Welcome to Reed College

Congratulations! The Orientation team, part of the college's student life division, is here to support your successful transition to Reed. Please contact us with any questions. 

Fall 2022 New Student Orientation took place August 22 - 28, 2022.

To view recordings of the required Orientation sessions, please click here

Fall 2022 Arrival

Fall Housing

All first-year and sophomore students have guaranteed and required housing on campus. If you have questions about incoming student housing, please contact Residence Life


New student move-in will take place on Monday, August 22. You will need to sign up for a move-in time in IRIS by July 15, but you can make changes to your time until August 1. Details about move-in continue to be finalized. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the residence life website.

Fall 2022 Arrival

August 18 New International Students and Peer Mentor Program participants arrive*
August 22 New students arrive and Orientation begins
August 26 Returning students arrive

*pre-registration required.

COVID-19 Protocol

Submit your vaccination records: Students are required to upload a copy of their MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) and COVID-19 immunizations via the Student Health and Counseling Services Portal. Instructions for uploading immunizations to your Student Health Portal can be found on this page. Early submissions are strongly encouraged to help streamline the arrival process.

Students who have not met the college’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements by their arrival date will not be permitted to move into their residence hall.

Note: All participants and on-campus visitors (including children) must be prepared to provide proof of vaccination (or a negative result from a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours) to accompany their student to move-in and attend Parent and Family Orientation. Students and visitors will be required to follow the regulations set in Reed College’s COVID-19 Response and Action Plan

Most required Orientation sessions, as well as select optional sessions, will require masks for attendees. This will be indicated in the event description on the Orientation events page. Please make sure to bring your face covering.