Residence Life at Reed

Division of Student Life

Board plan basics

2022-23 board plan prices

Changing board plans

Students can change their board plan by notifying the Residence Life Office in email for fall semester by September 10, 2022. Board changes for spring semester can occur on or between January 1, 2023 and February 4, 2023.

Mobile Ordering

The Transact Mobile Ordering Application is linked to all three Bon Appetit outlets and provides students with an alternative way to shop for food and groceries. Students can download the Transact Mobile Ordering app to their smartphone or tablet and search for “Reed College Dining”, enter the required campus credentials and you can place your order at any Bon Appetit location! For questions about your order students can contact the mobile ordering staff directly via zoom text at 503-517-4038. 

You can download the app for Apple or Android and sign up from your smartphone.

For more information about mobile ordering at Reed College select the following link: 

Purchasing additional food dollars

Students can track their board point balance on IRIS. Should a student run out of board points during the semester, they can purchase additional points by:

Students purchasing additional board points will receive a 10% bonus from Bon Appetit, which is added as additional board points to their board card.

If a student depletes their board points before the end of the semester and are unable to purchase more points please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

Students may also obtain additional board points by acquiring them from another student.

Commuter Commons Cash

Off-campus students, staff or faculty may purchase Commuter Commons Cash at any time during the semester at the cashier’s window in Eliot. Commuter Commons Cash does not expire until the cardholder leaves Reed. A 10% bonus is added to all Commuter Commons Cash purchases by Bon Appetit.

Transferring board points between students

Students are permitted to transfer board points from their account to another boarding student’s account with the following stipulations:

  1. Both students must be on a board plan.
  2. A minimum of $25 can be transferred and a maximum of $200, per semester.
  3. Transferring board points take place in the commons managers office. Both students must be present with their Reed ID. Please contact Michale Bucuvalas Director of dining services. Michael Bucuvalas
  4. The College and BA will only assist in the electronic transfer of board points from one student’s card to another and not in the collection or distribution of the points.

Lost or stolen ID cards

During orientation, each new student will receive a Reed College ID which functions as the student’s board card. If the ID is lost, stolen or misplaced, a replacement can be obtained at the Community Safety office located in 28 West and the student's account is charged $10.

Temporary board cards

Should a student temporarily misplace their ID, a temporary board card can be obtained directly from the Bon Appetit office in Lower Commons. 


A prepared-meal replacement option is available when the college’s board program is open, through the use of “packouts”. Packouts are unprepared food products requested through Commons. A list of available items available can be obtained from Bon Appetit. Packouts are limited to a maximum of $300 per semester, with a weekly limit of $100 per pack out. Packouts will not be processed for non-student groups. There is an assumption in the agreement that the food is for student consumption. With all packouts, there will be no buying back of food by Bon Appetit.


If you have questions concerning the dining program or special needs that you need addressed, please contact the residence life office by calling 503-777-7536 or emailing