Parking

The Transportation Services department's parking unit supports the University’s mission by providing faculty, staff, students, and visitors with many customer-focused parking options. Let the parking staff help you make the right choice for you.

Parking Permits

Purchase a Permit

Purchase Online

Be prepared to provide your vehicle(s):

  • License plate number
  • Make
  • Color
  • Body Type (4 door, etc.)

Purchase in Office

You may purchase a permit in Adams Hall, however, we encourage you to purchase a permit online for the best opportunity to get a permit for the zone of your choice.

To purchase in the office, bring a completed paper Permit Application pdf. Submission of the paper permit application does not guarantee your first choice of zone.

 

Parking Rates

Annual parking permits are prorated on a monthly schedule.

2016-17 Annual Permits

Valid September 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017 A Zone A CarpoolGreen Option B Zone (or R1)
B CarpoolGreen Option C Zone (or R2)
C CarpoolGreen Option D Zone** Motorcycle
April 1, 2017 $252 $166 $168 $110 $50 $34 $40 $39
May 1, 2017 $210 $139 $140 $92 $42 $29 $34 $33
June 1, 2017 $168 $112 $112 $74 $34 $24 $28 $27
July 1, 2017 $126 $85 $84 $56 $26 $19 $22 $21

Short Term Permits

Short Term Permits Zone A Zone B Zone C Zone D**
Hourly Rate $2 $1 $1 $1
Daily Visitor $12 $10 $10 $10
Infrequent Driver DailyGreen Option* $7 $5 $5 $5
30-Day Permit $100 $66 $20 N/A

Green Option  Carpools require a minimum of three people per car to qualify.

Green Option * Infrequent Driver discount is available to OSU faculty, staff and students who do not own an annual permit.

** Zone D will be active beginning October 1, 2016

Benefits of Pre-Tax Payroll Deduction for Employees

Pre-tax payroll deductions enable you to pay for your parking permit from gross income before your taxable income is calculated, and you can spread the total payment over 9 months. The payroll deduction option is only avialable to be selected through October 31, 2016. Payroll deuctions are not available for resident zone parking permits.

For CGE-represented employees, payroll deductions will be taken equally from the employee's Fall Term paychecks, beginning in October. Requests for payroll deduction by CGE-represented employees must be submitted by September 30, 2016, in order to be able to begin deductions in October.

Example Savings Using  Pre-Tax* Payroll Deduction
Permit Type 2016-2017 Annual Permit Price By paying pre-tax, you lower your taxable income and save!
Annual Savings Effective Annual Cost
A $504 $171 $333
B $336 $114 $222
C $98 $33 $65
   D*** $76 $26 $50
Motorcycle $75 $26 $50

*Assuming a state tax rate of 9% and a federal marginal tax rate of 25% as an example only. Individual rates will vary.

 

Lost or Stolen Permits

Notify the Parking Office immediately if a permit is lost or stolen. There is a non-refundable fee of $25 for replacing lost or stolen permits.

Replacement Permits

Whenever a replacement permit is requested, the old, damaged or outdated permit must be surrendered. There is a non-refundable fee of $25 charged for replacing permits.

Refunds & Exchanges

Refunds for Annual Commuter Zone Permits

Pro-rated refunds are provided for Annual Commuter Zone Permits. The parking permit must be received in the Parking Office before 4:30 p.m. on the last business day of the qualifying month in order for a refund to be processed. The last day that a 2016-17 Annual Commuter Zone Permit may be returned for a refund is Friday, May 5, 2017.

There is a $5 processing fee for all permits returned for a refund or exchange.

The responsibility for returning a permit and requesting a refund lies with the permit holder.  A refund will not be issued if there is an outstanding balance on the Parking account.  The refund will be applied to the outstanding Parking balance before the remaining balance is issued.  If the parking permit is not returned to the Parking Office, no refund will be issued.

Refund Schedule for 2016-17 Annual Permits

Date A Zone A Carpool B Zone B Carpool C Zone C Carpool D Zone Motorcycle
April 1, 2017 $247 $161 $163 $105 $45 $29 $35 $34
May 1, 2017* $205 $134 $135 $87 $37 $24 $29 $28

*Last day for a refund is Friday, May 5, 2017. The permit must be received in the Parking Office by 4:30 p.m. to be eligible for a refund.

Exchanges for Annual Commuter Zone Permits

Annual commuter zone parking permits may be exchanged up to two times per year if permits are available for the new zone. If a permit is not available in the zone you select, you may be placed on a wait list. The Parking Office will fulfill waitlist requests as permits become available.

Lost or Stolen Permits

Notify the Parking Office immediately if a permit is lost or stolen. There is a non-refundable $25 fee for replacing lost or stolen permits.

Replacement Permits

Whenever a replacement permit is requested, the old, damaged or outdated permit must be surrendered. There is a non-refundable $25 fee charged for replacing permits.

