Let Oregon State University in Corvallis be your host for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017. Join our astronomy and aerospace experts to learn about and experience the wonder of this amazing celestial event.

OSU is offering a special Lodging Package which includes on-campus housing, dining, entertainment and recreation activities. It’s a convenient, affordable way to see the eclipse from the “Path of Totality”, where the sky will darken at about 10:17 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 21.

We look forward to welcoming you to our campus for the OSU150 Space Grant Festival: A Total Eclipse Experience, and sharing this memorable event with you. Room availability is limited, so act quickly to reserve your Lodging Package.

Lodging options include suites for up to six people, and one- and two-person dormitory rooms. The suites and select single/double rooms include their own bathrooms, small refrigerator and microwave. Standard dormitory rooms have shared bathrooms and no kitchenette. The units are not air-conditioned.

All Packages include:

  • Lodging for Saturday (Aug. 19) and Sunday (Aug. 20), with option to add Friday (Aug. 18) and/or Monday (Aug. 21)
  • Wireless internet access throughout the building
  • Breakfast and Dinner during your stay (in OSU dining halls)
  • Tickets and priority seating for classic rock/soul blues concert on Sunday, with Lady Dottie & the Diamonds
  • Daily access to indoor pool and fully equipped Dixon Recreation Center gym
  • Commemorative tailgate blanket
  • Cable television in the lounges
  • Bed linens and towels
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • Access to a full kitchen

OSU150 Space Grant Festival and Eclipse Lodging FAQ

See below for specific room availability and details:

Campus Lodging Options and Costs  
Building/TypeDescriptionSaturday, Aug. 19/
Sunday, Aug. 20 Price
(2 night minimum stay)
Additional Night Friday, Aug. 18 OR Monday, Aug. 21 (price per night)

Guests Reserving and/or Staying in Wilson, Callahan, McNary or Finley must be 18 years of age or older.
You will be notified of which residence hall you have been assigned to and location of check in 1 week prior to arrival, via email.
Wilson, Callahan, McNary, Finley

Wilson, Callahan, McNary, and Finley halls are traditional-style residence halls with double and single occupancy rooms located along a corridor.  Common men's and women's restrooms and showers are located on each floor.  Showers are individual stalls.

1 Person Maximum

More information and room layouts can be viewed here: http://uhds.oregonstate.edu/housing/halls/wilson-hall
$265$132.50
Wilson, Callahan, McNary, Finley

Wilson, Callahan, McNary, and Finley halls are traditional-style residence halls with double and single occupancy rooms located along a corridor.  Common men's and women's restrooms and showers are located on each floor.  Showers are individual stalls.

2 Person Maximum

More information and room layouts can be viewed here: http://uhds.oregonstate.edu/housing/halls/wilson-hall
$375$187.50

Before you make a reservation please note the following campus policies:

Compliance & Safety: Guests must comply with all OSU policies, including but not limited to:

  • University Housing & Dining Services’ Student Policy and Information Guide, available at http://uhds.oregonstate.edu/housing/housing/uhds-policy-guide or in paper form upon request;
  • Student Conduct and Community Standards’ Student Conduct Code, available at http://studentlife.oregonstate.edu/studentconduct, and
  • No alcohol or drugs may be possessed or consumed by any Guest in the residence halls or dining centers, even by those 21 and older.
  • Smoking is NOT allowed anywhere on campus.  For further information visit http://studentlife.oregonstate.edu/smokefree
  • Guest shall notify a University Residential Conferences Staff Member within 24 hours of any injuries, incidents, or emergencies that occur within OSU facilities.
  • Guests must have insurance and agree to use their own insurance for any medical needs related to attendance.
  • If guests violate any of these policies, OSU will terminate our agreement and guests will need to move out immediately with no refund.


Minor Guests:

  • All minors (children under the age of 18) may only stay in the residence halls with their parent/legal guardian.
  • Guests must provide names and ages for all minor guests staying on OSU property as part of the Guest’s reservation
  • No minors are allowed to stay in Wilson, Callahan, McNary or Finley Halls.
  • Parties with minors may only stay on suite style buildings (Halsell, Tebeau or the International Living Learning Center).
  • Minors will not be issued room keys or building access fobs. These will only be issued to those 18 years or older and may not be transferred to minors.
  • Guests shall be solely responsible for the conduct, safety, and well-being of any minor guests included on Guest’s reservation.  All minors must be under parent/legal guardian supervision at all times, unless in an organized/chaperoned OSU Kidspirit event.
  • If guests violate any of these policies. OSU will terminate the agreement and guests will be required to move out immediately with no refund. 


Charges for loss or damage:
 Guest shall pay OSU the rate published at http://uhds.oregonstate.edu/housing/housing/room-dining-rates-common-charges for the following:

  • Damage to OSU property
  • Excessive cleaning required to return OSU property to its original condition (excluding normal wear and tear). The condition of OSU property will be determined upon final inspection of the room by OSU staff
  • Lost keys or electronic access device
  • Relocation of furniture moved from other Guest rooms or public areas into Guest’s space
  • Removal of Guest’s personal property after Guest has vacated

Non-Transferable:  This reservation is personal to the Guest and is not transferable by the Guest.

Non-Refundable:  
This reservation is non-refundable.

Requirement at Check-In:
At check-in, all guests will be required to review and sign OSU campus policies and verify all guests staying in room(s).  

To Reserve Campus Lodging:
-Click on the link below and select “Start Registration” under New Account
-You will be prompted to set up a registration/reservation account prior to reserving a room on campus
-Payment will only be accepted via online credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover)

Reserve Campus Lodging Now               More Information About Activities on Campus for the OSU150 Space Grant Festival and Eclipse

Parking at OSU:

  • Visitor parking is available at several locations on campus – go here for a campus map showing where to find visitor parking
  • Permits are not required on on Saturday, Sunday and after 5 p.m. on Friday.
  • Parking permits will not be required on the day of the Eclipse, Monday, August 21.
  • Visitor permits are required prior to 5:00 pm on Friday, August 18. For your convenience, we recommend you click here to purchase your parking permit online prior to arrival.
  • There are kiosks located in each of the visitor parking lots to purchase a permit on site if needed.