Student and Campus Life

Division of Student Life

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Welcome to Summer Break at Reed! 

This is a comprehensive guide to campus resources and services available to students over the summer academic break. The summer break begins Tuesday, May 19 at noon and concludes Friday, August 21.

During the summer break, Reed College is open on weekdays from 8:30 a.m.– 5 p.m. Between June 12–August 14, most Reed offices close Fridays at 12 p.m. The college is also closed on May 25 in observance of Memorial Day, June 19 in observance of Juneenth, and July 3 in observance of Independence Day. 

Infromation on this page will be routinely updated during the summer break. 

The summer break guide is organized by the following categories:

Dining & Food Options 

Commons & The Marketplace: Commons is open weekdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. during summer break. Hours and services are posted on the Bon Appetit website; hours and services subject to change.  

Reed Community Pantry: The Reed Community Pantry provides nonperishable food items, toiletries, hygiene products, clothing, and books to Reed community members. The pantry is stocked with shelf stable items, fresh and frozen items, and limited grab and go (sandwiches and salads). 

The Reed Community Pantry is open daily during the summer:

  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • 5 – 7 p.m.

Follow the Reed Community Pantry Facebook page for updates on hours. Questions or requests for accommodations should be directed to Ashley Stull Meyers (meyersa@reed.eduor Kyla Hayworth (hayworky@reed.edu).

The following campus cafes are closed for the summer:

  • The Marketplace
  • Canyon Cafe
  • Homer's Hut
  • Paradox Cafe
  • Paradox Lost Cafe

Campus Departments & Services

On March 23, 2020, the State of Oregon issued a statewide Executive Order to "Stay Home, Save Lives." In compliance with this executive order, Reed departments will continue to offer services remotely until further notice. Staff are available to assist students by email, phone and video conferencing. 

Academic Support: Academic Support staff are available for remote individual meetings during the summer. Please contact David Gruber (gruberd@reed.edu) or Amaan Mohiuddin (mohiuddin@reed.edu) with questions or inquiries about meeting. Tutoring services are not available between semesters, and the DoJo building is temporarily closed until further notice. 

Athletics, Fitness & Outdoor Programs: The Sports Center, including the Backpack Co-Op and Climbing Wall, is temporarily closed until further notice. 

Bookstore: The Reed College Bookstore is temporarily closed until further notice. 

Business Office: Please visit Reed's COVID-19 website for information about remote business office services. Students can contact Business Office staff by emailing business-office@reed.edu or calling 503-777-7505.

Center for Life Beyond Reed (CLBR): Students can reach CLBR staff via Handshake or by emailing beyondreed@reed.edu. CLBR continues to offer: 

Community Safety: Community Safety is open 24 hours a day, including weekends and days the college is closed. CSOs and the after hours emergency team are available to assist with emergency safety and security issues. Call 503-517-5355 or text 503-849-8678 for assistance.

Computing & Information Services (CIS): The Help Desk, Computer Shop, and Computer Store are closed to walk-up traffic, but continue to provide critical services. Students can receive assistance by contacting:

Disability & Accessibility Resources (DAR): Students who have questions about accommodations or accessibility can contact DAR staff by email or schedule a phone or video appointment using DAR's online booking page.

Facilities: Facilities and maintenance staff are available on-campus during regular business hours. For urgent maintenance issues (e.g. broken pipe) during business hours, contact Facilities directly at 503-777-7283.For facilities emergency after hours, call Community Safety at 503-771-1112. For non-emergency facilities issues please fill out an online Facilities work request. 

Financial Aid: The office is open normal business hours to assist students & parents throughout the summer. Students can speak with a Financial Aid counselor by email, phone (503-777-7223), or scheduled video appointment.

Health & Counseling Center (HCC): The HCC is closed for student appointments and clinical services from May 19 at noon through August 31. Students should work with their HCC provider before May 19 to request any prescriptions and referrals needed for the duration of summer break. Administrative staff will be available throughout the summer for medical records requests and general inquiries. During the summer break students can talk with a free and confidential counselor by calling the Reed Counseling Hotline at 866/432-1224. 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 available to students over the summer are listed under Safety & Support Resources.

International Student Services (ISS): ISS staff are available remotely during business hours and by appointment outside of these hours to accommodate international students managing time zone differences. Students can contact ISS staff by emailing iss@reed.edu.

Library: Library staff are available remotely to help find online resources and answer questions. The library building is temporarily closed until further notice, and Summit and interlibrary loans for physical items are suspended until further notice. Visit Library News for updates to library services over the summer.

Mail Services: The mailroom window is open weekdays from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Mail Services has temporarily suspended accepting cash; students can instead charge their student account. Contact Mail Services at mail-services@groups.reed.edu or 503-777-7214.

Multicultural Resource Center: Students can contact Ashley Stull Meyers (meyersa@reed.edu), Josh Cox (josbyron@reed.edu), and Jessika Chi (chij@reed.edu) for questions and information about MRC events and programs, including the Peer Mentor Program. MRC staff are available Monday through Thursday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Office for Institutional Diversity (OID): Students can contact Jessika Chi (chij@reed.edu) for questions and information about OID events and programs.

Registrar's Office: Registrar's Office staff are available to assist students with registration and enrollment questions by emailing registrar@reed.edu. Adjustments to academic policies in light of COVID-19 are compiled online here.

Residence Life: Students who have questions or need assistance related to on-campus housing should contact Residence Life by emailing res.life@reed.edu. Summer House Advisers will be available starting June 1 and will be in communication with on-campus residents regarding resources.

