Orientation 2017

Summer Communications from Reed

You will hear from Reed frequently this summer, via email and post.

Please make sure to check your new Reed email account (you’ll set up this account using information in the orientation Getting Started letter you received after you submitted your deposit) to avoid missing important information. Below is a comprehensive list of the communications you can expect from us this summer.

Orientation Getting Started Information

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 IRIS account
  • Letter from the business office with your PIN and instructions to access Banner Self-Service (if you applied for financial aid, you received your PIN earlier)
  • Confidential return envelope addressed to health & counseling services

Dewar Tuition Refund Insurance

Mailed by: Business office, 503/777-7505
Mail date: June 15
Response deadline: postmarked by August 28

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

Bookstore Preorder Information

Mailed by: Bookstore, 503/777-7757
Mail date: June 19
Response deadline: July 31

  • Information on how to preorder textbooks, residence hall supplies, linens, and the Iliad (for parent Hum 110 conference)

Think About It Program (email)

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

  • Information on how to complete the online sexual and relationship violence & alcohol and other drugs prevention program

Back-to-School Computer Sales

Mailed by: Computer store, 503/777-7253
Mail date: early July
Response deadline: Mid-August

  • Information on Apple computer specials

CIRP Survey (email)

Sent by: Institutional research, 503/777-7501
Email date: July 16
Response deadline: August 17

  • Annual survey for incoming 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 3
Fall tuition and fees are available for viewing in Banner Self-Service. Please take a moment to review your Student 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 10
Payment due date: August 11

Housing Assignments (email)

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

Greetings from the Library

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

  • Introduction to your personal librarian

Parent & Family Weekend Information

Mail date: September

  • Save the date: November 3–5, 2017

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