Reber Building

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205 Hallowell Building
University Park, PA 16802

Getting to Penn State

Conveniently situated amidst many major cities, the State College, Pa., campus is within driving distance from metropolitan hubs like Harrisburg (1.5 hours, 90 miles), Pittsburgh (3 hours, 137 miles), Philadelphia (3.5 hours, 194 miles), Baltimore (3.5 hours, 155 miles), Washington, D.C. (4 hours, 190 miles), New York City (5 hours, 250 miles), and Toronto (6.5 hours, 304 miles).

From the northeast (New York City, the Poconos), follow I-80 West to Exit #161 (Bellefonte), and follow I-99 south to State College. Take Exit $74 for Innovation Park/Penn State University.

From the southeast (Philadelphia), follow I-76 West (the Pennsylvania Turnpike) to Exit #247 (Harrisburg East), then follow I-283 to I-83, proceeding north on I-83 to the I-81 interchange. Then follow I-81 South to the exit for Route 322/22 West. Proceed west on Route 322 through Lewistown to State College, Exit #74.

From the southwest (Pittsburgh), follow Route 22 East to the exit for Route 22 at Duncansville, then follow I-99/Route 220 North to Route 322 East to the Mt. Nittany Expressway/State College Exit #73.

From the northwest (Erie), follow I-80 East to Exit #124 (Woodland) just east of Clearfield, then follow Route 322 East to the Mt. Nittany Expressway/State College Exit #73.

Finding Nuclear Engineering on Campus

Use the table locations below to find your desired building on the Campus Map. Our administrative offices are in the Reber Building. Don't know what building you are looking for? Call 814-865-2519.

  • Reber (RBR): H-3
  • Hammond (HMD): H-3
  • Leonhard (LND): G-1
  • Research East (RSE): G-9
  • Breazeale Nuclear Reactor (BNR): G-9
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The Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the top ranked nuclear engineering programs in the United States. The department distinguishes itself from other programs with a strong focus on experimental research in power, science, security and safety. The actively growing department leads four educational programs for students pursuing a bachelor of science, a master of science, a master of engineering or a doctoral degree. The department also houses the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, the country’s first and longest operating licensed nuclear reactor. The construction and operation of the reactor introduced nuclear engineering to Penn State, and, in doing so, harnessed research and educational opportunities as key strengths for the department. See how we’re inspiring change and impacting tomorrow at

Department of Nuclear Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6938