University Park, Pennsylvania

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A map of the Penn State University Park Campus posted near the Willard Building.
University Park
Location of University Park
Coordinates: 40°47′46″N 77°51′46″W / 40.79611°N 77.86278°W / 40.79611; -77.86278Coordinates: 40°47′46″N 77°51′46″W / 40.79611°N 77.86278°W / 40.79611; -77.86278
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Centre
Government
 • University President Eric J. Barron
Area
 • Total 1.51 sq mi (3.9 km2)
Elevation 1,154 ft (352 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 12,764
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 16802
Area code(s) 814
School district State College Area School District
Website http://www.psu.edu/

University Park is the postal address used by Pennsylvania State University for its flagship campus in State College and adjacent College Township, Pennsylvania. It is not an incorporated community but exists as a postal address, with the accompanying zip code of 16802, for ease of mail delivery and to distinguish on-campus from off-campus addresses. Almost all of University Park sits within the borough of State College; the northeastern part of campus is within College Township.

The campus post office was designated "University Park, Pennsylvania" in 1953 by Penn State president Milton Eisenhower, after what was then Pennsylvania State College was upgraded to university status.

University Park sits within the State College Metropolitan Statistical Area (population 153,990), which encompasses all of Centre County, Pennsylvania. The ZCTA for ZIP code 16802 had a population of 12,764 at the 2010 census.[1]

The campus is served by the Penn State University Police.

Federally, the University Park campus is part of Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district, represented by Republican Glenn "G.T." Thompson, elected in 2008.

Points of interest[edit]

  • Beaver Stadium – the second largest stadium in the western hemisphere and home of Penn State Football
  • Bryce Jordan Center – home of Men's and Women's Penn State Basketball as well as other indoor sports and entertainment events
  • Eisenhower Auditorium - home to a variety of academic, business, and entertainment events
  • HUB–Robeson Center - commonly referred to as "The Hub"
  • Jeffrey Field - home of the Men's and Women's Penn State Soccer and Lacrosse teams
  • McCoy Natatorium - home of the Men's and Women's Penn State Varsity Swim teams Recreation Facilities
  • Medlar Field at Lubrano Park - home of the State College Spikes and Penn State Men's Baseball teams
  • Nittany Lion Shrine - second most photographed location in Pennsylvania
  • Old Main - Penn State's first building of major significance, completed in 1863
  • The Palmer Museum of Art - prominent visual arts facility and cultural resource for Penn State and local community
  • Pavilion Theatre - intimate 300-seat flexible arena/thrust performance space
  • Pegula Ice Arena - home of the Men's and Women's Penn State Varsity Hockey teams
  • Penn State All-Sports Museum - honors all Penn State Nittany Lion athletes
  • Penn State Creamery - the largest university creamery in the world
  • Penn State Ice Pavilion - former home of the Men's and Women's Penn State Varsity Hockey teams
  • Playhouse Theatre - home of Penn State's University Resident Theatre Company (URTC)
  • Rec Hall - a field house that is home of the Men's and Women's Penn State Gymnastics, Volleyball, and Wrestling
  • Schwab Auditorium - home to a variety of academic, business, and entertainment events

Sports Teams[edit]

Sport League Club Founded Venue League championships Championship years
Baseball NYPL State College Spikes 2006 Medlar Field at Lubrano Park 0 N/A
Basketball NCAA Penn State Nittany Lions Men's Basketball 1897 Bryce Jordan Center 0 N/A
Basketball NCAA Penn State Lady Lion's Women's Basketball 1965 Bryce Jordan Center 0 N/A
Football NCAA Penn State Nittany Lions football 1887 Beaver Stadium 2 1982,1986
Ice Hockey NCAA Penn State Nittany Lions men's ice hockey 1939 Pegula Ice Arena 0 N/A
Ice Hockey NCAA Penn State Nittany Lions women's ice hockey 1996 Pegula Ice Arena 0 N/A
Soccer NCAA Penn State Nittany Lions men's soccer 1911 Jeffrey Field 0 N/A
Volleyball NCAA Penn State Nittany Lions men's volleyball 1976 Rec Hall 2 1994, 2008
Volleyball NCAA Penn State Nittany Lions women's volleyball 1976 Rec Hall 6 1999, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
Wrestling NCAA Penn State Nittany Lions Wrestling 1909 Rec Hall 6 1921, 1953, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

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