Alumni Programs

Graduation: What the heck happens, anyway?

What do I need to do before I graduate?

Please see our handy checklist here, plus review the senior handbook and commencment handbook to make sure that you've covered everything.

What happens to my IRIS account and Google Account?

You keep access to your IRIS account, although it looks very different as an alumnus/a than as a student. You have access to the Alumni Directory, Career Resources, Ski Cabin Reservations, and more, through IRIS. You can also use your IRIS account to access JSTOR and use the on-campus computers. Your login information for Kerberos remains the same. Please contact if you forget your login information.

It’s important to realize that you lose access to your Reed Google Account and AFS Homeserver after you graduate. Make sure that you transfer documents and emails you might want to a personal account before you leave. Instructions for closing your Reed account are available here.

How do I make sure I get the first copy of Reed Magazine?

All graduating seniors receive a copy of Reed Magazine in June along with a special “Welcome to the Alumni Association” package. It is sent to whatever address we have on file for you – so make sure that you’ve updated this address in IRIS. See “Managing your contact information” for more information.

What is Reed Alumni Connect?

The first time you get a call from a Reedie after graduating, it won't be for a donation. Every summer, alumni volunteers call every single new graduate to offer their help. Help with what, you may ask? Pretty much anything - alumni have helped new graduates find housing, jobs, or provided spiritual consultation.

If you fear human contact in all its forms or want to opt out of RAC for any reason, email

Are there events specifically for new grads?

Yes! Many chapters put on events where new grads eat and/or drink free in the late summer. Keep your eye on our event calendar for more information, and make sure you have your current address and email address in IRIS so that you get our event emails.

What does being an alumnus/a really mean?

Good question. For more information on the privledges you get as an alumnus/a of Reed College, and who qualifies as an alumnus/a, click here!