Reed House

Reed House 

Reed House is one of eight College Houses.  It is a three-story, brick residence that houses approximately 28 students in single and double rooms.  There are bathrooms on each floor hallway.  There is a function room in the basement.  The first floor includes a living room, study, and full kitchen.  There is no elevator in the building. 

Blueprints for Reed House 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Floor are also available.
Note: These blueprints should not be viewed as a definitive source of information for room numbers, etc.  We do not guarantee the blueprints to be an exact representation of any building or room.

Distance from Polar Bear Statue

Reed House is 1,896 feet from the Polar Bear Statue located in Hyde Plaza.


The College supplies the following items for each student:

  • twin bed, extra long (36" x 80")
  • desk w/chair
  • dresser
  • closet/wardrobe
  • bookshelf 

Telephone and Voicemail

Each student is assigned a telephone number for their entire time at Bowdoin.  One phone per room is supplied and each student has an individual voicemail box.

Television and Cable

All rooms are cable ready.  Reed House is equipped with a wide-screen television in the first floor living room.

Computer Connections

High-speed internet ports are located in every student room.  Additionally, all buildings on campus are wireless. 


Reed has limited parking available for residents.  Decals are issued to designated parking lots based on seniority and housing assignments on a first come, first served, space available basis.  You can learn more about student parking at Bowdoin on the Security parking website. 


The laundry room is located on the first floor.   The charge for washers and dryers is $1.70 per cycle.  The washing machines and dryers in all residence halls are equipped with card readers; laundry machines do not accept cash. You may add money to your Bowdoin ID card for this purpose at several machines on campus.  You can see what machines are open, get alerts sent to you when your laundry is finished, and report a problem with a machine at any time by visiting LaundryView.


All college-owned student residences are equipped with sprinklers and alarmed for fire safety. 

Reed House has a card access system.  Residents of this residence hall have 24/7 access.  All other students have access from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. 

Bicycle Storage

There is a bicycle storage room in the basement.


The Residential Life student staff comprises seventy upperclass students.  There is one House Proctor in Reed.  Find out who the House Proctor is in your building. 


Reed House formerly Alpha Eta of Chi Psi was dedicated on September 28, 2007 in memory of Thomas Brackett Reed (1839-1902), Class of 1860, LL.D. 1890.  Representative, Maine House of Representatives, Maine Senator, and Maine Attorney General.  Representative, U.S. House of Representatives, 1877-1899, and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1889-1891 and 1895-1899.