Lodging Information

The following hotels are within walking distance of the conference. Room blocks have been set up at each hotel and will be held until May 30, 2019.

The Atherton Hotel
125 South Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801
+1 814-231-2100 or 800-832-0132 for reservations

Single occupancy: $89/night plus 8.5% tax
Double occupancy: $99/night plus 8.5% tax

Comfort Suites
132 Village Drive
State College, PA 16801
+1 814-235-1900

Rates: $89-$99/night plus 8.5% tax
Group code: Loops19 - Reservations must be made by calling the hotel.

Days Inn Penn State
240 South Pugh Street
State College, PA 16801
+1 814-238-8454

Rates: $89 Sunday-Wednesday; Thursday $119
Group code: 061719LOO - Direct link

Sleep Inn
111 Village Drive
State College, PA 16801
+1 814-235-1020

Rates: $84-$89/night plus 8.5% tax
Group code: Loops19 - Reservations must be made by calling the hotel.

Travel Information

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

To learn more about downtown State College, please visit StateCollege.com