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Parents & Families Weekend


Parents & Families Weekend at University Park Campus

October 13-15, 2017

Schedule of events

Register HERE for Parents and Families Weekend by October 10


A food drive for Lion's Pantry (the Penn State, student-run, food bank) will be held during Parents Weekend. Bring a non-perishable food item with you to Parents Weekend and drop it off at HUB-Robeson. Drop-off times and locations will be posted soon.


Friday, October 13

Hourly parking is available at East Parking Deck, HUB Parking Deck or the Nittany Parking Deck for $1.00 per hour from 7:30 a.m. to midnight. Guests also have the option of purchasing one-day parking permits for $8.00. The daily permits are available at the Penn State/Centre County Visitor Center, any information kiosk, or the Parking Office. The one-day parking pass can be used at East Parking Deck, Eisenhower Parking Deck, Lot Red A (near the IST Building along North Atherton Street) and Orange Lots. Hourly parking is not available at Eisenhower Parking Deck.

Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15

Guests are encouraged to park at East Parking Deck, Eisenhower Parking Deck*, Nittany Parking Deck, or Lot Red A (near the IST Building along North Atherton Street) at no charge. Shuttle service will be available from East Parking Deck to the HUB-Robeson Center on Saturday morning. See shuttle information below.

*Eisenhower Parking Deck will have restricted parking 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. If you plan to arrive or depart campus during those times, please park elsewhere.

Parking in the resident student parking lots is strictly prohibited. These lots are reserved seven days a week, 24 hours a day for the exclusive use by students displaying the appropriate permit. Vehicles cannot be parked in handicapped spaces unless state issued ADA license plate or placard is present.

Please note that there may be regulated parking and a parking fee near the Bryce Jordan Center and Pegula Ice Arena due to events in these locations.

RV Parking

Overnight RV parking on campus is not permitted. However, guests may park their RV on campus throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. RV parking will not be permitted on Friday. Guests are encouraged to park in Lot Porter North at Medlar Field or Lot Red A (near the IST Building). For additional information, call 814-865-1436 or visit the Transportation Services website at


On Saturday, October 14, a courtesy shuttle will run from the East Parking Deck to the HUB-Robeson Center approximately every fifteen minutes from 8:15 a.m. until 9:15 a.m.. In order to make the 9:00 a.m. Penn State Welcome at the HUB-Robeson Center, guests should catch the 8:45 a.m. or earlier shuttle. The last shuttle will depart from East Parking Deck at approximately 9:15 a.m. After the shuttle service has ended, we encourage family members to utilize the CATABUS service, the Blue Loop and the White Loop, to get around campus.


Throughout the weekend, guests are encouraged to use the CATABUS Service to get around campus. Detailed information can be found on the CATA website, under the Campus Service section. There is no fee for CATABUS service on campus.













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