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 Directions to Orientation 

 

SPOTLIGHT

To Orientation at the Robert M. Smith Student Center:
(Check-in for June evening activities is at Watson Hall--see below.)

FROM THE PITTSBURGH AREA: Take I-79 North to Exit 105 (Slippery Rock Exit). At the exit, turn left onto Route 108 East (4 miles). Once in the village of Slippery Rock, turn right onto Route 173 South ( S. Main Street). At second light, turn left onto Kiester Road. Orientation parking is available in the lot next to the Student Center; additional parking spaces can be found near the University Union. 

FROM POINTS NORTH: Take I-79 South to Exit 113 (Grove City Exit). At the exit, turn left onto Route 208 (East Leesburg/Grove City Road), and turn right onto Route 258 South. Go through the village of Slippery Rock and turn left onto Kiester Road. Orientation parking is available in the lot next to the Student Center; additional parking spaces can be found near the University Union (under reconstruction).  

FROM OHIO AND POINTS WEST: Take I-80 East into Pennsylvania. Take the interchange exit for I-79 South. Follow I79 South to Exit 113 (Grove City Exit). At the exit, turn left onto Route 208 East (Leesburg/Grove City Road), and turn right onto Route 258 South. Go through the village of Slippery Rock and turn left onto Kiester Road. Orientation parking is available in the lot next to the Student Center; additional parking spaces can be found near the University Union (under reconstruction).  

FROM POINTS EAST: (I-80) Take I-80 West to Exit 29 (Barkeyville Exit). At the exit, turn left onto Route 8 South. Turn right onto Route 108 West. Once in the village of Slippery Rock, turn left onto Route 173 South (S. Main Street), then turn left onto Kiester Road. Orientation parking is available in the lot next to the Student Center; additional parking spaces can be found near the University Union (under reconstruction).  

FROM POINTS EAST: (TURNPIKE) Take the Turnpike West to Exit 28 (Cranberry Township). Upon exiting the turnpike, follow Route 19 North towards Zelienople. Stay right on Route 19 and look for signs directing you to I-79 North to Erie. From I-79 North, take Exit 105 (Slippery Rock Exit). At the exit, turn left onto Route 108 East. Turn right onto Route 173 South (S. Main Street) and then turn left onto Kiester Road. Orientation parking is available in the lot next to the Student Center; additional parking spaces can be found near the University Union (under reconstruction).  

FROM THE BUTLER AREA: Take Route 8 North to Route 173 North (Old Stone House located at the intersection of Routes 8 & 173). Veer left onto Route 173 North. Follow Route 173 (3 miles), at the red light before campus, then turn right onto Kiester Road. Orientation parking is available in the lot next to the Student Center; additional parking spaces can be found near the University Union (under reconstruction). 
 

To Orientation at Watson Hall: (evening activities)
(Full-day check-in is at Robert M. Smith Student Center - see above.)

FROM KIESTER ROAD, OFF MAIN STREET-ROUTE 173:

Starting at the stop light located at the intersection of Main Street-Route 173 and Kiester Road, turn left onto Kiester Road.  If traveling from Route 8, take Route 173 North to Slippery Rock.  At first stop light, turn right onto Kiester Road.

Turn left into the main entrance to campus at the yellow blinker light on Kiester Road and make a quick right around the loop (follow Watson Hall signs, not Orientation signs).  Make a right onto Stadium Drive and follow until you reach a stop sign.

Make a left onto North Drive.  Notice the stadium and resident parking on the right.  Continue until you reach a stop sign.  Turn left onto Green and White Way, then make a left at the next stop sign.  Observe Watson Hall on the left.  Temporary parking is available in front of the building. 

After checking in for the Orientation program, you will be directed to park in the Resident parking spaces or lots (labeled with orange circles) surrounding the Residential Suites.

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Our Orientation programs are designed for new students who have submitted their $90 enrollment deposit to confirm their commitment to attend.  Interested in a recruitment visit, open-house or campus tour?  Please contact Undergraduate Admissions at 1-800-929-4778.

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