Oregon State University in Corvallis provides visitors with an amazing opportunity to not only enjoy our historic campus, but also the town’s amenities and the natural beauty of the western Willamette Valley. Whether you’re visiting as a prospective College of Education student, attending a conference or event, or are an alum or a colleague, this information will help you find the college headquarters and navigate the area around it.


Our Home in Furman Hall:

Formerly known as Agriculture Hall and Education Hall, Joyce Collin Furman Hall is one of the oldest buildings on the Corvallis campus. Since 1902, this iconic masterpiece with its distinctive turret and red roof has housed OSU’s teacher preparation programs. Today, it is the administrative and research center of the college and provides classroom and office space for our teaching, counseling, continuing education, and higher education programs.

The building is located at 200 SW 15th Street, Corvallis, and is open to the public Mondays through Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We are closed on major holidays and may have limited hours during the summer and school breaks. Prospective students can visit our Student Services Office on Furman's first floor, or contact them at (541) 737-4661 or [email protected].

More on Furman Hall's History

CAMPUS highlights near furman hall:

Oregon’s oldest and largest sea-, space-, sun- and land-grant university is the heart of Corvallis. The sprawling 420-acre campus offers amazing architecture, numerous public and student resources and amenities, and beautifully landscaped open spaces. For information about the entire campus, or the arrange a campus tour, visit the OSU Welcome Center in Reser Stadium at 700 SW 26th Street.

Corvallis Campus McNary Field

McNary Field:

250 SW Campus Way

Just across 14th Street from Furman Hall is this expansive green area with its impressive “corridor of trees” and historic iron gate. McNary Field is a gateway — literal and figurative — between the east end of campus and the Corvallis downtown area.

Memorial Union

Memorial Union:

2501 SW Jefferson Way

Located at the heart of the Corvallis campus, the Memorial Union serves as a central hub for students, staff and faculty. It offers numerous restaurants and coffee shops, banking services, galleries and a bowling alley.

OSU Beaver Store

OSU Beaver Store:

663 SW 26th Street

Wear your support for Beaver Nation on your sleeve… your head… your water bottle, etc. The Beaver Store is a one-stop location for OSU brand apparel, school supplies and more.  The store is located across the street from the recently expanded Reser Stadium.

Corvallis Campus PRAx

Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts (PRAx):

470 SW 15th Street. (541) 217-3921 or [email protected].

Opened in April 2024, PRAx is a classroom as well as a venue for artistic, cultural, outdoor and culinary experiences. Enjoy live entertainment or wander the outdoor landscape representing the biomes of Oregon.

Corvallis Campus Valley Library

Valley Library:

121 The Valley Library. (541) 737-3331

Routinely voted by students as the best place on campus to study, the Valley Library houses numerous public spaces including a coffee shop, technology services for students, rare and unique book collections, and archival materials related to the history of OSU and Oregon.

Weatherford Hall

Weatherford Hall:

300 SW 26th Street

One of the most distinct and most photographed buildings on campus, Weatherford is a residence hall for OSU students so the building's interior is not open to the public, but be sure to wander its grassy slopes and impressive archways with your camera!


The items listed here are within walking or a short drive distance from the Corvallis campus. If you’re looking for additional things to do in Corvallis, please visit the City of Corvallis or Visit Corvallis.

Avery Park

Avery Park and Natural Area:

1200 SW Avery Park Drive

This 75-acre park is a great place to take a nature walk, enjoy some sunshine, go hammocking, or have a picnic with friends and family. It has numerous ramadas for rent, children’s play areas, a historic train, and an expansive rose garden.

Bald Hill

Bald Hill Natural Area:

6460 NW Oak Creek Drive

Bald Hill is a nearly 300-acre parcel of open land which includes oak woodlands, oak savanna, mixed forest and wetland habitats. It's a great place for a long walk or excellent views of Corvallis if you climb to the top of the hiill.

Corvallis City Hall

Downtown Corvallis:

Historic downtown Corvallis is a great place to shop, have a leisurely meal, or wander. Spanning First through Fourth Streets along the west bank of the Willamette River, Downtown Corvallis offers theaters, restaurants, grocery stores, bookshops, coffee shops, and more. There’s also a beautiful riverwalk and seasonal farmers' markets.

Monroe Avenue

NW Monroe Avenue:

If you’re looking for a place to eat that’s within walking distance from campus, Monroe Avenue is your best option. Numerous restaurants (both fast food and sit-down), pubs, coffee shops and bakeries line the street which runs along the campus’s north boundary. These are approximately a 5-10 minute walk from Furman Hall.

Bruce Starker Arts Park

Bruce Starker Arts Park and Natural Area:

One of the most unique natural areas in Corvallis, the park is a short drive to the south of campus. It features an amphitheater, a huge pond and fountain, a riparian corridor, children's playgrounds and an interpretive boardwalk through the Dunawi creek and wetlands.

Grocery Produce

NW 9th Street:

If you're looking for restaurants, grocery stores, or shopping, then NW 9th Street is one of your best options. Approximately a 5-minute drive from campus, this strip includes businesses such as Trader Joe's, Market of Choice, BiMart, Burgerville, Safeway and more. 

Beyond Corvallis:

Here are some websites for other points of interest within a 1-2 hour drive of the OSU campus in Corvallis.


Less than an hour away, this small city offers some great places to enjoy art, indulge in some river recreation, explore history, wander a huge farmers' and arts market, or discover amazing food and local beers. 


The amazing Central Oregon Coast is only 50 minutes away by car. Enjoy fresh seafood, beautiful beaches, historic lighthouses, and a world-class aquarium. It's a great place to spend a day.


Oregon's largest city has plenty to offer no matter what your interest. Wander the aisles of the world-famous Powell's Bookshop or the tranquil pathways of the Portland Japanese Garden. It's a 90-minute trip by car.


Oregon's capitol is approximately a 40-minute drive to the north of Corvallis. It is a community filled with historic places, from the famous Art Deco state capitol building to numerous homes and museums.