COVID-19 Prevention & Response Plan

Academics and Classes

Reed has returned to an academic calendar in line with a pre-pandemic schedule and has resumed primarily in-person instruction. The 2022–23 academic calendar can be found on the registrar’s website.

Academic Support

The Office of Academic Support has resumed in-person services while also continuing to offer core services virtually. Academic advising and faculty office hours will generally go back to in-person; however, some meetings may be held virtually if appropriate for all participants.


Office of Academic Support

Virtual OptionsĀ 

For circumstances where a student must miss some classes due to illness, isolation, or quarantine, students should reach out to their individual faculty members, who will work to provide alternative options to keep up with their coursework during this time.

Students who wish to request formal accommodations of disabilities should contact Reed Disability and Accessibility Resources (DAR). In general, accommodations are made through an individualized process and in partnership between the student, DAR, and their faculty.


Disability and Accessibility Resources

Instructional Technology Services

The Teaching and Learning with Technology web page provides information and resources to support faculty and students in using technology tools for teaching, learning, and scholarship.


Information Technology

Study Abroad

The college recommends any student interested in traveling abroad or participating in an exchange program during the pandemic work closely with the International Programs Office (IPO).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued global COVID-19 travel recommendations by destination. Reed is not permitting college-funded travel to other countries that are categorized as level 4 (do not travel). Students are responsible for reviewing the current international and domestic restrictions before considering travel.


Kathy Oleson
Dean of the Faculty

Alberto del Río Malo
International Programs Office

Leave & Withdrawal

Students who need to take a leave of absence related to COVID-19 should reference Reed’s Leaves and Withdrawals policies. All Reed faculty are asked to offer a way for students with short-term absences due to illness, isolation, or quarantine to continue attending classes virtually or to make up missed material.


Student Life