CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University employees, students, fans and the public should plan ahead when visiting the Corvallis campus on Friday, Nov. 8, as a weekday home football game could make parking a challenge.

Oregon State will host the University of Washington in a nationally televised game at 7:30 p.m. Additionally, Oregon State will host hundreds of other visitors for its annual fall Family Weekend Nov. 8 to 10.

“We recognize night games may bring traffic congestion and parking challenges to OSU’s Corvallis campus and we welcome the arrival of those visiting campus visits as part of fall Family Weekend,”  said Steve Clark, vice president of university relations and marketing. “To minimize congestion and travel difficulties on Nov. 8, we are sharing information well in advance to enable saving travel time  and enabling an even better university visit and fan experience.”

OSU employees, students, family members and football fans have a variety of options aimed at easing the traffic burden on Nov. 8:

  • OSU parking permit holders can park in any commuter zone (Zones A, B or C) on campus. However, cars belonging to employees in the red tow lots on this map must be removed by 1 p.m.
  • OSU employees are encouraged to use local transit to travel to and from campus. For details about routes and times of service, visit the Corvallis Transit System website. Meanwhile, the OSU Beaver Bus shuttle service will operate from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 8.
  • To avoid congestion, people are encouraged to walk, bike or carpool to campus. A new state program, Get There Oregon, connects OSU employees and students with others who want to join a carpool. As well, many local ridesharing services are available and provide transportation options. Visit the OSU Transportation Services website for more information.
  • Eligible employees may also consider telecommuting on Nov. 8. Employees must talk to their department or business unit managers to gain approval to work remotely.

OSU Athletics is offering a special $20 ticket for the University of Washington game for faculty and staff in recognition of their many contributions to Oregon State and in appreciation of employee assistance in helping to accommodate Friday night games. For this special offer, visit or call 1-800-GO BEAVS. 

For those attending the Nov. 8 game, a $5 athletics shuttle service is available from the Benton County Fairgrounds beginning at 4:30 p.m. and will run until an hour after the game ends.

General OSU

About Oregon State University: As one of only three land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the nation, Oregon State serves Oregon and the world by working on today’s most pressing issues. Our more than 34,000 students come from across the globe, and our programs operate in every Oregon county. Oregon State receives more research funding than all of the state’s comprehensive public universities combined. At our campuses in Corvallis and Bend, marine research center in Newport, OSU Portland Center and award-winning Ecampus, we excel at shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.

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Sean Nealon, 541-737-0787, [email protected]


Steve Clark, 541-737-3808, [email protected]

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