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College News and Fun Facts: Reed College

Renn Fayre. Once an authentic Renaissance Fair, Renn Fayre is now a themed celebration at the end of the academic year. It begins with the Thesis Parade, in which seniors march from the steps of the library to the registrar’s office to celebrate turning in their theses, and includes music, softball, art, and a flurry of fireworks. Source

Canyon Day. Reed’s oldest tradition is devoted to the 28-acre watershed that runs through campus. On Canyon Day, the community gathers to pull weeds, plant native flora, and otherwise work to protect and restore this critical part of Portland’s Crystal Springs Creek. Source

  • Color: Red and Richmond Rose
  • Mascot: Griffin and Doyle Owl
  • Admit Rate: 31% (Class of 2020). Read more