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Traveling to Campus

Traveling to Corvallis

We are excited you are visiting Corvallis (#2 Friendliest College Town in the U.S.) and our amazing campus!

Air Travel

If you plan to fly, most people find Portland International Airport (PDX) the most convenient and cost effective option. PDX serves all major airlines (including international flights), offers all major rental car companies on site and allows app-based ridesharing (e.g. Uber, etc.). PDX is about 96 miles from Corvallis (roughly 1 hour and 38 minutes depending on traffic).

If you are flying from a regional airport, the Eugene Airport (EUG) may be a good option for you. EUG is about 38 miles from Corvallis (roughly 45 minutes depending on traffic). EUG serves 6 regional carriers, offers all major rental car companies on site and allows app-based ridesharing.  

Airport Shuttles

PDX: Groome Transportation

Driving Directions

From Interstate 5:
From Interstate 5, take exit 228 and turn west onto Highway 34. Continue approximately 10 miles. Turn left at the large intersection following signs to Reser Stadium (Hwy 20/Hwy 34/Philomath Blvd). Turn right on SW 26th St., then turn left onto SW Western Blvd. Look for the black and orange university sign that says "Welcome Center" and turn right into the Reser Stadium parking lot at the signage. Follow the drive straight toward the Welcome Center building entryway, and you will find reserved parking spots in front of the Welcome Center for visitors.

For daily tours and individual visits, check in at the Welcome Center (GPS: 2715 SW Western Blvd., Corvallis, OR 97333). For Fall Preview, Beaver Open House, and Spring Preview events, park in the parking garage (GPS: 725 SW 26th Street, Corvallis, OR 97331).


Complimentary parking for Welcome Center guests is provided via a virtual parking permit. You don't need to print anything ahead of time, you will simply input your car's license plate number to obtain the virtual permit.

Registered visitors will receive an email prior to their visit day with detailed instructions on how to obtain their virtual permit once they arrive on campus for their visit day. Visitors can park in floors 1-3 of the parking garage, or in any B or C zones using the virtual permit. Here is a campus parking map displaying the location of the parking garage and the zoned parking areas. The best GPS address to the parking garage is 661 SW 26th St, Corvallis, OR 97331.

ADA Parking: While our virtual permits are for B and C zones, our virtual permit is also valid for vehicles with a DMV-isssued ADA parking placard to park in ADA parking spaces in any zone. When entering the parking garage, there are ADA parking spots to the left of the entrance.

Navigating Corvallis

If you are interested in checking out more of the town of Corvallis before or after your campus visit, we'd be happy to recommend local restaurants or shops to check out. Did you know that the city of Corvallis has fareless public transit to navigate the city, and we have a fareless Beaver Bus campus shuttle to navigate around OSU's campus? Visitors are welcome to use either of these services to make it easier to get to where you're going!