Student and Campus Life

Division of Student Services

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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 21 at noon and concludes Friday, August 23.

During the summer break, Reed College is open during normal business hours (Monday–Friday from 9am–5pm; closed 12pm on Fridays between June 14 – August 9). The college is also closed on May 27 in observance of Memorial Day and July 4 in observance of Independence Day. See specific department information below for general operating hours over the summer break.
 
The summer 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 summer break. Hours of operation are posted weekly online and on the doors into Commons.

Cafe Circo: Cafe Circo is closed for the summer break beginning Friday, May 17 at noon. The cafe will re-open during the first week of classes.

Homer's Hut: Homer's Hut is closed for the summer break. It will re-open during the first week of classes.

Paradox and Paradox Lost Cafes: 

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: 1:30–5:30pm
  • Tuesday: 3–7pm
  • Wednesday: 3–7pm
  • Friday: 11:30am–6pm

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; closed 12pm on Fridays between June 14 – August 9) during the summer 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 (closed 12pm on Fridays between June 14 – August 9) 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 use on weekdays from 7am–7pm (closed 2pm on Fridays between June 14 – August 9). The Climbing Center and Backpack Co-Op is open during the hours posted on their online calendar.

Bookstore: The Reed College Bookstore is open Monday–Friday from 9am–5pm during the summer break. The Bookstore will also be open special weekend hours for Commencement, Reunions and the Tin House conference. The Bookstore will be closed May 29–31, Memorial Day, and Independence Day. Homer's Hut is closed beginning Thursday, May 16; it will re-open in the fall. 

Business Office: The Business Office remains open during the summer break on days the college is open. The cashier window is open Monday–Thursday from 10am–4pm and on Fridays from 9am–11:30am. 

Center for Life Beyond ReedAdvisors 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.edu.

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 the IRCs and the Video Conference Room) will be accessible to students via swipe 24 hours a day. However, the Help Desk and Hardware Shop are closed after 12pm on Fridays between June 14 – August 9. The Help Desk will otherwise 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 the summer break. Deans meet individually with students for academic support, assistance in addressing obstacles to student success, and guidance on campus policies and procedures. 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 (closed 12pm on Fridays between June 14 – August 9) on days the college is open. Email is the most expedient means of communication with DSS during the summer: disability-services@reed.edu. 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 closed for student appointments beginning Tuesday, May 21 at 12pm. Clinical services will not be available until the HCC re-opens on Monday, August 26, 2019. Administrative staff will be available throughout the summer for medical records requests and general inquiries. Students are encouraged before the summer break begins to request any prescriptions and referrals needed for the duration of summer break. 

During the summer break students can talk with a free and confidential counselor by calling the Reed After Hours Counseling Line 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 are listed under Safety & Support Resources.

Office for Restorative Practices & Honor Counil: Assistant Dean Santi Alston (alstons@reed.edu) is available during the summer break. Honor Council is not active during the summer but will be available again beginning September 3, the first day of classes.

International Student Services: The International Student Services office is open weekdays from 9am–5pm (closed 12pm on Fridays between June 14 – August 9). Staff are available over the break by appointment and email. To make an appointment, contact Dana Lawson (dlawson@reed.edu) or Tyler Casey (caseyt@reed.edu).

Library: The Library, PARC and IMC are open with reduced hours during summer 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 the college is open from 9am–4pm (12pm on Fridays between June 14 – August 9).

Night Bus: The Night Bus does not operate during the summer break. Night Bus service will resume services on the first day of classes, Tuesday, September 3.

Residence Life: The Residence Life office in 28 West is open weekdays from 9am–4pm (closed 12pm on Fridays between June 14 – August 9). Staff can also be reached by email (res.life@reed.edu) or by phone at 503/777-7536.

Sexual Assault Prevention & ResponseAssistant Dean Rowan Frost is available over the break by appointment and email (503/517-7966; frostr@reed.edu). SAPR advocates are not available during the summer break. Students can also call the 24-hour crisis line Call to Safety at 503/835-5333. See RESOURCES for additional support resources available to students over the summer break. 

Student Center (Office for Inclusive Community, Multicultural Resource Center, SEEDS, & Office for Student Engagement): The Student Center is open weekdays from 9am–5pm (closed 12pm on Fridays between June 14 – August 9) on days the college is open. Staff are available over the break by appointment and email.

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 summer break:

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

Sports Center: The Reed Sports Center is open Monday–Friday from 7am to 7pm (closed 2pm on Fridays between June 14 – August 9). The pool is open Monday–Friday from 11am–1pm and 4:30pm–6:30pm (closed 2pm on Fridays between June 14 – August 9). 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 gear (including warm layers, sleeping bags, hiking boots, SUP Boards and mountain bikes) 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.

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.

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! 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 closed for clinical services during the summer break. During the summer break students can talk with a free and confidential counselor by calling the Reed After Hours Counseling Line at 866/432-1224. For medical advice, students can call 24 hours a day the Community Nurse Advice Careline at 800/607-5501. See Mental Health Care Resources for additional emergency, hospital, and crisis line resources.

Medical assistance: The HCC is closed for clinical services during the summer break. During the summer break students can talk with a free and confidential counselor by calling the Reed After Hours Counseling Line at 866/432-1224. 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 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.

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: Assistant Dean Rowan Frost is available over the break by appointment and email (503/517-7966; frostr@reed.edu). During the summer students can also call the 24-hour crisis line Call to Safety at 503/835-5333. SAPR advocates are not available during the summer.

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 are available to students who are enrolled for the upcoming fall semester. Students can request an emergency loan through the Business Office (business-office@reed.edu; 503/777-7505; Eliot 306 & 308). Additional emergency financial assistance can be requested by contacting Kate Walford

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.