At 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29, Oregon State will host the University of Utah in a nationally televised football game. This may bring traffic congestion and parking challenges as 40,000 fans and faculty, staff and students gather on OSU’s Corvallis campus. OSU students and employees can help lessen the congestion by altering travel to and from the Corvallis campus that day, saving time, minimizing hassle and improving university and fan experience.

Here are a few things to know and options for commuting to the Corvallis campus on Sept. 29:

  • Parking flexibility. On Sept. 29, 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 the linked map must be removed by 1 p.m. that day.
  • Public transit. Employees are encouraged to use local transit to travel to and from campus. For details about routes and times of service, see the Corvallis Transit System website.
  • OSU Beaver Bus shuttle service will operate from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 29.
  • To avoid congestion, if possible walk, bike or carpool to campus.
  • Local ridesharing services provide other transportation options.
  • Carpool with other OSU employees.
  • Work remotely.

OSU Athletics is offering a special $20 ticket for the Friday night game for faculty and staff. Click here to access this offer.  

For those attending the game, an Athletics shuttle service is available from the Benton County Fairgrounds, and several spots each on 9th Street and downtown Corvallis. It's $5 per person for a round trip ride, and kids 12 and under ride for free. The shuttles start running at 3 p.m. and run every fifteen minutes. The shuttle will begin running 30 minutes after the game and continue for up to two hours, depending on demand.