New Students

Welcome New Students arriving in January 2024!

Orientation is an exciting time for you to explore Reed's academic program, resources, and co-curricular opportunities, as well as to meet your peers and get to know campus.

The Orientation team, part of the college's student life division, is here to support your successful transition to Reed. Please contact us with any questions.

Please browse the links on the left to start learning about ways to prepare for your arrival.

Orientation Modules (Complete before January 16)

By early January, you will receive an email with the link to the online Orientation modules, which includes important information about academic requirements, registration, student support services, and campus life. Completion of the online Orientation before January 16 is required for all new students.

In-Person Orientation

During Spring Orientation on campus (January 16-17), you will meet faculty, fellow students, and staff through a series of presentations, information sessions, and programs.

Check out the full Orientation Schedule here.

Check-In and Move-In

If you will be living on campus, you may move into your residence between Friday, January 12 - Monday, January 15.

On Friday, January 12, between 8:30 AM and 5 PM, the Orientation Program Coordinator will be at 28 West (5436 SE 28th Avenue) to help check-in new students. At check-in, you will receive your student ID, welcome bag, and room key (if applicable).

If you arrive after 5 pm on January 12 or on January 13, 14, or 15, a Community Safety Officer at 28 West (5436 SE 28th Avenue) will assist you with your ID card and room key (if applicable). You will receive a welcome bag at the Orientation session on January 16.

Please note that during the holiday weekend, January 13 - 15, there will be very limited services and staffing on campus. To help you through the first three days on campus, here are food options around Reed, holiday hours for some main offices, and a Winter Break Guide Student.

Please indicate when you plan to arrive at Reed on this Google form.

Important Dates 2024