoculars, and assistance from folks who can tell us that the 'one with the white head' is in fact, a Bufflehead! A limited number of spots are available for this venture - please use the sign-up form provided at check in.

Breakfast

8:30-9:30 a.m., Commons
Bon Appetit brings made-from-scratch restaurant style dining to Reed College, with a commitment to quality, innovation, social responsibility, and customer satisfaction.
*Pay on your own

Bookstore Open

9 a.m.-midnight
Got old Reed clothing you no longer wear? The Reed Bookstore is looking for gently worn Reed logoed clothing! In exchange, you'll receive a 15% off coupon good towards your next piece of Reed clothing. Reach out to bookstore@reed.edu with any questions about this new program.

Community Art Project

9 a.m.-midnight
Share your Reed memories with us! Pictures will be taken of the white boards periodically to preserve them.

Retirement: Boon or Trap? with Dr. Don Asher '82

9-10:30 a.m., PAB 320
Where are you getting your information about retirement planning? The retirement industry controls over $37 trillion (trillion with a “t”) in funds, and employs over 1 million mostly highly paid professionals. This massive industry floods all media with a vision of retirement that requires their existence: The permanent vacation. What if that’s not right for you? What if you want or need another version? This talk is about theories of late-career and post-career human development, meaning making, planning for the time of retirement (a third half of life), and that subset of humans who love work over leisure. There is definitely more than one right answer. Whether you’re young and thinking long-term or getting closer to traditional retirement ages--or even in the midst of retirement itself--this talk can help you think more richly about your options and your plans. Based on Dr. Don Asher’s recent dissertation: “You Can Only Play so Much Golf”: The Retirement Experiences of People Who Really Love Their Work, and ongoing research.

Tee Time: Golf, organized by '79

10 a.m., Meet at Prexy at 9:45 a.m. to walk over
Pre-register when you check out at registration, space is limited.
Golf clubs are available to rent from $20-35 at the course
* ticket must be pre-purchased when you register

Faculty Lecture with Paul Gronke, professor of political science

10-11 a.m., Vollum Lecture Hall
Paul Gronke is a Professor of Political Science and Director of the Elections & Voting Information Center (EVIC) at Reed College. Dr. Gronke studies American politics, specializing in convenience and early voting, election administration, public opinion, and elections. In 2005, Dr. Gronke established EVIC, which searches for common sense, non-partisan solutions to identified problems in election administration. For the past decade, Dr. Gronke has worked to improve access and ensure integrity in the American elections system, helping to guarantee that every eligible citizen in the U.S. can participate in our democratic system.

Used Book Sale with Bill Nelson '62

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Student Union
Acquire new (to you) knowledge at the Used Book Sale! Whether you’re interested in growing various species of daffodils or grasping the history of mapmaking, you’ll find what you’re looking for and more! Check it out.

Reactor Tour

11 a.m.-12 p.m., Chemistry Patio, Sign up at Prexy
Tour Reed's nuclear reactor: the only nuclear reactor in the nation operated primarily by undergraduates. Licensed students use it for thesis projects and to increase their understanding of radiation and radioactivity.

Reedies in Elected Office Panel

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Vollum Lecture Hall
Join us for an exciting discussion with Reedies in elected office— Yi-Kang Hu ’95, Christine Lewis ’07, and more TBA.

Diversity & Inclusion Committee Bubbles & Brunch

11 a.m.-1 p.m., GCC C-D
Join the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Alumni Board and the Identity-Based Affinity Networks* for brunch. Dr. Karnell McConnell-Black, Vice President for Student Life, will give a brief talk followed by a Q & A session. [*The three Identity-Based Affinity Networks welcome all alumni who self-identify as first-generation college students, alumni of color, and/or LGBTQIA2S+ alumni.]

Tree Climbing

11 a.m.-3 p.m., Between Eliot & Student Union
Let your inner child loose and climb a tree on campus. Please note: harnesses are available. Say hi to the squirrels while you’re up there!

