2023-2024 Student Break Bus Trips

Offering bus trips since 1999

The student charter buses, sponsored by the Metro Washington, DC Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association, provide safe, reliable, and economical transportation for students traveling between State College and the Washington, DC metro area over holiday and semester breaks.  Pick up/drop off is at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, MD. The trip between State College and Washington, DC, usually takes about 4 hours, but remember that travel times may vary with weather and/or traffic issues.

To be added to the distribution list for notification of future trips or if you have questions, please email the chapter at studentaffairs@psuwashdc.org or info@psuwashdc.org.

RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENTS

Please see the chart at the bottom for links to purchase tickets.

  • The website allows you to select multiple trips in your cart and pay in a single transaction via credit card. If you need another option for payment, please contact us at info.psuwashdc.org
  • The sign-up period will close five days before the trip.
  • Please include the student and parent(s) names, email addresses, and phone number(s) in the comment box.
  • Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis as determined by the payment date. If necessary, a waiting list will be available.

CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS

Updated refund policy: Please double-check your store items before purchasing, as refunds will only be issued under special circumstances. If you'd like to cancel your purchase, it will be considered a donation to the chapter scholarship. Thank you for your cooperation and support of our chapter.

Pick-up & drop-off locations: 

University Park: Curtin Road beside the Berkey Creamery

Bethesda: Side parking lot of Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, MD

The trip between State College and Washington, DC, usually takes about 4 hours, but remember that travel times may vary with weather and/or traffic issues.

Please see below for the scheduled trips for the 2023-2024 school year. 

        Break

Date

Departure Locations

Departure Time

Cost

Purchase Link

Thanksgiving

Friday, November 17, 2023

University Park Campus, State College, PA

4:00pm

$71

Purchase Ticket

Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda, MD

2:00pm

$71

Purchase Ticket

Winter

Friday, December 15, 2023

University Park Campus, State College, PA

4:00pm

$71

Purchase Ticket

Winter

Sunday, January 7, 2024

Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda, MD

 2:00pm

$71

Purchase Ticket

Spring

Friday, March 1, 2024

University Park Campus, State College, PA

4:00pm

$71

Purchase Ticket

Spring

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda, MD

2:00pm

$71

Purchase Ticket