Student and Campus Life

Division of Student Life


Summer Break Guide for Students 2024

This is a comprehensive guide to campus resources and services available to students during Reed's summer academic break from May 14 to August 26.

During the summer break, Reed is open during normal business hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Fridays from June 16 to August 11, most Reed offices close at 12 p.m. The college is also closed on May 29 in observance of Memorial Day, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth, and July 4 in observance of Independence Day. 

This guide is organized by the following categories:

Campus Departments & Services

Academic Support

Academic Support staff is available to students by appointment. Students should email Amaan Mohiuddin ( to inquire about availability. Tutoring services are not available during the summer. Tutoring will resume on the first day of classes, August 28.

Athletics, Fitness & Outdoor Programs

We have limited hours this summer to maximize the construction schedule. By keeping the area clear during the day the construction company estimates we can move the opening date from 9/9/24 to 8/23/24 a full week in advance of the first day of classes.  There will be total closures of the space throughout the summer due to construction access to spaces, repaving roads etc. Please see the website for the most up-to-date hours before you head for the gym.

The Sports Center (Cardio, Mat and Weight Room) will be open from 4pm to 8pm Monday through Thursday and closed on weekends this summer. Summer hours start May 14th. No other spaces available.

Reed swimming pool will be open Monday through Friday 11am-2pm and Monday - Thursday 4pm-7pm.

Visit the Sports Center website for more information and updates. 

Reed Bookstore

The Reed College Bookstore is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days the college is open. Visit Bookstore for more information. 

Business Office 

The business office is open during regular business hours on days the college is open. The cashier’s window is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (closed for lunch noon to 1 p.m.) Fridays (June 14-August 16) the office closes at noon and the cashier window hours are (9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.). 

Staff are available anytime during normal business hours to assist students with the following resources:

  • Questions regarding student accounts and tuition billing
  • Payroll questions
  • Bus pass sales
  • Adding additional food/commuter points for Commons
  • Disbursement Requests

Visit the Business Office for more information on hours and services. 

Center for Life Beyond Reed (CLBR)

CLBR continues to be available throughout the summer. We encourage you to schedule an appointment with our staff, who will still be available during regular business hours. Additionally:

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.

Computer User Services/IT

Help desk and hardware services are available to students. Contact us at, by phone at 503-777-7525, or via chat at Visit the Help Desk for specific holiday closures.

Disability & Accessibility Resources

DAR staff are available for phone, virtual, and in-person appointments. Students can make an appointment using DAR's


Maintenance staff are available and on-call for on-campus facilities issues.

For non-urgent maintenance issues, fill out an online maintenance request.

For urgent maintenance issues (e.g. broken pipe, leaks, etc.), call Facilities (503-777-7283) during business hours or Community Safety (503-517-5355) after hours and on weekends.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid staff are available for questions and advising via phone, email, and virtual and in-person appointments Monday through Friday  8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except for campus holidays. Visit Financial Aid for contact information.

Health & Counseling Center 

The Health & Counseling Center (HCC) is closed for all appointments and clinical services in the summer, including prescription refills. 

Administrative staff remain available during the entirety of summer break (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except for holidays) for medical record requests and to answer questions. Students who receive psychiatric medication are strongly encouraged to meet with their HCC providers before summer closure to arrange a summer medication plan.

The Reed College Counseling Hotline (866-432-1224) and nurse advice line (800-214-4469) are available to students on a 24/7 basis.

See Safety & Support Resources for additional medical, counseling, and crisis resources available to students residing in and outside of the state of Oregon.

International Student Services

ISS staff are available to students for in-person, phone and virtual appointments. Students can reach staff or make an appointment via the ISS Contact page

Most ISS programs and events will pause for the summer. Special event or program announcements may be shared intermittently to the international student email group.


Visit the Library Hours webpage for daily updates on library hours, services, and access information. The Library Lobby will be open for book pick-up from May 15 through the end of July.

