Conference & Events Planning

Parker House

The Parker House is a beautiful home on campus that functions similarly to a traditional president’s house. It is used for invitation-only special events and overnight guests of the college. Overnight guests must be visiting the college on official college business. Events ideally scheduled for the house include dinners for visiting lecturers, special retreats for campus business, and special events for campus visitors.

If you would like to use the Parker House for events or overnight guests, contact Colby Westhead, Parker House manager, preferably 60 days prior to the event, or 14 days prior to the overnight guest’s arrival. A committee appointed by the president will determine if the requested event can be accommodated in the house. After the event is scheduled, Colby will schedule a meeting to determine catering needs and explain guidelines for using the house. If you are reserving the house for an overnight guest, Colby also will help you make the arrangements.

For more information on the house, please visit the links below.

Colby Westhead,, x6669

How to Organize a Parker House Event
Amendment to the Reed College Master Plan (PDF)
Parker House Policies and Procedures (PDF)
History of the Parker House
Photo Gallery
Monthly Calendar of Events

Parking Map

Parker House parking map

Please park in the college’s west or Prexy parking lots, and use the crosswalk at the intersection of SE Woodstock Boulevard and SE 28th Avenue to arrive at the Parker House.

Please do not park on the neighborhood streets. SE Moreland Lane is for use by Moreland Lane residents only.

For reasonable accommodations or assistance with access, please call 503/777-7522 in advance.