Parking information for Paterno viewing and memorial services

January 23, 2012

Penn State has released parking information for those planning to travel to University Park this week for Joe Paterno's public viewing and memorial service. Paterno, 85, died Sunday, Jan. 22.


Public viewing (Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, Jan. 24 and 25):

A public viewing will be held from 1 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on Penn State's University Park campus. A second public viewing is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 25, also at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, with a private family funeral service also on Wednesday.

Public parking:

Members of the public who wish to attend the visitation on Jan. 24 and 25 at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center are asked to park in the following areas:

-- The Nittany Deck, adjacent to the Nittany Lion Inn;
-- Lot Red A, west of Atherton Street near the IST Building;
-- The East Deck on Bigler Road, near the Berkey Creamery; or
-- Parking lots near Beaver Stadium (Stadium West, Jordan East, and Porter North).

Free buses, via CATA's Loop and Link services, will be available to visitors who park near Beaver Stadium and in the East Deck. ADA parking will be available in all locations.

Students, faculty and staff:

Students and employees who already parking on campus are asked to leave their vehicles in their assigned lots and utilize CATA's Loop and Link services or the Campus Shuttle.

Reserved parking:

-- Parking for immediate family will be reserved behind the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center.
-- Half of Lot Green H (next to new childcare center) for family, VIP and ADA needs.

Media parking:

-- Media parking will be available in the gravel parking lot south of Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.


"A Memorial for Joe" (Bryce Jordan Center, Thursday, Jan. 26):

Note: Faculty/staff commuter permit holders are being asked to park in East Deck, Orange B softball lots, the Nittany Deck, Eisenhower Deck or Lot Red A and utilize the campus bus and shuttle service on Thursday. Student commuters will be directed to the open portion of Stadium West, Porter North and Porter South lots. Intercollegiate Athletics and Jordan Center staff are asked to park in the Shields Building parking lot or East Deck.

Public parking:

Parking for the public attending the memorial service at the Bryce Jordan Center will be available in the following areas:

-- Stadium West parking lot, directly adjacent to Beaver Stadium;
-- East Deck on Bigler Road, near the Berkey Creamery; and
-- Innovation Park.

Shuttle buses will operate to and from the Bryce Jordan Center from the Nittany Lion Inn and Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel from noon until two hours after the conclusion of the service. See for Loop, Link and CATA community bus routes. Watch for electronic message boards and signs for parking updates. 

Reserved parking: 

The following parking areas are being reserved for VIPs and ADA needs:

-- Orange L West, Orange L South, Orange L East (Founders Lot), the southern portion of Lot 44 (Jordan East) south of Dauer Drive and the metered ADA lot. Click here to reference a map of campus parking areas.

Media parking:

-- Media parking will be available in the gravel lot south of Medlar Field.

Last Updated January 23, 2012