Residence Life at Reed

Division of Student Life

Residence Halls

At Reed, all on-campus residence halls are part of neighborhoods. First-year students live in first-year neighborhoods, sophomores live in sophomore neighborhoods, and juniors and seniors live in upper-division neighborhoods. Sophomores and upper-division students may be assigned to the same building if occupancy and enrollment necessitate it.

The current neighborhood model is subject to change depending on available bed spaces and as we learn more about the College's enrollment over the summer months.

First-Year Neighborhoods

First-year neighborhoods are primarily focused on helping incoming students transition to Reed. Programs and resources are focused on finding community on campus and adjusting to Reed’s academic and campus life.

Sophomore Neighborhoods

Sophomore neighborhoods focus on experiences that sophomores may have missed in their first year at Reed. Programs are focused on finding an academic home as well as strengthening community connections.

Upper-Division Neighborhoods

Upper-division neighborhoods are for juniors and seniors and primarily focused on supporting existing friend groups and personal goals. Programs and resources are focused on personal/professional/academic goals and sustaining community.

Language Houses

We are pleased to have Language Houses as residential communities for next academic year. Language Houses are only open to returning students with preference given to sophomores.

Living with Friend Groups

Residence Life is pleased to announce that we  are now offering Friend Group housing for returning students, you and up to 8 friends have the opportunity to room near each other within the same community. Sophomores can live with other sophomores; juniors and seniors can live with other juniors and/or seniors. 

  • Discuss/confirm the Friend Group and select a “Group Manager”
    • Sophomores must live with sophomores
    • Juniors and Seniors can live together
  • Every group member fills out a housing application in the portal between February 27 - March 21, 2023
    • Members should set the same building preferences
    • Each Member can choose single or double room
  • The Group Manager has the job of adding and ordering the Friend Group within the portal
  • Group members will receive a notification to go in and accept the Friend Group request. 
  • Sign the housing contract by May 12, 2023
    • Res Life will attempt to accommodate all room/housing preferences but cannot guarantee it. 
    • Any DAR accommodations will be met for members within Friend Groups. 

Portal Order Example


Building Preference

Roommate Preference

Res Life Housing Assignment


Bragdon, Sitka, Foster


Roommate: Helix


Bragdon, Sitka, Foster


Roommate: Riley


Bragdon, Sitka, Foster


No Roommate


Bragdon, Sitka, Foster


Roommate: Emilia


Bragdon, Sitka, Foster


Roommate: Tayler

Our goal is to accommodate as many groups as we can, however that is not always possible due to space limitations, accommodations and room preferences. To prevent issues the portal will ask each member if friend group housing or room preference (location, single/double) is more important. This means if having a single is a higher priority to you than the friend group, we’d attempt to find a single within the friend group community, but ultimately would prioritize a single within your class year halls, and not the friend group. 

More info on how to apply will be outlined in the housing application once that becomes available on the portal. We hope that you will consider organizing a friend group and staying with us on campus! 

Interest Based Housing

Reed is happy to offer Interest Based Housing for incoming students during the 2023-2024 Academic Year! Find out more information here.

More Information about On-campus Housing

House advisers

All residence halls have at least one member of residence life staff living on site. House advisers (HAs) are current students who help to build community, mediate conflicts, and assist students as they navigate campus resources. Area coordinators (ACs) are professional staff members who manage the halls and supervise HAs. Area coordinators also live on site.

Disability-related housing accommodations

Find out more about the many options for accessible living on campus.

Room and board fees

Annual on-campus housing prices are set by the college in mid-March. View housing costs.

Housing contracts

Access contracts, applications, and other on-campus housing documents.

Pet guidelines

Before bringing your scaled or furry friend to campus, review information about animals and pets

Find all our policies, guarantees and other information here.