COVID-19 Prevention & Response Plan

Start of the Spring 2021 Term

The start of the spring term at Reed will mirror the format of the fall term, including a phased arrival of students, quarantine protocols, surveillance testing for community members, and employee work plans that reflect current public health regulations.

For Students Accessing Campus in Spring 2021

Students should prepare for their arrival to campus in the spring term by following this checklist


Student Life
Eliot Hall 218

Residence Life
28 West

International Students

International students planning to study on campus in the spring should follow this checklist. The college recognizes the unique challenges that international students face as they plan travel to campus or take classes remotely. International students should refer to the COVID-19 information on the International Student Services (ISS) website and reach out to the ISS Program Director for individual advising as needed.  


International Student Services
Gray Campus Center 104

New Students for Spring 2021


Spring Orientation is a hybrid of self-directed content, live virtual sessions, and small in-person programs. It is specifically designed for transfer students and first-year students moving to campus for the first time.

Before You Arrive
In late December, new students will receive an email with a link to Reed's online Orientation program, which includes important information about academic requirements, registration, student support services, and campus life. The content will be available throughout the spring semester for ongoing reference.

All students are required to complete Reed's COVID-19 Prevention & Policy Training prior to the start of the semester.

Orientation Week
The Orientation team will provide details regarding spring Orientation in late December. New students should plan to arrive on January 14. 


Orientation Team
Student Center

Faculty and Staff

Staff work plans will be determined by department directors or associate deans. These plans will reflect current Oregon Health Authority and Multnomah County guidance.

All faculty and staff who will be on campus in the spring will be asked to complete a COVID-19 surveillance test at the start of the semester. Tests will be offered January 15 & 16 and January 20 & 21.


Michelle Valintis
Director of Human Resources