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Parking at Penn State

Event Parking

The College of Arts and Architecture hosts hundreds of lectures, recitals, exhibits, and events each year, and yes, parking on campus is easy! We don’t want you to miss out on a performance or event because of transportation concerns. Whether you are driving on your own or using mass transit, we’ve got you covered.


If you are driving on your own, you can easily access our Arts District facilities from the Eisenhower Parking Deck, East Parking Deck, and Nittany Parking Deck. Parking in the Eisenhower deck is free for events sponsored by the Center for the Performing Arts (shuttle transportation provided from the Eisenhower deck for CPA events in Schwab Auditorium). For other events, parking is $1 hour, or free after 4 p.m. for vehicles displaying a Penn State parking permit. If you are attending an event at the Downtown Theatre, nearby parking is available in the Beaver Avenue lot and Fraser Street garage. For more details on parking for performances and arts-related events, including maps, visit

Mass Transit

The CATABUS Loop and Link buses have stops along Curtin Road, providing easy access to the Arts District. The Loop and Link are free. In addition, the no-fare Campus Shuttle offers daytime service on weekdays, also with several stops in or near the Arts District. For more information on campus transit, visit

We look forward to seeing you at one of our events soon!

The source for all things Penn State transportation

For University-wide transportation, parking, and permit info, click the link below to visit the main Transportation Services website.

Penn State Transportation Services website
School of Music students dressed in tuxedos, playing their cellos during a Mosaic performance.
A scene from the production of American Idiot, showcasing a musical number with an actor standing on a podium in an officer uniform with the the cast singing and dancing behind him.