Residence Life at Reed

Division of Student Life

Move-In Fall 2021

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 res.life@reed.edu.

Sign-up for an arrival time slot

Students who will be living on campus for the fall 2021 semester must sign up for a move-in time. The deadline to sign up for an arrival time slot was August 1. Students who still need to sign up or who would like to adjust their time should contact Megan Simón at reedorientation@reed.edu.

MOVE-IN SIGN UP

Fall 2021 Arrival Dates

August 11 House Advisers, InterConnect Mentors
Orientation and Wayfinding Leaders
August 18 International Student Orientation participants
Peer Mentor Program participants
August 23 New students, invited sophomores
August 27 Returning students

If you need to adjust your time, please refer to your confirmation email from Sign-Up Genius on how to change your appointment.

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 res.life@reed.edu 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 submit records of full vaccination with a World Health Organization approved COVID-19 vaccine by their arrival date (completed all required doses at least two weeks prior) 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 by a World Health Organization approved vaccine by your arrival date (completed all required doses at least two weeks prior), you must complete a COVID-19 test and submit results to the Reed College Student Health and Counseling Center Portal prior to your arrival. Students who have submitted records of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to arrival do not need to complete this step.

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 limited testing available on the following days for partially or fully unvaccinated students who are unable to obtain a test prior to their arrival:

  • Wednesday, August 11, 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM, West PAB Entrance
  • Wednesday, August 18, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, West PAB Entrance
  • Monday, August 23, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, West PAB Entrance
  • Friday, August 27, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, West PAB Entrance

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 PlanFace coverings will be required for all individuals in residence halls and the Gray Campus Center (including commons, mailroom, and bookstore) during move-in and Orientation on August 11, 18, 23, and 27.

Begin completing the Daily Health Check: All students should begin completing the Daily Health Check two weeks prior to their first day on campus. This short, online survey is sent to all students via email every day, and allows HCC medical staff to provide timely, individualized follow up and guidance to those who may be at elevated risk for COVID-19. Daily Health Check responses are confidential, although students may be asked to show their “GO” message while on campus.

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. 

Students are allowed to bring two guests to drive on to campus and help them unload things from their car. One of these two guests is permitted to enter the building with their student. 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.

Everyone on campus should carry a face covering and wear it in designated spaces or when asked. Face coverings will be required for all individuals in residence halls and the Gray Campus Center (GCC) during move-in and Orientation on August 11, 18, 23, and 27. 

Reed will also be holding a COVID-19 vaccination clinic open to all students on August 11, 18, 23, and 27. Clinics will take place from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the Performing Arts Building (PAB) room 104.