Reunions

Reunions 2019 FAQ

Questions? We have answers!

What is Reunions all about?

Reunions is about revitalizing old traditions, starting new traditions, debating when Olde Reed died, exploring what's new on campus, seeing who (if anyone) actually checked out your thesis from the library, participating in lively discussions with Reedies of all stripes and vintages, catching up with friends, dancing the night away, and so much more. 

It's not my milestone reunion year, should I still come?

Of course! Even if it is not a quinquennial* reunion year for you, please join us. All alumni, current students, faculty, plus their family and friends, are warmly invited to Reunions.

*Does your preferred graduation year end in a 4 or a 9? It is a quinquennial reunion year for you! Consider volunteering for your class reunion committee to plan your class's get-together and encourage your friends to attend. 

Be honest. Are children welcome?

Yes, children of all ages are welcome and many events are designed to be of interest to those youngsters (and those who are young at heart)! Check out the family-friendly marketplace/carnival, tours, parade, fireworks, and more.

How much does Reunions cost?

You can pre-register for free! You will only need to prepay for certain meals and events (i.e. the ones for which we have to order food, tables, chairs, etc.). All other events and activities are complimentary. Regardless of if you purchase meals, registering in advance helps us plan for parking, stocking the bars, preparing Marketplace vendors for crowd size and prepping rooms for your arrival. Thank you for letting us know you're joining the fun!

Early bird pricing (February 14–May 19, 2019)

Adult Young Alumni (2009–2019) Child (5–12) Child (0–4)
General Reunions admittance Free!
Friday dinner (including 50th) $35.00 $25.00 $15.00 Free
Saturday dinner $25.00 $15.00 $10.00 Free
Foster-Scholz Club Annual Luncheon $30.00 n/a
Dorms $25/reservation (1, 2 or 3 nights, up to a family of 5)

Regular pricing (May 20–June 9, 2019)

Adult Young Alumni (2009-2019) Child (5-12) Child (0-4)
General Reunions admittance Free!
Friday dinner (including 50th) $40.00 $30.00 $15.00 Free
Saturday dinner $30.00 $20.00 $10.00 Free
Foster-Scholz Club Annual Luncheon $35.00 n/a
Dorms $50/reservation (1, 2 or 3 nights, up to a family of 5)

Why should I register for Reunions?

So we can plan the best party! But if you are not staying in the dorms, why should you register? Knowing how many people are planning on being on campus allows us to make sure we have enough food, beverages, tables, and chairs for everyone. 

For alumni celebrating quinquennial reunion years (5th, 10th, 15th...50th), those registered will receive an access card to their class's designated dorm social space, even if they are not staying in the dorms themselves. 

Registering as soon as possible is the best way to reserve your dorm room and space at meals and events. When it comes to preparing food, lodging, and events, an accurate count is invaluable. We would hate for you to show up to Reunions but not have a seat or food for you. Plus, your friends want to know you're coming too!

Register today!

What happened to Alumni College?

Great question! We're taking this year to evaluate the Alumni College program and content for future reunions. Questions? Please reach out to Alumni Programs, alumni@reed.edu, 503/777-7589.

How do I register?

Reunions 2019 registration opens on February 14. Click here to go to the registration page! 

Please note: Online registration should close May 29th (date we submit catering counts). If you haven't registered by the time you arrive on campus, swing by Reunions Central in Prexy to do so. We cannot guarantee meal tickets or dorm rooms for walk-ins. 

Where can I find the schedule?

Glad you asked! Click here for the latest schedule
We'll add more exciting details in the upcoming weeks.  

Who else is coming?

To find out who's registered, check out the "Who’s Planning to Attend" list (please note that it may take one or two business days for your name to appear after you register). Even if you think that nobody you know will be in attendance, you are bound to make new friends and have a great time! Plus, you never know who will show up at the last minute. Looking at you, Portlanders... 

Will current and emeritus faculty members be there?

Current faculty, emeritus faculty, and staff are invited to attend various meals and events during the weekend. Look up your favorite people in Reed's campus directory and get in touch directly to extend your own personal invitation!

How can I contribute to my class gift?

Thanks for asking! You may visit giving.reed.edu or add your annual gift to your Reunions registration form.

What is the cancellation policy?

Refund requests can be accommodated through May 29, which is when catering and rental orders are finalized. Please consider turning your refund into a gift to the Annual Fund!

Where should I go when I get to campus?

Your first stop should be Reunions Central in Prexy (please check in even if you are not staying on campus). Upon your arrival, you will receive a nametag, event tickets, a map, and any late-breaking information. If you are staying in the dorms, you will also receive your housing assignment and room key. Please note that dorm rooms will not be available for check in before 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 6.

