Take Exit 249 (Commercial Street). Follow Commercial Street into Salem, and as you near downtown, Commercial will curve to the right and become Liberty Street. Stay on Liberty until you reach Marion Street. Turn left, cross the bridge onto Highway 22, and follow the signs marked “Dallas/Ocean Beaches.” Stay on Highway 22 until you take Exit 16, which is Highway 99W. Go south about six miles to Monmouth.
From I-5, take Exit 228 and follow Route 34 towards Corvallis. After crossing the Willamette River into Corvallis, turn right at the second light onto scenic highway 99W. Continue north about 20 miles until you reach Monmouth.
Take Exit 260A (Salem Parkway). Follow the Parkway into Salem. The Parkway will curve to the left and become Commercial Street. Stay on Commercial until you reach Marion Street. Turn right, cross the bridge on to Highway 22, and follow the signs marked “Dallas/Ocean Beaches.” Stay on Highway 22 until you take Exit 16, which is Highway 99W. Go south about six miles to Monmouth.
Parking in Lot J is recommended, though all parking lots on campus will be available for public parking. Church Street will be closed to traffic and parking.
Lot G will be reserved for disability parking only. Access to the lot is on the west side of the stadium, off of Stadium Drive. Wheelchair users should park on the south end of Lot G for easiest access to the wheelchair seating area at the stadium. Visitors who are dropping off a wheelchair user can do so before continuing to the general parking area.
Airplane: The closest major airport to Monmouth is Portland International Airport. Upon arrival there, visitors would need to rent a car to drive to Monmouth via Interstate 5. Train: Amtrak serves the Interstate 5 corridor, and the closest stop to Monmouth is in Salem. Upon arrival there, visitors would need to rent a car to drive to Monmouth via Highway 22. Bus: Although Monmouth is accessible from Salem using Cherriots CART buses, they do not run on weekends. Bicycle: Highway 99W is a bike-friendly road.
Western Oregon University’s Commencement takes place on the same day and at a similar time to that of other local universities, so traffic likely will be heavier than normal on highways. Please plan in extra time.
Most notably Oregon State University’s ceremony in Corvallis is planned for the same time as WOU’s ceremony, so the highways between Monmouth and Corvallis will be congested.