COVID-19 Prevention & Response Plan

Arriving on Campus

Students, faculty, and staff will be required to complete training before returning to campus in the fall. All students who live on campus will be tested for COVID-19 and asked to self-quarantine for 48 to 72 hours until test results are received. A testing protocol for faculty, staff, and students who live off campus is being developed and will be communicated before the beginning of the fall semester.

Students will be brought back to Reed in stages beginning in mid-August to allow for COVID-19 testing. Information about dates will be sent to students and families in July. Students will be allowed to return only during their assigned dates.

Students Living Off Campus

Specific campus arrival times and testing windows will be sent to students living off campus by way of their Reed email the week of July 20. Access to all on-campus buildings for off campus students will be activated on the first day of classes.


Student Life
Eliot Hall 218

Students with Confirmed On-Campus Housing

The week of July 6, new students will receive an email that directs them to sign up for a move-in date and arrival time slot for the week of August 17. Returning students will receive on-campus housing confirmation by July 20 and at the time of confirmation they will be able to sign up for a move-in date and arrival time slot for the week of August 24. Detailed process and procedures will be emailed to all students closer to their arrival date. Early arrival requests cannot be accommodated.

Following public health guidance, the college will limit who will be allowed on campus and in residence halls on move-in day. While Reed staff will be on hand to welcome students to campus and help them move in, we regret that friends and family will not be permitted in the residence halls. The college looks forward to welcoming families during future visits.


Residence Life
28 West

International Students

The college is sensitive to the needs of international students and the challenges they may face in planning a return to campus. International students should reach out to ISS for more information. Please note that the college is prioritizing housing for all international students.


International Student Services
Gray Campus Center 104

New Students


New student Orientation will be a hybrid of virtual sessions and small in-person physically distanced programs. In early August, new students will receive an invitation to an online platform where they will be able to review Orientation materials at their own pace before their arrival on campus. These materials will include a COVID-19 training that must be completed prior to move-in. In-person events will begin on Monday, August 24. The Orientation team is designing an informative, engaging, and fun week focused on transitioning to Reed and building community during this challenging time.

Parent & Family Orientation

Reed is making every effort to reduce density and traffic on campus during the pandemic. We regret this means that our usual in-person Orientation for parents and family members will not be possible this year; however, we invite parents and family members to join us for an online Parent & Family Orientation. The Orientation team looks forward to sharing more details in the coming weeks.


Orientation Team
Student Center

Faculty and Staff

The college will follow guidance from the state of Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) regarding work on campus.

Currently, staff are directed to work from home, and Reed anticipates that this directive will be in effect through July 31. Meanwhile, staff may come to campus occasionally to perform essential work that cannot be done from home. Those who are required to work on campus have been notified by their department director or associate dean.

Plans for staff to return to campus in time for the fall semester will be posted and shared by July 15. Department directors and associate deans are responsible for assigning who will work on campus and who will work from home in accordance with Oregon Health Authority and Multnomah County guidance. 

Faculty may access offices as always. We ask faculty to keep campus visits to a minimum until COVID-19 testing has begun, to wear masks, and to observe state social-distancing protocols.


Michelle Valintis
Director of Human Resources