Restorative Practices: Students can contact Santi Alston (alstons@reed.edu) for questions and information about the Judicial Board, Title IX Board, Honor Council, and the Restorative Justice Coalition.

SHARE (Sexual Health, Advocacy, & Relationship Education): SHARE Program Director Rowan Frost is available for advocacy, safety planning, and resource referral by email (frostr@reed.edu) and text (520-272-7836); Zoom meetings can also be arranged. Students can also call the 24-hour crisis line Call to Safety at 503-835-5333. 

SEEDS: Students can contact Santi Alston (alstons@reed.edu), Ashley Stull Meyers (meyersa@reed.edu), and Jessika Chi (chij@reed.edu) for questions and information about SEEDS programs, such as the Reed Community Pantry.

Student Engagement: Students with questions about campus programs, student groups and events can contact Student Engagement staff by emailing student-engagement@reed.edu or calling 503-788-6692. Students and prospective students with orientation-specific questions can contact Orientation staff by emailing reedorientation@reed.edu.

Student Life Office: The Student Life Office is available remotely during business hours for academic and resource guidance. Students can make an appointment with a dean by emailing student-life@reed.edu or calling 503-517-7396. 

Student Work Office: Student Work Coordinator Kate Walford is available to assist students with questions regarding student work at Reed. Students can schedule a phone or video 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 summer break:

Reed Campus Events: On March 23, 2020, the State of Oregon issued a statewide Executive Order to "Stay Home, Save Lives." In compliance with this executive order, all in-person events at Reed are canceled or postponed until further notice. If you have further questions about a specific campus event, please contact the office in charge of the event or the conference & events planning office.

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: Summer 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, 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: During the summer break students can talk with a free and confidential counselor 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: For medical advice, students can call 24 hours a day the Community Nurse Advice Careline at 800-607-5501. See Urgent Care & Hospitals for local urgent clinics and hospitals. 

The Reed Care Team: The Care Team seeks to proactively coordinate resources and support for students experiencing personal hardships. Anyone can refer a student to the Care Team via the online care referral form

Sexual and domestic violence support: SHARE Program Director Rowan Frost is available for advocacy, safety planning, and resource referral by email and text (520-272-7836); Zoom meetings can also be arranged. Students can also call the 24-hour crisis line Call to Safety at 503-835-5333.

Reed Switchboard: Switchboard is a free platform for Reed community members to post an "offer" or answer an "ask" for assistance such as housing, off-campus storage, and rides to the airport.

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 Monday–Sunday from 7 a.m.–10:30 p.m. 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 Monday–Thursday from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Call 503-261-5953 to access. 10101 SE Main Street, Portland.

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.

Bridge City Counseling: Telehealth counseling services; accepting new clients. Accepts most insurance including Oregon Health Plan and Kaiser. Call 503-954-2188 or email info@bridgecitycounseling.com.

Portland Mental Health & Wellness: Telehealth counseling services; accepting new clients. Accepts most insurance including Oregon Health Plan. Call 503-622-8964 or complete an online appointment request form.

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.

Rapid Response Mental Health Services for Underserved Communities: The Pacific Psychology and Comprehensive Health Clinics (PCH) provide bilingual (Spanish and English) and culturally informed mental health services to the Portland-metro area through doctoral level clinical psychology graduate students in training. PCH is expanding the reach of services to meet the community’s mental health needs during the pandemic through establishment of a Rapid Response Team. Beginning June 15th, 2020 The Rapid Response Team will provide telebehavioral health services to individuals who have been impacted by the pandemic. For many individuals, these services will be of no cost to them. For more information, please call 503-325-7333. 

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–Friday from 11 a.m.–3 p.m.).

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 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–7 p.m. PST).

Trans LifelineTrans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources. Call 877-565-8860 between 7am-1am PST / 9am-3am CST / 10am-4am 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.

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.

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.

COVID-19 Resources

Information and communications to the Reed community regarding COVID-19 can be found on the Reed COVID-19 FAQ page

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 illnesswhat 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.

Multnomah County hosts a regional data dashboard that shows COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths broken down by age, gender, race and ethnicity. The dashboard also details data on testing, housing status, underlying health conditions and symptoms.

Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services has compiled a page of COVID-19 ASL Resources. Included are communication resources such as a tip sheet for Communicating between People Wearing Masks and Deaf and Hard of Hearing People, wallet cards for showing people the best way to communicate, and a COVID-19 symptom card. 

OHSU COVID-19 Testing is following the OHA guidelines about testing. People without symptoms can get tested if they meet any of the following requirements: they are having surgery, giving birth, or having another qualifying procedure at OHSU; they are severely immuno-compromised and are following a de-isolation protocol; a public health department has required them to get tested; they identify as a migrant or seasonal agricultural worker; they are a person of color, have a disability or their first language is not English.  Location: Portland Expo Center – 2060 N Marine Drive, Portland, OR 97217 Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is partnering with Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such as Uber, Lyft and taxi companies to provide free rides for critical trips. Essential workers, caregivers making home visits to older adults, people living with disabilities and other high risk populations confined to their homes, and families needing support transporting groceries, laundry and other bulk items may be eligible. Information about the program and how individuals and organizations can apply is here.

Questions? Suggestions?

This guide was compiled by the Reed Care Team. If you have questions or additions for this guide, please contact Assistant Dean for Student Support Britt Q. Hoover (hooverb@reed.edu).