Reunions

Reunions 2017 FAQ

Have 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, and faculty, along with their family and friends, are warmly invited to Reunions.

Be honest. Are children welcome?

Yes, children of all ages are welcome and many events are designed to be of interest to those who are young (and those who are young at heart)! Check out the family-friendly carnival, parade, fireworks and more. We will also have a family room available Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.—9 p.m. in Eliot for diaper changing, nursing, or a quiet break.

How much does Reunions cost?

Is it possible to register for free? Yes! You only need to preregister and prepay for certain meals and events (the ones for which we have to order food, tables, chairs, and more). All other events and activities are complimentary. 

Reunions 2017 Pricing Structure

Meals:

  • Friday Night Dinner:
    • $35 per person
    • $25 for young alumni (classes of 2007—2017) and children 5—12
    • Free for children under 5
  • Saturday Night Dinner:
    • $25 per person
    • $15 for young alumni (classes of 2007—2017) and children 5—12
    • Free for children under 5
  • Foster-Scholz Club Luncheon: $30 per person

Dorms (more details here):

  • Through February 14 (or until they fill up): FREE!
  • After February 14: $50 per bed for the duration of your stay 

50th Reunion Activities:

  • Class of '67 Welcome Party: $15 per person
  • Class of '67 Friday Night Dinner: $50 per person

Alumni College (more details here):

  • Full registration (Tuesday night reception through Friday): $400
  • Wednesday only (includes Tuesday night reception): $200
  • Thursday only: $125
  • Friday only: $100

Why should I register for Reunions?

So we can plan the best party! If you are not staying in the dorms, you may be wondering why you need to 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. 

There are several new changes this year as well. Marketplace, a Reedie artisan and author fair, will be free this year but you must register in order to receive an entry ticket. This allows us to project the number of people that will be attending so our alumni vendors are prepared with enough samples and items to sell.

For alumni celebrating quinquennial reunion years (5th, 10th, 15th...), those registered will receive an access card to their class's designated social space in the dorms, 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. Payment may be necessary to guarantee your reservation (specifically if you are registering for certain meals, Alumni College, or dorms after the free period ends).

When it comes to preparing food, lodging, and events, having an accurate count is invaluable. We would hate for you to show up to Reunions but not have a seat or enough food for you. 

Register today!

How do I register?

Reunions 2017 registration opens in January. Click here to go to the registration page! If you haven't registered by the time you arrive on campus, please swing by Reunions Central in Prexy to pick up event tickets and purchase any meals, especially the Friday and Saturday night dinners. 

Where can I find the schedule?

Access the full Reunions schedule using Reed's official Guidebook app and online interface. It has everything—the schedule, campus map, and other resources.

Who else is coming?

To find out who's registered, check out the "Who’s Planning on Attending" list (please note that it may take one or two business days for your name to appear after you complete online registration). 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.

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?

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

What is the cancellation policy?

Refund requests can be accommodated up to May 31, 2017, 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 passes, map, and any late-breaking information. If you are staying in the dormitories, you will also receive your room key and housing assignment. Please note that dorm rooms will not be available for check in before 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 8 unless you are registered for Alumni College.

Arriving after hours? No problem. Just visit Community Safety in 28 West (5436 SE 28th Avenue) and a friendly 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 is 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 passes, and a dorm room key (if applicable). Reunions Central will be open:

  • Tuesday, June 6 from 9 a.m.—7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 7 from 9 a.m.—7 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 8 from 9 a.m.—10 p.m.
  • Friday, June 9 from 8 a.m.—10 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 10 from 8 a.m.—10 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 11 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. Uber, Lyft, and Car2go also operate in Portland. For shuttles between Reed and the airport, contact the Green Shuttle Company (503/234-1414) or Blue Star (503/249-1837) for advance reservations.  If you are driving, please park in one of our campus lots. Read more about directions and parking here.

Where will I stay?

Relive your student experience by staying in the dorms! Dorm lodging is free when you register before February 15 or until the dorms are full. After that, beds are $50 for the duration of your stay. All details can be found on the accommodations page. If you prefer to stay off campus, a list of area lodging is here.

What are my food options on-campus?

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 dinners. 

Commons hours during Reunions:

  • Tuesday, June 6
    • Lunch 11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 7
    • Lunch 11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 8
    • Lunch 11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.
    • Dinner 6—7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, June 9
    • Breakfast 8—9:30 a.m.
    • Lunch 11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 10
    • Breakfast 8—9:30 a.m.
    • Lunch 11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 11
    • Brunch 8—11 a.m.

Will I be able to use the Sports Center?

The Sports Center (including the pool) will be open this summer. Come check out the recent renovations, including air conditioning in the weight room and a new climbing wall. You'll also have access to all of the grounds at Reed, including the fields, running track, tennis and basketball courts on the north side of campus, trails in the canyon, and the softball field.

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 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, 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.

The Sports Center will be open throughout the week, so bring your swimsuit, racket, softball glove, Frisbee, etc.

Tell me about Internet access...

You may connect to Reed's free high-speed wireless network (web access) by logging in with your IRIS username/password. If you don't have your IRIS account set up, you may want to do so in advance (email alumni@reed.edu if you need your Reed ID). Alternately, while on campus you can join the network as a guest (login instructions are on the Reed Guidebook app).

There will be computers available for your use in central locations around campus, including a computer in Prexy. Printing is available for boarding passes, maps, and other essential travel documents. 

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

I have more questions!

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