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

December's Tale

With December's Tale, John Vergin ’78 brings new stories and songs to his annual seasonal offering. Through prose, poetry, and song, memories both humorous...

12/13 7:30pm
Visiting Writer: francine j. harris

francine j. harris is the author of play dead. Her first collection, allegiance, was a finalist for the 2013 Kate Tufts Discovery and PEN Open Book Award....

2/15/2018 6:30pm
Visiting Writer: John Keene

John Keene’s most recent books include the short fiction collection Counternarratives (New Directions, 2015), which received a 2016 American Book Award, a...

3/1/2018 6:30pm
Visiting Writer: Brian Blanchfield

Brian Blanchfield is the author of three books of poetry and prose, most recently Proxies: Essays Near Knowing, (Nightboat Books), a book that blends...

3/29/2018 6:30pm
Visiting Writer: Ada Limón

Ada Limón is the author of four books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a...

4/12/2018 6:30pm

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