Service & Maintenance Staff
Gray Campus Center
Reed College Library
Popular Places to Chill
- Commons Café
- Dorm social rooms
- Library lobby
- On the grass outside
- Student union
- Various student lounges
Coffeehouse on Campus
- Caffé Paradiso
- Paradox Café
Movie Theater on Campus
None, but the movie board campus group will occasionally show movies in Vollum Lecture Hall.
From the food services to transportation, Reed is very committed to green issues. About 30 percent of Bon Appétit's food budget is spent on local foods, with support to local farmers. Even the cleaning products use least impact for acceptable use.
- Arrête: Greek virtue
- Clevie: Students of local Cleveland High School
- Commons: Bon Appétit's restaurant/campus dining service
- Cross Canyon: Across the canyon from the main campus
- Dormie: Someone living in your dorm
- Gray Center: The Gray Campus Center
- Hauser Fundome: The library
- Homer's Hut: The bookstore's nighttime convenience store
- The Iliad: Required reading and bane of freshman year
- Kleos: Greek household
- New Reed: Reed today
- Nutria: A big rat that comes out at night
- ODB Bug: Big bugs that live in the Old Dorm Block
- Olde Reed: Reed before we can remember it
- PBR: Pabst Blue Ribbon beer
- Prospie: A prospective Reed student
- Quest: Student newspaper
- Reedie: A Reed student
- Renn Fayre: Year-end catharsis
- SU: The Student Union
- Timé: Greek honor
- Wimbledon: The near-campus apartment complex
- The Doyle Owl : Nothing greater than a 400-pound block of stone, the Doyle Owl used to reside on the roof of the Old Dorm Block. Now, students pass it around and fierce battles are waged over its possession. At major Reed events, the owl usually makes an appearance. The ensuing friendly fracas lasts for hours. You'll know the owl if and when you see it.
- Olde Reed vs. New Reed : Many Reedies like to compare present-day Reed to a mythical, remembered, nostalgic version of Reed that not even the oldest professors are sure existed. The debate, while not being that serious, is an amusing one to watch.
- Renn Fayre : At the end of every year, students turn the campus into a giant fun zone, complete with anything you could imagine. The event celebrates the turning in of senior theses and the completion of the academic year. Many say that freshmen are not truly Reedies until they experience their first Renn Fayre.
- Howard Vollum, the namesake of the Vollum building, is supposedly buried under the front lawn. Sometimes he even rises from the dead to feast on the flesh of the living—or maybe just Reed trustees.
- Psychology professor Allen Neuringer supposedly created a batch of zombie albino mutant monkeys in his secret underground facility. However, when zombie albino mutant monkey-friendly individuals found out about his experimentations, they came and secretly freed the creatures. In theory, the experiments are still loose in the canyon, harassing poor students alone and disoriented at night. Beware!
- Some say that bugs the size of Gregor Samsa exist in the bowels of the Old Dorm Block, occasionally entering rooms to terrorize students. They will eat you alive!
- Supposedly, large water rats live in the canyon that divides Reed. These rats, gigantic specimens twice the size of a grown dog and with noses as orange as construction cones, harass students on the land bridge near the canyon fish ladder. If you ever see one, watch carefully, for you can learn much about yourself through its subtle motions.
Favorite Things To Do
Reed students can enjoy all sorts of sporting equipment at the sports center, relax in the Student Union, take a swim in the sports center pool, go to one of the two on-campus coffeehouses, relax on the front lawn or other picturesque locations, see occasional drama pieces at a discounted rate in the drama building or in the outdoor amphitheater, or just study like everyone else does in numerous, relaxing, and comfortable locations.
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
Since Reed's student organizations are constantly being updated, check out the school's database for the most current information.
Student Activities Offered
- Campus ministries
- Choral groups
- International student organization
- Jazz band
- Literary magazine
- Model UN
- Music ensembles
- Radio station
- Student government
- Student newspaper
- Student-run film society
- Symphony orchestra
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: No