Transportation Options











Gold Level Walk-Friendly Community

It's easy to walk to many destinations within Corvallis. Walk Friendly Communities has honored Corvallis with a gold-level designation for the popularity and safety of pedestrian travel.

Learn more about the City of Corvallis’ pedestrian program.

Keep in mind a few safety tips when walking around campus, especially at night:

  • Be seen! Wear or carry a light at night.
  • Increase your visibility by wearing reflective clothing or bright colors.
  • Cross the street at crosswalks or intersections.
  • Oregon state law requires motorists to yield at crosswalks to walkers who demonstrate their intent to cross (by extending a foot, cane, wheelchair into the street). 


Emergency Phones and Illuminated Pathways
Beaver Bus Shuttle Routes

Benny Walking in Quad


Try out skateboarding or longboarding around campus!

Unlike a bike, a skateboard can easily be brought with you into class or stored out of the way. There are a few buildings where you can't bring skateboards inside with you, such as Dixon Rec Center, but there are many convenient skateboard rack locations outside.

One of the Most Efficient Ways to Get Around:


  • Skateboarding requires no gasoline and very little in the way of maintenance.
  • No parking permit is required to skateboard to school/work.


  • Skateboarding produces no air pollution and uses no fuel.
  • Skateboarding is a completely zero-emissions form of transportation.


  • Provides improved flexibility
  • Offers full body workout
  • Improves coordination
  • Stress relief
  • Depending on the intensity of the skate, the average person will burn between 150-500 calories per hour.

Check out where you can find skateboard rack locations on campus:

Austin Hall Skateboard Racks     Dixon West Entrance Skateboard Rack  

Austin Hall                                                Dixon West Entrance

McNary Hall Skateboard Racks     Wilson Hall Skateboard Racks

McNary Hall                                               Wilson Hall

MacAlexander Fieldhouse Skateboard Racks     Milam Hall Skateboard Racks

MacAlexander Fieldhouse                             Milam Hall

Skateboard Rack Locations


Skateboard, Skate and Non-motorized Scooter Regulations

(1) Skateboard, skate and non-motorized scooter use is prohibited on property owned or controlled by Oregon State University except use as specified in these regulations.

(2) Skateboards, skates and non-motorized scooters may be operated in the area in McAlexander Field House designated for their use. All other use of skateboards, skates and non-motorized scooters is prohibited in University buildings.

(3) Skateboards, skates and non-motorized scooters may be operated on the University paved roadways that are designed for vehicular travel.

(4) Skates may be operated on paths, walkways, and sidewalks at no more than walk speed.

(5) Skateboards, skates and non-motorized scooter users shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians, Vehicles and bicycles while in the roadway, and emergency Vehicles.

(6) Skateboard, skate and non-motorized scooter users shall obey all stop and yield signs.

(7) Skateboards, skates and non-motorized scooters shall not be used on that portion of Jefferson Street commonly known as Library Hill (immediately south of Valley Library).

(8) Skateboard, skate and non-motorized scooter users shall not perform acrobatics or other stunts when using skateboards, non-motorized scooters or while wearing skates.

(9) All persons using skateboards, skates or non-motorized scooters as authorized by this rule shall use them in a reasonable and prudent manner, having due regard to traffic, pedestrians' rights, surface of the roadway, the hazard at intersections, and any other condition then existing.

(10) Any person who violates this rule is subject to:

(a) Issuance of a University Citation and a fine of $50.00;

(b) Institutional disciplinary proceedings, if a student or employee;

(c) An order to leave the immediate premises or property owned or controlled by the University by a person in charge of University property.

(11) Persons failing to comply with an order by a person in charge to leave or to remain off the immediate premises or property owned or controlled by the University are subject to arrest for criminal trespass.

(12) Parents and guardians of minors and adult operators, including students, staff and faculty, are responsible for damage to University buildings or property by their skateboards, skates or non-motorized scooters and for payment of any fines.

(13) The Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Department of Public Safety Manager, Manager of Environmental Health and Safety, Director of Facilities Services, Director of University Housing and Dining Services, Director of Conferences and Special Events, the Director of the Memorial Union and Educational Activities, and their designees are included among those "persons in charge" of University property for purposes of ORS 164.205(5) and this rule.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 164.205(5), 351.070 & 352.360 
Stats. Implemented: ORS 164.205(5), 351.070 & 352.360 
Hist.: OSU 1-1987, f. & ef. 4-21-87; OSU 5-1990, f. 9-7-90, cert. ef. 9-15-90; OSU 3-1993, f. & cert. ef. 5-7-93; OSU 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-94; OSU 2-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-14-99 thru 9-30-99; OSU 7-1999, f. & cert. ef. 9-9-99; OSU 3-2009, f. 6-16-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; OSU 4-2012, f. 6-6-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

Emergency Ride Home

Emergency Ride Home is a free service from Cascades West Rideshare providing OSU workers and student workers a trip home by taxi or rental car in the case of a personal or family emergency.

What are the eligibility requirements for enrolling in Emergency Ride Home?

  • Be a member of Drive Less Connect (no cost).
  • Be employed in Benton, Linn, or Lincoln County.
  • Have not commuted to work in in a personal automobile on the day you need to use Emergency Ride Home.
  • Make a trip to an eligible destination: personal residences, transit stops, medical facilities, or the location of a personal vehicle.
  • Vanpool members should contact their vanpool vendor for their own emergency ride programs.
  • OSU employees employed in Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties should contact Cherriots Rideshare at 503-371-7665.
  • OSU employees employed in the Eugene/Springfield metropolitan area should contact Point2point at 541-682-6213.

1. Create a Drive Less Connect Account.
2. Fill out your profile. Be sure to list a work address in an eligible county.
3. After you've completed your profile, navigate to "Commute Services" in the navigation bar, then “Enroll Now”, and follow the given directions.
4. New enrollments take 1-2 business days to process, so enroll now!

1. Navigate to the Drive Less Connect website, then "Commute Services."
2. Select "Request Emergency Ride Home." (Limit is two per employee per year).
3. Complete the requested information and print your voucher.
4. Call a taxi service if:

a. Your trip is less than 20 miles OR
b. The Enterprise Rent-A-Car office is closed (see table below) OR
c. You are unable to drive

5. Otherwise, rent a car via the nearest Enterprise Rent-A-Car Office.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Offices and Hours


Weekday Hours

Weekend Hours


7:30 A.M.-6:00 P.M

9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.


7:30 A.M.-5:30 P.M



8:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.


  • You must provide a valid driver’s license and credit card for confirmation and incidentals.
  • There is no charge until 150 miles; extra miles are charged at $0.20/mile.
  • Document the destination and emergency-related stops in the “Additional Notes” section on the voucher.
  • The voucher must be signed by your work supervisor or list their name and phone number.
  • Submit the voucher to the Enterprise staff.
  • Keep a receipt from the taxi service with cost, mileage, date, and taxi service name or ask the driver to list that information on the voucher under “To be completed by service provider.”
  • Document the destination and emergency-related stops in the “Additional Notes” section on the voucher.
  • Within two weeks, mail the voucher signed by your supervisor to: Cascades West Rideshare, 1400 Queen Ave SE Suite 205A, Albany OR 97322
  • Reimbursements are capped at $50 and require 1-2 weeks processing.

Cascades West Rideshare does not assume liability for personal injury or loss of property and can be contacted with questions or mobility needs in advance at 541-924-8480.





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Beyond Corvallis

Beyond Corvallis

Want to travel beyond the OSU campus? Click each icon for more information:

Amtrak Cascades

ZipcarPedal Corvallis

Omni ShuttleLinn Shuttle




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