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Directions to Campus

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From Pittsburgh and west: Rt. 22 E to Rt. 220/I-99N to 17th St. exit.

From Harrisburg and Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Turnpike to Bedford (Exit 11) to Route 220/I-99 N to 17th St. exit.

From Points Northeast: Route 80 W to Milesburg exit, take Route 220/I-99 S to 17th St. exit.


From 17th Street Exit: Follow 17th Street into downtown Altoona for approximately 2 miles and turn right onto 12th Avenue. Remain in the left-hand lane. Continue straight (12th Avenue becomes Chestnut Avenue) until you reach Juniata Gap Road (just after passing Martin's Food Store on left). Turn left onto Juniata Gap Road.

To Park in the Ivy Lot (Main entrance): Follow Juniata Gap Road through 2 stop lights. At the third stop light, turn right into the main entrance to campus. Follow the road as it curves to the left into the Parking Lot.

To Park in the Misciagna Lot (Misciagna Center, Hawthorn Building, etc.): Follow Juniata Gap Road to 25th Avenue (Sheetz on right). Turn right. Turn left onto Ivyside Drive. Continue straight until you have entered campus. At the stop sign, turn right. At the next stop sign, turn left into the Misciagna lot. NOTE: Although the lot is gated, it is designated for visitor use. To open the gate, use the keypad to call University Police (x5222).