- working on campus during or prior to Orientation;
- participating in Orientation activities;
- taking placement examinations;
- taking qualifying examinations before the start of the fall semester;
- experiencing extreme extenuating circumstances who have exhausted other options for accommodations.
Over the summer the college hosts a number of conferences and events as well as summer housing for current Reed students. The timeline for these events, renovations to residence halls, and necessary preparation for the fall semester is very tight, therefore cleaning and preparation of individual residence hall rooms is scheduled with the August 24 move-in date for returning students in mind. For this reason, please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee that your room will be ready for occupation prior to the given move-in date, though we will make every effort to do so for early arrival students.
That being said, preparation for the beginning of the academic year will be ongoing prior to the beginning of Orientation. Common spaces in residence halls, as well as throughout campus, may still be undergoing renovation and cleaning after early arrival rooms have been prepared. We ask that early arrivals students remain accommodating and understanding through the final stages of campus preparation.
Physical Plant will maintain its usual 9 a.m.–5 p.m.. Monday—Friday schedule prior to the given move-in dates for incoming and returning students. On August 25–26, physical plant will have modified hours and be open 10 a.m.–6 p.m.. Community safety will be able to unlock rooms for students who arrive outside of physical plant hours. Students who arrive outside of physical plant hours who will require their key may make arrangements to have another designated Reed student pick up their key. However, due to the additional logistics involved with designating another student for key pick up, it is generally preferable that students come to physical plant at the next available opportunity to pick up their key themselves.