Residence Life at Reed

Division of Student Life

Returning Student Assignments

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

How are assignments made?

On-campus housing assignments will be made by Res Life staff. They will be based on students’ class year, accommodation status, and their preferences listed in their Room Registration application. 

Sophomores are guaranteed housing as part of the residency requirement. Juniors and seniors will be assigned randomly generated lottery numbers and assigned housing in that order based on availability. We anticipate that some juniors and seniors will not be offered housing initially. We will have a waitlist process for students who are not initially offered housing or who miss the sign-up period. 

In order to provide housing for as many students as possible, Res Life may reassign, change assignments, or assign a roommate to students who are assigned to rooms that are not at capacity.

Assignments will be emailed on April 15. At this time, students will be asked to log back into the portal to select a meal plan and sign a housing contract and COVID addendum in order to confirm their assignment.

What happens after I get my housing assignment? 

Housing assignments will be emailed on April 15. Students will then need to enter the Housing Portal again to sign a housing contract and COVID-19 addendum to confirm their housing. If a student does not sign their contract by May 1, they will be removed from academic year housing and will receive an email confirming their cancelled assignment.

The deadline to cancel housing contracts is May 1, 2022. If a student wishes to cancel their housing contract after May 1, they must submit a petition for approval

Waitlist Information

If we are unable to offer all students housing, we will open up a housing waitlist. Students may add themselves to the waitlist for the following reasons:

  • They did not initially receive a housing assignment
  • They did not initially sign up for housing

Students may not add themselves to the waitlist for a different assignment. If students have concerns about their assignment, they should reach out to res.life@reed.edu.

Waitlist applications have to be submitted in order to be considered for a waitlist room. Students who signed up for housing on time will be given preference over students who missed that deadline. Rooms will be offered as they become available and we expect to be able to provide students with an update by mid-June. If we offer students a room that is within their preferences and they do not accept it or we do not hear back from them within the specified timeline, their name will be removed from the waitlist.