Daily and Monthly Permits

No refunds are issued for daily and monthly permits. Contact the Parking Office at (541) 737-2583, or parking@oregonstate.edu if assistance is needed with obtaining a permit.

Parking Meters

No refunds are issued for parking meter transactions. Time not used is non-refundable. Contact the Parking Office at (541) 737-2583, or parking@oregonstate.edu if assistance is needed with operating a meter on campus.

Waitlists

Waitlists are available for sold out commuter and resident zones.

Adding to a Waitlist

You can add yourself to a waitlist for a sold out zone by visiting the Permit Sales website, and selecting your desired zone. If the zone is sold out, then you will be able to select the corresponding waitlist. Alternatively, you may contact the Parking Office at parking@oregonstate.edu, by calling 541-737-2583, or by visiting the Parking Office located on the main floor of Adams Hall.

Release of Permits

Permits are released as they become available in each zone, and are issued in the order that the waitlist requests are received.  Permits can become available as current permit holders return their permits, or if utilization data (taken every other week) shows that the zone can support the release of additional permits.

We will notify you via e-mail, with an offer letter attached, if a permit in your zone of choice becomes available and you are next on the waitlist. If you are notified, you will have three business days to respond by visiting the Parking Office in Adams Hall to purchase the permit. After three business days, and no response to the letter, you will be removed from the waitlist.

Visitor Parking

Parking permits are required in commuter parking spaces between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, year-round.

Short-Term Parking Choices

Hourly Parking

  • Metered Parking are available throughout campus and active 7 AM to 7 PM.
  • Pay stations in the A zones offer 1 hour parking permits, up to 2 hours. 
  • Pay stations in the B and C zones offer hourly parking permits, up to 4 hours.
  • Pay Station locations are shown on the map below.

Daily Parking Permits

Daily parking permits are available at the following locations:

  • Purchase a Daily Parking Permit Online (limited supply)
  • Pay Station machine locations are shown on the map below. Click on the P symbols for permit information and parking maps. Pay stations accept credit cards and cash.
  • In the Parking Services office in Adams Hall at 606 SW 15th, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
  • Daily Parking Permit Rates

Departments wanting to buy daily parking permits for their guests using an index, may purchase here, ONID required.

Full Size Google Map Google Maps

Short term parking areas are designated by signage.

Monthly Parking Permits

 Monthly parking permits may be purchased:

Short Term Parking Rates

Short Term Parking Type Zone A Zone B Zone C
Hourly Rate $2 $1 $1
Daily Permit $12 $10 $10
Infrequent Driver Daily Permit** Green Option $7 $5 $5
Monthly Permit $100 $66 $20

Green Option * Carpools require a minimum of three people per car to qualify.

Green Option ** Infrequent Driver discount is available to OSU Corvallis campus, faculty, staff and students who do not own an annual permit.

Metered Parking

  • Metered parking is available throughout campus.
  • No permit is required for metered parking areas.
  • Payment at metered spaces is required during posted hours, even if you have an OSU permit.
  • Meters in A zones are $2 per hour, and those in B/C zones are $1 per hour.
  • Payment is required in metered spaces from 7 am to 7 pm.
  • Maximum time allowed at meters is either 30 minutes, 1 hour or 2 hours, and time limits vary around campus.

Visitor ADA Parking

ADA parking spaces require both an OSU parking permit and a valid DMV placard.

Visitors to campus with a valid ADA placard, may obtain a three-hour guest permit at no charge at the Information Booth or the Parking Services office.

 

With a valid DMV placard, you may park at any meter that has a limit of more than 30 minutes without payment.

Carpools and Vanpools

Advantages to Carpooling

  • Reduced price on parking permit, 35% off
  • Get access to priority carpool parking spaces
  • Reduce CO2 emissions Green Option
  • Make new friends

How to Create a Carpool at Oregon State University

  • Three or more people are needed to form a carpool
  • Ask around to find two or more friends or coworkers to ride with you
  • Look for ride share opportunities on Drive less. Connect.
  • Join a Vanpool. Valley Vanpool offers many routes throughout the Willamette Valley.

Calculate Your Carpool Parking Savings 

Commuter Zones

Regular Permit Price

-35% Carpool Discount

÷3 Carpool Members

A

$504

$328

 $109

B

$336

$218

 $73

C

$98

$64

 $21

Recruit more riders, pay less!

 If you have a carpool permit, it is only valid in the zone specified on the permit.

Carpool Space Map Carpool Space Map

Carpool Space Map

Vanpool Parking

Vanpools may purchase an annual carpool permit in any zone at a discount of 35%. 

 

Alternatively, if the van is not parking on campus often, a vanpool member who works at OSU and does not have an individual annual parking permit may purchase daily permits at a reduced rate ($5.00 for B/C zones and $7.00 for A zones). The daily permits can be purchased online and printed at home.

