The Welcome Center is currently open and offering campus visits, though we may experience unexpected staffing shortages due to COVID-19. We appreciate your patience and flexibility if we need to offer alternate campus-based tour options for your scheduled visit day. All campus visitors are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated and/or have a negative COVID test result within 3 days of their scheduled visit.
We look forward to welcoming prospective students and families to campus for a visit! Please note that Oregon State University currently requires the use of face coverings in public indoor university settings. We also require face coverings in outdoor settings where physical distance of 6 feet cannot be maintained, including on campus tours. Visitors are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and/or have a negative COVID test result within 3 days of their scheduled visit.
Please note the Welcome Center's campus-based operations will pause during winter break and/or university holidays. Check out our visit registration calendar (orange button above) for information on which dates we have open for campus visits.
Although these visit opportunities are not centrally coordinated by the OSU Welcome Center are are not an option in our above registration system, prospective students are encouraged to use the links below to find out how they can reach out and set up visits with these departments as interested:
The Welcome Center's campus visit operations are contingent upon local and state COVID-19 levels. As Corvallis moves between different COVID-19 risk levels, we may have to close down or alter our on-campus operations. Should this occur, campus visit registrants will be contacted via email as soon as possible.
Oregon State University joins the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) in requiring the use of face coverings in public indoor university settings. Face coverings are encouraged and welcomed when in large tour groups outdoors for your comfort and safety.
We ask that visitors cancel their visit registration if they feel ill/experience COVID-19 symptoms within 72 hours of their scheduled visit day. We also ask that visitors cancel their visit registration if they test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of their scheduled visit day.
During your campus visit, please listen to the guidance of OSU representatives while you are on campus and plan to follow the university's current COVID-19 guidance.
While we appreciate "furry" family members, we ask that you please leave your pets at home. Animals, including emotional support animals, are not permitted inside OSU buildings which we walk through on tours. If you are bringing a trained service animal with you, please denote that in your visit registration in the "Disability Accommodations" section. Thank you!
Complimentary parking will be provided to all visitors who register for a campus visit! Oregon State University uses a virtual parking permit system, meaning that you don't need to print anything out ahead of time. All you need is your car's make, model, color and license plate information for the car you drive to campus!
Registered visitors will receive emails with further instructions on how to obtain your virtual parking permit and directions to campus. Please register for a campus visit in order to receive these emails.
Visitors can park in floors 1-3 of the parking garage, or in any B or C zones using the virtual permit. Click here for 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.
Counselors: Why should your students get to have all the fun? If you are a high school counselor or independent counselor, come and experience Beaver Nation for yourself! We will customize a campus visit for your needs. Interested counselors may email Zoie Inouye (Program Coordinator) at [email protected] to arrange a counselor visit.
Group Visits: If you are a group and/or school organization, please click here for more information, and to register a virtual or in-person group/school tour.
New Staff/Faculty: If you are a new staff or faculty member at Oregon State and you would like a campus tour, please email Natalie Rooney ([email protected]) for more information on setting up a tour.