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OLLI Medford campusDirections to the RCC-HEC Higher Education Center (HEC)

From the North on I-5, take Medford exit 30, Crater Lake Highway/OR-62. Turn right at light on Crater Lake Highway/OR-62. Turn left on Court Street/OR-99S. Bear left to continue on OR-99S (becomes Central Street). Turn left on East Eighth or Ninth to South Bartlett or continue to parking (see below).

From the South on I-5, take Medford exit 27, Barnett Road. At light at the top of the ramp, turn left on Barnett Road. Turn right on Riverside Avenue. Turn left on East 9th Street and immediate right on South Bartlett Street, or continue to parking (see below).


Near the Higher Education Center, there are a number of parking choices that are convenient and free or affordable. For detailed parking information geared specifically to OLLI students who are visiting the HEC, including a map, helpful tips on how to use the new Pay-by-Plate machines, and how to pay by cell phone, click here [PDF].

The City of Medford also provides a summary of more general downtown parking information at their web page.

For more details and a map of all downtown Medford parking options, click here [PDF]. You may also contact Diamond Parking at 541-774-2082 or They are located at 314 E. 6th Street, Suite 101.

Some important tips:

  • Note that parking times are regulated and strictly enforced by the Medford parking patrol. The patrol records license plate numbers when checking to see how long you have been parked (rather than chalk mark on your car tires).
  • Be sure to allow enough time to find parking at a location that is appropriate for the length of your class.
  • You may convert one citation per year per vehicle into a monthly parking pass if you pay the citation within ten days of receipt.
  • Persons with valid DMV handicap placards can park in any time-limited parking space that is marked one-hour free parking or more for as long as desired. When parking in pay machine facilities, those with handicap placards may park in a handicap space for free. However, in these lots, parking in spaces other than the handicap space requires payment.