anna mann dormOn-campus accommodations are in the residence halls. It is not Club Med, but the price is right: dorm lodging is free when you register before February 1, 2014 (this offer has been extended through the weekend!). After that, the cost is $50 per single bed for the duration of your stay. Children are free if they share a bed with a parent or sleep on the floor with a sleeping bag that you provide. If you want your child to have a bed, the cost is $50. Couples and families will be housed in the same room or in connecting rooms. Lodging fees do not include breakfast.

Please note that the residence halls are not luxury hotels and lack soundproofing and air conditioning; nor are they equipped with amenities such as fans, ironing boards, alarm clocks, or toiletries. Each room includes a single bed, towels, and linens (alumni will need to make up their own beds with linens provided), and access to mixed-gender communal bathrooms. We make every effort to place alumni from the same decade in the same dorm, but encourage you to register early for best results.

Dorms open at noon on Wednesday, June 4 and close Sunday at 1 p.m. Drop your key at Reedfayre Central no later than 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 8.

Reedfayre Central

Upon arrival, all alumni and guests should check in at Reedfayre Central in Kaul Auditorium to pick up a name tag, a dorm room key (if applicable), and a final schedule that includes locations. Reedfayre Central hours will be Wednesday, noon–midnight, Thursday–Saturday, 8 a.m.–midnight, and Sunday, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Check-out time for the dorms is by 1 p.m. on Sunday.

After-hours Arrivals

Reedfayre Central hours will be Wednesday noon–midnight, Thursday–Saturday, 8 a.m.–midnight, and Sunday, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. If you are arriving after it has closed and are staying on campus, please go directly to Community Safety, in the "28 West" building at 5436 S.E. 28th Avenue. You'll be let into your room, then you may pick up your key at Reedfayre Central in the morning.

Please note, Community Safety and the Reed switchboard are now located at the far northwest edge of campus on 28th Avenue.


Creative Childcare Solutions, Inc., offers safe and professional childcare during Reedfayre at Reed, 5–11 p.m., Friday, June 6 (dinner provided), and 7–11 p.m., Saturday, June 7 (dinner is not provided, but you may register your child separately for the all-class dinner). Pre-registration is required for all children and must be completed by Friday, May 31. Requests for childcare after May 31 will be based on availability within our ratios. For more information about prices and to register, go to, click on "pre-registration" and then on "Reed College." Questions? Call Michelle Davenport at 503/819-5554.

Other activities for the younger set include a Saturday carnival, the merriment of the all-class parade, a spectacular fireworks display, and more. A family room is also available Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.–9 p.m. in Eliot 126 for diaper changing, nursing, or a quiet break. Please note that this room is not staffed by childcare workers.

Epicurean Delights

Bon Appétit provides excellent fare from lunch on Wednesday, June 4 through breakfast on Sunday, June 8, with vegetarian options available. You must register for Friday and Saturday dinners in advance; breakfast, lunches, and Wednesday and Thursday dinners may be purchased on site in Commons.

Getting to Reed

See for public transportation options. For shuttles between Reed and the airport, contact the Green Shuttle Company (503/234-1414) or Blue Star (503/249-1837) for advance reservations.

Green Shuttle prices:
$30 each way for 1st passenger
$3 each additional person up to 6

Blue Star prices:
$30 one way
$56.75 round trip
$3 additional person up to 5 people (one way)

Special Needs

We are committed to providing equal access for all to each of our programs and facilities. We will do our best to provide reasonable accommodation of mobility and non-mobility disabilities. Please contact us at or 503/777-7589 at least five days prior to a scheduled alumni event if you have questions and/or need special accommodation.