OSU-Cascades' sustainability, and health and wellness goals support active transportation for all members of the campus community. Students who live on-campus and choose to bring a personal vehicle must follow OSU-Cascades parking policies and:

  • Register vehicles at osuparking.lprpermit.com
  • Park vehicles in off-campus lot at Columbia/Simpson
  • As needed, use designated on-campus visitor spaces for loading/unloading into residential hall (up to 20 minutes)

Parking on campus is permitted for residential students on weekends and university-recognized holidays, from Friday at 5 p.m. through Sunday at midnight, providing:

  • Vehicle is registered
  • Vehicle is parked at Columbia/Simpson lot on weekdays. If a residential student parks on a public street instead of the off-site lot, on-campus parking privileges could be revoked altogether.

The Columbia/Simpson parking lot is accessible by:

  • Walk (12-15 minutes), 
  • Bike, via Zagster bike share (5-8 minutes) - students get free membership
  • Bus, service every 30 minutes via CET Routes 10, 11 and 12. Download the "Transit App" to get real-time bus arrival information on your phone.
  • Safety Escort service is available through the Department of Public Safety for students who feel unsafe traveling between the off-site lot and residence hall after dark or during extreme weather.
  • November 2017 through March 2018 OSU-Cascades will offer a shuttle service.

Some circumstances may warrant exceptions to this policy for residential students, such as off-campus jobs or internships. To request an exception, please complete a residential student exception form and submit a electronic copy to parking@osucascades.edu.