Multicultural Visit Programs

Diversity of thought and experience is valued as central to the Reed experience. Who we are—in our many identities, experiences, and ways of being—informs not only what, how, and why we learn, but what we bring to the conference table, where a plurality of ideas and voices deepens the conversation.

Junior Scholars Program

Junior Scholars, Reed’s spring travel scholarship, invites a highly qualified group of high school juniors from historically underrepresented communities to visit Reed between February 1-28, March 1-9, 20-23. Students are encouraged to visit during our Junior Visit Day on Monday, February 20, a program designed to help students explore the college admission process. All air travel, on-campus meals, and on-campus lodging will be covered by the college.

Visiting Reed is transformative. We have a saying here that “only Reed feels like Reed” and we make sure that all of our campus visitors have the opportunity to truly engage with our community.

As part of this program, you’ll be able to:
• stay overnight with a current Reed student;
• attend classes of interest;
• enjoy meals with current Reed students;
• learn more about Reed through an information session and campus tour;
• attend Junior Visit Day (if you are selected to come on February 20).

Applications submitted by January 20 will be prioritized, but we will be accepting applications on a rolling basis subsequently. If you have any questions, please contact the Multicultural Outreach Coordinator, Wayne Kim at 800/547-4750 or email


Discover Reed Fly-in Program

Reed invites a highly qualified group of high school seniors from around the US to campus for a three-day, two-night exploration of Reed and the City of Portland. Students stay in residence halls with current students and participate in Discover Reed, a program of classroom visits and student-professor engagement opportunities. Just ten minutes from downtown Portland, Reed also arranges trips to explore highlights of the city. All travel is arranged and paid for by the college (including flights to and from Portland).

Spring Invitational Program for Admitted Students

Reed offers travel vouchers each spring to admitted students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds for visiting campus during Reed Admit Days or through our regular campus visit program during the month of April. There is no separate application for the program. Selected students will receive an invitation and travel voucher at the same time that they receive their decisions, in their admission packets.

January 20 Deadline for priority consideration