Housing and Travel

Conference Location

The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
215 Innovation Boulevard
State College, PA 16803

Hotel (FYEE Rate Reservations Open through June 26th)

A block of rooms have been reserved for a FYEE group rate through June 26th, 2019 at The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center:

Alternative Hotels

Hotel Cost Per Night Distance to
Conference Center
Country Inn and Suites $129 1.6 miles
Hilton Garden Inn $129 1.6 miles
Best Western Plus $177 2.3 miles
Nittany Lion Inn $166 2.7 miles
Days Inn by Wyndham $130 2.7 miles


The FYEE 2019 Conference is hosted by the Penn State College of Engineering at 101 Hammond Bldg, University Park, PA 16802.

Transportation options to University Park are outlined below:

By Air

State College and University Park are served by the University Park Airport (SCE). University Park Airport features connecting service to and from major hubs in Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Washington/Dulles. The airlines that service the University Park Airport are:

  • Delta Airlines Connection (from Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) in Detroit, MI): 800-221-1212
  • United Airlines (from Dulles International Airport (IAD)  in Washington DC): 800-241-6522
  • US Airways (from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia: 800-428-4322

Taxi service is available from the Airport. A list of service providers is available here.

Airport Options

By Bus

Greyhound, Fullington Trailways, and Megabus national bus lines serve State College and University Park.

Greyhound and Fullington Trailways busses arrive at the bus terminal located at 152 N. Atherton Street. This bus terminal is within walking distance to campus, but the Blue Loop campus shuttle is also available from the Walker Building stop (across Atherton Street from the bus terminal) to campus. The Blue Loop does not provide service on Sundays.

The Megabus arrives at 1665 N. Atherton Street and requires a CATA bus transfer, or taxi, to get to campus. From the Megabus stop, you must take the V-route to campus. The bus ride to campus is $2.00, and you must have exact fare, as bus drivers do not carry change.

By Train

State College does not have a train station. The closest train station is 45 minutes away in Lewistown, PA. There is no other public transportation from Lewistown to State College. The closest train station with a bus connection to State College is in Harrisburg, PA. Train is not a suggested means of travel.

Amtrak Train Stations

By Car

University Park is about 4 hours from New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. and is about 3 hours from Baltimore and Pittsburgh. University Park is served by three main highways: Interstate 80, Interstate 99, and Route 322.

Distance and Time from Major Cities with International Airports
City Airport Distance (miles) Time (hours)
From  Philadelphia Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) 195 miles (313 km) 3-4 hours
From Pittsburgh Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) 138 miles (222 km) 2-3 hours
From New York JFK International (JFK)
La Guardia (LGA)
250 miles (402 km) 4-5 hours
From Newark Newark Liberty International (EWR) 234 miles (376 km) 3-4 hours
From Baltimore Baltimore-Washington Airport (BWI) 178 miles (286 km) 3 hours

Local Area Directions

From 322 East: Follow Route 322 East to PA 26 (State College) exit. Turn right at the traffic light and travel south on PA 26 (College Avenue) for approximately 2 miles. Go under the University Drive overpass (do not follow signs to Penn State). Turn right onto Shortlidge Road. Turn right onto Pollock Road.

From 322 West: Follow Route 322 West to State College, and exit at the PA 26 (State College) exit. Turn left at the traffic light and travel south on PA 26 (College Avenue) for approximately 2 miles. Go under the University Drive overpass (do not follow signs to Penn State). Turn right onto Shortlidge Road. Turn right onto Pollock Road.

Local Transportation

Centre Area Transit Authority (CATA) Bus Service

CATA provides bus services on campus and through out State College. Visit the CATA website for routes and schedule. The LOOP and the LINK are free and provide the circulator service around Penn State Campus and Downtown State College. CATA also provides service around and through State College to Bellefonte and Pleasant Gap. A single fare regardless of length of travel is $1.75 and can be paid in exact change to the bus driver upon boarding the bus.

Taxi Services

Unlike in larger U.S. cities, taxis are usually called to a specific location rather than hailed from the side of the street. Taxis are only waiting for customers when flights get in at the airport or buses arrive at the bus stations. If you need a taxi from anywhere but the airport or a bus station, call any of the numbers below. The operator will provide you with an estimate time until pick-up (usually 10-20 minutes) unless on weekends during the semester and on event weekends (football games, arts fest, graduation, etc.) A list of service providers is available here.