Visitor Parking

Visitors are welcome at OSU!

Where am I allowed to park?

When looking at the parking map, you will see parking lots labeled zone A, B, and C located throughout campus. These commuter zones are for visitors, students and employees, and require a parking permit Monday - Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. (year round - even when classes are not in session). Please park only in a space designated by painted lines, and pay careful attention to signs in each lot to avoid parking in restricted use spaces.

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

Helpful tip: Some parking lots are very popular, and campus is a busy place. We recommend that you know how to find a second parking lot in case your first choice is unavailable when you arrive. Beaver Buses are free shuttles circulating on campus to help you get where you need to go.

How do I Purchase a PARKING PERMIT?

To park in any A, B, or C lot on campus between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday, you will need to purchase a parking permit. This can be done online before driving to campus or from a smart phone upon your arrival.

Hourly and daily parking permits can also be purchased from one of the many pay stations on campus.

Important! For either option, you will need to know the license plate number of the vehicle you are parking.

Parking Permit Rates Effective 8/2/2021
Short-term Permits A Zones B Zones C Zones
Daily Visitor $6 $4 $4
Hourly Rate $2 $1 $1

Still have questions?  Contact us!

Pay by Space Parking

Pay by Space parking (also called metered parking) is available on the third floor of the OSU Parking Garage for Beaver Store customers and west of the Kerr Administration building.

These spaces are for shorter visits such as picking up a few things at the Beaver Store, or dropping off a check at the cashier's office in Kerr. In order to ensure availability for people running errands, these are monitored and enforced from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Daily, monthly or annual permits are not valid in Pay by Space locations. You can pay for your space in the OSU Parking Garage at the pay station on the third floor, and at the Kerr West Lot with the Passport app. You will find directions located on the parking space signs. Passport Privacy Policy.


No refunds are issued for hourly or daily parking transactions. Time not used is non-refundable. Contact Transportation Services if assistance is needed with the Passport app.

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.
  • Visitors on campus longer than three (3) hours may purchase daily or hourly permits from any Pay Station. 

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.