Marketplace & Carnival

Marketplace 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Carnival 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.; PAB Lawn
Enjoy this food, drink, books and crafts showcase featuring Reedie chefs, bakers, growers, harvesters, authors, and artists, enjoy eccentric Vaudevillian swing courtesy of Bellows and Squawk, balloon artists, face painters, craft stations, and more! Don't miss out on this Reedie Reunions Tradition!

Foster-Scholz Annual Luncheon 

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Kaul Auditorium
Alumni whose graduation year is 1984 or earlier (and their partners and friends) are invited to join us in honoring this year's retiring faculty and alumni volunteers for their dedicated service to Reed at the Foster-Scholz annual luncheon and awards cermony. The Luncheon will feature a keynote speech by retiring Professor Steven Wasserstrom, and the bestowing of the Distinguished Service Award on Barbara West '64 and Steven Falk '83.
* Meal ticket must be pre-purchased when you register

Hot Turkey Sandwich Picnic Lunch

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Commons
Bon Appetit brings made-from-scratch restaurant style dining to Reed College, with a commitment to quality, innovation, social responsibility, and customer satisfaction.
* Meal ticket must be pre-purchased when you register

Jeremy Stone ’99 Memorial

noon-2 p.m., Winch Social Room
Let's gather to remember Jeremy Stone ’99 and celebrate the people he brought together throughout his life. Classmates from all years, faculty, scroungers, and Red Door alum are encouraged to attend. 

Library Hours

noon-4 p.m., Library
Come check out the library and find your thesis in the tower!

Reedie Mom Hangout

1-3 p.m., Outside PAB
Are you a Reedie and also a mom? Come hang out with us!

500 Years of Italic Handwriting

1-3 p.m., Trillium Multipurpose Room
Scriptorium is Reed's weekly calligraphy and paleography workshop, open to all members of the Reed community. All materials will be provided.

Class Photos

1 p.m., East PAB staircase (look for the signs!)
Gather with your classmates for Class Photos!

Class of 2019: 1 p.m.
Class of 2014: 1:05 p.m.
Class of 2009: 1:10 p.m.
Class of 2004: 1:15 p.m.
Class of 1999: 1:20 p.m.
Class of 1994: 1:25 p.m.
Class of 1989: 1:30 p.m.
Class of 1984: 1:35 p.m.
Class of 1979: 1:40 p.m.
Class of 1974: 1:45 p.m.
Class of 1969: 1:50 p.m.
Class of 1964: 1:55 p.m.
Class of 1959: 2:00 p.m.
MALS/MAT: 2:05 p.m.

All-Class Parade

2:10 p.m., Beginning at Ladd Dorm, West Entrance

Lucy Advice Booth

2-4 p.m., Quad
The return of a fan favorite! Come by for advice on any topic. All ages and concerns welcome. Speed therapy, advice and counsel on love, career, sex, money, religion, sports, friendship, retirement, material possessions, Swedish death cleaning, Hygge, health, fundamental values, differences between belief systems, fate of the university, multiple dimensions, what to do, what not to do, and, of course, why. Southeast corner of the Quad. Saturday. 10 to 4. Bring 5¢. Caveat emptor.

Alumni Fundraising for Reed Donor & Volunteer Reception

2:30-4 p.m., Performing Arts Building
A special reception and thank you for everyone who donated to Reed during the 2023-2024 academic year with a special thank you from President Audrey Bilger.
*by invitation only

Calligraphy Wishing Tree with Gregory MacNoughton '89 and Su Liu '13

3-4 p.m., Trillium Multipurpose Room
Calligraph a touching tribute to classmates who are no longer with us. Participants will have the option to hang their well wishes and fond memories on a "wishing tree" for all to share and remember. Open to all classes.

Sewing and Swearing Craft Hour with Emily Allen ‘19

3-4 p.m., Prexy Conference Room
Do you enjoy some form of needlework? Do you enjoy swearing but hate it when your judgmental MIL glares at you because you said a bad word? Bring whatever project you’re working on, leave your judgmental MIL at home, and join us while we stab fabric with needles and curse a bunch. Any form of needlework is acceptable, and maybe we can all learn about new crafts together. Or just learn new curse words. Snacks will be provided, but needlework projects need to be brought.

