Travel and Lodging


The program will be held at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, one of the largest university-based conference center hotels of its kind in the country. The Penn Stater, part of Penn State’s Innovation Park, features renovated rooms, extensive meeting facilities, and excellent restaurants.

Contact Information and Address:

Phone: 800-233-7505 or 814-863-5000
Fax: 814-863-5002
Location: 215 Innovation Boulevard
State College PA 16803

Hilton Garden Inn State College

Location: 1221 East College Avenue, State College, Pennsylvania, 16801

Phone: (814)-272-1221

Days Inn Penn State

Location: 240 South Pugh Street, State College, PA 16801

Phone: (814)-238-8454


Campus Housing

A block of dorm rooms has been reserved at Eastview Terrace for Solar 2015 attendees at a rate of $66 per person, per night.

The room block will be available until 14 days prior to the start of the conference.

To reserve a room with campus housing, please register here:

If staying in campus housing, please be sure to research the following before arriving on campus:

  • Parking options or bus routes to the Penn Stater (conference location is not within walking distance from Eastview Terrace)
  • Key pick-up location and procedures
  • Room cancellation policy and deadlines


By Air

The State College/University Park Airport (airport code: SCE) is located near the conference site. Call 814-865-5511 or visit the State College/University Park Airport website for information on flights. We recommend that you make the State College/University Park Airport your final airport destination. Please inquire with your hotel if they offer courtesy airport transportation. Taxis are often located outside of the airport baggage claim area, curbside. Participants are responsible for arranging ground transportation between the airport, hotels, and conference site. Please view this University Park Airport Taxis and Shuttles page.

By Car

The University Park campus is located within driving distance of many major cities, including Harrisburg (1.5 hrs., 90 mi.), Pittsburgh (3 hrs., 137 mi.), Philadelphia (3.5 hrs., 194 mi.), Baltimore (3.5 hrs., 155 mi.), Washington, D.C. (4 hrs., 190 mi.), New York City (5 hrs., 250 mi.), and Toronto (6.5 hrs., 304 mi.). See our Visitors and Neighbors website for detailed visitor information, including maps.

By Bus

Penn State Conferences will confirm your registration. You will be alerted promptly of any cancellations or changes. If some unforeseen event forces Penn State to cancel or postpone the program, you will receive a full refund of your registration fee; however, the University cannot be held responsible for any related costs, including cancellation fees assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

Local Transport

Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center has two 6-person minivans available to schedule on the hour an half hour for 5 mile service area

​Buses​: Note Schedules change with event and semester changes.



  • Handy Delivery: 814-353-6001
  • AA Taxi 814-231-8294
  • Nittany Express
  • Happy Valley Taxi