COVID-19 Prevention & Response Plan


April 5, 2021

Are you interested in living on campus next academic year? 

Sign-up for Room Registration opens on Monday, April 12. Complete an application in the Housing Portal by Friday, April 23 at 5pm to be eligible for on-campus housing in 2021-22. 

Here are a few important things to note when making decisions about on-campus housing:

Neighborhoods - class years

Housing is required for the incoming first-year class and guaranteed for rising sophomores. Juniors and seniors are not guaranteed housing unless they have a disability-related accommodation. Reed housing is configured into neighborhoods, so students should familiarize themselves with which buildings they’re eligible for based on their class year.


On-campus housing assignments will be made by Res Life staff (not self-selected by students) for the 2021-22 academic year. They will be based on students’ class year, accommodation status, and their preferences listed in their Room Registration application. Students who completed applications will be assigned randomly generated lottery numbers and assigned housing in that order based on availability in the neighborhoods. We anticipate it is likely that we will be able to provide housing to all students who complete a Room Registration application and will have a waitlist process for students who miss the sign-up period. 

Occupancy & Roommates

Divided double rooms, triple rooms, and double apartments are double occupancy for the 2021-22 academic year and there are double rooms in buildings designated for returning students. Students should consider their roommate options before completing the Room Registration process. There is an option to connect with a specific roommate in the housing application or to search for a roommate based on interests. Please note that sophomores may only request other sophomores as roommates as they will be assigned housing in sophomore-designated buildings. Juniors and seniors may request other juniors and seniors as roommates. Depending on the number of students who self-select roommates and the number of double rooms available, Res Life may not be able to honor all roommate requests or may need to assign roommates to students who have not specifically requested them. Please see our website for more details about roommates.


The priority deadline is April 12 for students who have specific housing needs and plan to request disability-related housing accommodations to work with Disability and Accessibility Resources.

What can I do now?

We know that this is a lot of information to take in and that you will likely have questions. See our website for more information, ask your Area Coordinator, or email or chat with our office if you need assistance. Please be aware that our response time may be slower than usual due to the increased volume of inquiries we’re receiving currently, but rest assured that we will do our best to get back to you as soon as we can. We appreciate your understanding and patience and look forward to welcoming you back on campus next year!

Res Life