Student and Campus Life

Division of Student Life

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End of Semester & Winter Break Guide for Students

This is a comprehensive guide to campus resources and services available to students for the remainder of the fall 2020 semester, from November 23 to December 18, and over the winter academic break, from December 19 to January 15.

For the remainder of the semester and through winter break, Reed College is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of the administrative closure days on November 26 and 27 and from December 23 to January 1. Inclement weather may also affect department staffing and hours. College delays and closures due to inclement weather will be posted on the Reed home page.

This guide is organized by the following categories:

Campus Departments & Services

Campus building access

As part of the COVID-19 prevention and response plan, student access to campus will be restricted beginning November 23. Students who receive permission to remain in college housing beyond this date will retain access to their specific residence hall and the Gray Campus Center (GCC) in order to access commons and mail services. All other access to buildings will be removed from swipe cards. Students who need access to other areas of campus over the winter break can request an exception. See this communication sent on October 21, 2020, for more information.

Academic Support

Hours and services November 23 to December 18

Academic support staff are available to students by appointment and by drop-in office hours on days the college is open. The academic support office is closed November 26 & 27.

Students can schedule a phone or virtual academic coaching appointment with David Gruber (online calendar) or Amaan Mohiuddin (online calendar).

Individual tutoring and drop-in tutoring is available for students through the end of the semester.

Hours and services December 19 to January 15

Tutoring services are not available during winter break. Tutoring will resume on the first day of classes.

Academic support staff are available to students by appointment and by drop-in office hours on days the college is open. Students can schedule a phone or virtual academic coaching appointment with David Gruber (online calendar) or Amaan Mohiuddin (online calendar).

The academic support office is closed from December 23 to January 1.

Athletics, Fitness & Outdoor Programs

Hours and services November 23 to December 18

Because the governor’s order closes gyms, the Reed sports center will be closed for workouts until the order ends. Winter break remote PE is available beginning November 30. Visit AFOP for more information.

Night Bus is operating weekdays from 4:45 to 7 p.m. The Night Bus is not operating on November 26 & 27.

Hours and services December 19 to January 15

The sports center winter break hours and operations will be posted on the sports center website.

The Night Bus is not operating during the winter break.

Reed Bookstore

Hours and services November 23 to December 18

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

Hours and services December 19 to January 15

The bookstore is open on December 21 & 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The bookstore is closed from December 23 to January 1. The bookstore will resume weekday hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 4.

Visit the bookstore site for more information.

Business Office

Hours and services November 23 to December 18

The business office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days the college is open. The business office is closed November 26 & 27.

Staff are available by phone, email, and by appointment on Zoom for students, staff, and faculty. Students should email the business office for the following resources:

  • Financial emergencies with the subject line "Emergency"
  • Bus pass
  • Board points for commons
  • Other concerns

Visit Business Office Holiday Closures and Winter Break Hours for more information on hours and services.

Hours and services December 19 to January 15

The business office is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days the college is open. Staff are available by phone, email, and by appointment on Zoom for students, staff, and faculty.

The business office is available on a limited basis between December 23 and January 1. During this period, please call 503-777-7505 and leave a detailed message or email business-office@reed.edu. Staff will respond to emails and phone calls periodically during this office closure.

Visit Business Office Winter Break Hours for more information on hours and services.

Center for Life Beyond Reed

Hours and services November 23 to December 18

CLBR is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days the college is open. CLRB is closed on November 26 & 27.

Appointments via Handshake are available as normal. Career Advancement Funds remains available. Visit Handshake Events for information about CLBR events and workshops.

Hours and services December 19 to January 15

CLBR is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days the college is open.

Appointments via Handshake are available to students. Career Advancement Funds remains available.

CLBR is closed from December 23 to January 1. During this time staff are not available for appointments or to review Career Advancement Fund requests.

Community Safety

Hours and services November 23 to December 18

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.

Hours and services December 19 to January 15

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

Hours and services November 23 to December 18

CUS will continue to provide computer user support via email, telephone, live chat, and screenshare. Student workers will continue to be on duty monitoring email and live chat on weeknights from 5 p.m. to midnight. Help Desk services remain available to remote students.

Weekly thesis formatting sessions are offered Mondays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Students can write to Hardware Services at chs@reed.edu to begin diagnosis and receive remote repair guidance.

Visit CIS Help for more information on CUS services.

Hours and services December 19 to January 15

Visit the Help Desk for winter break hours and services.

Disability & Accessibility Resources

Hours and services November 23 to December 18

DAR is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days the college is open. DAR is closed November 26 and 27.

DAR staff are available for Zoom and phone appointments. Students can make an appointment via DAR's online booking system.

