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4 College Junior

Parking: No need for a car.

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4 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is fabulous! There are four main parking-lots on campus. Two are close to dorms, and the other is very close to the library and main educational facilities (the Bio building, the Chem building, Psych building, and the Educational Technology Center), and finally one closer to the cafeteria and gym. I've had a car on campus since I was a Freshman, and there's always a ton of parking availability.

4 College Sophomore

Parking: Most students here aren't actually from Portland, and so don't have a car. There is, however, free student parking. I've never heard of a student needing but not finding parking. The only time there might be an issue would be if there were a large event going on.

4 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Parking is free and fairly plentiful. If you are commuting to school, sometimes the East lot can fill up on weekday mornings, forcing you to park on Woodstock or in the neighboring Eastmoreland neighborhood (much to the chagrin of the residents there) or a little further down in the West lot.

A lot of off-campus students bike to school, and bike parking is also easy to find.

5 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is available for all classes, and there's so much extra parking space, you will almost certainly find a space, and find a good one at that!


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A few notes about parking at Reed: Parking is free, plentiful, and rarely a concern for students. If you believe that your college decision hinges on parking, then read on. If not, then reread the first sentence.

Most students find Reed parking rarely frustrating and ever bountiful. Like the Thanksgiving cornucopia, Reed's parking lots provide a smörgåsbord, with inviting spots for the cars of all Reed students and employees. Every student has only occasionally had trouble finding a parking spot on campus. Sometimes, they have had to park across the street in the residential zone, but that doesn't pose a problem since the city does not restrict those spots from Reedies. Furthermore, unlike some other colleges and universities, Reed freshmen can bring their cars and park on campus.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
There are several student lots around campus.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
Common Parking Tickets
  • Parking in fire lanes: $25
  • Parking in no-parking areas: $25
  • Parking in a loading zone: $25
Best Places to Find a Spot
By the lake or sailing center in the large lot—this is still hit or miss.
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
The southeast lot, near the Prexy Music Hall, and adjacent to the Old Dorm Block
Getting a Parking Permit
All parking permits are free for Reed students. To get a parking permit, simply talk to Community Safety at the above number. Although the permit does not cost anything, Reed students must get one before parking on campus or be at risk of receiving a ticket from Community Safety, as non-Reed students and employees are not allowed to park in campus lots.
Parking Services
Community Safety Office
28 West
(503) 771-1112

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 17 responses

  • 53% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 41% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 6% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 0% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 0% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 0% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 18 responses

Very poor
  • Distance from class
  • Distance from dorms
  • Ease of finding a spot
  • Parking enforcement
  • Permit cost
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