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 during weekday fee hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • As needed, use designated on-campus visitor spaces for loading/unloading into residential hall (up to 20 minutes)
  • On-campus parking is permitted for residential students overnight (between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m.) and on weekends.

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.

The Columbia/Simpson parking lot is accessible by:

  • Foot (12-15 minute walk)
  • 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
  • Shuttle service is planned to operate from November 2017 through March 2018