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

Framing the Trap: Postmodern Aesthetics, Themes, and Theories from the Trap

Framing the Trap further explores the theoretical claims made throughout bart fitzgerald’s recent works around Trap Music, its sonic histories, relation to...

10/27 6pm
Friday@4 Concert: Student Recitals

Reed music students present an afternoon recital featuring Callie Burris, timpani; Wyatt Mischler, French horn; Rebecca Xie, piano; Shelby Williams, Lyn...

11/3 4pm
License to Kill: An American Spy in Korea

At the dawn of the Cold War, a 23-year-old spy named Donald Nichols out-hustled the CIA and U.S. Army intelligence. He was given his own secret base in...

11/8 7:30pm
"The Chinese City as a Painted Scroll"

As elsewhere, cities in contemporary China are now understood through the use of digital media. The city has become virtual: it is often constituted through...

11/9 4:30pm
Portland Piano International Rising Star Concert featuring Vladislav Kosminov

Rising Star pianist Vladislav Kosminov presents an evening concert in Eliot Chapel that is free and open to the public. Program will feature a work composed...

11/10 7pm

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