Residence Life at Reed

Division of Student Life

Move-In Process: Fall 2021

Move in to on-campus housing will occur during time slots on designated days, which students must sign up for in advance. Specifics are outlined below, but please note that additional information may be added to this website throughout the summer as COVID-19 guidance evolves. Students will receive a detailed email with instructions about their move-in process at least a week prior to their arrival, including information on who to contact if there are unexpected delays.

Sign-up for an arrival time slot

Use this sign-up link to secure your appointment to move into the residence halls. If you are unsure which date you should sign up for, please contact res.life@reed.edu. The deadline to sign up for an arrival time slot is August 1.

MOVE-IN SIGN UP

Fall 2021 Arrival Dates

August 11 House Advisers, InterConnect Mentors
Orientation and Wayfinding Leaders
August 16 Peer Mentor Program Mentors
Language Scholars
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. 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 without an appropriate negative test  will be given a COVID test upon arrival and required to quarantine until the results are received.

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

What happens during my arrival appointment?

Specific instructions will be detailed for students closer to move-in based upon their vaccination status. When students arrive on campus, they will be asked to complete the following steps at a check-in location:

  1. Pick up their room key, Reed ID card, and other welcome materials
  2. Complete additional steps in regards to vaccination status, if needed
  3. From there, students will be able to begin moving into their assigned residence hall
  4. 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.

 

Additional details about move-in 

Handtrucks: A limited number of hand trucks will be available outside of residence halls to be used during move-in. 


If you are in need of accommodations due to disability or medical condition, please contact res.life@reed.edu.