Student and Campus Life

Division of Student Services

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Welcome to Spring Break at Reed! 

This is a comprehensive guide to campus resources and services available to students over the spring break
(Saturday, March 23, 2019 – Sunday, March 31, 2019). 

The spring break guide is organized by the following categories: 

Dining & Food Options 

Commons & The Marketplace: Commons and The Marketplace is open with reduced hours and services during spring break:

Commons hours:

  • closed Saturday and Sunday, March 23–24
  • open Monday, March 25–Friday, March 29 from 9am–2pm
  • closed Saturday, March 30
  • open for dinner Sunday, March 31

The Marketplace hours:

  • closed Saturday and Sunday, March 23–24
  • open Monday, March 25–Friday, March 29 from 1–6pm
  • closed Saturday, March 30
  • open Sunday, March 31 from 12pm–6pm 

Cafe Circo: Cafe Circo is closed for the spring break beginning Saturday, March 23. The cafe will re-open Monday, April 1.

Homer's Hut: Homer's Hut will be open 5pm - Midnight during March 23 - March 31. 

Paradox and Paradox Lost Cafes: The student-run cafes are closed for the spring break beginning Saturday, March 23. The cafes will re-open Monday, April 1.

Reed Community Pantry: The Reed Community Pantry provides nonperishable food items, toiletries, hygiene products, clothing, books, and more at no cost to members of the Reed community. The RCP is open during the break during the following hours:

  • Sunday: 1:30–5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 3–7 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 3–7 p.m.
  • Friday: 11:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Students, staff and faculty can contact seeds@reed.edu to access the food pantry outside of these hours. Follow the Reed Community Pantry Facebook page for any updates on closures due to sickness or inclement weather.

Campus Departments & Services

Reed College is open during normal business hours (Monday–Friday from 9am–5pm) during the spring  break. Some staff and faculty may take vacation during the break, so some offices may have additional closures. Students are encouraged to call or email to set up an appointment whenever possible.

Academic Support Services: Students may access the DoJo via swipe-card from 9am–5pm on days the college is open. Staff may be available for individual appointments as schedules permit. To make an appointment email David Gruber (gruberd@reed.edu) or Miguel Rodriguez (rodrigum@reed.edu).

Athletics, Fitness & Outdoor Programs: The Sports Center is open for student use on weekdays from 7am-7pm, and closed on the weekends. The Climbing Center and Backpack Co-Op is open during the hours posted on their online calendar.

Bookstore: The Reed College Bookstore is open from 9am–5pm during Monday - Friday, and 12pm - 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Homer's Hut will be open 5pm - Midnight during March 23 - March 31. 

Business Office: The Business Office remains open during the break on days the college is open, with limited staffing. There will only be one cashier so the window will be closed every day during the lunch hour (noon-1pm). There will only be one check run that week, it will take place on Friday, March 29. Please plan accordingly and have disbursements and invoices turned in prior to noon on Thursday, March 28.

Center for Life Beyond ReedSpring break is the perfect time to talk with a career and fellowship advisor! Advisors are available as schedules permit over the break for in-person, phone, or Skype appointments. Advisors can help students with: job shadows, applying for internships, on- and off-campus employment, grad school applications, resume and cover letters, fellowships, funding opportunities, and more! To make an appointment log into Handshake or email beyondreed@reed.eduCLBR is also hosting Senior Bootcamp on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 9am–5pm in Prexy.

Community Safety: Community Safety is open 24 hours a day, including weekends and days the college is closed! CSOs are available to assist with safety and security issues, including medical emergencies and lockouts. Call 503/517-5355, text 503/849-8678, or walk-in to 28 West for assistance.

Computing User Services (CUS): The ETC building (including computer labs) will be accessible to students via swipe 24 hours a day. The Help Desk will be open during regular business hours every day the college is open. 

The Dean’s Office: The Dean’s Office in Eliot 218 is available for academic and resource advising during spring break. To make an appointment contact 503/517-7396 or student-services@reed.edu

Disability Support Services: Students may access the DoJo via swipe-card from 9am–5pm on days the college is open. DSS staff are available during the break for scheduled appointments. You can make an appointment by using DSS's online booking system

Facilities: Maintenance staff are available and on-call during the break for on-campus facilities issues. For non-urgent maintenance issues, fill out an online maintenance request. For urgent maintenance issues (e.g. broken pipe, no heat), call Facilities (503/777-7283) during business hours or Community Safety (503/517-5355) after hours and on days the college is closed.

Financial Aid: The office will be open during normal business hours. Staff are available for questions and advising via phone, email, and in-person appointments over the break.

Health & Counseling Center: The HCC is open Monday through Friday from 10am–2pm for medical and counseling walk-in appointments. Students can also talk with a free and confidential counselor by calling the Reed After Hours Counseling Line at 866/432-1224 any time of day. For medical advice, students can call 24 hours a day the Community Nurse Advice Careline at 800/607-5501. Additional counseling and medical support resources are listed under Safety & Support Resources.  

