On-campus Housing Accommodations
While the Reed College residence halls vary greatly in age, there are many options for accessible living on campus. We have several newer building which were created with accessibility in mind including Naito, Sullivan, Bragdon, the Spanish House, Bidwell, Sitka, Sequoia & Aspen. Many of our older buildings, including Old Dorm Block, Anna Mann, MacNaughton, Foster, and Scholz, have been renovated to include accessible options as well.
Accommodations Request Process
To request or receive housing accommodations for a disability, students must register with the office of Disability Support Services. Students will discuss their accommodation needs with the DSS staff and provide the necessary documentation for consideration. After an initial appointment and conversation with the student, the DSS office staff will then read through the file and determine appropriate accommodations. The documentation guidelines for DSS can be found on their website. If you have any questions about disability documentation or the accommodations process, please contact the Director of DSS, Theresa Lowrie.
These steps must be completed in their entirety and any housing accommodation must be approved by DSS before Residence Life will give a housing request consideration. Please note that housing accommodations must be requested and renewed every year.
If it is determined that you are eligible for an accommodation and have completed your housing forms by the required deadline, the Director of Housing will assign you an appropriate room or, in some cases, contact you to discuss your room options. If you are not eligible for an accommodation you may move forward with the general housing application process.
If an accommodation is approved, Residence Life will meet your accommodation need and will do their best to meet your housing preference. If you have questions or concerns about this process or your room assignment please contact Clea Taylor, Director of Housing.