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

Forum for Advancing Reed (FAR)

October 22–24, in person with potential for virtual components
The Forum for Advancing Reed (FAR) is Reed's official volunteer weekend. Gatherings, workshops, and meetings focused on career coaching, professional networking, fundraising, chapter events, and more are planned for alumni who want to connect with other Reedies, learn more about what's happening at Reed right now, and discover ways to get involved. Registration opens in August. Learn more.

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 jadenovarino@gmail.com 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 liv.veazey@gmail.com 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 alumni@reed.edu 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)

Puzzles

"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

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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
Sallyport

Career Resources during COVID-19


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