Human Chess Game

3-5 p.m., Front Lawn
It is what it sounds like. Whether you identify as a rook or a bishop, join us  for our annual game of Human Chess.

OutWright Play

3-5 p.m., PAB Black Box Theater
Blonde on a Bum Trip is a backstage comedy that follows the trials and travails of pioneering trans actresses Candy Darling, Holly Woodlawn, and Jackie Curtis as they claw their way from off-off-Broadway theatre to Warhol superstardom. Penned by Portland's own Mikki Gillette, playwright of American Girl, BroadwayWorld's Best Play of 2023 (Portland).

Music From our Time at Reed, with the Class of '64

3:30-5 p.m., Capehart Lounge (enter through Winch Social Room)
Gather to listen to and talk about some of our favorites from our time at Reed. We’ll have a playlist to select from that includes Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Tom Lehrer, Woody Guthrie, Rifkin’s Baroque Beatles, and others.

Geology of Reed and Eastside Portland: Earthquakes, Volcanos, and Catastrophic Floods

4-5 p.m., Eliot 314 Sign up at Prexy
The serene Portland landscape surrounding the Reed campus has been shaped by catastrophic geological events — torrential floods of ice and lava, and eruptions of neighborhood volcanos. This presentation explores how this geology is visible to us today and how has it shaped the history of Portland and the college.  

Reed Canyon Oral History Sharing

4-5:30 p.m., Eliot 216 & walking
Join us for a brief overview of the history of the canyon, and then share your own memories and stories as we wend our way through the gorgeous heart of campus.

MAT/MALS Book Club with Wally Englert

4-6 p.m., Aspen Multipurpose Room
What’s a MALS gathering at Reed without a book club? Join us as Walter Englert, Professor of Classics and Humanities, Emeritus, guides us through "An Odyssey" by Daniel Mendelsohn. Open to MAT/MALS students and graduates.

Nü Ball Drop

5-6 p.m., Prexy Back Stairs
Remember how Reedies used to rescue lost golf balls and pour them down Woodstock all at once? Those days are decidedly over, but the tradition lives on with ~BoUnCy BaLlS~. This commemorative Reed experience is family-friendly.

Reunions Bar

6-midnight, Quad

Dinner

6-7:30 p.m., Commons
Bon Appetit brings made-from-scratch restaurant style dining to Reed College, with a commitment to quality, innovation, social responsibility, and customer satisfaction.
*Meal ticket must be pre-purchased when you register

Alumni Talent Show

7-9 p.m., Student Union Sign up at Prexy
Do you sing? Do you dance? Would you like to read embarrassing entries from your high school diary? Sign up for a spot to show off your talent at the Alumni Talent Show!

Laser Light Show Extravaganza

9-10 p.m., Front Lawn
Spread out across the ODB front lawn for an electric and flammable experience you won't forget!

Meat Smoke Surprise!

10-11 p.m., Quad
Head back to the quad for savory treats thanks to Meat Smoke!

Stop Making Sense LIVE!

10:15 p.m.–late, Student Union
Dance the night away at Stop Making Sense LIVE!

Check the schedule often, events are added every day!

Sunday, June 9

Reunions Check-Out

8 a.m.-1 p.m. Prexy House
Return your dorm keys, swipe cards, and badges to Reunions staff at Prexy! Note: returning your keys is crucial! Replacing lost keys is a huge expense, and it may factor into increased dorm rates in the near future.

Brunch

8-10 a.m., Commons
Bon Appetit brings made-from-scratch restaurant style dining to Reed College, with a commitment to quality, innovation, social responsibility, and customer satisfaction.
*Pay on your own

Getting Ready for our 50th – Classes of '75, '76, and '77 Breakfast

9-11 a.m., Eliot Faculty Staff Lounge

Bookstore Open

9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Got old Reed clothing you no longer wear? The Reed Bookstore is looking for gently worn Reed logoed clothing! In exchange, you'll receive a 15% off coupon good towards your next piece of Reed clothing. Reach out to bookstore@reed.edu" with any questions about this new program.