Orientation 2019

Contacting New Reedies


Jon Edgington, mail services manager

Gray Campus Center lower level


After we receive the student list that has your name on it (about July 15), Mail Services will send you an email. The email will contain your Reed Mailbox number and the combination to open your mailbox.

When you arrive on campus, you should visit Mail Services, find your mailbox, and open it.

If you do not get our email, you can ask for your box number and combination at the Mail Services window.

If you have shipped belongings to Reed, you will get an email notification and a package slip will be put in your mailbox for each item shipped. Get the package slips from your box and bring them to the service window to pick up your packages. We have hand trucks to loan out if you have too much to carry.

Your shipped items should not arrive on campus before August 10.

Use the address format below for all student mail at Reed:

Student Name

Reed College MS ###

3203 SE Woodstock Blvd

Portland, OR 97202-8199

Note: Always use the designation “MS” (mail stop). Our mail receptacles are not “P.O. Boxes” or “Boxes.” They are Mail Stops. Your mail may be misdirected by USPS if designations other than “MS” are used. This is important to remember when you open a bank account or start a magazine subscription. If, for some reason, you cannot access your Mail Stop number at shipping time, write “new student” in the second line of the address.

Always keep your mailbox door locked to deter theft. After you check your mail, close the door and twirl the dials to lock it.


All Reedies have at least two email addresses at reed.edu. Both go to the same inbox. One is based on the full name (usually first.last@reed.edu, unless there is a conflict). The other is based on the network username (username@reed.edu). Either will work in any combination of upper- and lowercase letters. You will be assigned an email address when you activate your computer account by following the instructions on the personalized letter you receive about accessing IRIS. If you did not receive such a letter within two weeks of submitting your deposit, contact the orientation office immediately.


A cell phone with a long-distance calling plan is the best option for students who want to be in touch with friends and family off-campus. Most students bring a cell phone from home and often have numbers from outside the area. Skype and Google Hangouts are quality free services for video calls home including international locations.

Contact us

Student engagement office