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Travel & Lodging

Lodging Information

The The Nittany Lion Inn, 200 West Park Ave., and the Atherton Hotel, 125 S. Atherton St., are hotels located on or very near to the University Park Campus. Both are within walking distance of the HUB Robeson Center.

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Reservations for the Nittany Lion Inn may be made by calling the reservations department at 800-233-7505 and reservations for the Atherton Hotel may be made by calling the reservations department at 814-231-2100 or 800-832-0132.

In addition to the Nittany Lion Inn and the Atherton Hotel, the State College area offers many other choices for accommodations. You will find a complete list of overnight lodging in the area, as well as an on-line reservation service at or by calling 1-800-358-5466. Additonal Lodging information can be found on the website.

Parking Information

Hourly Parking Decks
There is limited parking available in the HUB Deck (off Shortlidge Road) and additional parking is available in the East Deck (off Bigler Road), and the Nittany Deck (beside the Nittany Lion Inn) for $1.00 per hour.

Parking Permit
To obtain a visitor permit to park at Penn State, you can visit the Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors Bureau (Hours: weekdays 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) located at the corner of Park Avenue and Porter Road, or the Penn State Parking Office (Hours: weekdays 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.) in the Eisenhower Parking Deck to purchase a permit.

The fee is $6 per day to park in the Eisenhower Parking Deck, East Deck, or Nittany Deck. Parking permits will also be available at the CrossOver registration desk in the HUB. (Please keep in mind that if you park in the Eisenhower deck and plan to purchase a permit at the CrossOver registration desk, you will have to go back to your car to place the permit in your windshield.)

Maps and Driving Directions

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