Visitor Parking

Parking spaces on campus are designated by painted lines or curbs. 

Short Term Parking

Loading zones are available for short-term parking across campus. Please obey all posted signs and do not park longer than the posted time allowed. 


Visitors may park in any A, B, or C lot on campus with a valid parking permit between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. Permits are required year-round, even when classes are not in session. You may purchase daily parking permits online or hourly parking permits from one of the many pay stations on campus.

Please do not park in Residential R parking lots, as these locations are for campus residents only, 24/7.

Short-term Permits A Zones B Zones C Zones
Daily Visitor $12 $10 $10
Hourly Rate $2 $1 $1


Metered parking is available on campus 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Friday. Permits are not valid in metered spaces. Don't have any coins? Pay for metered parking with the Passport app. Look for directions on the meter head. Passport Privacy Policy.


No refunds are issued for parking meter transactions. Time not used is non-refundable. Contact Transportation Services if assistance is needed with operating a meter on campus.

OSU Transportation Services Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

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

Yellow Curbs = No parking 

The Corvallis Fire Department gives special permission to allow temporary loading/unloading in fire lanes during residence hall move in day. Parking in fire lanes or yellow curbs is not permitted the rest of the year, so please obey all posted signs and painted curbs during your future visits!


Take the Beaver Bus

The Beaver Bus is a free campus shuttle with multiple routes across campus. 


Ride a Bicycle

Corvallis is ranked as a Gold Bicycle Friendly Community


Go for a Walk

The OSU Corvallis campus is a pedestrian-friendly campus.