We ask for your cooperation and patience on Friday, June 11, as Oregon State University’s in-person graduation celebration will impact traffic flows and some parking on the Corvallis campus.

The event takes place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. and will include an informal processional of graduates, departing from the Memorial Union and Valley Library quads and ending at Reser Stadium. The event will prompt some campus road closures and impact some parking on Friday.

Beginning at 10 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m., Friday, June 11:

These streets running north/south will be closed to vehicle traffic:

  • 26th Street from 26th and Campus to the north and 26th and Western from the south for the processional. 
  • Benton Place for vehicles northbound from Washington Way.
  • Vehicles will not be able to turn west on Washington Way while traveling north on 17th street. 
  • Vehicles will only be able to travel south to Western Avenue from the parking lot behind The LaSells Stewart Center.

Streets running east/west will be closed to vehicle traffic:

  • Washington Way from 30th to the west to 15th to the east.
  • Jefferson Way from 26th to the west to 15th to the east.
  • Ralph Miller Lane will be to access the parking lot, but cars cannot exit Ralph Miller on to 26th St.
  • No vehicle access will be permitted to 26th from Intramural Way.

For further details, please refer to this map and note that parking will be free on campus Friday.

OSU public safety officers will be monitoring the closures to ensure that participants in the graduate procession will not be impeded by traffic. Parking lots in these areas will also be closed to traffic so that graduates may safely assemble. All parking closures will be posted. 30th Street will remain open to traffic so that residence hall occupants have access as they move out. Access to the parking garage will be available only from Western Blvd.

All closed streets and parking lots will be opened at the conclusion of the graduation celebration event.

Thank you for assistance and engagement Friday in helping to safely celebrate OSU’s graduates and manage commuting and parking on campus.