The campus shuttle provides transportation for students at specific times of the year.
Residence Hall Closings
When Harmony Hall is closed, the Office of Residence Life offers transportation to and from the Pittsburgh International Airport and Pittsburgh transportation stations, such as the Megabus, Amtrak, and Greyhound stations.
- Sign-up information regarding transportation will be posted in Harmony Hall and a reminder will be sent to students via Penn State email a few weeks prior to break and the closing of the hall.
- Students interested in transportation must register in person by stopping in the Student Development Center, room 101, Student Union Building, to complete a Transportation Request Form.
- The driver is only available from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on specific dates scheduled for hall closings. When booking your travel tickets, please keep in mind that the driver may not be able to accommodate transportation needs that are very early or very late in the day. In order to accommodate the needs of as many students as possible, the driver maintains a strict schedule. Sometimes students may need to arrive early or wait for a pick-up, depending on the driver's schedule. *
*Please note that transportation services are not available for personal use, i.e. if a student is traveling at a time other than when the campus closes or opens. In this case, the student is responsible for finding his/her own transportation to and from his/her destinations.
If the campus transportation schedule doesn't meet your needs, two alternative services offer transportation to the Pittsburgh International Airport. Please note that the campus is approximately 18 miles from the airport. You may contact these services as follows:
$32.35 one way or $62.70 round trip
J B. Taxi Service 724-266-6666724-266-6666
$3.05 for initial pick up, plus $2.45 per mile
Yellow Cab 412-321-8100
To Pittsburgh International Airport - approx $35
To downtown Pittsburgh - approx $90
The exact cost of a fare is determined by Yellow Cab at the time of the trip.
Residence Hall Closing Dates for Fall 2014 through Spring 2015
Harmony Hall will close at noon, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.
Transportation will be available only on Friday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.
Harmony Hall will re-open at noon, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. Transportation is available only on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014.
End of Fall 2014 Semester
Harmony Hall will close at noon, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014.
Transportation will be available during finals week from Wednesday, Dec. 17 through Saturday, Dec. 20, 2015.
Spring 2015 Semester
Transportation will be available only on this date.
Harmony Hall will re-open at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015.
Penn State classes resume at 8:00 a.m., Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.
Spring Break 2015
Transportation will be available Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8, 2015.
Harmony Hall will close at noon, Saturday, March 8, 2015.Harmony Hall will re-open at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, March 15, 2015.
Transportation will be available only at noon, Sunday, March 15, 2015.
End of Spring 2015 Semester
Harmony Hall will close on Saturday, May 9th at 12 p.m.
Transportation will be available during finals week from Wednesday, May 6 through Saturday, May 9, 2015.
Tuesday & Thursday Night Shuttles
On Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout each semester, the campus shuttle will be available to transport students to the Beaver County YMCA as well as local shopping and entertainment sites. There's no need to pre-register; shuttles operate on a first-come, first-served basis.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the Beaver County YMCA offers free admission to Penn State students with a student I.D. Hours are 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. On those evenings, the campus shuttle will pick up students at 6:45 p.m. in front of Harmony Hall and will return to the YMCA at 9:30 p.m. to transport students back to campus.
Transportation is also available to local shopping areas on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This is a great opportunity for students to stock up on necessities, especially during those winter months when it's difficult to walk to local stores.
The campus shuttle picks up students at 7:30 p.m. in front of Harmony Hall. Transportation back to campus will be approximately 8:30 to 8:45 p.m. depending on the students’ drop off locations. The local shopping area includes Walmart, Target, Kohls, Ross, Marshall's, the Beaver Valley Mall, and many other retail stores.
On Tuesdays, any movie at the Cinemark Movie Theater is only $5.25! This offer is good all day so that students can view the movie(s) of their choice. The campus shuttle will be available in the evening and will pick students up at 9:45 p.m. in front of Harmony Hall. The shuttle will return to pick up students at approximately midnight (12:00 a.m.)
Check out the Cinemark movie schedule at www.cinemark.com.
On most Saturdays during each semester, there will be an option to leave campus to attend student activities hosted by Penn State Beaver and/or to catch the campus shuttle to various designated locations. Details are posted monthly.
The shuttle typically runs on Saturdays and takes students to various shopping and/or entertainment areas in the Pittsburgh area. Each week's trip is posted on the bulletin board in front of Harmony Hall. The shuttle service is free to students, but students are encouraged to pre-register in advance. Any remaining seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Throughout each semester, the Office of Student Activities offers trips to various entertainment spots. These scheduled events give students the opportunity to attend great events at a reduced rate; transportation is included. These activities are advertised on campus and students must register for them by going to the Student Development Suite, room 101, Student Union Building. For more information about campus events, please visit beaver.psu.edu/events.
Trips to Penn State University Park
Several times during each semester, the Student Government Association (SGA) travels to Penn State University Park for meetings. The campus provides transportation in a large passenger van for these trips. Open seats are available for any current Penn State Beaver student, but students must pre-register for space. The cost is $10 per student and includes transportation to and from University Park. This is typically a one-night trip. Students are responsible for any overnight accommodations. Most students use these trips as an opportunity to visit a friend or family member who is currently living at University Park.
For International Students
International students often need transportation to various locations in order to obtain a Social Security card and/or a Pennsylvania driver's license, to make or keep medical appointments, or for other personal reasons. Transportation is not guaranteed, but it is possible that arrangements may be made, based on student needs and when a driver is available. For more information or to make a transportation request, please contact Jill Bender, staff assistant, Office of Residence Life, room 101, Student Union Building, 724-773-3959.