Eliot Hall

Eliot Hall houses classrooms and administrative/faculty offices. The building’s brick and limestone are patterned after St. John’s College at Oxford. Read about namesake Thomas Lamb Eliot on the dedication plaque at the south entrance of the building, and view the Reed College seal inscribed above the entrance to the admission office. The college’s unofficial mascot, the griffin, is inscribed in the center of the seal. Taken from the coat of arms of the Simeon Reed family, the griffin is a mythical half-eagle/half-lion who is the enemy of ignorance. The chapel on the third floor includes architectural details that date back to the tenth century.

Place Type

Academic & Administrative Building

Upcoming Events

Buddhist Chanting Club

Recharge your spiritual batteries! We chant nam-myoho-renge-kyo for 30 minutes, then read a short inspirational piece by Nichiren Daishonin or Daisaku Ikeda,...

2/22 12pm
Visiting Writer: TC Tolbert

TC Tolbert often identifies as a trans and genderqueer feminist, collaborator, dancer, and poet but really s/he’s just a human in love with humans doing...

2/23 6:30pm
Buddhist Chanting Club

Recharge your spiritual batteries! We chant nam-myoho-renge-kyo for 30 minutes, then read a short inspirational piece by Nichiren Daishonin or Daisaku Ikeda,...

3/1 12pm
Visiting Writers Series: Robin Coste Lewis

Robin Coste Lewis is the author of Voyage of the Sable Venus (Knopf, 2015), a National Book Award winner. She is a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual...

3/2 6:30pm
A Lecture with Dylan Rodriguez

TBD, likely a lecture focusing on his scholarship on the prison industrial complex and the intersectional nature of the ethnic studies dept he heads.

3/2 7:15pm

Recent Events

Recent Activity

Paul Edison-Lahm

Paul Edison-Lahm posted a photo 1/20/2017

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Reed Architecture Tour on this moody grey day. The sun did come out for us eventually! Next tour will be during Alumni week on Friday, June 9th at 2:00 p.m. Thanks to everyone who came out for the Reed Architecture Tour on this moody grey day. The sun did come out for us eventually! Next tour will be during Alumni week on Friday, June 9th at 2:00 p.m.

Paul Edison-Lahm

Paul Edison-Lahm posted a photo 1/19/2017

Weather is looking pretty good for Friday - but we still might want to umbrellas on hand! Weather is looking pretty good for Friday - but we still might want to umbrellas on hand!

Paul Edison-Lahm

Paul Edison-Lahm posted a photo 1/14/2017

There may yet be some snow on the ground :) There may yet be some snow on the ground :)

Paul Edison-Lahm

Paul Edison-Lahm posted a photo 1/11/2017

Kanisha Owens

Kanisha Owens posted a photo 1/9/2017