Parking and Travel Plans

  • Guided tours: Come to the Student Welcome Center, located at 1420 Columbia St., Eugene OR 97403. This is where most tours will begin, although some academic tours start at other locations. Refer to your confirmation email for specific locations and arrival details.
  • Self-guided tours: Stop by the Student Welcome Center to pick up a tour map or use our UOregon app. You will begin your tour outside of Matthew Knight Arena, located at 1776 E 13th Ave., Eugene OR 97403.

Parking

Please follow the parking instructions below depending on which day you plan to visit:

  • Weekdays: Park in the 13th Avenue Garage (1355 Columbia St.), located underneath the Ford Alumni Center. If you're on 13th Avenue traveling east (away from Agate Street), take a right toward the garage entrance.
  • Weekends: Park in Lot 37. This is a surface lot located west of the Ford Alumni Center on 13th Avenue near the garage entrance. No payment, permit, or validation is needed on weekends for Lot 37. If the lot is full, park in the 13th Avenue Garage.

Parking instructions will vary during large events, including the US Olympic Trials for track and field. Visitor parking will be limited June 21–30 so we suggest using alternate modes of transportation like carpool, ride-share/taxi, bike, walk, bus, or event shuttle. Registered visitors will receive customized parking instructions via email for June 24–28. Parts of East 15th Avenue and Agate Street will be closed so allow extra time for traffic or detours.

Review UO parking policies prior to your arrival. Abide by all posted signage including reserved, loading, and accessible spots. The UO is not liable for any parking tickets received.

Hotels

We invite you to stay with our hotel partner:

Graduate Eugene

  • 66 E 6th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401
  • 541-342-2000
  • Discount code: UOLEI

Special rate may not apply when hotel reaches certain occupancy rates. Please connect with the Graduate Eugene for any questions regarding hotel reservations.

For other lodging options, contact Travel Lane County's Eugene, Cascades and Coast at 800-547-5445.

Travel

Car

  • From the Eugene Airport: Follow Highway 99 until it becomes Seventh Avenue. Get in the right lane and follow Seventh Avenue until it becomes Franklin Boulevard. Get in the right lane and follow Franklin Boulevard to Agate Street. Turn right onto Agate Street.
  • From Portland and north: From Interstate 5 South, take Exit 194B. Take Exit 2, keep left, and follow the signs to the UO. Proceed in the left lane over the Ferry Street Bridge, exiting onto Broadway, which becomes Franklin Boulevard. Follow Franklin Boulevard to Agate Street. Turn right onto Agate Street.
  • From Ashland and south: From Interstate 5 North, take Exit 191. Turn right onto Glenwood Boulevard, then turn left onto Franklin Boulevard. Stay in the left lane and follow Franklin Boulevard through three lights. Look for a "UO Next Left" sign as you drive west on Franklin Boulevard. At the fourth light, turn left onto East 13th Avenue.
  • From the Oregon coast: Take Highway 126 East until it becomes West Eleventh Avenue. Follow West Eleventh Avenue to Garfield Street and turn left. Take Garfield to 7th Avenue and turn right. Get in the right lane and follow 7th Avenue until it becomes Franklin Boulevard. Turn right onto Agate Street.

Plane

The Eugene Airport, conveniently located approximately ten miles from downtown and campus, is serviced by Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, and flights connecting from any number of major airlines. For Eugene Airport information, call 541-682-5544 or visit the Eugene Airport website. Additionally, check out Eugene Airport's ground transportation webpage to get to campus once you've landed. It provides suggestions for taxis, rental cars, rideshare services, and hotel shuttles. Groome Transportation brings visitors from the Eugene airport to UO's campus.

Lyft and Uber operate in Eugene. Please refer to this map for designated pick-up and drop-off locations on campus. We recommend Matthew Knight Arena for self-guided tours.

Some visitors choose to fly into Portland and drive two hours south to Eugene. Portland International Airport's ground transportation webpage is a good resource.

Train, Bus, or Shuttle