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In and Around Loretto

Whether you’re new to Loretto or just curious to see what borders our beautiful campus - explore the resources below.


NOTE: This page is intended to serve as a resource. The businesses and attractions listed on this page are not necessarily endorsed by Saint Francis University and may not represent the views of Saint Francis University or its officials.

Auto Repair/Towing

Click here for some places nearby.  Campus Police is also available on campus 24/7 to assist as needed.  814-472-3600 

Hotels & Accommodations

Click here for some places nearby.  Johnstown and Altoona are both approximately 15 miles from campus.

Beauty & Personal Maintenance

Click here for some places nearby.

Dining Out

Click here for some places nearby.

Local Shopping

Click here for some places nearby. 

Medical & Emergency

The DiSepio Institute for Rural Health & Wellness houses the UPMC MyHealth Saint Francis unit (health services).  Students and employees may take advantage of the UPMC world-class provider network and services conveniently located right here on campus.   The University partners with Cambria Alliance Emergency Medical Service to provide emergency transportation services.  

Transportation Providers*



Johnstown Airport

Altoona-Blair County Airport


*Student transportation is available to/from campus and is facilitated by the Center for Student Engagement.  Visit our student transportation web page for more details.  


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Loretto is nestled in one of the most beautiful regions of Pennsylvania.  Access to recreation abounds, and our neighboring communities are populated with wonderful people, places, and eateries. 


Explore Altoona: Blair County, Pennsylvania 
Visit Johnstown