Please review parking fee information for each lot before coming to campus. 

On-Campus, Short-Term Parking

Fees apply Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This lot is intended to provide short-term parking for commuter students, employees and visitors.

Daily Commuters: Two Ways to Pay

Option #1: Pay Online with your Pre-Funded Account

Register your car online AND pre-fund your parking account. You MUST pre-fund your account to pay online. Each time you park, the amount due is automatically deducted when you depart based on your stay. ($.50/hour; Max. $2/day). Your license plate serves as your permit; no physical permit is required.

Option #2: Pay at Kiosk

Register your car online and pay at kiosk in front of Tykeson Hall when you arrive. ($3/day).


Pay fees at the kiosk located between Tykeson Hall and the Dining Hall. Input your license plate number and select the desired amount of time. Fees are $1/hour and a maximum of $3/day. Keep your receipt with you, no physical pemit is issued.

Long-Term Parking

On-Campus Residents

Free long-term parking is available in the NE corner of the Columbia Street/Simpson Avenue intersection. Access the lot at 1000 SW Bradbury Way and use the portion of the lot that is designated for OSU-Cascades parking. Vehicle registration is required.

On-campus residents are not allowed to park on campus during weekday fee hours. Learn More about on-campus resident parking policies HERE.

Daily Commuters and Visitors

Unless you have an ADA placard, we encourage all commuter students, employees, and visitors to "park-and-ride" to your campus destination. Try riding a bike share bike or walking along Simpson Avenue and 14th Street to build some exercise into your daily routine. Vehicle registration is required.

Graduate & Research Center Parking

Students: Daily parking at the Graduate & Research Center is free during classes held in the building.

Employees: Register your vehicle or login to your Online Parking System account to pay for your permit. A permit will be issued to all employees with offices in the GRC.

If you are committed to using active transportation modes or parking in the long-term lot (at Columbia/Simpson), please complete and sign the form linked below before returning to Transportation Services.

Motorcycle Parking for Employees and Students

Free in designated spaces adjacent to the covered bicycle rack near Tykeson Hall. Registering your motorcycle as a vehicle is required.

Connecting the Campus by Bus or Safe Rides

Transit services, bike share, and designated safe walking routes between campus facilities are provided. Cascades East Transit (CET), as an extension of their regular Bend routes, provides transit service between the campus, GRC, and long-term parking lot every 30 minutes via Routes 10, 11, and 12. Check CET’s website for the latest routing and schedules. Bend bus routes are free with your OSU-Cascades ID and a current sticker available in the residential hall mail room.  

Students and employees that would like to request or schedule a safe ride during campus safety hours of operation may contact OSU-Cascades Department of Public Safety at 541-322-3110. 

Pre-Tax Parking Option for Employees

State and Federal tax laws allow employees to save taxes on parking at work by setting up a pretax payroll deduction that reduces taxable income. Qualified expenses are exempt from Federal, State and FICA (Social Security and Medicare) taxes. Your tax savings will vary, depending on your deduction amount and your tax bracket. Most employees will save approximately $13.50 on every $50 they pay for qualified expenses (27%).Employees can complete the online enrollment form throughout the year. 

To get started, learn more at:

An online form can be downloaded at:

Submit forms to OSU-Cascades human resources.