Alumni Programs

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Alumni Programs creates and sustains lifelong relationships between Reedies of all ages across the globe. We are pleased to offer a variety of programs to facilitate meaningful connections no matter where you live or on what couch you’re sitting. Stretch the muscles of your mind and engage with Reedies young and olde. Welcome to Reed Remote.

Have ideas for more virtual connections? Want to host a virtual event? Drop us a line!

Upcoming Events

Build Reed Campus in Minecraft

September 23, 2021
5–6 p.m. PDT

Are you a minecrafter? Join Christopher Bruns ‘86 for a once-monthly minecrafting session, starting Thursday, September 23. Recreate a 1:1 scale model of our beloved campus in a virtual world, and hang out with fellow Reedies at the same time. For more information, email

Reed Legal Network Patent Law Virtual Panel

September 28, 2021
5–6 p.m. PDT, via Zoom

The Reed Legal Network cordially invites you to hear Reed alumni share about their careers in the field of patent law and give an overview of the roles of registered patent attorneys, patent agents, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A specialized area of intellectual property rights, patents are intended to encourage innovation by protecting inventions of a utilityfunctional or design nature for a limited period of time. Patent law is unique in that practitioners must have a bachelor degree in certain science fields or otherwise sufficient course credits to qualify to sit for the Patent Bar Exam, and patent agents do not need a law degree. Register and learn more

Reedie Physicians Virtual Panel #1: From Reed Through Fellowship

September 30, 2021
5–6:30 p.m. PDT, via Zoom

The road to becoming a practicing physician is long and complicated. Join moderator Jon Bates ’67 and panelists Olivier Ezell ’12, Thomas Hoang ’18, Friederike Keating ’85, and Duncan Ramsey ’04 as they demystify the process. Applying and getting into medical school is the start of a 6–10 year educational journey. Hear from alumni about their experience in medical school, how they chose their specialty and residency, who pursued a fellowship, what the cost of this career is both financially and interpersonally, and how they landed their first job. Register and learn more.

Reedie Physicians Virtual Panel #2: Beyond Your First Job

October 12, 2021
5–6:30 p.m. PDT, via Zoom

Congrats! You’re a practicing physician. Now what? Join moderator Jon Bates ’67 and panelists as they discuss the opportunities and career paths for physicians as they advance in their career. Register and learn more.

Reed Remote Weekend

October 23, 2021
In lieu of the Forum for Advancing Reed, (Reed's official volunteer weekend) we're hosting a day of virtual programming to engage Reedies from across the globe with lectures and student presentations. Programming is still forming but you can count on a faculty lecture by Prof. Aaron Ramirez, the annual student showcase (short presentations by summer internship award winners), and an engaging alumni talk (TBD), all hosted on Zoom. Kick off the fall by reconnecting with Reed and Reedies from the comfort – and safety – of your home. Check back soon for details!

Recent Event Recordings

Past recordings of Reed Remote Talks and virtual programs can be found here.

2021 Reunions recordings can be found here.

Virtual Activities

Virtual Book Club

Join the new Reed Remote Book Club covering a range of books on the Senior Symposium syllabus. Through an online, private, and moderated discussion forum you can read and contribute your thoughts to the group on your own schedule. Joining is completely free; you just have to get a copy of the book to enjoy. Sign up today.

Reedie-Owned Businesses

Always, but especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, please consider supporting businesses owned by fellow alumni. There are hundreds of Reedie-owned businesses all over the globe to explore in our directory–Reedie ingenuity spans markets and continents. Restaurants, bookstores, acupuncturists, dog trainers, Jiu-Jitsu schools, consultants, and slipper manufacturers are just the beginning.

Burn Your Draft Podcast

Burn Your Draft is a series of interviews conducted by host and producer, student Frank Tangherlini ’22, with help from Reed College alumnus Seth Paskin ’90 and supervised by Nate Martin ’16, Center for Life Beyond Reed. Throughout the year interviews will be conducted that explore and pick apart the senior thesis process. Each episode listeners will hear from a different Reed College alum or current student on their process, their topic, and what they’ve learned from the process. Burn Your Draft is a joint production of Reed College students, alumni, and staff and launched August 31, 2020. Listen here.

Alumni Photo Albums

Is your Instagram feed just not doing it for you anymore? Check out Reed’s alumni photo albums, which guarantee hours of browsing pleasure. Find your friends, revisit the canyon, or take a look at the reactor you were too much of a humanities major to visit when you were enrolled. And, upload your own photos of all things Reed to share with the Reed community!

Virtual Scriptorium

Missing your weekly foray into the focus and calm of calligraphy? Scriptorium alumna Jade Novarino ’16 hosts a weekly, contemplative two-hour scribe-in online Mondays from 2–4pm. Email with questions and for access to the Zoom link. The Berkeley Scriptorium, run by Naima Karczmar ’17, Liv Veazey ’18, and Oona Sullivan-Marcus ’19, are meeting every Saturday 12-2 PST through Zoom for a virtual Scriptorium. All are welcome. Email with questions and for access to the Zoom link.

You can also watch a series of Lloyd Reynolds’ lectures on the Reed College Heritage of Calligraphy website. This series follows Reynolds' book Italic Handwriting and Calligraphy and provides an excellent introduction to Reynolds and his work.

Finally, Gregory MacNaughton ’89, who directs Reed’s Scriptorium, makes the following generous offer to alumni calligraphers: “If you want me to see your work, critique your work, or just stay in touch, write me a letter. I'll be the best pen pal you've ever had.” Email to begin your Scriptorium correspondence.

Recordings and Videos

Humanities 110 Lecture Series Recordings

You can now watch a selection of the Hum 110 lectures that were recorded by Reed faculty in spring 2020. More lectures will be added as they become available.

Reed Campus Architecture Video

Paul Edison Lahm ’83 has released part one of his video architecture tour of campus! Paul has led in-person tours for alumni, parents, and at Paideia for years, and while it’s not quite the same as touching and standing in front of the buildings and thinking about their materials, design, and history, Paul’s video makes a lot of historical connections and contributes to a better understanding of the larger narrative of the college. Watch Paul's video here .

Looking for something to read or watch from the Archives?

We have a great list of recommendations from Foster-Scholz Club Chair and Special Collections Librarian Gay Walker ’69 [2002–2017] for hours of entertainment.

From the Archives

Digital Thesis Tower
Digital Archives

Special Collections

Gay's Curated Collection

Copies of The Griffin (1915-1965)
A Different Drummer (year unknown)

Doyle Owl Video

Mr. Mac Goes to College (1984)
Old Reed Films

Silent film (1942)
Spider God (1969)
Reed College (1982) (“The Nike Film”)

Reed swimming hole (1920)


"Puzzled Corner” Trivia and Crosswords

And, don't forget old copies of Reed Magazine articles. While you're at it peruse current Reed Magazine articles too!
May 1981
Nov 1994
Nov 2002
Summer 2007


Reed College Social Media Sites

Virtual Backgrounds

Spending lots of time on Zoom, but wishing you were on campus with the cherry and magnolia blossoms or strolling through the canyon? Make that dream a (virtual) reality! Download Reed virtual backgrounds.

Coloring Book Pages

Campus is quiet enough that the unicorns have come out! Here are two coloring book images to download and color at home.

Blue bridge

Career Resources during COVID-19

Find yourself needing career help during this time? Please check out career resources for alumni here.