Reed College

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

Visiting Writer: Ronaldo Wilson

Ronaldo V. Wilson, PhD, is the author of Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man (University of Pittsburgh, 2008), winner of the 2007 Cave...

9/14 6:30pm
Visiting Writer: Margaret Malone

Margaret Malone is the author of the story collection PEOPLE LIKE YOU, Finalist for the 2016 PEN Hemingway Award, Winner of the 2016 Balcones Fiction Prize,...

9/21 6:30pm
Friday@4 Concert: Rothchild Award Recipients

This special recital features Reed music students who were the winners of the Rothchild award this summer. Admission is free and is perfect for the entire...

9/22 4pm
Visiting Writer: Diane Williams

Diane Williams is the author of eight books of fiction Her most recent book is Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine (McSweeney's, 2016). In 2018, Soho Press will...

10/5 6:30pm
Friday@4 Concert: Instrumental Solos

Reed music students present an afternoon recital featuring solo instrumental work by well-known composers. Admission is free, and the concert is perfect for...

11/3 4pm

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