The Residence Halls
Living in a residence hall at Reed gives you a chance to get involved in campus life. Our residences are more than just places to sleep or hang your clothes -they're places to learn about yourself and others, to meet a variety of people from all over the country and world, and to be exposed to different lifestyles, ideas, and points of view. Student life in all residence halls is guided by the honor principle, which promotes self- governance and encourages students to be respectful of one another and of all community members.
Currently, there is on-campus living space for 950 students. First-year students are encouraged to live on campus for the first two semesters at Reed; housing on campus is guaranteed to first-year students who submit a housing application by June 15. After the first year, students who wish to live on campus participate in a lottery, held during spring term, to determine space availability and choice of rooms.
A variety of housing options make living on campus attractive to new and returning students alike. Check out our residence hall descriptions page to learn more about the 26 residence halls on campus, the housing options available, and the different distinctive building designs that vary in size, atmosphere, and purpose. Room options includes singles, doubles, or triples. The most common floor plan of residence hall rooms is a divided double: two rooms, separated by a wall and door, giving students their own room to use as a bedroom and study or living area. First-year students are typically assigned to divided doubles. Divided triples are similarly arranged with three separate rooms. There are a few open doubles, which features one large open room that two people share. Laundry facilities, social rooms, kitchens, and storage areas for personal belongings and bicycles are accessible to all students living on campus.