Mail Services

The mail room is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays. The Mail Room is closed on campus holidays.

Multicultural Resource Center

The Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) will be open during normal business hours when the college is open. Jessika Chi is available for in-person, phone, and virtual appointments. Please email to make an appointment or stop by the Student Center Building.

Registrar's Office

Visit the Registrar's Office for current office hours and services.

Residence Life

Residence Life is available via phone, email, and virtual and in-person appointments Monday through Friday  8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except for campus holidays. 

An Area Coordinator in Student Life is available for urgent matters when the office is closed. Contact Community Safety at 503-517-5355 and request to speak to the AC On-Call.

SHARE (Sexual Health, Advocacy, & Relationship Education)

Confidential Advocacy and support services for those survivors of interpersonal violence and allies are available via email, phone, or Zoom. Students can contact Program Director and Confidential Advocate, L. Mattson at or 503-517-7966 for assistance. Please allow 48 hours for return of messages. 

For immediate, 24/7 support, contact the local emergency line at Call to Safety at 1.888.253.5333 or call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.4673

Online order for safer sex supplies is available through our program, SHARE Package; orders will be sent to on campus and off campus addresses in the US. 

See Options and Resources Handbook for Student Victims of Sexual Misconduct for additional resources.

SEEDS (Students for Education, Equity, and Direct Service)

SEEDS will be open during normal business hours. Most SEEDS programs and events will pause for the summer, with the exception of the Reed Community Pantry. The SEEDS program director, Shishei Tsang, is available for in-person, phone, or virtual appointments. Please email to make an appointment. 

Student Engagement

Student Engagement staff are available for questions and advising via phone, email, and virtual appointments. Visit Student Engagement for contact information.

Student Life Office

Student Life deans are available to students for academic, campus life, and other resource guidance via in-person, phone, or video appointments. Email Student Life or call 503-517-7396 if you have questions or need immediate assistance during business hours.

In case of emergency or urgent matter, Community Safety can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 503-788-6666.

Student Work Office

The Student Work Coordinator is available for questions and advising via phone, email, and virtual and in-person appointments on most days that the college is open. Visit Student Work for contact information.


Dining & Food Options 

Commons & The Marketplace

Commons will remain open with limited hours during the summer. Hours, menus, and services are regularly updated on the Bon Appetit website.

Commons hours
Weekday and weekend hours can be found here.

Marketplace hours 
The Marketplace is closed for the summer. A limited amount of retail items are available for purchase in Commons Cafe throughout the summer.

Reed Community Pantry

The Reed Community Pantry (RCP) provides food items, toiletries, hygiene products, books, and more at no cost to members of the Reed community. All community members have access to the pantry and can take what they need, no questions asked. Hours and services are posted on the SEEDS Instagram page.

Please contact for inquiries.

Events & Activities  

Reed Events

Visit the Reed Events Calendar to learn more about campus events.

Residence hall events

Summer HAs will host social events and programming over the summer, check in with them and campus posters for event information.

The Reed College Guide to Multicultural Portland

The 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.

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, holidays, and days the college is closed. 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: Students can talk with a free and confidential counselor 24 hours a day by calling the Reed Counseling Hotline at 866-432-1224. Students can also follow the HCC's recommendations for finding counseling providers and navigating health insurance in their local communities. See Mental Health Care Resources for additional emergency, hospital, and counseling line resources.

Medical assistance: Students can call the Nurse Advice Line at 800-214-4469 to consult with a registered nurse. See Urgent Care & Hospitals for local urgent clinics and hospitals. 

The Reed Care Team: The Care Team proactively coordinates resources and support for students experiencing personal hardships, such as housing insecurity, interpersonal conflicts and family emergencies. 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.

