Getting there and back


There are several options to sustainably travel the 2.3 miles between the main OSU campus and the RWLB.

Corvallis Transit System

The Corvallis Transit System runs buses every 30 minutes connecting OSU and businesses along Research Way.

  • Cost: FREE!
  • Time: 17-20 minutes
  • Frequency: Every 30 minutes
  • Route to RWLB: R3 or R8

CTS Routes are integrated with Google Maps. Select the Transit option on Google Maps to find your closest bus stop and route to your destination.


By Bicycle

Corvallis is a bike-friendly community with easy bike routes to get to Research Way. The average bike commute from campus is less than 15 minutes.


By car

Commuting to Research Way by car takes about 10 minutes. Consider carpooling with colleagues to the Research Way building to reduce your carbon footprint for frequent trips.

Ride-Sharing Apps 

Ridesharing is available in Corvallis. Select your favorite Ride-sharing app to find a ride there and back again. 

Parking Permits on the OSU Campus

Permits are required on the OSU Corvallis campus, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Virtual Permits will be in effect starting Fall 2020, so no need to print a permit in advance to display on your dashboard. Update your license plate online to make sure your parking account is current.

Hourly or Daily Permits

Permits can be purchased online or at one of our eleven (11) pay stations. The closest pay station to Cordley Hall is located near Bates Hall at the corner of Orchard Ave and 26th St.

Department 3-hour Permits

A department can purchase up to three (3) Department 3-hour permits per year to allow employees to park in a different zone for up to three hours.

Faculty or staff may display this permit on their personal vehicle, in conjunction with valid annual, monthly, or daily zone permit, to access another zone or Service spaces on campus for University business if a University vehicle is not available. Permits are to be shared among employees within a department and limited to three (3) per department.