Honor Process & Restorative Justice: Assistant Dean Santi Alston (alstons@reed.edu) is not available during the spring break. Honor Council is not active during the break but will be available again the week of April 1.

Office for Inclusive Community, Multicultural Resource Center & SEEDS: The Student Center is open weekdays from 9am–5pm on days the college is open. 

International Student Services: Assistant Dean Dana Lawson is available over the break by appointment or email. ISS is sponoring a Spring Break trip to lunch and an escape froom for international students on Thursday, March 28. 

Library: The Library, PARC and IMC are open with reduced hours during spring break; hours of operation are posted here. Remote reference assistance is available during open hours via the Ask a Librarian webpage. 

Mail Room: The Mail Room is open on weekdays from 9am–4pm on days the college is open. 

Night Bus: The Night Bus operates normal hours during the spring break, with the exception of no service on March 22 and 23. 

Residence Life: The Residence Life office in 28 West is open 9am–5pm on weekdays. 

Sexual Assault Prevention & Response: Assistant Dean Rowan Frost is out of the office Monday–Thursday of spring break. SAPR advocates are available by call or text at 503/847-9772 or email sapradvocates@reed.edu. SAPR advocates respond within 24 hours. Students can also call the 24-hour crisis line Call to Safety at 503/835-5333.

Student Engagement: The Student Center is open from 9am–5pm on days the college is open. 

Student Work Office: Student Work Coordinator Kate Walford is available over the break for students seeking guidance on on-campus work or work study positions. Students can make an appointment with Kate on her online calendar

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Events & Activities  

Below is a summary of planned and informal events and social opportunities for students remaining in the Portland area over the spring break:

API Heritage Month Kick Off EventCome celebrate the first event of Reed College's inaugural Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a discussion about the importance of highlighting and openly discussing the experiences of Muslims in the Asian and Pacific Islander community and how the legacy of Japanese internment is being reflected in events facing this community today. Featuring Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed and traci kato-kiriyama. Thursday, March 28 from 7–8:30pm in PAB 320.

Sports Center: The Reed Sports Center is open Monday–Friday from 7am to 7pm. The pool is open Monday–Friday from 11am–2pm and 4pm–6:45pm The Climbing Wall & Backpack Co-Op are open during hours posted on the online calendar. 

Reed Ski Cabin: Students can reserve a night (or 3!) at Reed's ski cabin in IRIS. The ski cabin is outfitted with 14 bunks, a full kitchen, wi-fi, sauna, fireplace, and a game room. Students can rent snow gear (including warm layers, sleeping bag, snowshoes and skis) from the Backpack Co-Op. The ski cabin is located in Government Camp on Mount Hood and it is reachable via a personal winter prepared vehicle, Reed van, or public transportation. Van drivers must have a winter driving certification to operate college vans in snowy conditions (and yes, it's still snowy up there!); contact Cyrus Monsef (monsefhc@reed.edu) for the training schedule. 

To reach the ski cabin via public transit, follow these instructions:

  1. Take the Max Blue Line to the Gresham Transit Center stop. Then, walk across the street and wait for the Sandy Area Metro (SAM) bus.
  2. Take the SAM bus to its last stop. Wait at this spot for the next bus. 
  3. Take the Mt. Hood Express ($2) to the Chevron gas station stop in Government Camp.
  4. Walk down-hill from this stop and then turn right on Mucoy St. Walk up the steep road to the very top; the Ski Cabin is on your left.

Reed Campus Events: Information about on-campus events are regularly posted and updated on the Reed Events Calendar

Senior Bootcamp: The Center for Life Beyond Reed is hosting Senior Bootcamp, a one-day intensive workshop designed to prepare graduating seniors to launch a successful job search, on Saturday, March 23 from 9am–5pm.

The Reed College Guide to Multicultural PortlandThe Reed College Guide to Multicultural Portland is designed to provide Reedies with a starting point for exploring Portland. The guide includes information about local restaurants, spiritual and faith centers, community and cultural organizations, salons and barbershops, and arts and attractions!

Portland Events: Spring break is an excellent time to explore the greater Portland area! Learn about upcoming local events via Travel Portland's Event Calendar or PDX Pipeline's Event Calendar.

Safety & Support Resources

For on-campus emergencies, please call Reed Community Safety at 503/788-6666. For off-campus emergencies, dial 911. 

Community Safety: Community Safety is open 24 hours a day, including weekends! CSOs are available to assist with safety and security issues, including medical emergencies and lockouts. For on-campus emergencies, call 503/788-6666. For non-urgent situations, call the CSOs at 503/517-5355, text 503/849-8678, or walk-in to 28 West for assistance.

Mental health support: The HCC is open Monday–Friday from 10am–2pm for walk-in medical and counseling appointments. Students can also talk with a free and confidential licensed counselor by calling the Reed After Hours Counseling Line at 866/432-1224. See Mental Health Care Resources for additional emergency, hospital, and crisis line resources.

