Admission

Office of Admission COVID-19 Response

This page is a resource for families to gain information about adjustments that have been made to the admission process as a result of COVID-19. We will continue to make updates to this page as they are available.

Fall 2021: Coming Back Together

President Audrey Bilger is pleased to announce we will come back together in the fall of 2021 on the Reed campus.

Living and Learning at Reed

Reed is thriving thanks to a well-thought-out plan that involves deliberate choices from our community.

The Key to Reopening Safely is Testing

Everyone who spends time on campus receives COVID-19 testing each week-- including students, faculty, and staff. Regular testing has been key to reopening safely.

Conference Continues

We changed the rooms where classes take place and incorporated new technology, but conversations in conference remained central to the learning experience at Reed.

Meet Madison: Reed's New Epidemiologist

When faced with a new challenge, we brought in an expert. Madison Riethman, an epidemiologist, helps us understand the pandemic from a public health perspective.

Dining Safely in Commons

We implemented new safety protocols and ordering apps to make dining in the Commons safer during the pandemic.

Reopening Plans

Fall 2021

  • Reed will return to primarily in-person instruction and increased residence hall occupancy in fall 2021. Watch Reed President Audrey Bilger's video
  • The college will require all students to be vaccinated for the 2021–22 academic year with a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization. The college must also follow Oregon law in permitting students to request exemption from this vaccination requirement for medical or non-medical reasons. We will add updated information on how students may respond to this new requirement and any additional updates on college policy and recommendations regarding vaccination to the vaccine FAQ in the coming weeks. We are still assessing the most appropriate policy approach regarding vaccination requirements for faculty and staff. Questions? Contact the COVID-19 Risk Assessment Group.
  • Reed College closely monitors the federal and state guidelines and health of our community to adjust operations accordingly.
  • We are committed to providing a safe living and learning community that includes in-person, on-campus classes. We regularly communicate all new developments to students and families. Please follow Reed News & Announcements web page for the most updated information.
  • Airlines may start requiring vaccines to fly. Students and families are strongly encouraged to monitor these requirements before making travel plans.
  • Reed College COVID-19 Dashboard: As a part of Reed College's COVID-19 Prevention & Response Plan, the COVID Risk Assessment Group collects, monitors, and shares relevant data in order to inform decision making for campus operations. This dashboard is updated as new information becomes available.

Spring 2021

  • Supported by a robust COVID-19 Prevention & Response Plan, the college will continue to offer a mix of in-person and online education.
  • Reed provides twice-weekly testing for all students living on- and off-campus, all faculty, and staff who interact regularly with students.
  • Reed's hybrid approach to classes will continue in 2021. Half of our classes are offered in-person, half online. Components of some in-person classes can be taken online, and components of some online classes can be taken in-person.
  • For more Return to Campus information specific to Spring 2021, visit Reed's COVID-19 Prevention & Response Plan.

Fall 2020

  • This brief video details our return to campus.
  • Reed has adopted a hybrid approach to classes this year. Half of our classes are offered in-person, half online. Components of some in-person classes can be taken online, and components of some online classes can be taken in-person.
  • Reed provides twice-weekly testing for all students living on- and off-campus, all faculty, and staff who interact regularly with students.
  • Density has been reduced, all students in all years were invited to apply for on-campus housing. About half of the student body lives on campus; all rooms are currently single occupancy. Almost all of our first-year students are living on campus. Of the remaining students, most currently live in the Portland area.
  • Comprehensive information about safety measures can be found on this page.

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