The College of Arts and Architecture


Penn State School of Music
Music Building I (Allen St.)
University Park, PA 16802-1901
(814) 865-0431
Fax: (814) 865-6785

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Maps for Traveling to University Park Campus
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The University Park campus is located at the geographical center of Pennsylvania. Access to the campus is available by car, bus and air.

Bus Service at University Park

The Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) provides a number of services for those traveling to and through the University Park Campus.  Frequent fare-free Downtown/Campus is provided by the BLUE and WHITE LOOPs and the RED and GREEN LINKs.  Service is provided on these routes to practically all points on campus and nearby Downtown State College.  Service to campus from the surrounding area is provided by CATA's seventeen additional CATABUS routes.  These routes, priced at $1.50 per trip, connect the campus with outlying communities like Boalsburg, Bellefonte, Pleasant Gap, Pine Grove Mills, Stormstown, etc. and with major shopping centers and businesses.
For current schedule, route and fare information for these and other services provided by the Authority, and to view videos on how to ride the bus, read the schedules and more, please visit the CATA website at or call (814) 238-CATA(2282).

Getting to University Park

If traveling by car:


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 (5 hrs., 250 mi) and Toronto (6.5 hrs., 304 mi).

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.

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.

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,


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,


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.

If traveling by bus:

Fullington Trailways (814-238-1100) and Greyhound Lines (814-238-7971) connections are available to and from State College.

If traveling by air:


American Airlines, United Express, and Delta Connection serve the State College area through the University Park Airport (SCE), located five miles from campus (see map to right). Rental car, limousine, and taxi service is available.

For reservations and information:
US Airways Express 1-800-428-4322
Northwest Airlink 1-800-225-2525
United Express 1-800-241-6522
Delta 1-800-221-1212

Private or charter aircraft may fly into University Park Airport. Please call (814) 865-5511 to make arrangements.

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