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 live in upper-division neighborhoods, which focus on supporting existing community and providing resources for success in the junior and senior year.

Returning Student Housing 2022-23

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

  • The waitlist will open on Monday, May 9 at 9am - Rising Sophomores who did not receive an assignment & Upper Division students can add themselves to the waitlist. The waitlist is not for requesting changes to your assignment. 

Returning Student Housing Timeline

March 1 Housing portal opens for returning students
March 11 Language House applications close
March 18 Deadline to request accommodations from DAR
March 25 Housing portal closes for returning students 
May 6 Returning students receive housing assignment
May 23

Deadline to sign housing contract
Deadline to sign COVID addendum
Deadline to cancel 2022-23 housing contract

Returning Student Housing Process

To prepare for returning student housing sign-up, review the information on these pages 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 2022-23 academic year must sign up for housing via the Housing Portal between March 1 - 25. Your sign-up 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 15, returning students will receive their 2022-23 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 23 to confirm their assignment. Students will be asked to do the following to confirm their assignment:

  • Select a meal plan
  • Sign a housing contract
  • Sign a COVID addendum

If a student does not sign their contract by May 23 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 23. If a student wishes to cancel their housing contract after May 23, they must submit a petition for approval