ADA Parking

Vehicles may park in ADA spaces on campus with a DMV-issued ADA parking placard, and any valid OSU parking permit, even a D Zone permit.

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2016-17 Parking Shuttle Map

Electric Vehicle Parking

Permit Requirements for EV Parking

Vehicles parked in electric vehicle (EV) parking spaces require a permit to be displayed for the zone in which the charging station is located. However, Transportation Services offers some flexibility for EV space users.

Commuters with electric vehicles may use their commuter parking permit laterally across zones to access EV spaces, and may also choose to use the park-down feature of the zonal system to access EV spaces in a lower tiered zone. For example, a commuter with an A2 permit and an electric vehicle may use the EV spaces in an A1 Zone, or any of the charging stations in the B or C Zones. The table below outlines which zonal permits may access the designated charging station locations on campus. For more information about EV parking at OSU visit the EV Charging page on the Sustainability at OSU website.

On the following table, an “X” indicates the type of commuter permit that is valid for each EV Charging Station. The vehicle must be a plug-in electric (or plug-in hybrid) vehicle, and must be plugged into a charging station, to use an EV Charging space.

EV Location/Zone

A1

A2

A3

B1

B2

B3

C

D*

Linus Pauling Lot

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Fairbanks Lot

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Jefferson Way

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Student Experience Center. (ADA permit required)

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Parking Garage

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Reser Stadium

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

* The D permit is only valid in the Reser Stadium EV Charging stations, with an electric vehicle.

Campus Core Restricted Area

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Campus Core Restricted Access Area

For the safety and efficient travel of pedestrians and bicyclists, vehicle access is limited to the Campus Core area shown on the map above.

Only vehicles with a valid ADA placard, a valid Campus Core Load/Unload Parking Permit, approved campus service vehicles, emergency-response vehicles, U.S. Postal Service vehicles, freight trucks, OSU shuttle buses, public transit buses and non-motorized vehicles may enter the Campus Core area.

 

The Parking Office may issue a courtesy Campus Core Load/Unload Parking Permit to vehicles not otherwise allowed to enter the Campus Core area, allowing the vehicle to park in service parking spaces in the Campus Core for up to 30 minutes.

Space-Out-of-Service Fees

Fees

Space-out-of-service fees are charged whenever parking spaces are removed from the parking inventory that are normally available. The fee is the same as the daily parking rate for each zone, but may be prorated to monthly rates based on the duration of the space closure. All closures of one year or more are subject to a fee equal to the reserved space fee*. Fees are only charged for days when permit requirements are in effect, and the fees are not required for weekends or holidays.

Request a Space Out of Service

Rates

A Zones

  • $12/day
  • Prorated to monthly rate at $100/month after eight (business) days

B Zones (or R1 Zone)

  • $10/day
  • Prorated to monthly rate at $66/month after five (business) days

C Zone (or R2 Zone)

  • $10/day
  • Prorated to monthly rate at $20/month after two (business) days

*All closures of one year or more in any zone are subject to a fee equal to the annual reserved space fee, currently at $1,133.

Projects

Construction Projects

Construction projects which require the closure of parking spaces for any reason (including lay-down yards) must coordinate the closure with the Transportation Services Field Supervisor, Hank Kemper.

Special Events/Other Projects

Special events and small projects that displace parking spaces are also subject to space-out-of-service fees. For special events, contact Tanya Andersson, and for smaller projects or closure needs contact Lori Siewell.

Department Permit Request

This form should be used by OSU departments to request permits that are for department use. These permit types include annual and daily zone permits, service vehicle permits, Department 3-Hour permits, and reserved and dedicated spaces. A valid Index is required.

For more information about permit types, visit:

Zone permits

Service permits

Department 3-Hour permits

For more information about Reserved and Dedicated spaces - Contact the Parking Office at 541-737-2583, or at parking@oregonstate.edu.

Use Space Out of Service for construction or maintenance projects, or for a single day reserved space for a guest.
Provide the exact location of the spaces in the comment section at the bottom of this form.
Date that you would like the daily permit to be valid, or the start date for a monthly service permit.
Department Vehicle Only

Department 3-Hour Permit

For employees who are assigned to use their personal vehicles to conduct official university business and need to park in zones other than those their permit allows, we sell a Department Permit.

Please note the features of the Department Permit:

  • Good for up to 3 hours of parking in all zones.
  • For use ONLY while conducting OSU business on campus.
  • Must be used in conjunction with a valid OSU parking permit from any zone.
  • Departments may purchase up to THREE (3) Department Permits.
  • Additional Department Permits may be requested and will be considered through administrative review as parking supply allows.
  • Cost is $185.00 per year.
  • NOT valid in Service spaces.
  • Must be purchased using a valid department index.

