Reed College Orientation 2014

Summer Communications from Reed

You will hear from us frequently this summer via both email and snail mail. Please make sure to check your new Reed email account. If you don't, you may miss important information. (You’ll set this up using information in the letter you receive in May.) Here is a comprehensive list of all of the communications that you can expect to get from us. There may be a few surprises, too!

New Student Mailing

Mailed by: Orientation office, 503/777-7530
Mail date: by May 12

  • Letter with PIN and information to create your IRIS account
  • Postcard pointing you to this web site
  • Letter with PIN to access Banner Self-Service
  • Information about parent orientation included

Dewar Tuition Refund Insurance

Mailed by: Business office, 503/777-7505
Mail date: June 15
Response deadline: postmarked by September 2

  • Information on optional insurance to refund tuition in the event of a withdrawal

Greetings from the Alumni Association

Mailed by: Alumni & parent relations, 503/777-7589
Mail date: June

  • Humanities 110 letter and a copy of the Iliad and Gilgamesh

Think About It Program (email)

Sent by: Orientation, 503/777-7530
Mail date: early July
Response deadline: August 1

  • Information on how to complete the online sexual and relationship violence/alcohol and other drugs prevention program

CIRP Survey (email)

Sent by: Institutional research, 503/777-7501
Mail date: mid June
Response deadline: August 1 

  • Annual survey for incoming students

Bookstore Preorder Information

Mailed by: Bookstore, 503/777-7758
Mail date: late June
Response deadline: August 10

  • Information on how to preorder textbooks, residence hall supplies, linens, and the Iliad for parent humanities conference

Back-to-School Computer Sales

Mailed by: Computer store, 503/777-7253
Mail date: early July
Response deadline: Mid August

  • Information on Apple computer specials


Mailed by: Business office, 503/777-7505

First Billing
Mail date: July 3
Response deadline: August 15

Second Billing
Mail date: August 4
Response deadline: August 15

Third Billing
Mail date: August 19
Response deadline: August 29

Housing Assignments (email)

Sent by: Residence life, 503/777-7536
Mail date: First week of August

Greetings from the Library

Mailed by: Library, 503/771-1112
Mail date: early August

  • Introduction to your personal librarian

Student Employment Information (email)

Sent by: Business office, 503/777-7549
Mail date: early August

Parent & Family Weekend Information

Mailed by: Alumni & parent relations, 503/777-7589
Mail date: September
Response deadline: late-October sign-up deadline for Parent & Family Weekend

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