Parking Services

Registered carpools receive free parking.


Parking Basics

We offer short- and long-term parking on our main campus in Bend, Oregon (1500 SW Chandler Avenue). Parking is also available at the Graduate & Research Center at 650 SW Columbia St. Please review the following permit information before your visit.

If you park in the lot on campus, a valid virtual permit is required Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Permits can be obtained for a fee online or at the kiosk located between Tykeson Hall and Obsidian Hall. Your vehicle license plate serves as the permit and must be visible at all times; no physical permits are issued.

We encourage use of active transportation to support healthy lifestyles, reduce emissions, and save you money. Learn more about all travel options to our campus.

Please note that during snow events, the City of Bend may declare a "snow emergency" and restrict parking adjacent to the campus on Chandler Avenue. Sign up for email alerts or find more information on the City of Bend website.


Visitors may park in any OSU-Cascades lot, although fees apply on the main campus Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.


Guests and Groups

Please coordinate with your group host (an OSU-Cascades employee) to arrange group parking in advance of your visit. If you do not have an OSU-Cascades contact, please contact our Transportation Program Manager.

Commuter Parking

All commuters are required to register your vehicle. If you plan to drive alone to campus, you can prefund your parking account and each day you park on campus your account will be deducted for the duration of the stay based on our current fee schedule

Carpooling employees and students can get free parking - learn more.

First-time users, register your vehicle:

Student Vehicle Registration

Employee Vehicle Registration

Registered users, log in to purchase a virtual permit:

Student login

Employee login

On-Campus Residents

If you are bringing a car to campus, register your vehicle and review permit info at the link below.



University Standard 07-025 governs the use of vehicles, the use of non-motorized transportation, and parking, on Oregon State University  (“university”) property.