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					SAINT FRANCIS UNIVERSITY
              Visitors Guide




  A mountain of opportunities...
                                                                                           Welcome                                to

                   S A IN T FR A NC I S U N I V E R SI T Y




    Admissions                           General Campus                          26 Fine Arts Center               44 Raymond Hall/University        Religious                            16 Saint Agnes Hall
                                                                                                                      Police/Advancement Office
    21 Admissions Parking                1   Main Campus Entrance                28 Saint Joseph Service Center/                                     2   To Saint Francis Friary          18 Pine View Terrace Townhouses
                                                                                    Purchasing                     45 Saint Joseph Shrine                & Gardens
    27 Padua Hall/Admissions Office      3   Dorothy Day Center                                                                                                                           20 Saint Clare Hall
                                                                                 29 Grounds Garage/Receiving       46 Torvian Dining Hall            37 Saint Francis Friar Residence
                                         5   Small Business Development                                                                                                                   35 East Gate Hall
                                             Center                              30 Scotus Hall /                  52 South Campus Entrance          39 Saint Francis Hall
    Athletics                                                                                                                                                                             36 Bach Family Honors House
                                         7   Spalding Cottage                       Office of the President        53 Lake Saint Francis             40 Immaculate Conception Chapel
    4   To Immergrün Golf Course                                                                                                                                                          39 Saint Francis Hall
                                         8   John P. Murtha Rural Telehealth     31 Saint Francis Fountain         55 Roundstone Cottage             43 Franciscan Cemetery
    9   Practice Soccer/Softball Field                                                                                                                                                    47 Giles Hall
                                             Research Center                     32 Schwab Hall                    56 Watershed Nature Trail         48 Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto,       49 Amici Hall
    10 Soccer Game Field
                                         17 JFK Student Center                   34 East Campus Entrance                                                Pieta Shrine, Stations of the
    11 Maurice Stokes Athletic                                                                                                                          Cross                             50 Saint Louis Hall
                                         23 Pasquerilla Library/                 38 Cafe Gubbio                    Visitor/Commuter Parking
       Center/DeGol Arena                                                                                                                                                                 51 Ave Maria Hall
                                            CERMUSA
    12 Track Throws Area                                                         41 Bell Tower                     6   Visitor Parking
                                         24 DiSepio Institute for Rural Health                                                                       Student Housing                      54 Christian Hall
    19 DeGol Field/Fr. Bede Track                                                42 Southern Alleghenies           13 Commuter Parking
                                            & Wellness
                                                                                    Museum of Art                                                    14 Saint Joan of Arc Hall
    33 DeGol Field House                 25 Sullivan Hall                                                          22 Visitor Parking
                                                                                                                                                     15 Saint Elizabeth Hall




Erie and the surrounding areas                                                                                                                           Baltimore, Washington, DC and Virginia
Take I-79 south to Rt. 422 east to                                                                                                                       Take I-270 north to I-70 west to
Ebensburg. Proceed into town. Turn                                                                                                                       Breezewood. Take PA Turnpike (I-76)
left at light (Otto Mart will be on your right). Continue straight at next light in the                                                                  west to Bedford (220 North/I-99
center of town at the intersection of High Street and Center Street. Turn left at light                                                                  North) exit. Turn left after toll booth.
onto Manor Drive (Best Gas Station on left). Take this road past the Laurel Crest                                                                        At top of the hill, turn left onto
Manor approximately 6 miles to University entrance on right.                                                                                             Rt. 220 north to Altoona. Follow exit
                                                                                                                                                         marked Rt. 22, Ebensburg/
Cleveland                                                                                                                                                Hollidaysburg. Take Rt. 22 west to
Take I-80 east (Ohio Turnpike) to I-79 South. Travel 422 east to Ebensburg.                                                                              Lilly/Portage exit. Turn right on Rt. 53
Continue from Ebensburg—previous paragraph.                                                                                                              north. Turn left at the first traffic light
                                                                                                                                                         (at Sheetz). 200 yards beyond overpass,
From Northeastern Pennsylvania/Central New Jersey                                                                                                        bear right at “Saint Francis University”
Take I-80 south to I-80 west to exit 161 (Bellefonte). Take US99/Rt. 220 south                                                                           sign onto St. Joseph Street. Take this
approximately 50 miles to Altoona and Rt. 22 west. Take Rt. 22 west to Lilly/Portage                                                                     road 4 miles to Loretto. At Village
exit. Turn right onto Rt. 53 north. Continue on Rt. 53 north approximately two miles                                                                     Cross monument on traffic circle, bear
to traffic light (Sheetz on left). Turn left at light and continue beneath railroad                                                                       left. University is roughly 200 yards on the left.
overpass. 200 yards beyond overpass, bear right at Saint Francis University sign
onto St. Joseph Street. Take this road four miles to Loretto. At Village Cross
monument on traffic circle, bear left. Saint Francis University entrance is 200 yards
on left.



