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2013-2014 Winter Housing

Winter housing accommodations are available (pending application approval) for students that demonstrate a need for remaining at Reed for winter break. This could include financial hardship, immigration issues, or lack of a home to return to over break. Winter housing is not meant to serve as temporary lodging between a student’s travels.

Application Process  
Winter Housing Location
Food Services during break  

Application Process

Students must complete an application to be considered for winter housing. Applications are reviewed by the Winter Housing Committee, which consists of the Assistant Dean of Students for Residence Life, the Assistant Dean of Students for International Student Services, the Director of Housing, and the Director of Financial Aid. The Winter Housing Committee may also request to meet with students to further discuss their applications. 

Applications will be available through IRIS on Monday, October 14 and are due Friday, November 1. 

Students must also sign a housing contract and an acknowledgement of resources available during winter break as part of the application process.


All students that stay in winter housing will pay a flat fee of $250, due Friday, January 3rd. Students who are unable to pay the $250 by the deadline do have the option to apply for an emergency loan via Financial Aid. If approved for the loan, the student has until the end of the academic year to repay it. Please contact Financial Aid for questions regarding emergency loans.


October 14
Applications available through IRIS
November 1 Applications due by 5pm
November 11 Students informed of application status via email
November 18 Accepted students must confirm their acceptance
December 3 Meeting with confirmed winter housing students and affected Grove residents
December 16 Deadline to cancel winter housing contract
December 20
Move into winter housing
January 3 Winter housing payment due
January 16 Move out of winter housing

Winter Housing Location

Students in winter housing will live in residence hall rooms in the Grove that are occupied by upper-class students when classes are in session. The current student occupant is not expected to remove her/his belongings from the room while the winter housing student lives there. The winter housing student and the current occupant must discuss and sign a room agreement. During a scheduled meeting, Residence Life facilitates the conversation between the winter housing occupant and the current occupant regarding expectations and use of the space.

First-year student rooms in the Grove are not utilized for winter housing since first-year students were assigned to their rooms and, therefore, did not have the ability to choose their living location.

Food Service During Break

Food services are extremely limited during winter break. Students should plan to provide their own food.

Contact Res Life
Phone: 503/777-7536
Fax: 503/517-7691
Office: 28 West,
5436 SE 28th Ave.

Amy Schuckman

Assistant Dean

Clea Taylor

Director of Housing


8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.;
closed noon–1 p.m.


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