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Driving Directions

The administrative home of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences is housed in the Deike Building on the University Park campus. The Deike Building is located on North Burrowes Street, in the first block off of College Avenue.

Driving Directions

From Pittsburgh

(138 miles, 2.5-3 hours)

Take Route 22 east to I-99 north (Altoona). Take I-99 to Route 220, then Route 322 east (Bald Eagle). Follow Route 322 east to State College. From Route 322, take the Penn State University/Innovation Park exit and follow the local area directions.

From Washington D.C.

(188 miles, 4-5 hours)

Take I-95 north or the Baltimore-Washington Parkway to west loop I-695 to I-83 north. Continue on I-83 north to the I-81 interchange. Follow I-81 north to Route 322/22 west. Proceed west on Route 322 to State College, and exit at the Penn State University/Innovation Park exit. Follow the local area directions.

From Northern New Jersey

(188 miles, 4-5 hours)
I-80 West in PA to Exit 161 (Bellefonte), Follow PA 26 South to US 220 South. Take exit 74 for Innovation Park/Penn State University. Follow the local area directions.

From Philadelphia

(195 miles, 4-4.5 hours):Take the Schuylkill Expressway to the PA Turnpike. Leave the Turnpike at exit 247 (Harrisburg East-formerly exit 19). Follow I-283 north to I-83. Proceed north on I-83 to the I-81 interchange. Follow I-81 south to Route 322/22 west. Proceed west on Route 322 to State College, and exit at the Penn State University/Innovation Park exit. Follow the local area directions.

From Western Pennsylvania and Ohio

(5 hours from the Ohio/Pennsylvania border)Take I-80 east to exit 161 (formerly exit 24). Take Route 26 south. Follow Route 26 south to US 220 South. From Route 220, take the Penn State University/Innovation Park exit. Follow the local area directions.

Local Area Directions

Take Route 322 to the Penn State University/Innovation Park exit.

If you are traveling on Route 322 westbound, you will approach a traffic light at the end of the exit ramp. Turn right onto Park Avenue toward campus, and away from Innovation Park.

If you are traveling on Route 322 eastbound, make a right at the end of the exit ramp and proceed onto Park Avenue toward campus, and away from Innovation Park.

Once you are on Park Avenue, turn left at the light just before the stadium and just after the visitor's center. Then turn right just after the stadium. Lot 44 will be on your left.

Location of the administrative offices of College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

The administrative offices are located in the Deike Building, which is on North Burrowes Street.


University Park Airport

University Park Airport is just minutes from Penn State and connects you to a world of research, educational, athletic and leisure activities in the central Pennsylvania area. Avis, Hertz and National car rentals are available, as well as free WiFi, a café, courtesy airline baggage scales, ATM banking services, and local hotel phones to call for reservation and limousine services.


Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Centre County/Penn State Visitor Center is a state-of-the-art visitor center with staff servicing hundreds of visitors, as well as local residents, each day. Guests can find out what's happening in the area and pick up brochures on Central PA Businesses, attractions, and outdoor recreation. The pet-friendly Center features state-of-the-art interactive tourism network kiosks, wireless internet service, a large brochure/information area, an exhibit gallery, auditorium, retail, and a vending area. The Center is open and staffed seven days a week.