Via 322 East
Stay on Route 322 and later the 322 East/US 220 N bypass to the Penn State University/Innovation Park Exit. Bear right onto Park Avenue. For the Nittany Lion Inn and parking deck, follow Park Avenue and turn left at Allen Street and then right onto Fischer Road.
Via 322 West
Take 322 West past Lewistown toward State College (staying on 322 West at Boalsburg), and take the Penn State University/Innovation Park Exit. Bear right onto Park Avenue. For the Nittany Lion Inn and parking deck, follow Park Avenue and turn left at Allen Street and then right onto Fischer Road.
Via 220 South
Take Exit 74 for Innovation Park/Penn State University. Stay in the right lane of the exit and follow the sign for Innovation Park. Turn right at the end of the ramp onto the Park Avenue extension. For the Nittany Lion Inn and parking deck, follow Park Avenue east, turn left at Allen Street and then right onto Fischer Road.
There are lots of great places to have dinner in while State College (check them out here).
On Thursday night, those who will be in town before the event are welcome to join us for “Tailgate Eve,” an informal meal, starting at 5:30 pm (drinks) and 6:00 pm (dinner) at:
For attendees on Friday, there will be a continental breakfast to greet you when you register and a catered lunch for all attendees in the HUB. There are also many places for meals and snacks on campus if you want to grab something before or after the event. Here are some recommended spots:
- Au Bon Pain, Kern Building or Zoller Gallery
- MacKinnon’s Cafe, Pattee Library
- Berkey Creamery (Irving’s sandwiches & salads)
Several area hotels are located in walking distance of central campus, where Tailgate will take place, including the following:
Visitors can park in the Nittany Deck next to the Nittany Lion Inn for $1/hour or day passes can be purchased from the Parking Office for $6. If you have a faculty/staff permit from any campus, you can park at no charge in orange open staff lots and commuter lots; these are farther from the Paterno Library, but several no-fare bus services are available to transport you to central campus. For more details, head to Visiting University Park on the Transportation Services site.