Hours and services December 19 to January 15

DAR is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days the college is open. DAR is closed from December 23 to January 1.

Students can make an appointment via DAR's online booking system.

Facilities

Hours and services November 23 to December 18

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.

Hours and services December 19 to January 15

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

Hours and services November 23 to December 18

The Financial Aid Office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days the college is open. Financial Aid is closed on November 26 and 27.

Staff are available for questions and advising via phone, email, and virtual and in-person appointments during this time. Visit Financial Aid for contact information.

Hours and services December 19 to January 15

The Financial Aid Office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days the college is open. The Financial Aid Office is closed from December 23 to January 1.

Staff are available for questions and advising via phone, email, and virtual and in-person appointments during this time. Visit Financial Aid for contact information.

Health & Counseling Center

Hours and services November 23 to December 18

The HCC is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on days the college is open. The HCC is closed November 26 and 27.

Students should call 503-777-7281 to schedule an appointment. The HCC is unable to accept walk-in appointments during this time.

See Safety & Support Resources for additional medical, counseling and crisis resources.

Hours and services December 19 to January 15

The HCC is open weekdays from noon to 4 p.m. on days the college is open. The HCC is closed December 23 to January 1.

Students should call 503-777-7281 to schedule an appointment. The HCC is unable to accept walk-in appointments during this time.

See Safety & Support Resources for medical, counseling and crisis resources.

International Student Services

Hours and services November 23 to December 18

ISS is available during normal business hours for in-person, Zoom and phone appointments. Students can make an appointment by contacting ISS or using the booking link for program director Gwen Sandford.

Visit ISS Weekly for ISS program and event updates.

Hours and services December 19 to January 15

The ISS office is closed from December 21 to January 1. Emails will be monitored intermittently during this period.

Students can make an appointment by contacting ISS or using the booking link for Gwen Sandford, Program Director.

Visit ISS Weekly for ISS program and event updates.

Library

Hours and services November 23 to December 18

The library is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on days the college is open. The library is closed on November 26 and 27.

During open hours, current Reed students, faculty, and staff can access library resources and services. Swipe card access to the library lobby will continue for access to the hold shelf. Students do not need to request an exemption to access the lobby.

Visit Library Hours for more information.

Hours and services December 19 to January 15

The library is closed from December 19 and January 24. The library lobby is open for hold shelf pick-up from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Holds will not be filled during the Reed administrative closure days from December 23 to January 1.

Visit Library Hours for more information.

Mail Services

Hours and services November 23 to December 18

Mail services is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mail services is closed on November 26 & 27.

Hours and services December 19 to January 15

Mail services is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mail services is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on December 23 and from December 28 to December 30 with limited campus delivery.

Multicultural Resource Center

Hours and services November 23 to December 18

MRC Program Director Ashley Stull Meyers is available for virtual appointments on days the college is open.

The MRC (virtual) Book Club will continue through the end of the semester. Learn more and reserve your copy of the book by November 22.

Visit Events for other MRC events.

Hours and services December 19 to January 15

MRC Program Director Ashley Stull Meyers is available for virtual appointments on days the college is open.

Registrar's Office

Hours and services November 23 to December 18

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

Hours and services December 19 to January 15

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

Residence Life

Hours and services November 23 to December 18

Residence Life is available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office is physically closed. Students can email Residence Life for assistance.

Winter HAs will create a community platform (e.g. Discord) for residents remaining on-campus after November 22. Winter HAs will also host weekly social events which will be advertised over the community platform and via Reed email.

Hours and services December 19 to January 15

Residence Life is available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days the college is open. The office is closed from December 23 to January 1. Residence Life staff will respond to emails and phone calls periodically during office closure.

Winter HAs will continue to host weekly social events which will be advertised over the community platform and via Reed email.

SEEDS

Hours and services November 23 to December 18

SEEDS program director Madeline Harmon is available for virtual appointments on days the college is open.

The Reed Community Pantry is open on weekdays. See Campus Dining & Food for more information.

SEEDS is hosting the following workshops over winter break:

Visit Events for other SEEDS-sponsored events.

Hours and services December 19 to January 15

SEEDS program director Madeline Harmon is available for virtual appointments on days the college is open.

SHARE (Sexual Health, Advocacy, & Relationship Education)

Hours and services November 23 to December 18

SHARE confidential advocacy services for survivors and allies are available via phone, text, or Zoom. Email advocates@reed.edu or program director Rowan Frost.

SHARE Chat is available live on Fridays and Saturdays from 8 p.m. to midnight, and on Sundays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. To access, visit SHARE and look for the “Send a message” button.

