Orientation 2019

What to Bring

To help you prepare for your big move and to make you feel at home when you get here, we offer the following lists.

Moving in

If you forget something, Reed’s nonprofit bookstore stocks many essential items—snacks, school supplies, and a few things for your room, too. In addition, there are many shopping areas relatively close to Reed.

Shuttles to department stores, such as Fred Meyer and Target, will be offered over the weekend during New Reedie Orientation.

Reed provides:
Bed (extra-long twin)
Desk with chair
Dresser
Shelves
Overhead light
Window coverings
Closet or wardrobe
Ethernet connection
Garbage can
You might want:
Bed linens (extra-long twin)
Blankets
Pillow(s)
Towels
Hangers
Desk lamp
Alarm clock
Throw rug
Dry-erase board
Laundry basket or large bag
Stereo
Small “dorm” fridge
Floor lamp
Plate, silverware, mug
Absolutely not:
Microwaves
Amplifiers for instruments
Toasters
(See the housing contract for more details.)

Clothing

Portland weather in summer varies from warm to hot, from the 70s (Fahrenheit) to the 90s (Fahrenheit). Except for July and August, there is plenty of drizzle; it’s very conducive to studying, with moderate temperatures and occasional snow.

A couple of specific suggestions:
Flip-flops and a bathrobe or large towel for walking from your room to the shower
Waterproof shoes and coat with a hood

Documents

If you plan on looking for on-campus jobs, you’ll need to fill out employment paperwork. Bring the necessary documents in order to complete this paperwork at Orientation.

Contact us

Student engagement office
503/777-7530
reedorientation@reed.edu