Summer Housing 2024

Summer housing (May 15–August 1) is available pending application approval for students who demonstrate a compelling need to remain at Reed during summer. Students who are not enrolled for Fall 2024 are not eligible for summer housing. Ineligible students also include those who graduate in May 2024, are on a leave from the college for Fall 2024, or are denied registration/dismissed from the college following faculty grade review in May.

Students are required to sign a summer housing contract to live on campus over the summer.

Space is limited, and students who have remained on campus over recent breaks should not expect to be automatically approved. Priority will be given to students experiencing financial and/or housing insecurity who currently reside on campus.

We encourage those whose plans include summer travel to seek other arrangements. See this page for resources related to living off campus.

Application Process

Students must complete an application to be considered for summer housing.

Applications will be available through the Housing Portal starting on Monday, March 11.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee that include representations from Student Life, International Student Services, and Financial Aid.


Students who stay in summer housing are charged a monthly rate of $600. Students may be charged on a sliding scale, which is determined by the Committee in collaboration with Financial Aid during application review. Students also have the option to apply for an emergency loan by working with the Business Office. Please contact the Business Office for questions regarding emergency loans.

The College is committed to supporting students who are experiencing financial difficulty. Students who are experiencing financial insecurity should contact the financial aid office.

Summer Housing Timeline

March 11 Applications available through the Housing Portal
March 22 Applications due by 11:59pm
April 19 - Updated Students notified about application status
April 24 Students notified of housing assignment
May 1 Deadline to cancel summer housing via email to
May 17 Students move into summer housing
August 1 Students move out of summer housing

NOTE: Students who are living on campus in the fall will transition to their academic year housing placements during summer housing move out. Students who are not living with us in the fall will need to move into their off-campus housing. Extensions to the summer move out proccess will not be granted due the the need to turnover spaces for incoming students.

Summer Housing Location

Summer housing will be in the Sitka and Sequoia residence halls.

Accessibility and Accommodations

Students with disabilities who have specific housing needs are encouraged to work with both Disability & Accessibility Resources (DAR) and Residence Life to request disability-related housing accommodations. Details about this process can be found here. As with all accommodation requests, DAR will work with each student individually to determine eligibility and identify appropriate accommodations.

Campus Service and Resources

Summer access and hours for many offices and departments is still being determined. A comprehensive guide to campus resources and services will be published and shared by mid-May.


Residence Life Staff

Area Coordinators and House Advisers will be available to support students who remain on campus. They are available to assist residents by providing resources, coordinating events, and problem solving any issues residents may encounter.

You can expect to hear from your Area Coordinator and House Advisors as we get closer to the start of summer housing. They will reach out to provide information regarding summer housing, including:

  • Community connection, programming, and communication
  • Roles of Residence Life staff and methods to contact them
  • Campus resources

Food Services During Summer

Commons is open for limited hours during summer break and specific hours are still being determined. Students should plan to use commuter points or a credit/debit card in Commons.

Paying Rent

You are responsible for paying monthly rent to the business office on the first days of June, July, and August. The business office will contact you and Residence Life if you are late with your payments. You may be assessed a $25 late fee after the 10th of the month.

Maintenance Requests

Submitting a maintenance request is the best way to report facilities issues over the summer.


The community safety office is open all summer—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. CSOs will be checking up on the residential buildings frequently throughout the summer to ensure safety and security. Please help them out by reporting anything that is out of the ordinary. Dial “0” from any campus phone to reach them or 503-771-1112 from anywhere. There may also be fire extinguisher and house repair checks throughout the summer as well.