Know the Campus

Know the Campus


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 back-up plan if your first mode of transportation fails.

Driving - think about expenses of driving (gas, insurance, maintenance) and how it works into your budget.

Walking or biking - think about how weather will affect your method of transportation and whether or not the distance is appropriate for the travel.

Public Transportation, bus and train schedules and more!

Bus and Van information

Parking is available on-campus, free for students. There are six on campus parking lots and two off-campus parking lots. Considering everyone on campus is a commuter student, it’s good to know your options.

Eating on Campus

Monday through Friday during the academic year the campus has food available to purchase at the cafeteria located in the Lares Bluidg. The campus cafeteria is open Monday – Thursday 7:30 am— 10:30 am, reopening 11:00 am— 6:00 pm. Friday’s schedule is 7:30 am to 10:30 am reopening from 11:00 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 from hot food, sandwiches, soups, salads and fruit. The hours will vary during the summer time. Usually the cafeteria will be open 7:30 am to 1:30 pm.

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.

  • Flyers - These are posted all around campus in every building to let students and faculty know about upcoming events.
  • Television Monitors - Video monitors are in Lares and Sutherland that announce upcoming events for the future.
  • 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 - Get Connected, 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 news or events. News and events include but are not limited to snow days, delays and emergencies.

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