Request a Department 3-Hour Permit

Service Permits

Service parking spaces are provided across campus to allow convenient vehicle access to provide services to campus facilities. 

Access to service spaces is limited to university vehicles, and certain others for whom regular access to their vehicle is critical to performing their work.

The Parking Office staff will determine who may purchase monthly or daily service space parking permits, which are available for purchase at the Parking Office.

Annual service permits are only sold for University-owned vehicles performing on-campus services (e.g., Housing & Dining, Facilities Services).

Rates for Service Permits are:

  • $100 per month
  • $12 per day

Please note that there are loading zones throughout campus where vehicles may park without a permit for up to 30 minutes while loading or unloading.

Request a Service Permit

Parking Guideline

Parking FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do I need a parking permit to park on campus? 
  2. What kind of permit choices do I have?
  3. How much will a permit cost?
  4. Where can I park with my permit?
  5. Where can people with disabilities park?
  6. How do I purchase a parking permit?
  7. Are there benefits for people who carpool?
  8. What if I typically ride the bus, carpool or bike, where can I park for occasional use?
  9. Do motorcycles or mopeds require parking permits?
  10. Do I need a permit for metered parking? Can I park at a meter with my OSU Permit?
  11. Where can I find short-term (less than 1 hour) parking for myself or my visitors?
  12. Where can vendors park?
  13. Can a department provide parking permits for its guests?
  14. How can I use the OSU shuttle to help me get around campus and to and from my parking space?
  15. How can I get around campus if I don't have a permit and use public transit?
  16. How do I avoid getting a ticket?
  17. What can I do if I get a ticket?
  18. Where does the money go?

 

1. Do I need a parking permit to park on campus?

A valid OSU commuter (annual), monthy, or daily parking permit is required in commuter zones, and must be properly displayed to park in any commuter parking space on campus between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, year-round. 

After 5:00 pm, and on weekends, you may park without a parking permit in commuter parking lots. All other space types which require a permit, including resident, reserved, dedicated, and service spaces, are monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and require a permit for that space type at all times. Metered spaces require payment Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

OSU commuter, monthly, and daily permits are not valid for OSU Football games.

2. What kind of permit choices do I have?

The OSU Zonal Parking System provides options for individual parking choices, so that you can select the parking permit that best meets your needs, including location, price, parking type, and frequency.  

Location: OSU annual parking permit options include 8 commuter zones (A1, A2, A3, B1,B2, B3, C, and D) and 2 residence hall zones (R1 and R2).  Zone Map.

Type: Permit options support a variety of parking types, including general commuter and residence hall parking, motorcycle, ADA parking, carpool, and conference or special-events parking. 

Parking Frequency: To meet the varied needs of our campus community, visitors and vendors, permits are sold in the following increments:

  • Annual Permits 
  • 30-Day Permits
  • Daily Permits (Visitors)
  • Daily Permits (Infrequent Driver discounts for OSU faculty, staff and students who do not own an annual permit)
  • Hourly parking at meters and pay stations 

3. How much will a permit cost?

This new system allows each person to determine the level of convenience and cost savings that best meets their needs.

Parking zones in areas of high demand have a higher price and lower-demand parking zones have a lower price.

Commuter & Resident Parking Zones

A Zones
A1, A2, A3
High demand lots
  • $504 Annual
  • $100 Monthly
  • $12 Daily visitors
  • $ 7 Daily for OSU faculty, staff and students with no annual permit
  • $ 2 per hour
B Zones
B1, B2, B3
Moderate demand lots
  • $336 Annual
  • $66 Monthly
  • $10 Daily visitors
  • $ 5 Daily for OSU faculty, staff and students with no annual permit
  • $ 1 per hour

C Zone

Low demand lots
  •  $98 Annual
  •  $20 Monthly
  •  $10 Daily visitors
  •  $ 5 Daily for OSU faculty, staff and students with no annual permit
  •  $ 1 per hour

D Zone

 

Low demand lots
  •  $98 Annual
  •  $10 Daily visitors
  •  $ 5 Daily for OSU faculty, staff and students with no annual permit
  •  $ 1 per hour
R1 Zone Residence hall lots
  •  $336 Annual
R2 Zone Residence hall lot
  •  $98Annual
ADA Parking Vehicles may park in ADA spaces anywhere on campus with a DMV-issued ADA parking placard and an OSU parking permit, even a $76 D Zone permit
Motorcycle Parking  

$75/yr. (or $20/yr for permit holders)

Carpool Parking  

35% discount on parking permit for carpool vehicles.  Minimum of 3 people per carpool to qualify

 

4. Where can I park with my permit?

 

Large parking signs identifying the zone are posted at the entrances to each parking area. You may reference the parking map as well.

