CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State University students, staff and faculty should plan ahead as parking on campus will be a challenge on Friday, Sept. 25, due to a weekday home football game against Stanford University beginning at 7 p.m.
Employees are encouraged to find alternative transportation to work that day, or to park strategically, as some campus parking lots will be restricted only to those with game day passes only after 3 p.m.
On game day, OSU parking permit holders will be allowed to park in any A, B, or C zone, regardless of their permitted zone, but some parking lots will be closing midday to employees and students to accommodate football ticketholders.
A free shuttle to and from campus will be offered to anyone who parks at the Benton County Fairgrounds beginning at 6 a.m. Friday morning and ending one hour after the conclusion of the game. The drop-off point on campus is Southwest 30th Street and Southwest Washington Way. During peak hours, the shuttle will run at least every 30 minutes (see map at http://bit.ly/fairgroundshuttle) This shuttle service will also be provided to residence hall permit holders. The OSU Beaver Bus service will run on its normal schedule.
Those who choose to travel to campus on Sept. 25 for work, classes or the Stanford game by utilizing Corvallis Transit System bus service are encouraged to check the bus system's daily schedule, routes and detours online at http://www.corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=884 to ensure they have timely information about when the bus service is in operation.
The Reser Stadium parking lots and the parking garage on 26th Street (except for the fifth floor, which remains available for resident student parking) must be vacated by 1 p.m. These lots will be available to athletics-issued game-day parking passes only after 3 p.m.
Other parking areas (listed below) will be available until 3 p.m. for regular faculty/staff business day parking. After 3 p.m., however, entrance to these areas will be limited only to people with athletics-issued game-day parking permits. Employee and student vehicles already parked in these lots may remain until 5 p.m., at which time all vehicles without athletics-issued passes must vacate. Signs will be posted at the entrance of these lots. These include:
Lots between 15th Street and 11th Street, off Washington Way;
Gravel parking lot behind the Softball Complex and Hilton Garden Hotel;
The Benton Place parking lots east of Goss Stadium;
Lots off Washington Way adjacent to the Student Legacy Park (intramural fields);
The 30th Street parking lots around Peavy Hall, between Jefferson Street and Washington Way;
The 30th Street parking lot by Magruder Hall;
The 35th Street parking lot at the OSU Foundation building;
The lot off 15th Street and Western Boulevard at the University Plaza building.
For RV's, the 30th & Campus Way gravel parking lot on the south side of Campus Way
All other faculty/staff parking lots that are designated as "Athletics Event" parking on game days are available for regular business-day parking. Employees are encouraged to vacate these lots by 5 p.m.
RVs are only allowed after 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, in the gravel lot off 35th and Campus Way, next to the Motor Pool. The lot will be shared, but Parking Services will delineate an area for the RVs, and allow residents in that lot to move their vehicles to the fourth floor of the parking garage. RV parking is also allowed on Hwy 34 and Brooklane, starting Wednesday at noon (not available to students, staff or faculty). RV's are not permitted on campus in any other lot.
For additional game-day parking information, visit: http://beavertickets.com/gameday/parking-transportation/ . If you have questions, call the OSU Athletics event hotline at 541-737-7375 or e-mail the OSU Athletics event management staff at Event.Management@Oregonstate.edu For suggestions on alternative transportation: http://transportation.oregonstate.edu/transportation-options.
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Steve Clark, 541-737-3808; firstname.lastname@example.org