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The PPL Center is located at 701 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA. 

Graduates, Nursing pinners, and faculty must enter through the LOADING DOCK.  The address is 720 Linden Street.  There is NO parking allowed in the Loading Dock.  There will be a security guard posted at the entrance.  No guests will be admitted through the Loading Dock.

Guests should enter through the Air Products Gate, the WFMZ-69 News Gate, or the NJM Gate.  See the PPL Center’s Concourse Map for gate locations.

The PPL Center security staff is utilizing metal detectors at every entrance – including the Loading Dock.  Anyone entering the arena will have to go through the metal detectors.  Please see the PPL Center’s A-Z Guide for a list of prohibited items and other arena policies.

Parking is available in any Allentown Parking Authority garages/lots.  Parking is NOT included with guest tickets.  Parking options nearest to the entrances are as follows:

  • Loading Dock – Orange Deck (entrance next to Loading Dock)
  • Air Products Gate – Arena Deck @ 712 W. Linden or Spiral Deck @ 8th & Linden
  • WFMZ-69 News Gate is – 6th & Linden Garage / Morning Call Deck.  

CLICK HERE for information and locations of all parking lots/garages. 

Food and beverages will be available for purchase prior to and during the Nursing Pinning and Commencement ceremonies at a limited number of concessions stands on the concourse.

Following the ceremony, graduates and guests must exit the arena.  PPL Center staff and security will begin to secure the building right away.  Make arrangements to meet your guests and loved ones at a pre-determined location outside.