Spring break 2018 traffic, transit and parking changes

Transportation Services has announced changes to roadway access, transit service and parking at University Park during Penn State's spring break.


Beginning Saturday, March 3, through Friday, March 9, the section of Curtin Road located between University Drive and Bigler Road will be closed for utility work related to construction of the new East residence hall. Access to the Yellow H parking areas at Shields, Wagner and IM Building will remain available, but only by traveling west on Curtin Road from University Drive.

From 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, March 5, a small section of Burrowes Road near Reber Building will be closed for tree pruning. Access to the Brown A parking areas will remain available from Pollock Road, as well as via the driveways located to the north and south of Reber Building, but no through traffic will be permitted through this stretch of Burrowes Road. Access to the Green C, Red H, and Red K parking areas will only be available by traveling south on Burrowes Road from Curtin Road.

Click on the Spring Break 18 Road Closures Google Map to view a map of the affected areas.


CATA will observe its Reduced Service schedule from Saturday, March 3, through Saturday, March 10. More information on CATA service changes can be found at the CATA website.

Due to the closure of Curtin Road between University Drive and Bigler Road during spring break, the following CATA stops and routes will be impacted from Saturday, March 3 through Friday, March 9:

Eastbound: B, HP, Blue Loop and Red Link

Stops affected:

- McCoy Natatorium (Stop #148)

- Curtin Road at Shields Building (Stop #149)

Westbound: C, HP, M, XB, XG, White Loop and Red Link

Stops affected:

- East Halls at Curtin Hall (Stop #155)

- Curtin Road at Intramural Building (Stop #154)

Patrons are encouraged to use alternative stops at Pavilion Theater, Pegula Ice Arena on University Drive, Jordan Center Gate D on University Drive, or temporary stops on Bigler Road in the vicinity of the East Parking Deck.

The one-day closure of Burrowes Road near Reber Building on Monday, March 5 will impact the following CATA routes and stops:

Northbound: B, F, K, and S routes

Stops affected:

- Burrowes Rd. at Waring Commons (Stop #3 - East)

- Burrowes Rd. at Deike Building (Stop #2 - East)

Southbound: C, HP, M, WL, XB, and XG routes

Stops affected:

- Burrowes Road at Rec Hall (Stop #358 - West)

- Burrowes Road at Beta Theta Pi House (Stop #359 - West)

- Burrowes Street at James Elliott Building (Stop #360 - West)

Patrons are encouraged to use alternative stops at the University Club, Walker Building, College and Allen, Pattee Library or Schlow Library during the closure.


While there will be no Campus Shuttle via Pollock Road service from Monday, March 5 through Friday, March 9, the Campus Shuttle via College Avenue and the Hershey Shuttle will remain available.

However, due to the closure of Curtin Road between University Drive and Bigler Road, the Campus Shuttle via College Avenue stops at IM Building (stop no. 2) and East Halls (stop no. 3) will be closed next week. In addition, the one-day closure of Burrowes Road near Reber Building will close the stops at Reber Building (stop no. 9), IST/Hosler (stop no. 10), and Rec Hall (stop no. 11) on Monday, March 5.


All normal weekday faculty, staff, student, and visitor parking regulations will remain in effect during spring break. However, due to reduced CATA Loop and Link service, faculty/staff Orange and both faculty/staff and student Commuter permits will be valid at the following faculty/staff parking areas from Monday, March 5 through Friday, March 9:

- Eisenhower Deck

- Lot Red A

- Orange lots (except the Orange A parking areas on each side of the Office of Physical Plant and the Orange L lots adjacent to the Bryce Jordan Center)

- Commuter lots

All other faculty/staff permit holders must park in their designated parking areas, or at one of the Orange or Commuter lots. Evening/weekend permits will remain valid on weekdays only after 4 p.m. Overnight restrictions between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. for the Commuter lots and campus parking decks will remain in effect, and all reserved parking spaces such as ADA, service/delivery, etc. will remain reserved.


The Parking Office and Fleet Operations will observe normal office and building hours during spring break.


Students not currently registered for on-campus parking who wish return to campus after spring break with a vehicle must first register for a permit online at www.parking.psu.edu. Upon completion of the registration, a printable temporary permit is available that can be displayed on the vehicle for immediate access to parking. The permanent permit will then be mailed to the student's campus mailbox or local address. With the exception of commuter and graduate students, students must have completed at least 29.1 credits prior to the current semester to be eligible for on-campus parking.


Headed out of town for Spring Break? Check out our free private rideshare community at http://zimride.com/psu. This private social network for ridesharing makes it fun and easy to find friends and classmates to split the costs for your travel.


If there are any questions, please contact the Parking Office by phone at 814-865-1436 or by e-mail at parking@psu.edu. Fleet Operations may be reached by phone at 814-865-7571 or by e-mail at fleet@psu.edu.


Last Updated February 28, 2018