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.

Learning in Earth, Wind, and Fire

At Reed, students follow their inquisitive instincts to explore ideas and create new knowledge. This year, it just happened to take place in our new outdoor learning tents. Watch how the outdoor space helped students and faculty move forward.

Living and Learning at Reed

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

The Return to Reed

The Reed community has come together on campus once again. Thanks to a great deal of dedication and care from each and every student, staff, and faculty member, Reed is thriving.

Reopening Plans

Fall 2021

  • On March 16, 2021, Reed President Audrey Bilger announced that Reed is well-positioned to return to primarily in-person instruction and increased residence hall occupancy in fall 2021. Read Audrey's announcement. 
  • 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 the Reed Communications timeline 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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