Arriving after hours? No problem. Just visit Community Safety in 28 West (5436 SE 28th Avenue) and a friendly Community Safety Officer (CSO) will let you into your room. You may pick up your key at Reunions Central in the morning. Please check out of the dorms by 1 p.m. on Sunday.

On-campus parking is limited but available in the north, east, and west parking lots. To park near Reunions Central in Prexy, please park in the west lot and take the stairs up to Prexy. Read more about directions and parking.

When is Reunions Central open?

Upon arrival, please check in at Reunions Central in Prexy to pick up your name tag, event tickets, and dorm room key (if applicable). Reunions Central will be open:

  • Thursday, June 6 from 12 p.m.—10 p.m.
  • Friday, June 7 from 8 a.m.—10 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 8 from 8 a.m.—10 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 9 from 8 a.m.—1 p.m.

Check-out time for the dorms is 1 p.m. on Sunday.

How do I get to campus?

See www.trimet.org for public transportation options. Lyft, Uber, and Car2go also operate in Portland. For shuttles between Reed and the airport, contact the Green Shuttle Company or Blue Star for advance reservations. If you are driving, please park in one of our campus lots. Read more about directions and parking here. Our address is 3203 SE Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202. 

Where will I stay?

Relive your student experience by staying in the dorms! You may stay in the dorms with a reservation fee of $25 (through May 20 or until the dorms are full). After that, the reservation fee is $50. The fee covers your entire party (up to 6 people) for the entire duration of your stay (be it one night or three). All details, including more on the dorm fee, can be found on the accommodations page. If you prefer to stay off campus, a list of area lodging is here.

What are my on-campus food options?

Bon Appétit provides à la carte food service in Commons throughout the weekend, with vegetarian and vegan options available. The bookstore will also be open throughout the weekend and stocks a wide variety of snacks. 

Please note that Commons is closed on Friday and Saturday nights, so please register in advance for those special Reunions dinners. 

Commons daytime hours during Reunions will be announced soon. 

Can I use the Sports Center?

The Sports Center (including the pool) will be open for alumni during Reunions.  For the most up to date hours, please call: 503-777-7285.

Sports Center hours

  • Friday, June 7: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 8: 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Pool hours

  • Friday, June 7: 9 a.m.–2 p.m. for lap swimmers
  • Saturday, June 8: 9 a.m.–11 a.m. for family swim time. (Parents must accompany non-swimming children into water; children must be both potty trained and four years old or older.)

Reed Alumni, Staff & Faculty Basketball Tournament

  • Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you played basketball at Reed, please join us for some hoops for old time's sake and trash-talk afterwards.

RSVP to Wayne Bennett ('93) at wayne@teamworxteambuilding.com.

Don't forget:

The trails in the canyon and the fields on the front lawn are available to you at any hour of the day!

Please check the current schedule for other fitness opporunities during reunions. 

Are there accommodations for those with disabilities?

We are committed to providing equal access for all. We will do our best to provide reasonable accommodation of mobility and non-mobility disabilities. Please contact us at alumni@reed.edu or 503/777-7589 as soon as possible if you have questions or need to request special arrangements.

What should I bring?

Your favorite Reed gear (or pick up some new stuff in the bookstore!), a camera, memorabilia, music, and anything else that will make the weekend enjoyable.

If you're staying on campus, remember that the dorms are pretty sparse. You may wish to bring a small reading lamp, alarm clock, small fan, and an extra blanket or pillow. June weather in Portland is unpredictable, so please pack accordingly.

Tell me about internet access...

You may connect to Reed's free high-speed wireless network by logging in with your IRIS username and password. If you don't have your IRIS account set up, we encourage you to do so in advance here (email alumni@reed.edu if you need your Reed ID).

There is a computer available for your use in Prexy. Printing is also available for boarding passes, maps, and other essential travel documents. 

You may also use desktop computers in the IRCs (Information Resource Centers) located in the Education Technology Center (ETC), Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (please note that these computers require your IRIS username and password). Staff will be available at the Computer User Services help desk, also located in the ETC, during business hours if you need assistance.

Can I bring my dog with me?

It depends on where you're staying and what events you're planning on attending. Pets are not allowed in the dorms, so if you are staying on campus you would have to board your dog elsewhere. Dogs are also not permitted in most buildings on campus, so whenever you wanted to go indoors, your dog would need to stay outside with someone else. That being said, if you plan on mainly enjoying outdoor events and have a safe, off campus place for your dog to stay when you're busy, then bringing your furry friend shouldn't be an issue.

Also, please remember that dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. Check out Reed's animal policy and where off-leash recreation areas can be found here.

I have more questions!!?

We have answers! Please contact Alumni Programs, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 503/777-7589 or alumni@reed.edu.