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. Please note that we may not be able to place you with your class or accomodate all special requests. ADA needs are a priorty for dorm assignments.

Dorm pricing

Your dorm fee covers the cost of your stay for up to 3 nights! We do not have the ability to use a given room for one day stays for multiple parties, so if you book a room, it's yours for the weekend!

Early bird pricing

February 26–March 29, 2024
$75/reservation (1, 2 or 3 nights, up to a family of 5)

Regular pricing

March 30–June 1, 2024
$100/reservation (1, 2 or 3 nights, up to a family of 5)

Dorm reservation fee for Reunions

Please remember that by registering for a dorm room you have made a commitment to use it. Because of the limited availability of dorm housing, we expect that those unable to attend Reunions will contact us as soon as possible so that another person may use the space.

The nominal dorm reservation fee of $75 for the weekend helps us 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. Space is limited and prices will increase on March 29th to $100/registration. Please register early.

Why aren't dorms $10 like they were years ago?

Due to increasing costs of labor as well as the persistent issue of no-shows and last minute cancellations, we've increased the nominal fee of $75 per registration during the early-bird period of registration. Getting campus ready for Reunions is a lot of work, and we’d like to avoid creating extra tasks for the people who prepare the dorms, so we appreciate your understanding in this matter.

Dorm Keys

The only thing harder to find than a needle in a haystack, it seems, are the dorm keys that go missing after Reunions! Though there are different theories about why exactly anyone would want to find a needle in a haystack, the reason we want to find our keys is very clear: it takes a lot of time and money to replace them! When a key goes missing, locksmiths have to rekey the dorm room, and that can add up quickly. Please help us by returning your key to one of the designated key drops in your dorm's common area or to Reunions Central in Prexy.  

If you lose or keep your dorm keys, you will be charged a fee per Reed's dorm key policy.

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 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 6 and close Sunday, June 14 at 1 p.m.

As a reminder, residence halls have only the bare essentials.

Each person in the reservation will receive a hospitality kit that includes: disposable fitted sheet and flat sheet, pillow, pillowcase, blanket, full-sized terrycloth bath towel, hand towel and a washcloth.  You will need to make up your own bed with the linens provided. We encourage you to bring your own linens for comfort! Dorms have mixed-gender communal bathrooms. Dorm rooms lack soundproofing and air conditioning and are not equipped with amenities such as fans, ironing boards, alarm clocks, or toiletries - it's a return to your college days! We do our best to place alumni from the same era in the same residence hall.

Space is limited. Please register early to ensure your spot! 


Want to know more about the disposable linens?
Reed has switched to utilizing disposable linens for summer campus usage (conferences, rentals, and of course, Reunions).
We made the decision to go with compostable linens for several reasons:
  1.  The sheer weight of the original linens (a heavy cotton/polyester blend) was about 7 pounds per linen packet. Multiplied by about 500 linen packets being picked up, moved, delivered, unpacked, repacked, moved again, etc. By substituting the lighter weight disposable linens dropped it to just under three pounds. This helped out our crews and our staff who have to lift these all day long for several days throughout the summer. It was back-breaking work. We were moving almost two tons of linens constantly throughout the summer!
  2. Alumni and summer conference guests constantly complained that the old linen sheets were never very nice: they looked old, or looked stained, or were scratchy, or were too stiff, or there were little holes, etc. Also, there were two flat sheets, not a flat and fitted sheet. Replacing those linens to try and appease everyone was extremely expensive, and people never thought they were very clean (they always have a smell). The disposable/compostable sheets, on the other hand, are brand new for each user, can last up to three weeks, and are guaranteed sterile. Another bonus is storage: we used to provide fewer linens during Reunions because we did not have the space to store them. With the new linen packets, we were able to dramatically increase our supply and serve more guests on campus. With their guaranteed sterility, we were able to use them for all of our students who were in the isolation dorms during the pandemic. 
  3. The compostable/disposable linens met all the requirements we were looking for in eco-minded event planning: they are made with a sustainable product (eucalyptus fiber), the plastic wrappers that they come in are fully recyclable, and they compost down in about two months. While one might think washable is always more sustainable, in this case, they are not. Washing currently requires the use of all sorts of carbon fuels and creates a mess of emissions, and professional linen services use chemical processes in sterilization that are harmful to the environment. 
What did we do with the old linens? We donated them all to local organizations serving houseless people in Portland. We made a real impact by those donations. 
Beantown Bedding (where the linens come from) says it best. Check out their website here.

Off-Campus Accommodations

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

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:

  • Thursday, June 6
    12:30 p.m.– 8 p.m.

  • Friday, June 7

    8 a.m.– 5 p.m.

  • Saturday, June 8

    8 a.m.–5 p.m.

  • Sunday, June 9 for check-out

    8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Guests must check-out of the dorms no later than 1 p.m. on Sunday.

After-Hours Arrivals

If you arrive after Reunions Central closes and need to be let into your dorm, call Community Safety at 503-517-5355 and ask a Community Safety Officer to meet you at Prexy for late check-in. A CSO will ask for your name and photo ID to compare with the Reunions check-in list. Once the CSO confirms your identification matches the check-in list, you will be given your dorm assignment and Reunions pouch (which includes your swipe card and key). Please come to Reunions Central the next day to complete the check-in process.

If you did not register for Reunions in advance, you will not be permitted to check-in outside of Reunions Central open hours.

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.