Orientation Parking & Directions

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    Parking is free for all students the week of Orientation. You may park in any of Carlow's parking lots. View a Campus Map [pdf]

    During the semester, however, a valid Carlow University parking permit must be displayed visibly in each vehicle parked on campus. All persons of the Carlow Campus community desiring to purchase a permit must first complete an application form. If you wish to obtain a parking permit for an upcoming semester, please visit the parking website before coming to Orientation. 

    Directions to Campus

    Carlow University
    Oakland Campus
    3333 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    1.800.333.2275

    Tip: A.J. Palumbo Hall is located on Carlow University's campus at 3304 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (at the corner of Craft Ave. and Fifth Ave.)

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    From the East

    When heading west on the Turnpike, take exit 6 to Pittsburgh. It is about 17 miles from the Turnpike to Carlow.
    After exiting the Turnpike, follow Route 376 West into Pittsburgh.
    Take Exit 3B Oakland, Bates Street.
    Go up the hill to the 1st light, and turn left onto the Boulevard of the Allies.
    At the 1st light, bear right onto Halket Street.
    Halket ends at Fifth Avenue. Make a left onto Fifth Avenue See remaining directions from Fifth Avenue which follow.
    You may park in Lot A. 

    From the North

    From the Turnpike East, take Exit 3, Cranberry Exit, onto Route 19 South and follow signs to 79 South.
    Once on 79 South, follow signs to 279 South.
    Exit left onto 279 South towards Pittsburgh, until you reach the junction with 579 South.
    Take 579 South over the Veteran's Bridge. Stay in the left lane while crossing the bridge.
    Once across the bridge, get in the right lane and follow the signs towards 376 East, Monroeville onto the Boulevard of the Allies. DO NOT take the Monroeville exit ramp. Instead, stay in the left lane towards Oakland.
    Make a left onto Halket Street at the 2nd light.
    Make a left onto Fifth Avenue See remaining directions from Fifth Avenue which follow.
    You may park in Lot A. 

    From the South, West and Airport

    From 79 North, or 22/30 East, exit at Pittsburgh, onto 279 North. 
    From 79 North, or 22/30 East, exit at Pittsburgh, onto 279 North. 
    Go through the Fort Pitt Tunnels towards Pittsburgh. Stay in the right lane.
    Bear right to Exit 6A towards 376 East. Take Exit 2A (about 2 miles) to Forbes Avenue/Oakland.
    On Forbes Avenue, get into the far left lane.
    Make a left at the 2nd light onto Halket Street.
    Make a left onto Fifth Avenue. See remaining directions from Fifth Avenue which follow.
    You may park in Lot A. 

    Public Transportation

    If you are taking a bus to campus please access the Port Authority website or use Google Transit to plan your trip. If you desire to purchase a discounted bus pass throughout the year please contact our Bookstore at 412.578.6164.