Residence Life

Division of Student Services

Reed Students



Reed College was founded in 1908 in Portland, Oregon, as an independent, co-ed, nonsectarian college of the liberal arts and sciences.

Reed provides one of the nation’s most intellectually rigorous undergraduate experiences, with a highly structured academic program. 

Reed is on a beautiful 116-acre tree-lined campus in residential southeast Portland.  View the campus map

1,400 students
52% women, 48% men
24% minority enrollment
9:1 student faculty ratio
Conference-style teaching, classes average
17 students
Junior Qual exam and Senior Thesis are required
Costs 2014-2015
$47,500 tuition per year, room and board averages $12,200 per year
Reed promotes need-based aid, and does not award aid based on merit
Approximately half of students receive financial aid, the average package being $41,715


  • A higher percentage of Reed graduates go on to earn doctorates across fields than do graduates of all but three other U.S. colleges and universities.
  • In the life sciences, Reed is one of the top two institutions of higher learning for the percentage of graduates who earn doctorates.
  • Reed has produced 31 Rhodes scholars, second only to one other liberal arts college.
  • The faculty has received national recognition for commitment to teaching

Reed at a Glance information provided by the office of Institutional Research.

Find out more about our students at This is Reed.


House Advisors are student staff members who live in the dorms. Each Resident Director supervises between 8-13 House Advisors, in areas of campus referred to as Area Groups. The role of the House Adviser is to assist in enhancing the residential housing experience for students at Reed College.

At Reed College, our House Advisors are community builders first and foremost, it is not an expectation that they are "enforcers" of policy like many institutions. With that in mind, some of the most important attributes of are student staff include: being a good steward/ambassador of Res Life, communicating respectfully, punctuality, self-reflection, open-mindedness, accountability, understanding and abiding by the Honor Principle, and a collaborative nature.

Below are some photos of our 6 Area Groups this year as well as the last two Res Life Staff posters.

To learn more about our House Advisor position visit the HA position description.

Click the pictures to enlarge:

FSM AG Pic Northside AG Pic
Grove AG Pic 0809HAposter
0910HAposter Cross Canyon AG Pic
ODB AM AG Pic Apts AG Pic

For information about student's living options, including theme dorms and language houses, visit the On-Campus Housing page within Residence Life.

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

Amy Schuckman
Assistant Dean

Clea Taylor
Assistant Director of Housing Operations

Julia Nicholson
Assistant Director of Training & Education


8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.;
closed noon–1 p.m.

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