Contacting New Reedies
Contacting New Reedies by Mail
Student mail stop numbers will be assigned around July 15. You can check your IRIS directory information to get your mail stop number. After August 15, you can start shipping your things to Reed via UPS, U.S. Postal Service, and FedEx. Please do not begin shipping until August 15. If this is a problem, please call or email mail services to make special arrangements.
Use the address format below for all student mail at Reed:
Reed College MS ###
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97202-8199
Note: Always use the designation “MS” (mail stop). Never use “P.O. Box” or “Box” in your Reed College address or your mail may be lost or misdirected by the U.S. Postal Service. This is important to remember when you open a bank account or start a magazine subscription. If you do not know your mail stop number, write “new student” in the second line of the address.
Once you arrive on campus, come to the mail services customer window with your student ID card. You’ll be given the combination to your mailbox and can pick up any shipments that have arrived for you. You will receive emails and package notices in your mailbox when packages arrive.
Always keep your mailbox door locked to deter theft. After you check your mail, close the door, and twirl the dials to lock it.
Contacting New Reedies by Email
All Reedies have at least two email addresses at reed.edu. Both go to the same inbox. One is based on the full name (usually firstname.lastname@example.org, unless there is a conflict). The other is based on the network username (email@example.com). Either will work in any combination of upper- and lowercase letters. You will get your email address when you activate your computer account using the information on the personalized letter about accessing IRIS. If you did not receive such a letter in May, contact the orientation office immediately.
Contacting by Phone
A cell phone with a long-distance calling plan is the best option for students to call home and be in touch with friends on and off campus. Most students bring a cell phone from home and often have numbers from outside the area. All of the residence halls have phones with local service in hallways and social rooms.
Reed will provide local phone service in your room upon special request.