Residence Life at Reed

Division of Student Life

Returning Student Housing

Returning student housing is split into two neighborhoods. Sophomore neighborhoods support sophomores in finding their academic home as well as continued community on campus. Juniors and seniors who are offered housing live in upper-division neighborhoods, which focus on supporting existing community and providing resources for success in the junior and senior year. Depending on housing demand and enrollment, some buildings may contain sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Returning Student Housing 2023 - 24

To expedite the process to secure housing for students, Residence Life will make returning student housing assignments.

Returning Student Housing Timeline

February 27 Housing portal opens for returning students
March 10 Language House applications close
March 21 Deadline to request accommodations from DAR
March 21 Housing portal closes for returning students 
April 28 Returning students receive housing assignment
May 12

Deadline to sign housing contract
Deadline to cancel 2023-24 housing contract

May 19

 Waitlist opens @ 9 am for those who did not complete application or who did not receive an assignment

Returning Student Housing Process

To prepare for returning student housing sign-up, review the information on this page and contact Residence Life if you have questions. 

Note: If you need a disability related housing accommodation, please connect with Disability and Accessibility Resources as soon as possible!

Sign Up for Housing

Students who want housing for the 2023-24 academic year must sign up for housing via the Housing Portal between February 27 - March 21. Your application for housing will include room preferences as well as roommate choices. To learn more about your options, visit these pages:



Language Houses

Receive Assignment

On April 28, returning students will receive their 2023-24 housing assignment via email. 

On-campus housing assignments will be made by Res Life staff (not self-selected by students). They will be based on students’ class year, accommodation status, and their preferences listed in their Room Registration application. Housing assignments are based upon expected available inventory. If a student does not receive a housing assignment, they will receive information about placing themselves on the waitlist and the timeline for receiving a potential assignment.


Accept Housing

Students must log back into the Housing Portal by May 12 to confirm their assignment. Students will be asked to do the following to confirm their assignment:

  • Select a meal plan
  • Sign a housing contract

If an upper-divison student does not sign their contract by May 12 they will be removed from academic year housing and will receive an email confirming their cancelled assignment.

Cancelling Housing

The deadline to cancel housing contracts is May 12. If a student wishes to cancel their housing contract after May 12, they must submit a petition for approval