Orientation 2018

Summer Communications from Reed

Parents and students will hear from Reed frequently this summer by email and post.

Check your new Reed email account to avoid missing important information. Below is a comprehensive list of the communications you can expect from us this summer.

Audience designation indicates recipient.

Getting Started

Audience: students
Mailed by: Orientation office, 503/777-7530
Mail date: (after you deposit) beginning late March and continuing weekly through summer

  • Brochure with your summer to-do list
  • Letter from computing & information services with your activation code and instructions to create your computer account
  • Letter from the business office with instructions for registering with Student Account Center
  • Confidential return envelope addressed to health & counseling services

Welcome Email from the Dean of Students

Audience: students
Sent by: Orientation office, 503/777-7530
Email date: early May

This month's email and podcast can also be found on our archive page.

Parent & Family Orientation email

Audience: parents and families
Sent by: Reed College, 503/777-7591
Email date: late April

Welcome Letter to International Students

Audience: new international students
Sent by: International student services office, 503-517-5538
Mail date: late April

  • Welcome letter, visa documents, brochures, to-do list

Student Account Center email

Audience: students
Sent by: Business office, 503/777-7505
Email date: mid-May

  • Email from tuition management systems regarding student account center

Academic Resources email

Audience: students
Sent by: Orientation office, 503/777-7530
Email Date: early June

  • Information about academic resources
  • Orientation reminders

Back-to-School Computer Sale

Audience: students
Sent by: Computer store, 503/777-7253
Mail date: early June
Response deadline: mid-August

  • Information on Apple computer specials

Bookstore Preorder Information

Audience: students
Mailed by: Bookstore, 503/777-7757
Mail date: June 11
Response deadlines: linens July 20; HUM package July 30

  • Information on how to preorder textbooks, residence hall supplies, and linens
  • Information on setting up a bookstore account

Dewar Tuition Refund Insurance

Audience: students
Mailed by: Business office, 503/777-7505
Mail date: June 15
Response deadline: postmarked by the first day of classes

  • Information on optional insurance to refund tuition in the event of a medical leave of absence

Think About It: Sexual Misconduct Prevention Course email

Audience: students
Sent by: Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, 503/517-7966
Mail date: early July
Response deadline: August 1

  • Information on how to complete the online sexual and relationship violence & alcohol and other drugs prevention program
  • Note: in the Getting Started brochure, this was referred to as Haven

Parent & Family Orientation email

Audience: parents and families
Sent by: Reed College, 503/777-7591
Email date: mid-July

Health and Wellness at Reed email

Audience: students
Sent by: Orientation office, 503/777-7530
Email date: early July

CIRP Survey email

Audience: students
Sent by: Institutional research, 503/777-7501
Email date: mid-July
Response deadline: August 16

  • Annual survey of incoming students

Billings

Audience: students
Emailed by: Business office, 503/777-7505

E-bills are the official means of billing for tuition and fees. Email notifications are sent to your official Reed College email account when e-bills are ready for viewing. We send both paper bills and e-bill notifications to you at the beginning of each term. If your parents pay tuition, include their email address on the Billing Information and Release Form so they will also receive an e-bill.

Tuition Assessment
Notification date: July 5
Fall tuition and fees are available for viewing in Student Account Center. Please take a moment to review your account. Have you waived the health insurance? Are room and board reflected? Is all of your Financial Aid accepted? If not, get in touch ASAP!

Fall Billing
Notification/mail date: July 13
Payment due date: August 10

Housing Assignments email

Audience: students
Sent by: Residence life, 503/777-7536
Mail date: First week of August

Parent & Family Orientation email

Audience: parents and families
Sent by: Reed College, 503/777-7591
Email date: early-August

Working at Reed email

Audience: students
Sent by: Orientation office, 503/777-7530
Email date: early-August

Greetings from the Library

Audience: students
Mailed by: Library, 503/771-1112
Mail date: early-August

  • Introduction to your personal librarian

New Parent Welcome Letter

Audience: parents and families
Mailed by: Parent council
Mail date: mid-August

Getting the Most out of Orientation email

Audience: students
Sent by: Orientation office, 503/777-7530
Email date: mid-August

Advising Assignments email

Audience: students
Sent by: Academic support, 503/517-7722
Mail date: August 20

  • Name of advisor as well as date, time, and location for academic advising appointments

Parent & Family Weekend Information

Audience: students
Sent by: Reed College
Mail date: late August

  • Save the date: November 2–4, 2018

Contact us

Orientation office
503/777-7530
orientation2018@reed.edu

Student engagement office
503/788-6692
student-engagement@reed.edu

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