Day of Instructions

Where do I go? You and your guests should arrive at the Watson and Tressel Training Site (WATTS) by 9:00 a.m. to check-in and begin your day at YSU. Once parked, please make your way to the 4th floor of the deck and take the walking bridge over into the core of campus. From there, please follow the neon yellow "Visit Day Registration" signs to the WATTS.

We will also have shuttles available the morning of the event to deliver participants from the parking deck to the WATTS. Shuttle pickup will be located at the Butler Institute of America Art across the street from the Wick Parking Deck from 8:00 – 9:45 am. Simply take the 4th floor walking bridge from the Wick Parking Deck and once off the bridge make an immediate right to the shuttle loading zone.

Early arrivals: If you would like to get a head start on your day, plan to arrive at WATTS beginning at 8:30 a.m. to meet President Tressel and take a picture with Pete the Penguin.

We have reserved the M30 Parking Deck (free of charge) for YSU Crash Day participants; please park there.

GPS ADDRESS: Use 453 Wick Ave. Youngstown, Ohio, on your GPS for exact directions to the M30 parking lot.

Driving Directions from the Northwest (Cleveland, Toledo): Starting from I-80 follow these directions.

From the north (Ashtabula): Starting from Ohio Route 11 (southbound) follow these directions.

From the east (western Pennsylvania): Starting on I-80 in wester Pennsylvania follow these directions.

From the southeast (Pittsburgh): Starting on the Pennsylvania turnpike (376) follow these directions.

From the south: Starting on Ohio Route 11 (northbound) follow these directions.

What will I do? We have several informative and entertaining activities planned for YSU Crash Day, including the opportunity to crash classes in a variety of disciplines, to explore our athletic and recreational facilities, to tour campus and explore a variety of student activities at YSU. You will be all over campus during your visit, at indoor and outdoor venues. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes! A copy of the Crash Day agenda will be available soon on the Crash Day web site at!

What do I need to bring? Don’t worry about bringing money for parking or lunch – it’s our treat! That’s right, free parking in the M30 lot and lunch with one of our six academic colleges will be served to you free of charge.

YSU always seeks to accommodate all people with disabilities. If accommodations are required for this event, please call us at 330-941-2000 or toll free at 877-468-6978.

Thanks again for registering for YSU Crash Day – we can’t wait to meet you!