Medical assistance: The HCC is open Monday–Friday from 10am–2pm for walk-in medical and counseling appointments. Students can call the Community Careline at 800/607-5501 to consult with a registered nurse, 24 hours a day at no charge. See Urgent Care & Hospitals for local urgent clinics and hospitals. 

Emergency housing: Students who find their housing (whether on- or off-campus) unsafe or inhabitable should call Community Safety (503/517-5355) to request use of a temporary on-campus emergency room. Two rooms are available for short-term use (no more than 72 hours); a member of the Care Team can assist students in making a plan if longer term housing is needed. Contact careteam@reed.edu for long-term housing solutions. 

Sexual and domestic violence support: SAPR advocates are available by call or text at 503/847-9772 or email sapradvocates@reed.edu. SAPR advocates respond within 24 hours. Students can also call the 24-hour crisis line Call to Safety at 503/835-5333.

Financial assistance: Emergency loan funds serve students who are experiencing a short-term financial hardship. These emergency loans are typically limited to $500 or less and must be repaid by the end of the semester in which the loan is made. Students can request an emergency loan through the Business Office. Additional emergency financial assistance can be requested by contacting Amy Luke (lukea@reed.edu). 

The Reed Care Team: The Care Team seeks to proactively coordinate resources and support for students who may be experiencing personal or academic issues that interfere with their ability to be successful at the college. Anyone can refer a student to the Care Team via the online care referral form. Referrals are reviewed during normal business hours and are not monitored after hours, on weekends, or days the college is closed.

Mental Health Care Resources

Emergency mental health care

Cascadia Urgent Behavioral Health Walk-In Clinic: Mental health emergencies and crisis support, including emergency medication refills. Open Mondays–Sundays from 7am–10:30pm. 4212 SE Division Street, Suite 100, Portland. 

Cedar Hills Hospital: Short term inpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment; outpatient services include day treatment and intensive outpatient care. Call 503/844-5000 to set up an intake appointment or present in-person. Available 24 hours a day. 10300 SW Eastridge St, Portland. 

Crisis Assessment and Treatment Center (CATC)Mental health respite center for acute mental health crises for individuals who are on the Oregon Health Plan or who are uninsured. Stays can range 1-7 days on average; all stays are voluntary. Available 24 hours a day. Call direct at 503/232-1099, or call the Multnomah County Crisis Line at 503/988-4888 if the direct line is busy. 30 NE MLK Blvd., Portland. 

Adventist Emotional Wellness Center: Intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization program for acute mental health crisis. Open Mondays–Thursdays from 8:30am – 5pm and Fridays from 8:30am – 4pm. Call 503/261-5953 to access. 10101 SE Main Street, Portland.

Crisis and mental health support lines

Reed After Hours Crisis Line: Students can talk with a free and confidential licensed counselor by calling 866/432-1224. Available 24 hours a day.

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 to connect to a trained crisis counselor. Available 24 hours a day.

Multnomah County Mental Health Crisis: Mental health crisis support and access to Project Respond, a mobile crisis counselor program to help facilitate access to psychiatric inpatient hospital care. Call 503/988-4888 for consultation. Available 24 hours a day.

Call to Safety: Crisis support, follow-up advocacy, in-person medical advocacy, and support groups for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Call 503/235-5333 (available 24 hours a day) or text 503/235-5333 (available Monday–Fridays from 11am–3pm). 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for students and loved ones. Call 1-800-273-TALK or use the chat feature on their website. Available 24 hours a day.

The Trevor Project LGBTQ Suicide HotlineA crisis intervention and suicide prevention hotline for LBGTQ+ youth and young adults. Call 866/488-7386 (available 24 hours a day) or text START to 678678 (available 7 days a week from 12pm–7pm PST).

Lines for LifeLines for Life is a regional non-profit dedicated to preventing substance abuse and suicide. Call 800/273-8255 or text 273TALK to 8398631. Available 24 hours a day.

Urgent Care & Hospitals

Urgent care clinics

ZoomCare: Same-day urgent care and primary and specialty care appointments, including medication refills. Locations near Reed in Sellwood, Woodstock and on Hawthorne. Schedule a same-day appointment online.

Providence Hospital Express Care: Urgent care medical services. Schedule a same-day office or virtual appointment online.

Legacy Go Health Urgent Care: Urgent same-day medical services. Make an appointment online or walk-in. Multiple locations in the Portland area.

Hospitals

Information about local area hospitals can be found on the HCC webpage.

Primary care doctors

Merritt Health & Wellness  

Prism Health CenterHealth care for the LBGTQ+ individuals.

Questions? Suggestions?

This guide was compiled by the Reed Care Team. If you have questions or additions for this guide, please contact Care Team Manager Britt Q. Hoover at hooverb@reed.edu or 503/777-7521.