Residence Life at Reed

Division of Student Life

Move-In Fall 2022

Move in to on-campus housing will occur during time slots on designated days, which students must sign up for in advance. Students will receive a detailed email with instructions about move-in several days prior to their arrival, including information on who to contact if there are unexpected delays.

If you are in need of accommodations due to disability or medical condition, please contact

Check out the New Student Website for more information.

Sign-up for an arrival time slot

Students who will be living on campus for the Fall 2022 semester must sign up for a move-in time. The deadline to sign up for an arrival time is July 15. For questions about sign-ups, please contact

Move-In Sign-Up (available starting May 2

Fall 2022 Arrival Dates

August 10

House Advisers, Orientation Wayfinding Leaders, InterCOnnect mentors, Peer Mentor Program Mentors 

August 15

Language Scholars 

August 18

International Student Orientation participants, Peer Mentor Program participants

August 22

New students

August 26

Returning Student Move In

If you need to adjust your time, please log-in to IRIS to access the form, starting May 2nd.

Early arrivals will not be permitted. If there are unavoidable circumstances that prevent an arrival before 3pm on your designated move-in day, please email to learn more about your options.

How to Prepare for Move-In

Submit your vaccination records: Students are required to upload a copy of their MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) and COVID-19 immunizations via the Student Health and Counseling Services Portal. Instructions for uploading immunizations to your Student Health Portal can be found on this page. Early submissions are strongly encouraged to help streamline the arrival process.

Students who have met the college’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements by their arrival date  will not be required to quarantine upon arrival.

For unvaccinated or partially vaccinated students - complete and submit a COVID-19 test result: If you will not be fully vaccinated with a World Health Organization approved vaccine (including boosters) by your arrival date, you must complete a COVID-19 test and submit results to the Reed College Student Health and Counseling Center Portal prior to your arrival. 

The test must be a standard or rapid molecular test (also known as nucleic acid, RNA or PCR test) collected within 3 days (72 hours) prior to your arrival. Please bring a copy of the results with you to check-in. 

Partially or fully unvaccinated students who provide proof of an appropriate negative test will not be required to quarantine upon arrival.

Partially or fully unvaccinated students should plan ahead to make sure they have submitted an appropriate test result beforehand or arrive during hours when testing is available. Unvaccinated residential students will not be permitted to move into their residence hall rooms if they have not taken an appropriate test.  

Reed will have testing available on arrival days for students who are unable to obtain a test prior to their arrival.Students testing upon their arrival are required to quarantine until results are received. Results are usually available within 24-48 hours, and can be accessed using the lab’s online portal

Submit Your Picture: Submit your photo for your Reed ID card. Early submissions are strongly encouraged to help streamline the check-in process. 

Review current COVID-19 safety guidelines: All students and their guests are expected to follow Reed Colleges COVID-19 safety measures while on campus. These measures reflect the latest guidance from state and national public health agencies, and will continue to be updated throughout the summer as more information is received. You can review the college’s current requirements for face coverings, physical distancing, and other prevention steps in the COVID-19 Prevention and Response Plan.

Shipping items ahead of time: Students can mail packages to the Reed mailroom two weeks before their move-in date. More information can be found here

Timing for arrival: We know you are eager to start your move-in process, but for the safety of our community and the staff working check-in, students and families will not be allowed to check-in prior to their assigned move-in time. If you arrive before your move-in time, you will be asked to wait. Help us avoid congestion on campus by staying off campus until your assigned check-in time. 

What happens during my arrival appointment?

At your scheduled move-in time, please check in at the west entrance of the Performing Arts Building (PAB). Students will review their medical records with HCC staff, pick up their room key, and receive their Reed ID (if applicable). To avoid crowding, we ask that guests remain in the PAB parking lot during the student’s check in process. 

From there, students will be able to begin moving into their assigned residence hall. A limited number of hand trucks will be available outside of residence halls to be used during move-in. 

Guests are expected to follow Reed College COVID-19 response measures while on campus for face coverings, physical distancing, and other prevention steps detailed in the COVID-19 Prevention and Response Plan.