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Lodging Information

The following hotels are within walking distance of the conference.

The Atherton Hotel
125 South Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801
+1 814 231-2100
Room block code: GR2015
The conference reception and banquet will be held at The Atherton Hotel.

Days Inn Penn State
240 South Pugh Street
State College, PA 16801
+1 814 238-8454
Room block code: CGR100

Sleep Inn
111 Village Drive
State College, PA 16803
+1 814 235-1020
Room block code: GR 2015

Travel to Penn State

State College is located in central Pennsylvania and is within easy driving distance (approximately 2-4 hours) from Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington DC.


University Park airport (airport code SCE) serves State College and the surrounding community. Three major carriers offer service from University Park Airport: US Airways from Philadelphia, United Airlines from Washington, D.C. and Delta from Detroit. For additional information on University Park Airport, please visit: University Park Airport Information. The University Park Airport is located 5.5 miles from the Penn State University Park Campus. Car rental is also available from University Park Airport through Avis, Hertz and National Car Rental.


Bus service by Greyhound or MegaBus is available from Pittsburgh and Philadelphia to State College. Please see their websites for schedule information or to make reservations.


There are several taxi services available in State College:


Directions from your location to University Park, PA 16802 can be obtained from Map Quest or Google Maps.

Parking on the Penn State University Park Campus

All visitors who wish to park on campus must have a parking permit. Permits can be obtained from the Penn State Parking Office (814-863-1436) located on the ground-level of the Eisenhower Parking Deck or from the Centre County/Penn State Visitor Center located at 800 East Park Avenue; 814-231-8123.

Penn State Maps

To view or print a University Park Campus map, please visit: University Park Campus Maps. The administrative office for the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos is located at 321D Whitmore Lab. If you have questions please contact the Institute at (814) 863-9605.

State College, Pennsylvania

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