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Accommodations and Travel

This page provides information on accommodations for the Powerful Women Paving the Way Conference.

Conference accommodations are available by accessing the information listed below.

Room Reservations

Room Release: April 10

Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel

  • Rooms are reserved for Thursday, April 24 ($95/night + 8.5% applicable taxes)

  • Reservations can be made by telephone or online:

-- Call 1-800-233-7505

*Mention Reservation ID POWD14B or Block Name Powerful Women Paving the Way

* Select The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
* Click on Accommodations and then go to Reserve Your Stay
* Provide the Reservation ID/Group Code POWD14B

Travel to University Park

Travel Maps

The Penn State University Park campus is accessible by airplane, bus, train, and car.

By airplane

University Park Airport has just added daily non-stop jet service to and from Atlanta via Delta Airlines! In addition, University Park Airport offers daily flights to and from Cincinnati, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Washington (Dulles). Limousine and taxi service are available for all flights. The Nittany Lion Inn and Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel provide complimentary shuttle service for their guests.

For reservations & information:

Delta Connection: 800-221-1212
Northwest Airlink: 800-225-2525
United Express: 800-241-6522
US Airways Express: 800-428-4322
University Park Airport: 814-865-5511
Harrisburg International Airport: 717-948-3900 (about 90 miles drive)

By bus

Fullington Trailways and Greyhound Lines are available to and from State College.
CATA (local downtown service) is also available.
Fullington Trailways: 814-238-1100
Greyhound: 814-238-7971
CATA: 814-238-2528

By train

State College is serviced by AMTRAK via stations in Harrisburg, Altoona, Lewistown, and Huntingdon.

By car

Located in the heart of Pennsylvania, the University Park campus is easily accessible by car. Driving directions are below.

From New York City (225+ miles) and the East

I-80 West in PA to Exit 161 (Bellefonte), Follow PA 26 South to US 220 South. Take exit 74 for Penn State University/Innovation Park. For The Nittany Lion Inn: stay in the left lane of the exit and follow the sign for Penn State University. This will become Park Avenue. Travel Park Avenue to the stop light at Allen Street. Turn left on Allen Street and then right on Fischer Road. The Nittany Lion Parking Deck will be on your left followed by the Nittany Lion Inn. For The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel: Stay in the right lane of the exit and follow the sign for Innovation Park. At the stop sign at the end of the ramp, turn right. At the top of the hill the road turns to the left and becomes Innovation Boulevard; the hotel will be on the right.

From Philadelphia (nearly 200 miles)

PA Turnpike/I-76 West to Exit 247 (Harrisburg East) and follow signs for the next 15 miles to Route 322 West. Take 322 West, past Lewistown, to State College and take the Penn State University/ Innovation Park Exit. For The Nittany Lion Inn turn right at the stop light and follow Park Avenue. Travel Park Avenue to the stop light at Allen Street. Turn left on Allen Street and then right on Fischer Road enter the Nittany Lion Parking Deck on your left. For The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel from the above exit, turn left at the stop light and follow signs for Innovation Park Exit A directly to the Hotel in Innovation Park.

From Harrisburg (80+ miles)

Take 322 West, past Lewistown, to State College and take the Penn State University/ Innovation Park Exit. For The Nittany Lion Inn, turn right at the stop light and follow Park Avenue. Travel Park Avenue to the stop light at Allen Street. Turn left on Allen Street and then right on Fischer Road enter the Nittany Lion Parking Deck on your left. For The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel from the above exit, turn left at the stop light and follow signs for Innovation Park Exit A directly to the Hotel in Innovation Park.

From Pittsburgh (125+ miles)

Route 22 East to Duncansville. Then take Route 220/I-99 North bypassing downtown Altoona and Tyrone. After Port Matilda, take Route 322 East to State College. For The Nittany Lion Inn, stay on Business Route 322/ North Atherton Street, past a variety of businesses. At the light at Park Avenue, turn left. The Inn is on your right. For The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, take the 322 East/US 220 North bypass to the Penn State University/ Innovation Park Exit. Turn left at the stop light and follow signs for Innovation Park Exit A directly to the Hotel in Innovation Park.

From the West

I-80 East in PA to Exit 161 (Bellefonte), Follow PA 26 South to US 220 South. Take exit 74 for Penn State University/Innovation Park. For The Nittany Lion Inn: stay in the left lane of the exit and follow the sign for Penn State University. This will become Park Avenue. Travel Park Avenue to the stop light at Allen Street. Turn left on Allen Street and then right on Fischer Road. The Nittany Lion Parking Deck will be on your left followed by the Nittany Lion Inn. For The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel: Stay in the right lane of the exit and follow the sign for Innovation Park. At the stop sign at the end of the ramp, turn right. At the top of the hill the road turns to the left and becomes Innovation Boulevard; the hotel will be on the right. *There is an alternate way from I-80 East following 322 East into State College. The above directions reflect all highway driving. On 322 you can expect construction delays and areas of two lane driving.

From Washington, DC (nearly 200 miles)

Take Route 270 to Frederick, MD; follow signs for Route 15 North; stay on 15 North through Camp Hill and Marysville, PA; from 15 N take the exit for Route 322 West to State College/Lewistown and follow 322 West to the Penn State University/ Innovation Park Exit. For The Nittany Lion Inn, turn right at the stop light and follow Park Avenue. Travel Park Avenue to the stop light at Allen Street. Turn left on Allen Street and then right on Fischer Road enter the Nittany Lion Parking Deck on your left. For The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel from the Penn State University/Innovation Park Exit, turn left at the stop light and follow signs for Innovation Park Exit A directly to the Hotel in Innovation Park.