Residence Life at Reed

Division of Student Life

Storage 

 

Fall 2020 COVID Storage Plan

As part of our plan for a return to campus during COVID-19, Residence Life staff will be managing two weeks of move-in procedures. Due to the workload of College staff during this time, and the priority we need to place on student COVID testing and quarantining before accessing storage locations, we are unable to provide access to storage during move-in weeks (August 17-30). 

Returning students are asked to plan ahead so that they are not reliant on belongings that were left behind in storage as soon as they arrive on campus. We understand that this may be an inconvenience, but must continue to prioritize the health and well-being of our community. After August 31, students will be able to request a storage appointment to retrieve their items. More information regarding this process will be communicated soon.

Summer 2020 COVID Storage Plan 

Reed College's COVID-19 Prevention & Response Plan: important information on the COVID-19 pandemic and the college's prevention and response plan. 

Residence Life has created a temporary storage process for students to collect personal belongings from Reed campus after their abrupt departure due to COVID-19. More in-depth information about the storage process can be found below. Now that Multnomah county has entered Phase I of re-opening, we are accepting requests for students to come back to campus in order to retrieve their belongings. Students are required to submit a form a minimum of one week prior to their desired arrival on campus. Due to COVID-19, we are limiting the number of people permitted to return to campus at one time; your appointment time slot will be confirmed via email by Residence Life. Appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis and everyone is expected to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines as outlined by Multnomah County Health Department, and the Oregon Health Authority. 

 

 

Packed Items 

The options below are for students who packed their belongings before leaving campus. Belongings that were packed and left behind in student rooms in March have been moved to on-campus storage. 

Option A: Retrieve items 

  1. Students are required to submit a form a minimum of one week prior to their desired arrival on campus.
  2. Residence Life will email you confirmation that your pick-up appointment has been scheduled. We will provide you with the necessary information in order to retrieve your items from campus or from Rose City Movers. 
  3. An Area Coordinator will meet you outside of your storage location at your scheduled time. You will have 30 minutes to retrieve your items from storage. 
  4. Students are allowed to bring one guest to assist them; see more information about the guest policy below. Please bring any supplies needed in order to remove and transport belongings, as we do not have moving equipment available. 

If you miss your storage appointment we are not able to re-schedule, plan accordingly. 


Option B: Continue to Store Items 

  1. Students may continue to store their items on campus over the summer until students are permitted back to campus in the fall. Residence Life will store items for the time being and communicate a fall retrieval plan with students in Mid-August.

Unpacked Items 

The options below are for students who did not have the chance to pack out or return to their rooms before campus closed. 

Option A: Retrieve items (must be completed by July 17)

  1. Students are required to submit a form a minimum of one week prior to their desired arrival on campus.
  2. Residence Life will email you with confirmation that your pick-up appointment has been scheduled. 
  3. An Area Coordinator will unlock your room at your scheduled time. You will have 3 hours to retrieve your items from your room.  Please bring any supplies needed in order to remove and transport belongings. Staff assistance is not available for moving items and we do not have moving equipment available. Students are allowed to bring one guest to campus in order to help them pack or retrieve their belongings. Please view the information below regarding more information on our guest policy.

Option B: Store items 

  1. If students cannot retrieve their belongings by July 17, staff will pack up their belongings and place them in on-campus storage. Residence Life will store items for the time being and communicate a fall retrieval plan with students in Mid-August.

Shipping 

Due to staff capacity, shipping items will not begin until September. Residence Life has limited ability to ship items to students who would like their items shipped through the Reed mailroom. Please be mindful that not all items can be shipped; we will ask students to retrieve or store items that cannot be shipped. Students must assume all responsibility for shipping costs, which will be billed to their student account. This also applies to items stored with Rose City Movers. Students who would like their items shipped should contact our office directly, no form is needed. 

Donations 

Please contact our office if you would like items donated.  

Guests

Students are allowed to bring one guest to campus in order to help them pack or retrieve their belongings. Students are responsible for ensuring that their guest knows and complies with College policies and Housing Contract regulations, must be present while their guest is on campus, and are responsible for their guest’s actions and behaviors. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in action. This policy is applicable in all campus housing, including apartments. Guests must wear a mask at all times and practice social distancing guidelines as outlined by the college, Multnomah County Health Department, and the Oregon Health Authority.

Updated July 20