Parking Services

Parking fees are in effect Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Go to for permit purchases. 


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. We encourage all parkers to purchase a virtual permit online. However, hourly or daily permits can be obtained 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 Parking Services.

Commuter Parking

All commuters are required to register your vehicle. If you plan to drive alone to campus, you can pre-fund 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, follow these instructions to get set up:

  1. Register your vehicle online at
  2. Choose “PERMITS>PAYGO” to add one more more vehicles.
  3. Choose an amount to pre-fund, click “pay” to go to a secure payment page through Touchnet.

On-Campus Residents

If you are bringing a car to campus, you'll be required to register your vehicle and purchase a permit. Follow these instructions:

  1. Create a new "resident student" account at Note: returning students can choose “forgot password” to reset password and login.
  2. Confirm your new account within your email
  3. Go to “PERMITS>My Permit” and add one or more vehicles.
  4. Choose New Permit, select annual or term permit. Click “pay” to go to a secure payment page through Touchnet.

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