Joint Summer Schools on Cryptography and Principles of Software Security

May 30 - June 1, 2012,
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Information for Participants

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The schools will be colocated on Penn State's University Park campus in State College, Pennsylvania.


The Summer Schools will be meeting in the Willard building on the Penn State campus. The Principles of Software Security school will meet in Room 365 and the Cryptography school will meet in Room 367 .

Penn State Campus Map Penn State Interactive Campus Map


We have a group rate available at the Days Inn at the rate of $79 / night (+tax) for the nights of May 29, 30, 31 and June 1. The group code is CGCSEB . The rate is available only for reservations made up to May 18 .

Days Inn State College
Reservation : 1-800-329-7466
Front Desk :1-814-238-8454

Google Maps: Days Inn to Willard Building

The Nittany Lion Inn and Atherton Hotel are slightly more expensive hotels within easy walking distance of the venue.

Nittany Lion Inn
Atherton Hotel

There are many other hotels in the area that are either a slightly longer walk or driving distance from campus. Most of them offer a courtesy shuttle to and from campus, though it is best to check at the time of your reservation whether this service is available. Participants can use any number of booking websites to search for good rates (, and, for example).

Google Maps: Nittany Lion Inn to Willard Building


Visitor parking permits can be purchased daily at the visitor kiosks shown on the link below.

Visitor Kiosk

Parking in the lots by Beaver Stadium or the Bryce Jordan Center is $4 per day. Parking by the IST Building is $6 per day. Parking in the decks is more expensive ($1 per hour).

Visitor Parking

Getting around PSU The CATA bus is free on campus. Use the "Campus Service" to see the choices.


Travel and Reimbursement

State College is accessible by air (State College Airport -- SCE) and is within a few hours' drive of New York, Washington, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.

Registration is free for accepted participants. Participants are responsible for their travel and accommodations. A number of travel scholarships are available to help defray a portion of the travel costs.