There are three different zones at the A price level (A1, A2, and A3) and the B price level (B1, B2, B3), one C zone, and one D zone. An A1 permit holder is not authorized to park in A2 or A3. However, a “park down” feature increases parking options, by allowing you to also park in zones with a lesser demand. For example, with the A1 permit, you could also park in B1, B2, B3, C, or D. 

This table shows all the park-down options.

If you purchased this permit:

You may park in these zones:

A1

A1, B1, B2, B3, C, D

A2

A2, B1, B2, B3, C, D

A3

A3, B1, B2, B3, C, D

B1

B1, C, D

B2

B2, C, D

B3

B3, C, D

C

C, D

R1

R1

R2

R2

 

5. Where can people with disabilities park?

ADA parking spaces require both an OSU parking permit and a valid DMV placard.

Visitors to campus with a valid ADA placard, may obtain a three-hour guest permit at no charge at the Information Booth or the Parking Office.

 

6. How do I purchase a parking permit?

Parking permits can be purchased online or in person at Adams Hall located at the intersection of 15th and Washington Way (Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). 

See the Visitor page for information on buying short term parking permits.

 

7. Are there benefits for people who carpool?

OSU supports carpooling. A carpool with at least 3 people may purchase an annual carpool permit in any zone at a 35% discount. In addition, ten priority carpool spaces are located around campus, and only people with a carpool permit may park in these spaces. 

If the carpool vehicle is not parking on campus often, a carpool member, who works at OSU and does not have an individual annual parking permit, may purchase daily permits at a reduced rate ($7.00 for A and $5.00 for B/C zone). The daily permits can be purchased online and printed at home.

 

8. What if I typically ride the bus, carpool or bike, where can I park for occasional use?

To reward faculty, staff and students who regularly travel to campus in ways other than driving alone, and who do not purchase an annual parking permit, the Parking Office offers an Infrequent Driver Discount to buy daily permits at a reduced rate ($7.00 for A and $5.00 for B/C zone).

There new opportunities for short-term parking around campus.

 

9. Do motorcycles or mopeds require parking permits?

Motorcycles and mopeds need a motorcycle permit to park on campus in any designated motorcycle parking space. Motorcycles are not allowed to park in vehicle parking spaces, and vehicles other than motorcycles are restricted from motorcycle spaces. Motorcycles and mopeds may park in meter spaces if the meter fees are paid. 

 

10. Do I need a permit for metered parking? Can I park at a meter with my OSU Permit?

Metered parking is available throughout campus. No permit is required for metered parking areas. Payment at metered spaces is required during posted hours, even if you have an OSU permit. The Parking Office also offers customers the ability to purchase time at meters through Passport Parking, an app/mobile site which allows for online meter payments, notifies the user when time is about to expire, and allows the customer to add time from anywhere on campus. Learn more about paying at meters with the Passport Parking app here.

 

11. Where can I find short-term (2 hours or less) parking for myself or my guests?

Metered and other short-term visitor parking is offered in many locations throughout campus. Meter rates are higher in the A zones.

 

12. Where can vendors park?

Vendors may park without a permit for up to 30 minutes in loading zones. Vendors may also purchase service/vendor permits, or daily or monthly permits for a commuter zone, as available. Short-term parking areas for hourly and daily parking exist throughout campus as shown on the parking map.

 

13. Can a department provide parking permits for its guests?

Departments may purchase daily or monthly permits for their guests through the Transportation Services website or in-person at the Parking Office. These permits may be printed on a home or office printer and displayed on the driver's dash. Departments can charge their index codes for permits for their guests. More information is available on the short-term parking page.

The driver will be responsible for any citations if the permit is used incorrectly.

Departments expecting 20 or more guests should contact the Parking Offices to make special parking arrangements.

 

14. How can I use the OSU Beaver Bus to help me get around campus?

The Beaver Bus (OSU's free shuttle system) is available to everyone. The number of buses, routes, and hours of operation have been expanded. The shuttle routes have been strategically planned to efficiently transport people from remote parking areas to the core of campus.

The Beaver Bus is now more recognizable and the live shuttle tracking phone app and website will have improved functions.

  • Extended hours of operation: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Year-round service
  • Four buses serving campus on three routes
  • 5 to 14-minute service frequency
  • For more information visit our Beaver Bus page
  • Parking and Shuttle Map

 

15. How can I get around campus if I don't have a permit and use public transit?

The OSU campus is well served by public transit with most routes stopping on campus and at least one bus running through campus on 26th Avenue at least every 30 minutes. Corvallis Transit Service (CTS) and OSU continue to look for ways to improve transit service to campus. The Beaver Bus (OSU's free shuttle) is available to help everyone get around campus.

