Parking & What to Bring


Program Parking

You may park in any open lot on Sunday, January 7. Please do not park in a designated handicapped or "24-hour reserved" space unless you have the appropriate placard or license plate. Student Orientation & Transition Programs is not responsible for any parking tickets you may receive during the program.

To park on campus during the academic year, you must register your vehicle and purchase a student parking permit. NOTE: Bicycles must also be registered.

Getting to, and around Campus

CATA Bus provides four free bus routes for on-campus convenience. The Blue and White Loop buses circle campus in opposite directions, and provide access to downtown. The Red and Green Link buses connect you to both east and west campus along Curtin Road. In addition, Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) buses serve the entire Centre Region, making it very easy to get anywhere you need to go for a low fare. Limited service is available on Sundays.

The CATA mobile app (MyStop) provides real time bus positions to help you get around. 

What to Bring

Here's a list of  things to bring with you to Change-of-Campus Welcome:

  • Your Penn State id+ card. You will need this for check-in.
  • An umbrella. Come prepared, just in case.
  • A sweater or jacket. Classrooms and buildings can be chilly and we want you to be comfortable.
  • Comfortable walking shoes. You will be walking various parts of campus on your tour and to your College Dean's Meeting.


Last updated: October 31, 2017