Reunions

Accommodations

On-Campus Accommodations

The best place to stay during Reunions is right in the thick of it—on campus! Staying on campus not only gives you the opportunity to relive the student experience but it also means that you are less likely to miss any of the fun. You can swing by your dorm room at any point when you need some alone time or quickly grab a sweater when it gets cool in the evening. Plus, dorms are filled with alumni from your era, meaning your friends will all be close to you. 

New dorm reservation fee for Reunions 2018

Planning on staying on campus at Reunions this year? Please note that there will be a dorm reservation fee of $10 ($50 after March 31) to better manage the problem of no-shows, late cancellations, and long waitlists. This fee is per registration (not per dorm room or per person) and covers the duration of stay for all individuals on the reservation. 

The $10 fee will apply to any of the following registrations:

  • One person registering for one night in the dorms,
  • A family of six registering for all three nights in the dorms,
  • And anything in between.

Why aren't dorms free this year?

Dorms were free during the first month of Reunions registration for the past few years, but a significant number of alumni would reserve beds and then not use them. Either they would not show up or cancel at the last minute. Additionally, the waitlist for dorms has been longer than we have been able to accommodate, and alumni who wanted to stay on campus were not able to do so (or even attend Reunions due to lack of lodging). Meanwhile, there were empty rooms that were not being used despite our best efforts to follow up with each person registered to make sure that they were indeed coming.

To mitigate this and make sure there is a bed for everyone who wants to stay on campus during Reunions, there will now be a nominal fee of $10 per registration during the early-bird time period. This $10 dorm reservation fee ($50 after March 31) is for the entire duration of your stay (be it one, two, or three nights) for all individuals on the registration (be it just you or plus your five additional family members) and helps offset the costs of Reunions. We appreciate your understanding in this matter!

Additional Information

Families and couples will be housed in the same room or in adjoining rooms whenever possible. However, there are limited doubles and triples on campus, so you may be placed close together in single rooms. 

Dorms open at 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 7 and close Sunday, June 10 at 1 p.m.

Alumni College registrants may stay in the dorms starting on Tuesday, June 5 at 12 p.m.

Please note that most residence halls lack soundproofing and air conditioning and are not equipped with amenities such as fans, ironing boards, alarm clocks, or toiletries. Each room includes a single bed, towels, and linens (you will need to make up your own bed with the linens provided). Dorms have mixed-gender communal bathrooms. We do our best to place alumni from the same era in the same residence hall. Please register early to ensure your spot! 

Off-Campus Accommodations

If you prefer to stay off-campus, a list of area lodging can be found here.

Reunions Central

Upon arrival, please check in at Reunions Central in Prexy to pick up your name tag, event tickets, and a dorm room key (if applicable). Reunions Central will be open:

  • Tuesday, June 5 from 12—5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 6 from 8 a.m.—5 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 7 from 8 a.m.—10 p.m.
  • Friday, June 8 from 8 a.m.—10 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 9 from 8 a.m.—10 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 10 from 8 a.m.—1 p.m.

Check-out time for the dorms is 1 p.m. on Sunday.

After-Hours Arrivals

If you are arriving after Reunions Central has closed and are staying on campus, please visit Community Safety in the 28 West building at 5436 S.E. 28th Avenue. This building is located on the far northwest edge of campus. A friendly CSO will let you in to your room for the evening, and you may pick up your key and other materials at Reunions Central in Prexy in the morning.

Other Questions

Have questions about on-campus food, getting to Reed, accommodations, or anything else? Check out our FAQ for the answers or contact us directly via email.