Sexual violence, relationship abuse, and stalking support: Confidential Advocacy and support services for those survivors and allies are available via email, phone, or Zoom. Students can contact Program Director and Confidential Advocate, L. Mattson at or 503-517-7966 for assistance. Please allow 48 hours for return of messages. For immediate, 24/7 support, contact the local emergency line at Call to Safety at 1.888.253.5333 or call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.4673.

Emergency housing: Students experiencing unsafe or inhabitable living conditions (whether on- or off-campus) can call Community Safety (503-517-5355) to request use of a temporary on-campus emergency room. Two on-campus emergency rooms are available to currently enrolled students for short-term use (typically no more than 72 hours). Staff can assist students in making a plan for longer-term housing if needed. 

Emergency financial assistance: The Reed Emergency Fund is a limited resource available for currently enrolled Reed students who have short-term or one-time needs that are deemed immediately vital to the personal health or the academic well-being of the student. Priority is given to students with financial need who have exhausted all forms of financial aid. Visit Emergency Funding for more information and to submit a request.

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 weekdays from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. No medical services on Sundays as of March 2021. 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.

Unity Hospital: Multnomah’s public mental health hospital offering emergency psychiatric care and short-term inpatient mental health services 24 hours per day. Open to all insurances and uninsured patients. 1225 NE 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97232. 503-944-8009

Providence Portland: a local hospital with psychiatric inpatient and emergency services available 24 hours a day. Accepts most insurances - patients can call in advance to check if their insurance is accepted. 4805 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213 

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.

Crisis and mental health support lines

Reed Counseling Hotline: 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.

Oregon Warmline: 1-800-698-2392. A counseling hotline offering non-judgmental and confidential peer support.

Call to Safety: Portland-only 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–Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network): National crisis line for sexual assault, relationship abuse, and stalking survivors. Call 800-656-4673 or go to; live chat at

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for students and loved ones. Call 988 or use the chat feature on their website. Available 24 hours a day.

Crisis Line for Racial Equity Support: Lines for Life operates this crisis line led and staffed by BIPOC counselors. This crisis line offer support to those who are feeling the emotional impacts of racist violence and microaggressions, as well as the emotional impacts of immigration struggles and other cross-cultural issues. Call 503-575-3764 on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. PST.

BlackLine: 1-800-604-5841. BlackLine provides a space for peer support, counseling, witnessing and affirming the lived experiences to folxs who are most impacted by systematic oppression with an LGBTQ+ Black Femme lens. Call BlackLine prioritizes BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color).

The Trevor Project LGBTQ Suicide Hotline: A 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 noon to 7 p.m. PST).

Trans Lifeline: Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources. Call 877-565-8860 between 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. PST / 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. CST / 10 a.m. - 4 a.m. EST; volunteers may be available outside of these hours. 

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

Psychedelic Peer Support Line: “Whether you or a friend are tripping right now, or need some help processing a past trip, we’re here to help. We’ll offer support by phone, text, and live chat.”



Urgent Care & Hospitals

Urgent care clinics

ZoomCare: Same-day urgent care and primary and specialty care appointments, including medication refills. Locations near Reed's campus in Sellwood and on SE Woodstock and SE Hawthorne. 

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.


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

Primary care doctors

Merritt Health & Wellness  

Prism Health Center: Health care for the LBGTQ+ individuals.

NUNM Health Centers: Primary care and natural healthcare, including acupuncture and chiropractic care. Low cost care available if uninsured. Healthcare for transgender individuals available.  

COVID-19 Resources

Information and communications to the Reed community regarding COVID-19 can be found on the Reed COVID-19 Prevention and Response Plan website.

Reed's Health and Counseling Center compiled information and guidance related to COVID-19 for students on their website: what students can do to prepare for illness, what students can do to protect themselves and others from illness, and what to do if a student feels ill or is living with someone else who is ill with COVID-19 like symptoms.

Questions? Suggestions?

This guide was compiled by the Student Life office and Reed Care Team. If you have questions or additions for this guide, email

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