This year’s Symposium will be held at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College. The Penn Stater is located at 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803.
The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel website provides information on accommodations. If you have questions not answered on the website, please contact the Penn Stater at ThePennStater@psu.edu or 814-863-5000 or toll-free at 800-233-7505.
A block of rooms at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel has been reserved for Symposium attendees for March 18-19. You can reserve a standard room (king or double bed) at a special rate of $138 for single, double, triple, and quadruple occupancy by using the code THEC16A when making the reservation. To reserve at the special rate, you must call 814-863-5000 or toll-free at 800-233-7505 to make your reservation (the code is not available via online reservations). The deadline is Feb. 12, 2016.
PLEASE NOTE: In previous years these rooms sell out rather quickly so make your reservation as soon as you can and don’t count on rooms being available near the deadline.
Via 322 East: Stay on Route 322 and later the 322 East/US 220 N bypass to the Penn State University/Innovation Park Exit. Turn left at the stop light and follow signs for Innovation Park Exit A directly to the hotel in Innovation Park.
Via 322 West: Take 322 West past Lewistown toward State College (staying on 322 West at Boalsburg), and take the Penn State University/Innovation Park Exit. Turn left at the stop light and follow signs for Innovation Park Exit A directly to the hotel in Innovation Park.
Via 220 South: Take Exit 74 for Innovation Park/Penn State University. Stay in the right lane of the exit and follow the sign for Innovation Park. Turn right at the end of the ramp onto the Park Avenue extension, and turn left at the stop sign onto Innovation Boulevard. The hotel is on the right.
More detailed directions can be found on the Penn Stater’s Directions & Maps page.
Parking is complimentary and located adjacent to the Penn Stater.
Dining and Other Points of Interest
While Penn State is certainly a focal point of Central Pennsylvania, beyond the University State College has lots to offer and explore during your visit. While breakfast and lunch will be provided to you on Symposium Day, you may wish to check out State College’s variety of dining options, and perhaps browse some of the myriad of things to do this area has to offer. Book an extra night’s hotel stay, and make a weekend of it!