Winter weather at Working Weekend

We are so excited that many alumni are coming back to Reed for Working Weekend and related events. Between the board of trustees, strategic planning partners, and Working Weekend participants, the campus will be alive with activity. In addition to planning for all of these gatherings, we now have to keep an eye on the weather and plan accordingly.

Winter at ReedIt has begun snowing, and all of the meteorologic models seem to indicate we will have continuing precipitation in the form of snow and/or freezing rain. We are monitoring the situation and will adjust plans according to projected conditions.

As of right now, all weekend programming will occur as scheduled. However, getting to campus may present a challenge. If you had planned on driving and would prefer not to, please consider Tri-Met buses or cabs. Check the Tri-Met website for snow routes and transit-tracking options. Bus #19 Woodstock comes along Woodstock, right by the college. Bus #75 runs north and south along SE 39th/Cesar Chavez.

In the event of truly terrible weather, we may have to alter or cancel events. In that case, the best course of action is to monitor Reed’s main homepage; updates will appear in the “news” section and be titled “inclement weather schedule notification.”

Just to clarify, only one of three options may be invoked in the case of inclement weather: 1) campus remains open and on schedule, 2) there is a schedule delay, or 2) programming is cancelled/the college is closed. While activities may not be delayed or cancelled, you are encouraged to use your own best judgment when assessing your ability to travel safely.

As you prepare for this weekend, keep the weather conditions in mind and pack accordingly.  It is very cold today, down in the single digits if you factor in wind chill.

Looking forward to seeing you soon,


Mike Teskey
Director of Alumni & Parent Relations
Reed College

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