                                                                                                                                         Pittsburgh!    !                               90 miles
                                                                                                                                         Baltimore!     !                               185 miles
                                                                                                                                         Cleveland!     !                               200 miles
                                                                                                                                         Scranton!      !                               210 miles
                                                                                                                                         Philadelphia! !                                230 miles
                                                                                                                                         Buffalo!!      !                               260 miles
                                                                                                                                         Columbus!      !                               270 miles
                                                                                                                                         New York City! !                               300 miles
                                                                                                                                            If you are programming your GPS, set it to:
                                                                                                                                            117 Evergreen Drive
                                                                                                                                            Loretto, PA 15940
Places to Stay
Loretto, PA                          Duncansville, PA                     Motel 6
(Less than a mile to campus)         (Approximately 14 miles to campus)   1500 Sterling Street
Staff Pick!                                                               814.946.7601
Spring Hill Bed & Breakfast          Comfort Inn                          10% off with SFU Family Discount
246 Spring Hill Lane                 130 Patchway Road                    Card
Loretto, PA 15940                    814.693.1800
814.886.2020                         10% off with SFU Family Discount     Quality Inn
10% off with SFU Family Discount     Card                                 2915 Pleasant Valley Blvd.
Card                                                                      814.944.4581
                                                                          $59+tax Flat Rate with SFU Family
Cresson, PA                                                               Discount Card
                                     Altoona, PA
(Approximately 6 miles to campus)    (Approximately 18 miles to campus)
Cresson House Bed & Breakfast                                             Johnstown, PA
417 Park Avenue                                                           (Approximately 30 miles to campus)
                                     Courtyard Marriott
814.886.5014                                                              Hampton Inn
                                     Convention Center Drive
10% off with SFU Family Discount                                          129 Commerce Court
                                     814.312.1800
Card                                                                      814.262.7700
                                     $109+tax Flat Rate with SFU Family
                                     Discount Card                        10% off with SFU Family Discount
Ebensburg, PA                                                             Card
(Approximately 8 miles to campus)    Econo Lodge
Comfort Inn                                                               Sleep Inn
                                     2906 Pleasant Valley Blvd.
111 Cook St.                                                              453 Theatre Drive
                                     814.944.3555
814.472.6100                                                              814.262.9292
                                     10% off with SFU Family Discount
10% off with SFU Family Discount                                          10% off with SFU Family Discount
                                     Card
Card                                                                      Card
                                     Holiday Inn Express
Noon Collins Inn                     3306 Pleasant Valley Blvd.
114 East High Street                 814.944.9661
814.472.4311                         10% off with SFU Family Discount
10% off with SFU Family Discount
Card
                                     Card                                 You will find a printable
                                     Hampton Inn                          Family Discount Card at the
Portage, PA
(Approximately 10 miles to campus)
                                     180 Charlotte Dr.                    end of this document.
                                     814.941.3500
Majestic World Lodge                 10% off with SFU Family Discount     Please note: The discount
(10% off with FDC)                    Card                                 only applies to prospective
679 Memory Lane
814.693.0189                                                              students and their families.
Local Attractions
Sporting Teams                                Historical Attractions
Altoona Curve                                 Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Minor League Baseball Team                    http://www.nps.gov/jofl/
http://www.altoonacurve.com/
                                              Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
Johnstown Chiefs                              http://www.nps.gov/alpo/
Minor League Hockey Team
http://www.johnstownchiefs.com/               Horseshoe Curve—Altoona, PA
                                              http://www.northeast.railfan.net/horseshoe.html
Outdoor Activities
Blue Knob Ski Resort                          The Johnstown Inclined Plane
http://www.blueknob.com/                      http://www.inclinedplane.com/

Hidden Valley and Seven Springs Ski Resorts   Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
http://www.hiddenvalleyresort.com/            http://www.sama-art.org/

DelGrosso Amusement Park                      State Parks
http://www.delgrossos.com/dap.html            Prince Gallitzin
                                              http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateParks/parks/princegallitzin.aspx
Other
Allegheny Mountains Visitors Bureau           Laurel Ridge
http://www.alleghenymountains.com/            http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateParks/parks/laurelridge.aspx
                                                 Places to Eat




Italian Village Pizza - Loretto, PA
Prices range from $4.00 - $10.00 (Italian fare)
Turn right out of the main entrance of the University. Travel through Loretto (bear right at circle with monument) and make
the first right onto Saint Catherine Street. Italian Village Pizza will be on your left.

Vito’s Restaurant & Pizzaria - Cresson, PA
Prices range from $6.00 - $10.00 (Italian fare)
Turn right out of the main entrance of the University. Travel through Loretto (bear right at circle with monument) and travel
approximately 4 miles to the first stop sign. Turn left into Cresson (Dollar General on left) onto Admiral Peary Highway (Rt.
53). Travel past the McDonald’s on left and under the railroad overpass. Immediately following the railroad overpass turn
left onto Front Street. Vito’s is in the fourth block down on the right.