 

16. How do I avoid getting a ticket?

If you have any questions about parking on campus, don't hesitate to contact the Parking Office. To avoid citations, make sure that you:

  • Have a properly displayed, valid OSU parking permit and park only in the lots your permit allows. 
  • If you park at a meter, set an alarm on your phone or watch to alert you when your meter is about to expire.
  • Pay close attention to signs at parking lot entrances, and individual spaces describing what type of restrictions apply and when permits are required.
  • If your vehicle becomes disabled and you cannot move it right away, call the Parking Office to avoid citations.

 

17. What can I do if I get a ticket?

If you have any questions about parking on campus, call Parking Services. 

  • Citations can be paid online here; in-person at the Parking Office Monday-Friday from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm; or by mail to: OSU Parking Office, 100 Adams Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331
  • If you wish to appeal a citation, please carefully review the information on the appeals process available here, or by contacting the Parking Office at 541-737-2583. 

 

18. Where does the money go?

Oregon State University's parking program is a self-sustaining auxiliary. No tax revenue, student fees or tuition funds are received or used. If you do not park on OSU property, you do not support the parking program. Parking fees pay for the following:

 

  • Maintenance of Parking Lots - Pothole repairs, asphalt or concrete overlay, slurry sealing, sign replacements, painting of parking stalls and curbs, cleaning, grading of gravel parking lots, meter and Pay Station service and repairs, car stops, lighting, landscaping, leaf removal, water, sewers, etc.
  • Construction – Site acquisition, engineering and design costs, underground drainage systems, site preparation, gravel, asphalt or concrete surfacing, curb and gutter, landscaping, walkways, stall painting, lighting, signs, car stops, etc.
  • Enforcement and Administrative Support - Parking permit sales, printed parking information, Beaver Bus operation, parking enforcement, processing of citations, appeal processing, special events coordination and management, office equipment, supplies and administration of the parking program. A portion of parking fee revenue is used to support transportation options at OSU such as local transit, carpooling, and bicycling.

OSU Standards

OSU Zonal Parking

OSU Zonal Parking System

To best meet the current and future needs of faculty, staff, students and visitors, Oregon State University Transportation Services operates a zonal parking system. This demand-based system has been carefully developed to offer choices for parking location and permit price to best meet your individual needs, while also helping to:

  • Increase the probability of finding a parking space on campus where you choose to park.
  • Decrease the time required and stress experienced while searching for a parking space.
  • Reduce vehicle congestion in the campus core.
  • Help reduce campus-related parking impacts in surrounding neighborhoods
  • Make better use of existing campus parking.

About the System

All parking lots on campus have been carefully grouped into zones based on parking demand patterns. Total permit sales in all zones are limited to improve parking availability. Parking usage is regularly monitored to maintain a balance between the number of spaces and the number of permits sold.

The OSU Beaver Bus Shuttle has expanded hours, routes and weeks of operation to support the OSU community and the zonal parking system.

The Transportation Services department will continue to implement solutions and incentives to support all modes of safe travel to, from, and around campus.

About the Zones

A valid OSU zonal parking permit is required to park in any space on campus.  The OSU zonal parking system includes 8 general use zones (Zones A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, C, and D), as well as two residence hall parking zones (Zones R1 and R2).  

There are three different zones at the A price level (A1, A2, and A3) and three at the B price level (B1, B2, B3). An A1 permit holder is only authorized to park in the A1 lots, not A2 or A3. However, a “park down” feature (see below) increases your parking options, by allowing you to also park in lower priced commuter zones. For example, with the A1 permit, you could also park in B1, B2, B3, C, and D. 

This system is designed to better manage the relationship between the number of spaces and the number of permits sold, helping ensure that spaces are available when needed, but not left empty for long periods of time. Keeping the zones small also cuts down on the time spent hunting for a space.

Each person now has the ability to select the zone that best meets their parking needs (see zone/pricing table below).  If the zone you choose is full, you may join a waitlist.

Expanding Parking Options  

For increased flexibility, this system includes a "park down" feature, which means that you may park in your assigned zone as well as in any commuter zone at a lower price level. For example, if you purchase an A1 permit, you can park in the A1 lot, as well as any B, C, or D Zone lots. Or, if you purchase a B2 permit, you can park in the B2 lot, as well as any C or D Zone lot.

If you purchased this permit: You may park in these zones:
A1 A1, B1, B2, B3, C, D
A2 A2, B1, B2, B3, C, D
A3

A3, B1, B2, B3, C, D

B1 B1, C, D
B2 B2, C, D
B3 B3, C, D
C C, D
D D
R1 R1
R1 R1

 

Parking and Beaver Bus Brochure

Visitors

Welcome to OSU!

Welcome to OSU Sign

The best ways to get around campus are walking, biking, or riding the Beaver Bus, so if you are driving to campus, plan to only park once, or take public transit to campus and avoid parking altogether.

Parking permits are required between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, year-round.

From the Portland International Airport, the Hut Shuttle can take you straight to campus.

