Residence Life at Reed

Division of Student Life

Summer Housing 2022

Summer housing (May 17 - August 5) is available pending application approval for students who demonstrate a compelling need to remain at Reed during summer. Students who are not enrolled for Fall 2022 are not eligible for summer housing. Ineligible students also include those who graduate in May 2022, are on a leave from the college for Fall 2022, or are denied registration/dismissed from the college following faculty grade review in May. 

Students are required to sign a summer housing contract and COVID-19 addendum.

Space is limited, and students who have remained on campus over recent breaks should not expect to be automatically approved. Priority will be given to students experiencing financial and/or housing insecurity.

We encourage those whose plans include summer travel to seek other arrangements. See this page for resources related to living off campus.

Application Process

Students must complete an application to be considered for summer housing. 

Applications will be available through the Housing Portal starting on Wednesday, March 30.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee that include representations from Student Life, International Student Services, and Financial Aid. 

A student may have their summer housing approval cancelled if they are not compliant with public health behavior guidelines as determined by the COVID-19 Risk Assessment Group.

Cost

Students who stay in summer housing are charged a monthly rate of $500. Students may be charged on a sliding scale, which is determined by the Committee in collaboration with Financial Aid during application review. Students also have the option to apply for an emergency loan by working with the Business Office. Please contact the Business Office for questions regarding emergency loans.

The college is committed to supporting students who are experiencing financial difficulty or incurring additional expenses as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Students who are experiencing financial insecurity should contact the financial aid office.

Summer Housing Timeline

March 30 Applications available through the Housing Portal
April 8 Applications due by 11:59pm
April 15

Students notified about application status

May 19 Students move into summer housing
August 5 Students move out of summer housing

Summer Housing Location

Summer housing will be in Trillium residence hall.

Accessibility and Accommodations 

Students with disabilities who have specific housing needs are encouraged to work with both Disability & Accessibility Resources (DAR) and Residence Life to request disability-related housing accommodations. Details about this process can be found here. As with all accommodation requests, DAR will work with each student individually to determine eligibility and identify appropriate accommodations.

COVID-19 Guidelines 

Guidelines for summer housing will be updated as they are determined. 

Please refer to our Housing Covid Addendum

Campus Service and Resources

Summer access and hours for many offices and departments is still being determined. A comprehensive guide to campus resources and services will be published and shared by mid-May.

Logistics 

Residence Life Staff

Area Coordinators and House Advisers will be available to support students who remain on campus. They are available to assist residents by providing resources, coordinating events, and problem solving any issues residents may encounter. 

You can expect to hear from your Area Coordinator and House Advisers as we get closer to the start of summer housing. They will reach out to provide information regarding summer housing, including:

  • Community connection, programming, and communication
  • Roles of Residence Life staff and methods to contact them
  • Campus resources 

Food Services During Summer

Commons is open for limited hours during summer break and specific hours are still being determined. Students should plan to use commuter points or a credit/debit card in Commons.

Paying Rent

You are responsible for paying monthly rent to the business office on the first days of June, July, and August. The business office will contact you and residence life if you are late with your payments. You may be assessed a $25 late fee after the 10th of the month. 

Maintenance Requests

Submitting a maintenance request is the best way to report facilities issues over the summer. 

Safety

The community safety office is open all summer—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. CSOs will be checking up on the residential buildings frequently throughout the summer to ensure safety and security. Please help them out by reporting anything that is out of the ordinary. Dial “0” from any campus phone to reach them or 503-771-1112 from anywhere. There may also be fire extinguisher and house repair checks throughout the summer as well.