Alumni Relations

Alumni Holiday Party


The Portland Alumni Chapter cordially invites you to celebrate the holiday season with a S’mores Head Cocktail Party in lieu of our traditional alumni holiday party. Due to the challenges of the pandemic, we’re unable to host our traditional dinner and dancing, so we’re moving the merriment outside for an early evening cocktail hour! 

Enjoy treats with friends, reminisce about Reed and olde holiday traditions, and rejoice with the Boar's Head Singers and festivity—this year perhaps with umbrellas and a party tent (yes, there will be heaters).

Date & Location

Saturday, December 18
4–6 p.m.
Under the tent in the Quad


Cost: It's free! (Entrance, food, and non-alcoholic beverages are complimentary. 21+ drinks at extra cost) 
Capacity is limited due to pandemic restrictions; and pre-registration is required. Limit of 4 tickets per order. Get tickets!

Schedule of Events

4 p.m. Light bites, and cash bar
5 p.m. Boar's Head Procession*
5:15 p.m. S’mores bar and treats
6 p.m. Farewell
*Not familiar with the Boar's Head Procession? Here you go.

What to Wear

This is not the traditional holiday party with kilts and sequins—it’s outside in a tent. The floor is gravel so please wear appropriate footwear. We'll have heaters, but we recommend dressing warmly. Big Lebowski sweater?

COVID-19 Safety

  • We are requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination (physical vaccination card or photograph is acceptable) or a negative COVID-19 test (taken within 72 hours of arriving). Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will be verified at check-in; those unable to comply will be turned away. All guests must also comply with Reed's face covering policy while on campus. Masks are required during the event with the exception of when you are actively eating/drinking.
  • Tickets are limited to prevent overcrowding in the tent.
  • Two sidewalls of the tent will be up to promote air circulation.

What to bring

  1. Proof of vaccination for those eligible, or proof of negative covid test within 72 hours of the start of the event (you will be turned away without proof).
  2. Masks are required during the event unless actively eating. Please review Reed's face covering policy.
  3. ID (if purchasing 21+ over drinks).

Parking & Access

  • Parking is in the west and east lots.
  • We’ll have cocktail tables, comfortable seating, and standing room for social distancing.
  • Accessibility questions? Please call or email the Alumni Programs office at / 503-517-7589.

Bites & Bevs

We’ll provide light bites, a s’mores bar, and a selection of festive drinks. Wine and beer will be available for purchase and require ID. Due to the limitations of Reed's OLCC license, please refrain from bringing alcohol from home.

Get Tickets

If you have questions please contact Alumni Programs at / 503-517-7589.  

Happy Holidays!