Short-Term Parking Choices

Hourly Parking

  • Metered Parking is available throughout campus and active 7 AM to 7 PM.
    • Payment at metered spaces is required during posted hours, even with an OSU permit.
    • Meters in A zones are $2 per hour.
    • Meters in B & C zones are $1 per hour.
    • Maximum time allowed at meters varies around campus: 30 minutes, 1 hour or 2 hours.
  • Pay stations in the A zones offer 1 hour parking permits, up to 2 hours. 
  • Pay stations in the B and C zones offer hourly parking permits, up to 4 hours.
  • Pay Station locations are shown on the map below.

Daily Parking Permits

Daily parking permits are available at the following locations:

  • Purchase a Daily Parking Permit Online (limited supply)
  • Pay Station machine locations are shown on the map below. Click on the P symbols for permit information and parking maps. Pay stations accept credit cards and cash.
  • In the Parking Office in Adams Hall at 606 SW 15th, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
  • Daily Parking Permit Rates

Departments wanting to buy daily parking permits for their guests using an index, may purchase here, ONID required.

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Monthly Parking Permits

 Monthly parking permits may be purchased:

Short Term Parking Rates

Short Term Parking Type

Zone A

Zone B

Zone C

Hourly Rate $2 $1 $1
Daily Permit $12 $10 $10
Infrequent Driver Daily Permit** Green Option $7 $5 $5
Monthly Permit $100 $66 $20

Green Option * Carpools require a minimum of three people per car to qualify.

Green Option ** Infrequent Driver discount is available to OSU Corvallis campus, faculty, staff and students who do not own an annual permit.

Visitor ADA Parking

  • ADA parking spaces require both an OSU parking permit and a valid DMV placard.
  • Visitors to campus with a valid ADA placard, may obtain a three-hour guest permit at no charge at the Parking Office.
  • With a valid DMV placard, you may park at any meter that has a limit of more than 30 minutes without payment.

Prospective Students

Redirects to Visitor Center at http://oregonstate.edu/visitosu/

Game Day Parking

Oregon State Athletics

Oregon State Athletics manages parking for football and men’s basketball games in specific lots. For game day information including maps, shuttle routes and directions to OSU, please visit http://beavertickets.com/gameday/parking-transportation/.

2017 Game Day Parking Map and Information

Coming soon!

 

 

Metered Parking

Metered Parking

  • Metered Parking is available throughout campus and is active 7 AM to 7 PM.
    • Payment at metered spaces is required during posted hours, even with an OSU permit.
    • Meters in A zones are $2 per hour.
    • Meters in B & C zones are $1 per hour.
    • Maximum time limits vary around campus: 30 minutes, 1 hour or 2 hours. Time limits are posted on the meters.

Passport Parking Passport Parking

Meter parking with Passport Parking is easy!

  • Avoid standing in harsh weather conditions to pay for parking
  • Extend your parking duration through our website or mobile app
  • Receive texts and in-app reminders minutes before your session expires
  • View, print and budget with your transactions being viewable online
  • PAY YOUR WAY -- Download the new Mobile App or go traditional with coins

Passport Parking via the mobile website or mobile app is easy to use. Follow the on-screen instructions within the mobile app or website to set up an account.

Once the account is established, then enter the zone and meter number, confirm the payment option, and away you go! Coins will no longer be needed to "feed the meter!"

Visit the Passport Mobile Website

Bookmark the mobile website: m.ppprk.com

Download the Passport Parking App

Download the mobile app:

Passport Android LinkPassport Apple Link

Passport Parking Privacy Policy

Refunds

No refunds are issued for parking meter transactions. Time not used is non-refundable. Contact the Parking Office at (541) 737-2583, or parking@oregonstate.edu if assistance is needed with operating a meter on campus.

OSU Transportation Services Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Events and Conferences

Redirects to Conference Services page http://oregonstate.edu/conferences/

Citations & Warnings

Pay Online

Fine Rates

Appeals

Pay a Citation

 Log into your ONID account, or look up your ticket here:

  (State not required, ex: ABC123)

 

Fines are payable at the Parking Office Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m or by mail to:

Transportation Services/Parking Office
Oregon State University
100 Adams Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331

Fines may be reduced if paid within 10 days.

