Business Office

Purchasing Card (P-Card Program)

The purpose of the Purchasing Card Program is to streamline and simplify the purchasing and payment process.

Upon request, Visa Purchasing Cards (P-Cards) are issued to staff and faculty who make frequent purchases or travel and entertain regularly.  The P-Card can be used anywhere that accepts VISA, but is restricted to specific merchant types depending on your department.  If you have questions about the P-Card or need assistance, call Irene Lyczko at 503/788-6633.

For more information, read the documents below and review the frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the procedure when I pay for something with my P-Card?

Essentially, the process is the same as when using your personal credit card. You must always ask for a receipt for your records, particularly for phone, fax and mail orders.

Are there any restrictions associated with the use of my P-Card?

Yes,  in  addition  to  Reed  College’s  policy  stating  the  type  of  products  you  can  buy, other controls and limits may be placed on your card including:

  • A monthly dollar limit
  • A “per transaction” dollar limit
  • “Blocked” merchant categories

Please contact your P-Card Administrator for your specific restrictions.

What should I do if my card is lost or stolen?

It is extremely important to call Wells Fargo Bank’s Customer Service toll-free number (1-800-932-0036) immediately in  the  event  your card  is  lost  or  stolen.  You  must  also notify the P-Card Administrator.

P-Card Policy and Forms

Account Maintenance Form

Cardholder Agreement Form

Dispute Form

Forgery and Unauthorized Use 

Missing Receipt Claim Form

Policies and Procedures 

Contact the Student Account Center


Outside U.S. and Canada

5 a.m.–7 p.m.

Contact the Business Office

Eliot Hall 306 & 308
503/777-7505, or x7505
Fax: 503/788-6687

Hours of Operation

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Cashier’s Window

10 a.m.–4 p.m.