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Transportation for students living on campus is available in specific situations. Drivers are employed by the University and drive a University vehicle.

Move-In Day

International and out-of-state students often need transportation to campus on Move-In Day. Penn State Beaver provides free shuttle service from the Pittsburgh International Airport and other Pittsburgh transportation stations to the campus. To make arrangements for transportation on Move-In Day, please contact Jill Bender, 724-773-3959. To guarantee available transportation, please contact Jill by Friday, August 9.

Residence hall closings

When Harmony Hall is closed, the Office of Residence Life offers transportation to and from the Pittsburgh International Airport and Pittsburgh to catch the Megabus, Greyhound bus, or Amtrak. Sign-up information and schedules will be posted in Harmony Hall a few weeks prior to break and the closing of the hall.

To accommodate as many students as possible, the driver employed by the campus maintains a very strict schedule. Sometimes students may need to arrive at their destination early and/or wait to be picked up, depending upon the driver's schedule.

Students interested in obtaining transportation will need to register by contacting Jill Bender, staff assistant, Office of Residence Life, 101 Student Development Center (SUB 101), 724-773-3959. Please have all your travel information ready when you see/contact Jill.

If the campus transportation schedule doesn't meet your needs, there are two alternative services in the area that will take you to the Pittsburgh International Airport. Please note that the campus is approximately 18 miles from the airport.

1-800-BLUE-VAN (1-800-258-3826)
$32.35 one-way or $62.70 round-trip

J. B. Taxi Service
724-266-6666 or 724-658-1444
$3.05 for initial pick up + $2.45/mile


Additional Transportation


To meet the needs of our residence hall students who don't have cars, there is a campus shuttle service available on weekends. The shuttle typically runs on Saturdays and takes students to various shopping and/or entertainment areas in and around the area, including Pittsburgh. There is no fee to students for this service, but students do need to register for the service in advance. Each week the trip is posted on the bulletin board in the front of Harmony Hall. More details will be made available during the semester.

For International Students Only

International students often need transportation to obtain a social security card and/or a Pennsylvania state driver's license, to make/keep medical appointments, and/or for other personal reasons. Transportation can be arranged in advance by contacting Jill Bender, staff assistant, Office of Residence Life, room 101, Student Union Building, 724-773-3939.