 

Citation Fine Schedule

Offense Fines
Paid Within 10 days Paid after 10 days
Parked overtime in metered area $25 $30
Parked overtime, posted timed areas, loading zones $30 $40
No permit visible $30 $40
Parked in the wrong area/parked in "No Parking" area $30 $40
Other: Parked in more than one space, angle-in parallel $30 $40
Parked on lawns, sidewalks or crosswalks $40 $50
Parked in drive lane, bike lanes, blocked parking space $40 $50
Parked wrong way/against traffic flow (safety issue) $40 $50
Parked in restricted area $40 $50
Parked in posted fire lane $50 $60
Parked in reserved space-unauthorized use $75 $85
Circumventing regulations $75 $85
Immobilization (boot) fee $200 $200
Blocking access to ADA space $90 $100
Unauthorized living in vehicle $100 $100
Use of counterfeit/altered/lost/stolen permits $300 $300
Parked in ADA space including access/ramp $400 $400
Towing (at owner's expense) varies from $100 to $500

Appeals

The following reasons are NOT grounds to appeal a citation:

  • Lack of knowledge of regulations, for example, new to campus or have not read regulations
  • Other vehicles were also parked improperly
  • Late to class or appointment
  • Disagreement with or inability to pay the amount of the fine(s)
  • Lack of space
  • Unread or misunderstood signs
  • Parking only for short period of time
  • Failure to display parking permit
  • Parked in handicap area without valid DMV placard
  • Lost citation
  • Forgetfulness

For situations other than those listed above, you may appeal a citation online or with an appeal form obtained at the Parking counter in Adams Hall within 10 days of citation issuance. Payment of the citation fine must accompany an appeal letter. If the appeal and payment of the fine are not received within 10 days, appeals will not be reviewed, and the fine must be paid. The decision of the Appeal Review Committee is final and not subject to further appeal.

The primary method of making an appeal is in writing. An appellant may also request to make an oral presentation at the appeal hearing in support of the written appeal. Appellants should generally arrange for oral presentations only when the appeal cannot adequately be explained in writing. Oral presentations should be concise and limited to five minutes.

Appeal Review Schedule

Appeals are reviewed once a month, typically in Cascade Hall or Adams Hall. Letters stating the results are sent a week after the review.

Parking at Oregon State University is governed by Division 30 of the Oregon State University Standards.

Maps

Zone Parking and Shuttle Map

2016-17 Parking and Shuttle Map - Effective September 21, 2016 

PDF Version PDF Version 

2016_17 Parking and Shuttle Map

 

 

Parking and Shuttle Map

Services

Parking Services Provided

Please contact our office, field patrol, or maintenance staff with any questions.  Our goal is to help you with your parking needs and assist with campus navigation.

Eyes and Ears for You

We call vehicle owners and leave a contact card  when we notice a vehicle with the lights left on or a flat tire. We will call the owner and the Department of Public Safety if we observe anything out of the ordinary, such as broken windows. In these situations, our patrol staff will observe the vehicle  until the appropriate agency arrives.

Jump Starts

We will provide a free jump start to your vehicle on campus. Call our office or look for one of our patrol staff, and we can usually assist you within 15 minutes.

Special Event Parking

Please contact us for assistance with planning the parking for any campus event that will draw more than 20 people. We have resources, knowledge, and creativity to help make your event go as smoothly as possible.

OSU Beaver Bus

Transportation Services funds and manages the free OSU Beaver Bus shuttle. You may use our smart phone app or website live shuttle tracker to find the location of shuttle stops, shuttle routes, and the proximity of the shuttle to your location. 

Bicycle Locker Rentals

Transportation Services provides Bicycle Lockers for rent. Lockers are located on the south side of the Plageman Student Health Center, the east side of Snell, and the south side of Reser Stadium. Bicycle Lockers may be rented by visiting the Parking Office in Adams Hall. Fees: $30/term; $90/9-Month Academic year (Fall/Winter/Spring); $120/12-Months. Refundable Deposit: $50. Lost Key Fee: $100.

Answer Questions

When you see a Transportation Services vehicle, feel free to contact the driver for answers that may help you avoid parking mistakes that could result in the dreaded orange windshield accessory!

 

Transportation Services staff are also always happy to give directions to any campus location or provide maps to help you locate your destination. Our staff knows the OSU campus well and are looking for ways to make your visit easier.

About Parking

Office Hours

Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Parking Office
Oregon State University
100 Adams Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331

Email: parking@oregonstate.edu
Phone:
541-737-2583
Fax: 541-737-4242

Patrol

Parking Patrol provides a community-minded approach to support the parking permit system. Patrol Officers use various methods to convey information to parking patrons and provide encouragement toward observance of campus regulations. The Patrols are also essential in providing OSU visitor information, by giving directions to building locations, parking areas, and departments.

Maintenance

The maintenance Crew supports parking management efforts by keeping signage, pavement markings, control devices, and any other parking management equipment or properties functional and clear. Clear and functional control devices and markings work together to assist patrol by removing ambiguity in the parking lots allowing for clear and consistent interpretation by parking patrol staff. Well maintained parking areas are also promote positive public relations by providing the public clean, visually appealing parking and clear information and direction.

Directory

OSU Parking Utilization

Parking Utilization

Each academic year Capital Planning and Development conducts a parking utilization study for the OSU-Corvallis campus. The 2016-17 report is now available on the CPD website.

View Current and Past Utilization Studies