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Directions

Clarion University's Waldo S. Tippin Gymnasium is easy to find.  Our campus is a two-hour drive from Pittsburgh and Erie and a one and a half hour drive from Youngstown, Ohio.  Click on the city nearest you to find the driving directions to Clarion.

Allentown            Pittsburgh - Route 28
Cleveland, OH Pittsburgh - North Hills
Erie Wheeling, WV
Harrisburg Wilmington, DE
Philadelphia Youngstown, OH

From Interstate 80 (Exit 64, formerly Exit 10)

Map via MapQuest.com

Parking

Those not requiring special accommodation are asked to park in one of the following lots:

  • Lot 11 (across Greenville Avenue from Tippin Gymnasium)

  • Lot 12 (behind Marwick-Boyd Fine Arts Center)

  • Lot R (behind Public Safety)

For a map detailing the location of the lots listed above, please see a Campus Map.

Handicap parking will be available along Payne Street and in Parking Lot S. There are also a limited number of handicap spaces in the area between Tippin and Gemmell near the gym's upper-level wheelchair accessible entrance.


From Allentown (250 miles, 5 hours)

Go north on the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike to exit 35. At White Haven take I-80 west to exit 64. Follow directions from I-80 exit 64.

From Cleveland, OH (150 miles, approx. 2 1/2 hours)

Go east on Ohio Turnpike to exit gate 15. Follow I-80 east to PA exit 64. Follow directions from I-80 exit 64.

From Erie (100 miles, 2 hours)

Go south on I-79 to Meadville exit 36. Go east on Route 322 through Franklin to Clarion. Stay on Route 322 (Main Street) through the business district. At third light (7-Eleven Market)turn right onto Eighth Avenue. The campus is now on your left. Proceed through the next light (Wendy's) and bear left left on to Greenville Avenue (Eighth Avenue turns into Greenville Avenue at this point, there is no stop sign).

Follow Greenville Avenue, with campus on your left for approximately 300 yards. Tippin Gym will appear on your left and the entrance to Lot 12 will be to your right, directly across the street from Tippin Gym. The entrances to Lot 11 and Lot R are further down the street at Thorn Street (between Marwick-Boyd and Becker Hall).

From Harrisburg (200 miles, 4 hours)

Take Route 322 northwest past Lewistown. At Potter's Mills (Eutaw House Restaurant) bear right on Route 144. At Pleasant Gap turn right on Route 64 for approximately 3 miles. Turn left toward Bellefonte on Route 26 and follow to I-80. Go west on I-80 to exit 64. Follow the directions from I-80 exit 64.

From Pittsburgh-North Hills/Bethel Park Area (90 miles, 2 hours)

Go north on I-79 to I-80. Follow I-80 east to exit 64. Follow directions from I-80 exit 64.

From Pittsburgh-Allegheny River/Route 28 (85 miles, 2 hours)

Go north on Route 28 to Kittanning. Follow Route 28/66 to New Bethlehem. In New Bethlehem turn left on Route 66 and follow to Clarion. Do not turn onto I-80. Go over I-80 and follow directions from I-80 exit 64.

From Philadelphia (300 miles, 6 hours)

Take the Schuylkill Expressway north to Pennsylvania Turnpike. Go west on Turnpike to Harrisburg East exit 19. Follow I-283 north to Route 322 west. Stay on Route 322 northwest through Lewistown. At Potter's Mills (Eutaw House Restaurant) bear right on Route 144. At Pleasant Gap turn right on Route 64 for approximately 3 miles. Turn left toward Bellefonte on Route 26 and follow to I-80. Go west on I-80 to PA exit 64 and follow the directions from I-80 exit 64.

From Wheeling, WV (150 miles, 3 hours)

Go east on I-70 to Washington, PA. Go north on I-79 to I-80. Follow I-80 east to exit 64. Follow directions from I-80 exit 64.

From Wilmington, DE (285 miles, 6 hours)

Go north on Route 202 to Pennsylvania Turnpike and follow west on I-76 (turnpike) to Harrisburg East exit 19. Follow I-283 north to Route 322 west. Stay on Route 322 northwest through Lewistown. At Potter's Mills (Eutaw House Restaurant) bear right on Route 144. At Pleasant Gap turn right on Route 64 for approximately 3 miles. Turn left toward Bellefonte on Route 26 all the way to I-80. Go west on I-80 to exit 64. Follow directions from I-80 exit 64.

From Youngstown, OH (85 miles, 1 1/2 hours)

Go east on I-80 to PA exit 64. Follow directions from I-80 exit 64.

From Interstate 80 (PA) Exit 64

Go north 3 miles to campus. As you enter the borough of Clarion, you will begin to see campus buildings to your right. The first building on your right will be Becker Hall, the second will be Marwick-Boyd Fine Arts, and the third will be Waldo S. Tippin Gym. All of these buildings are situated along Greenville Avenue.

  • To park in Lot 11 (across Greenville Avenue from Tippin Gym) turn left into Lot 11.  There is a good possibility, depending on your arrival time, that a public safety officer will be on hand directing commencement traffic into this lot from Greenville Avenue.

  • To park in Lot 12 (behind Marwick-Boyd Fine Arts Center) turn right on to Thorn Street (entrance between Marwick-Boyd and Becker Hall) and make your next left into Lot 12.

  • To park in Lot R (behind Public Safety) turn right on to Thorn Street (entrance between Marwick-Boyd and Becker Hall) and make your next right into Lot R, behind the Public Safety building.

Parking at a metered space?  You will not be required to feed the meter on graduation day.