Cresson Springs Restaurant - Cresson, PA
Prices range from $5.00 - $9.00 (Wide variety of fare)
Follow above directions to Vito’s Restaurant & Pizzaria. Instead of turning left immediately after the railroad overpass
continue straight on Admiral Peary Highway (Rt. 53). At the next intersection turn right. Cresson Springs sits on the corner.
Saint Francis University (All located on campus)
Trovian Dining Hall (Wide variety of fare)

Frankies (Wide variety of fare)
Located on the bottom level of JFK Student Center

Cafe Gubbio (Proudly serving Starbucks)
Off the Rak - Ebensburg, PA
Prices range from $7.00 - $15.00 (Wide variety of fare)
Turn left out of the main entrance of the University. Travel 7 miles to the first traffic light. Turn left at the light. Bear right
onto the ramp leading to 22 East towards Blairsville, Pittsburgh. Travel approximately 3-4 miles, past the intersection to the
Wal-Mart Plaza, to the next large intersection (McDonald’s and Wendy’s on right). Turn left at this light and follow sign to
the Ebensburg Mini Mall. Travel to the next stop sign. Turn right at the stop sign onto New Germany Road. The Mini Mall is
located directly on your right. Off the Rak is the last building on the right.
Amici’s Ristorante - Ebensburg, PA Staff Pick!
Prices range from $8.00 - $20.00 (Italian fare)
Turn left out of the main entrance of the University. Travel 7 miles to the first traffic light. Turn right at light onto Main
Street. Follow Main Street towards the center of town and up the large hill. At the top of the hill is the main intersection.
Amici’s will be on your left.
                                         More Places to Eat




Altoona
There are a variety of restaurants located along the Plank Road Exit in Altoona To the right is Friendly’s, Ruby Tuesday’s,
Outback Steakhouse, T.G.I. Friday’s. To the left is the mall (Applebee’s is in the mall), Denny’s, and Eat-N-Park. If you are
looking for fine dining we suggest The Allegro. This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine. It is located on Broad Avenue
and 40th street. To make reservations call 814-946-5216. Turn right out of main entrance of the University. Travel through
Loretto (bear right at circle with monument) and travel approximately 5 miles to the first stop sign. Turn left into Cresson
(Dollar General on left) onto Admiral Peary Highway (Rt. 53). Travel to the next traffic light at the Sheetz Gas Station.
Continue straight through light up hill. At the top of the hill follow signs to 22 West, Hollidaysburg, Altoona. Enter 22 East
and travel approximately ten miles. 22 East will split, follow signs to 220 North/I-99, Altoona. The first exit off of 220
North/I-99 is Plank Road Exit.

         Marzoni’s
         165 Patchway Road
         Duncansville, PA 16635
         Phone: 814-695-2931
         Web: http://www.marzonis.com/

Johnstown
There are a variety of restaurants located in and around the mall in Johnstown. In the mall complex is Lone Star and
Ponderosa. Located inside the mall is the Ground Round and the Italian Oven Restaurant. Turn left out of the main entrance
of the University. Travel 7 miles to the first traffic light. Turn left at the light. Bear right onto the ramp leading to 22 East
towards Blairsville, Pittsburgh. Travel approximately 4 miles, past the McDonald’s and Wendy’s. Bear right onto the ramp
leading to 219 South towards Johnstown. Follow 219 South approximately 12 miles to the Galleria Drive Exit. Turn left at
the top of the exit ramp. Red Lobster, Perkins, and Applebee’s are all located on Galleria Drive. The mall entrance is located
off Galleria Drive.

         Chili’s
         Richland Town Center Johnstown
         Phone: 814-266-3884

         Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar
         425 Galleria Drive
         Phone: 814-269-4500
                                       Printable Items




                                               When visiting Saint Francis University, use this card at the
                                               accommodations listed previously to receive a special
                                               discounted rate.


                                               Parking
                                               When pulling into the main entrance of Saint Francis
                                               University, follow Evergreen Drive to the first stop sign.
                                               Take a right onto Pineview Drive. The Admissions Visitor
                                               parking is located immediately on your left, next to the
                                               Pasquerilla Library. Admissions Visitor parking signs will
                                               designate the parking spaces. We ask that you please print,
                                               cut, and fill out the temporary parking permit and display
                                               so it is visible from your front windshield.
                                               Overflow parking is available, down the hill behind the
                                               library, on Lakeview Drive.



                                               Location-Admissions Office
                                               The Saint Francis University Admissions Office is located in
                                               Padua Hall, which is directly across from the Immaculate
                                               Conception Chapel and between Sullivan Hall and Scotus
                                               Hall.



                                               Location-John F. Kennedy
                                               Student Center
                                               The John F. Kennedy Student Center is located on Evergreen
When parking on campus, please keep this tag   Drive next to the DeGol Field and directly across from Saint
visible.                                       Agnes Residence Hall.

				
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