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

Meditation

An open invitation to members of the Reed community and campus guests to join in silent sitting meditation. Bells are rung from 12:10pm to 12:40pm, but...

6/19 12pm
The Future of Tango, Today

Join Tango for Musicians at Reed College for a concert featuring work by our composition and arrangement students performed by our student ensembles. Free...

6/22 7pm
Concert: Tango of Today!

Straight from Buenos Aires, the world-renowned artistic faculty of Tango for Musicians at Reed College will perform a unique program which will include...

6/23 7:30pm
Meditation

An open invitation to members of the Reed community and campus guests to join in silent sitting meditation. Bells are rung from 12:10pm to 12:40pm, but...

6/26 12pm
Meditation

An open invitation to members of the Reed community and campus guests to join in silent sitting meditation. Bells are rung from 12:10pm to 12:40pm, but...

7/3 12pm

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