PARKING: Parking for the course is available at the East Parking Deck, located on Bigler Road next to the Erickson Food Science Building.  If you purchased a parking pass in your registration, you will pull a ticket upon entry and receive your prepaid pass at registration check in.  You will need to scan the prepaid pass upon exiting the parking deck and upon entry/exit each additional day of the course.

Accommodations

Hotels located within a short drive to the Erickson Food Science Building on the Penn State campus include:

North Atherton Street Hotels (1.5 mile drive)
Sleep Inn - 111 Village Drive, State College, (814) 235-1020
Quality Inn - 1274 North Atherton Street, State College, (814) 234-1600

South Atherton Street Hotels (2.5 mile drive)
Residence Inn - 1555 University Drive, State College (814) 235-6960
Ramada Inn - 1450 South Atherton Street, (814) 238-3001

College Avenue Hotels (1.5 mile drive)
Hilton Garden Inn - 1221 East College Avenue, State College, (814) 272-1221
Hampton Inn - 1101 East College Avenue, State College, (814) 231-1590

Williamsburg Square Hotels (3 mile drive)
Hampton Inn and Suites at Wiliamsburg Square, 1955 Waddle Road State College, (814)231-1899
Marriott SpringHill Suites - 1935 Waddle Road, State College, (814) 867-1807
Holiday Inn Express - 1925 Waddle Road, State College, (814) 867-1800

Course Location and Parking

Penn State Erickson Food Science Building &
Berkey Creamery
 The course will be held in the   Erickson Food Science Building
 on Penn State's University 
   Park Campus.
 

For a printable campus map, please go to:
http://www.psumap.com/  and search for FDS
Parking for the course is available at the East Parking Deck,
located on Bigler Road next to the Erickson Food Science
Building. You can purchase a weekly permit for $24 during
the online course registration or you can pay $1 per hour at
the parking deck. The parking passes will be distributed on
March 26th, during the check-in for the course.

Air/Bus Travel

Airport Information
American Eagle, Delta Connection, and United Express serve the State College area through the
University Park Airport (SCE), located five miles from campus.

Taxi service is available for all flights by calling 814-353-6001. The Hampton Inn and Suites provides complimentary shuttle service for hotel guests. Please contact the hotel at 814-231-1899 to arrange for an airport pick-up.

Car Rental Services at the University Park Airport

Please call to reserve vehicles before you arrive.
National Car Rental: 800-227-7368 or 814-237-1771
Avis Rental Car: 814-237-9750
Hertz Rental Car: 814-237-1728

Located ninety miles southeast of State College,
Harrisburg International Airport offers an alternative arrival and departure location. Airlines serving Harrisburg include Air Canada, American Eagle, Continental, Delta, Northwest, United, and US Airways. Rental car service is available.

Bus Information
There is a bus station located very close to the Penn State campus, 152 N. Atherton St, State College, PA. Phone (814) 238-7971. The station is serviced by Greyhound Bus Lines; visit https://www.greyhound.com/
 call 1-800-231-2222 for ticket information.

Megabus also serves State College, PA with routes to and from Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and New York City. For schedule and rate information visit: http://us.megabus.com/

 

Driving Directions

The Campus is located within driving distance of many major cities including Harrisburg (1.5 hrs., 90 mi), Pittsburgh (3 hrs., 137 mi), Philadelphia (3.5 hrs., 194 mi), Baltimore (3.5 hrs., 155 mi), Washington D.C. (4 hrs., 190 mi), New York City (4.5 hrs., 250 mi) and Toronto (6.5 hrs., 304 mi).
When using a GPS or mapquest for directions to the Erickson Food Science Building, use the corner of Curtin Rd. and Bigler Rd. in University Park, PA as your destination. The parking deck is located on Bigler Ave. adjacent to the north side of the Food Science building.

From New York City, the suggested route is via the George Washington Bridge to I-80. In Pennsylvania, exit I- 80 at exit 161 (Bellefonte) and follow PA Route 220 south to State College. Take exit 74 for Innovation Park/Penn State University. Merge onto Park Ave. and take a left on Bigler Road. The parking deck will be on your right.

From the Philadelphia area, take Philadelphia Schuylkill Expressway to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, leave the Turnpike at exit 247 (Harrisburg East), and follow I-283 to I-83 and proceed north on I-83 to the I-81 interchange. Then follow I-81 south to Route 322, 22 West exit. Proceed west on Route 322 through Lewistown to State College exit #74. Merge onto Park Ave. and take a left on Bigler Road. The parking deck will be on your right.

From Pittsburgh, follow Route 22 East to Duncansville, I-99/Route 220 North to Route 322 East to Mt. Nittany Expressway/State College exit #73,

OR

Follow Route 22 East beyond Duncansville to Water Street, Route 45 East to Pine Grove Mills and Route 26 North to State College.

From the west, take I-80 to exit 123 (Woodland) just east of Clearfield, then US Route 322 east to State College, or exit I-80 at exit 161 (Bellefonte) and follow PA Route 220 south to State College.

From Washington, D.C., take Route 270 to Frederick then Route 70 to Breezewood - PA turnpike (exit 12) - and go one exit West to Bedford (exit 11); Take I-99 north to Route 220 to Route 322 East to State College exit #74,

OR

take I-95 or the Baltimore-Washington Parkway to Baltimore, west loop I-695 to I-83 north. Continue on I- 83 north to the I-81 interchange. Then follow I-81 south to Route 322, 22 exit. Proceed west on Route 322 to Lewistown and State College.

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