Residence Life at Reed

Division of Student Life

Move-In Process: Spring 2021

Following public health guidance, the college limits who will be allowed on campus and in residence halls. We regret that friends and family will not be permitted inside Reed housing. 

On-campus students must take a COVID-19 test before they are permitted to move into their Reed housing. Testing will occur on January 14, 15 , 20, and 2 between 8am - 3pm. Students should sign-up here to secure their spot.  Card swipe access will not be turned on until a student completes their COVID-19 test. 

Early arrival requests cannot be accommodated.

How to Prepare for Move-In in January

We ask all community members who plan to be on campus or engage in person with students, faculty, or staff to practice social distancing at all times and not to expand their in-person social circles for a minimum of two weeks prior to arriving on campus. All students who plan to be on campus should complete a home quarantine for a minimum of two weeks prior to arriving on campus. 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. If you had close contact with a person who has COVID-19, you must quarantine and be clear of COVID-19 symptoms before returning to campus. If you suspect or know that you have COVID-19, you must isolate and only return to campus once cleared by your medical provider.

If you’re experiencing travel delays and will miss your appointment time, please email Residence Life as soon as possible.

Self-Quarantine Prep: You are expected to remain in your room after arrival until you receive a negative COVID-19 test. Think about what entertainment or activities you may want to do while remaining in your room. We know that new students arriving on campus are eager to make connections with their peers, and virtual Paideia classes will be offered throughout the week. Other ideas include your favorite snacks or ways to decorate your room after arrival. If you test positive, the College will work with you on next steps.

We encourage you to review the Spring 2021 Term Checklist for more information. 

What happens during my arrival timeslot?

The testing will take place in Gym 2 of the Sports Center. Please enter the sports center at the Botsford entrance, on the north side of the building near the weight room, unless you need access to the elevator. If you need to use the elevator, enter the building at the upper south side entrance with your swipe and take the elevator down. You will exit Gym 2 on the south side of the room to ensure a one-way flow of traffic.

Bring your Reed ID. 

What does quarantine look like? 

While self-quarantining, students are expected to follow these guidelines to limit contact with other community members:  

  • Stay in their room, except to do the following:
    • Use the bathroom 
    • Pick up items or food ordered through the mobile dinning app from Commons (the dining hall). You may only pick up food from Commons and cannot enter the dining hall until you get a negative test result.
    • Seek emergency medical care 
  • Abide by social distancing and face coverings guidelines:
    • Wear a face coverings at all times when not in your room, except when showering or engaging in oral hygiene 
    • Maintain six feet distance from all other community members
    • Avoid utilizing common spaces during posted cleaning times

What about my packages that are in the mailroom and bookstore? 

Please plan to pick your items up after your quarantine period is over. If you have essential items that are needed during your quarantine period, contact mail services and bookstore directly. 

How do I know when my quarantine period is over? 

If your test is positive, you will receive a phone call from the HCC. You can log into the Predicative Lab’s online portal to view your test results. This initial quarantine period could last at least 48-72 hours, potentially longer depending on laboratory turnaround time

Additional information about training, testing, health monitoring, and contact tracing can be found here.

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