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Student Affairs offices are operating both in-person and remotely. Visit individual department pages for services and contact information, and the event calendar for a full list of events. Additionally, our COVID-19 Support page provides vital student information including COVID testing resources, conduct policies, quarantine and isolation guidance, and more.

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Getting to/from Penn State

Are you trying to assist your student in making travel plans for break? Are you interested in your student’s local transportation options? Familiarize yourself with transportation, travel, and lodging in and around State College.

PLEASE NOTE: The Parents Program provides the following information to assist families. Although we strive to provide useful and accurate information, we cannot guarantee the quality of services provided, pricing, availability, or the accuracy of information provided on websites to which we refer.

Lodging Resources

University Park and the surrounding areas are popular places to visit and stay, especially on event weekends. Reserve accommodations early, especially for busy weekends including move-in and move-out, football games, Parents & Families Weekend, and Commencement.

Hotels and bed & breakfast accommodations

There are also several non-traditional options in the area including Airbnb, StateCations, and Rent Like a Champion that offer private homes for rent. Please visit the Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau Lodges & Vacation Rental page for more information.

Transportation Resources

Ground Transportation

Bus Services

PLEASE NOTE: Bus routes are being updated regularly, with trips being added and removed. The individual websites provide the most up-to-date information.

Amtrak Train Stations

PLEASE NOTE: Trains are not available directly to or from State College, but Greyhound bus service is available to and from all three stations.

Air Travel


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