The College of Arts and Architecture

Directions and Parking Information

A new online wayfinding map is now available.

The University Park campus is located at the geographical center of the state, adjacent to State College, PA. Access is available by car, air, and bus.

The School of Music's Recital Hall is located near the northwest corner of the campus, and visitor parking is available at the Nittany Parking Deck for an hourly rate. ALL SURFACE LOTS ON THE UNIVERSITY PARK CAMPUS ARE RESERVED. Please use one of the parking decks desingated for visitors.

Visitors who regularly park on campus during evening and weekend hours for events, museum, and performances can make their parking experience easier and less expensive by purchasing an Evening/Weekend parking permit! Information for the evening/weekend pass is found here.

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For School of Music concerts occurring in Eisenhower Auditorium, parking is provided at the adjacent Eisenhower Parking Deck by the School of Music. Parking in the Eisenhower Deck for non School of Music events may or may not be provided. Please check in advance of your visit.

For information regarding parking during the day, campus maps, one-day visitor parking passes, and change for parking meters, please visit any of the parking kiosks on campus.

Please note the Lot Green H adjacent to Music Building II is reserved 24/7 for permit holders.


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Local transportation

The Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) provides services for those traveling within the area. Frequent free downtown-campus routes are provided by the BLUE and WHITE LOOPs and the RED and GREEN LINKs. Service to campus from the surrounding area is provided by CATA's numerous additional routes.These connect the campus with the outlying communities of Boalsburg, Bellefonte, Pleasant Gap, Pine Grove Mills, Stormstown, etc. and with major shopping centers and businesses. For current schedule, route and fare information, please visit the CATA website at or call (814) 238-CATA(2282).