Navigator online order and campus mailbox delivery of safer sex supplies is available when the Reed Mail Room is open.

See Safety & Support Resources for additional resources.

Hours and services December 19 to January 15

SHARE confidential advocacy services for survivors and allies are available via phone, text, or Zoom. Students can email advocates@reed.edu or frostr@reed.edu for assistance. Rowan is unavailable December 24 to January 10; peer advocates are available during that time.

SHARE Chat is not available during the winter break.

See Safety & Support Resources for additional resources.

Student Engagement

Hours and services November 23 to December 18

Student Engagement staff are available for questions and advising via phone, email, and virtual appointments from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays the college is open. The office is closed November 26 and 27. Visit Student Engagement for contact information.

Hours and services December 19 to January 15

Student Engagement staff are available for questions and advising via phone, email, and virtual appointments. The office is closed between December 23 to January 1. Visit Student Engagement for contact information.

Student Life Office

Hours and services November 23 to December 18

The Student Life Office is available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days the college is open. The Student Life Office is closed November 26 & 27.

Student Life deans are available to meet with students via phone or Zoom. Email Student Life to schedule an appointment.

Hours and services December 19 to January 15

The Student Life Office is available on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days the college is open. Student Life deans are available to meet with students via phone or Zoom. Email Student Life to schedule an appointment.

The Student Life Office is closed from December 23 to January 1. A dean in Student Life is available for urgent matters during this office closure. Contact Community Safety at 503-517-5355 and request to speak to the Dean On-Call.

Student Work Office

Hours and services November 23 to December 18

Student Work Coordinator Kate Walford is available for questions and advising via phone, email, and virtual appointments on days that the college is open. Visit Student Work for contact information and appointment booking.

Hours and services December 19 to January 15

Student Work Coordinator Kate Walford is available for questions and advising via phone, email, and virtual appointments on days that the college is open. Visit Student Work for contact information and appointment booking.

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Campus Dining & Food

Commons

Commons will remain open for carry out daily during the remainder of the semester and winter break. Hours, menus, and services are regularly updated on the Bon Appetit website. Bon Appétit staff will also provide free no-contact delivery service to the residence halls and apartments during service hours. Delivery ordering instructions will be emailed to winter housing residents.

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. Hours and services are regularly posted on the Reed Community Pantry website. 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.

Events & Activities

Reed Events

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

Winter housing events

For students remaining in on-campus housing after November 22, the winter housing HAs will create a community platform (like Discord). Winter HAs will also host weekly social events which will be advertised over the community platform and via Reed email.

Sports Center

The Reed Sports Center is open with reduced hours during the winter break. Visit Athletics, Fitness & Outdoor Programs for winter break hours and operations.

Reed Ski Cabin

The Reed Ski Cabin remains closed until further notice.

Paideia 2021

Paideia begins on Saturday, January 16 and runs through Sunday, January 24. Check the Paideia 2021 website for updates and schedules!

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!

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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

When the HCC is closed, 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 and domestic violence support

SHARE confidential advocacy services for survivors and allies are available via phone, text, or Zoom. Email advocates@reed.edu or program director Rowan Frost. Students can also call the 24-hour crisis line Call to Safety at 503-835-5333.

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 Relief Fund is a limited resource available to students who have short-term or one-time needs that are deemed immediately vital to the personal health or 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.

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. to 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: 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 to 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 to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 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.

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–Friday from 11 a.m. to 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 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.

Crisis Line for Racial Equity Support: A help line focused on supporting BIPOC citizens in trauma or crisis. The line is answered by BIPOC counselors. Call 503-575-3764. Available weekdays from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

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 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 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 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.

COVID-19 Testing

Students approved to remain in the residence halls after November 22 are expected to participate in regular COVID-19 testing. Testing is offered from 8 a.m. to noon in Gym II of the Sports Center on the following dates:

  • Monday November 23
  • Monday November 30
  • Thursday December 3
  • Monday December 7
  • Thursday December 10
  • Monday December 14
  • Thursday December 17
  • Monday December 21
  • Monday December 28
  • Wednesday December 30
  • Monday January 4
  • Thursday January 7
  • Monday January 11

Students remaining in on-campus housing will receive more information via their Reed email.

For students remaining in the Portland area off-campus, visit Multnomah County's COVID-19 Testing for community testing information and locations. No-cost testing is available by appointment for anyone with symptoms or anyone who has had recent close contact with a person with COVID-19.

Community COVID-19 Information and Resources

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.

Contact

This guide was compiled by the Reed Care Team. If you have questions or additions for this guide, please contact us at careteam@reed.edu.