Business Office

Purchasing Card (P-Card Program)

The purpose of the Purchasing Card Program is to streamline and simplify the purchasing and payment process.

Upon request, Visa Purchasing Cards (P-Cards) are issued to staff and faculty who make frequent purchases or travel and entertain regularly.  The P-Card can be used anywhere that accepts VISA, but is restricted to specific merchant types depending on your department.  If you have questions about the P-Card or need assistance, call Irene Lyczko at 503/788-6633.

For more information, read the documents below and review the frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the procedure when I pay for something with my P-Card?

Essentially, the process is the same as when using your personal credit card. You must always ask for a receipt for your records, particularly for phone, fax and mail orders.

Are there any restrictions associated with the use of my P-Card?

Yes,  in  addition  to  Reed  College’s  policy  stating  the  type  of  products  you  can  buy, other controls and limits may be placed on your card including:

  • A monthly dollar limit
  • A “per transaction” dollar limit
  • “Blocked” merchant categories

Please contact your P-Card Administrator for your specific restrictions.

What should I do if my card is lost or stolen?

It is extremely important to call Wells Fargo Bank’s Customer Service toll-free number (1-800-932-0036) immediately in  the  event  your card  is  lost  or  stolen.  You  must  also notify the P-Card Administrator.

P-Card Policy and Forms

Account Maintenance Form

Cardholder Agreement Form

Dispute Form

Forgery and Unauthorized Use 

Missing Receipt Claim Form

Policies and Procedures 

Contact the Student Account Center

888/316-9620

Outside U.S. and Canada
401/921-3999

Monday–Friday
5 a.m.–7 p.m.

Contact the Business Office

Eliot Hall 307 & 308
503/777-7505, or x7505
Fax: 503/788-6687
business-office@reed.edu

Summer Hours

Monday–Thursday
8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Friday
8 a.m.–12 p.m.

Summer Cashier’s Window

Monday–Thursday
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Friday
9–11:30 a.m.