Residence Life at Reed

Division of Student Services

Winter Housing 2018-19

Winter housing is available (pending application approval) for students who demonstrate a need to remain at Reed during winter break.

Priority will be given to students working on faculty-sponsored research, employed on campus, for immigration reasons, and financial considerations. Winter housing is not meant to serve as temporary lodging between a student’s travels.

Application Process

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

Applications will be available through IRIS on Friday, October 5 and are due Sunday, October 28.

Applications are reviewed by the Winter Housing Committee, which consists of the Assistant Dean of Students for Residence Life, the Assistant Dean of Students for International Student Services, the Assistant Dean of Students for Inclusive Community, the Assistant Director of Residence Life for Housing Operations, a House Adviser, and a representative from Financial Aid. The Winter Housing Committee may also request further information from students about their applications if necessary.

Students must sign a housing contract and an acknowledgment of resources available during winter break to be eligible for winter housing.


Students who stay in winter housing are charged a flat fee of $250, due Wednesday, December 12. Students who are unable to pay the $250 may be charged on a sliding scale. This is determined by the Winter Housing Committee during application review. Students also have the option to apply for an emergency loan by working with Business Office. If approved for the loan, the student has until the end of the academic year to repay it. Please contact the Business Office for questions regarding emergency loans.

Students who are accepted to both January Academy and winter housing may be charged a prorated cost for winter housing.


October 5: Applications available through IRIS
October 28: Applications due by 11:59pm
November 2: Students informed of application status via email
November 9: Accepted students must confirm their acceptance
December 10: Deadline to cancel winter housing contract
December 11: Winter housing payment due

Winter Housing Location

Students accepted to winter housing live in their academic year room. 

Please note that the winter housing location may change based on the number of applications received and approved. 

Winter House Advisers

Winter HAs are available to help students with any problems they may encounter. They will also be around to help coordinate fun activities and help with maintenance issues. Winter HAs will be determined in early November.

Food Service During Break

Food services are extremely limited during winter break. Students should plan to provide their own food.

Safety Checks

The Community Safety office is open all of winter break, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. CSOs will be checking up on the residential buildings frequently throughout the winter break to ensure safety and security. Please help them out by reporting anything that is out of the ordinary. Just dial "0" from any campus phone to reach them or 503/771-1112 from anywhere. There will also be fire alarm testing in the residence halls over winter break.

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Fax: 503/517-7691
Office: 28 West,
5436 SE 28th Ave.