Parking and Transportation
There are a number of ways to get around Abington including walking or biking, public transportation, Abington’s shuttle bus, or driving. Remember to always have a backup plan if your first mode of transportation fails.
Walking or biking: Bike racks are available on campus.
Public transportation: Campus is conveniently located near the Rydal Regional Rail Station. Penn State shuttles also pick up and drop off at several major public transportation centers. Visit www.septa.org for bus and train schedules.
Eating on Campus
Monday through Friday during the academic year the campus has food available to purchase at the cafeteria located in the Lares Building. The campus cafeteria is open Monday – Thursday 7:30 am through 6:00 pm. Friday’s schedule is 7:30 am to 3:00 pm (closed weekends).
There is hot breakfast and lunch served during the morning and afternoon hours. There is a variety of food available including hot food, sandwiches, soups, salads and fruit. The hours will vary during the summer.
Woodland Coffee Shop
Open Monday through Friday during the academic year in the Woodland Building, the hours of operation are 7:30am- 5:30pm Monday through Thursday and Friday 7:30am through 2:30pm. The coffee shop has a variety of hot and cold Peets Coffee products as well as smoothies.
Eating off Campus
Other food options within the area include from grocery stores, fast food and sit down restaurants. There are various shopping centers with quick drives from campus. Some options may even offer discounts to students with your ID card.
Know About Campus Events
Stay connected and get involved by attending events on campus. To find out what different events are going on there are various places you can find information. See the web events calendar.
- Flyers - These are posted all around campus in every building to let students and faculty know about upcoming events.
- Student List-Serve - All students from Penn State Abington are put on a list-serve that informs students of news and upcoming events. Reading these emails will keep you updated with important, useful news.
- Toilet Paper - This “paper,” appears every week and is posted in the bathrooms for quick, convenient reading about important events and things happening on campus.
- Online - Engage, the student events website
Health & Wellness: Visit this site for more information about the different campus health and wellness resources and services. You can find information on local urgent care clinics and the contact information for our Consulting doctor, Dr. Bryan D. O’Connell.
Penn State Abington has an on-campus safety program that involves a security watch during school hours Monday through Friday, and on the weekend when there are school events. The campus has call boxes placed strategically around the campus for the students’ convenience. Call boxes are direct lines to the local police in case of an emergency.
Penn State Abington also has PSUAlert, a PSU Alert Text messaging service, which is available for emergencies.