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Student Move-In to bring changes to traffic and parking

Student Move-In for the 2023 fall semester will take place Aug. 23-27, and community members can expect changes to the usual traffic and parking patterns for those five days. Some streets in the immediate vicinity of residence halls will see traffic-flow alterations from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. during Move-In days. Traffic alterations will be implemented on:

  • Thompson Street: One-way southbound from Jefferson to Packard streets.
  • East Madison Street: One-way eastbound between Thompson and State streets.
  • East Washington Street: One-way westbound between Fletcher and Thayer streets. 
  • East Ann Street: One-way eastbound from Zina Pitcher to Observatory streets.
  • Observatory Street: One-way southbound between East Ann Street and Geddes Avenue.

Most parking meters in the immediate vicinity of residence halls will be bagged and reserved for students and families who display the proper Move-In unloading permit. University parking lots and structures that will be converted to Move-In use only are:

  • Lot M-28 on Washington Heights.
  • Lot M-95 just east of Markley Hall: west half of lot dedicated to Move-In.
  • Lot E-1 on North University Court across from Stockwell Hall.
  • Palmer Parking Structure (N-26): all visitor parking will be for Move-In participants.
  • W16 (“Triangle”) Lot on Thompson at Madison and Packard streets will be controlled for Move-In.
  • Lot NC32 (Baits Drive south of Baits 2) will have 20 spaces reserved for Move-In participants.

For more information about Move-In traffic and parking.

Wallenberg Medal and Lecture moving to the Donia Human Rights Center

The Wallenberg Medal and Lecture and the Wallenberg Endowment have moved from the Rackham Graduate School to the Donia Human Rights Center. The Wallenberg Medal and Lecture recognizes outstanding humanitarians whose work echoes University of Michigan alumnus Raoul Wallenberg’s extraordinary accomplishments and human values. These activities are supported by the Wallenberg Endowment, which was established in 1985 to honor Wallenberg, a diplomat during World War II who helped save the lives of tens of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust. The Donia Human Rights Center is a forum for intellectual exchange on issues around human rights among scholars, practitioners, students, and the broader public.

Big Ten Open Books initiative launches first round of titles

Big Ten Open Books, an initiative born of a collaboration among the libraries of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and six member university presses, launched its first collection on Aug. 1. One hundred titles on the topic of gender and sexuality studies are available to everyone. Among these titles are 24 published by the University of Michigan Press. The books are housed on Fulcrum, an open-infrastructure platform developed and hosted by U-M. Read more about the initiative or access books online at

Clements announces online access to Revolutionary War manuscripts

U-M’s William L. Clements Library has made available volumes 1-11 of the English Series of the Thomas Gage Papers. Thomas Gage was a famed British commander-in-chief in the decade leading up to the American Revolution and also the governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay from 1774-75. The papers are being digitized through a $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize more than 23,000 items from one of the Clements Library’s largest and most utilized collections. A premier destination for the study of 18th and 19th century American history, the Clements Library’s archive is particularly strong in their papers and artifacts related to the American Revolution. Learn more at

UROP still seeking proposals for coming academic year

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program is still recruiting project proposals for the 2023-24 academic year. The priority deadline is Aug. 28. Every year, more than 1,400 U-M undergraduate students are admitted to the program, representing all fields of study. UROP accepts research, scholarly and creative inquiry projects from any U-M college or school. Research mentors include faculty, postdocs, graduate students, research scientists, research staff and community partners from Ann Arbor, Detroit and Ypsilanti. UROP mentors may submit or renew a project, or apply for Mentor Supplementary Funding at Direct questions to UROP Director Michelle Ferrez at or

Sean Maymi named men’s tennis head coach

Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics Warde Manuel has announced the hiring of Sean Maymi as head coach of the men’s tennis program. Maymi returns to Ann Arbor after spending five seasons as the head coach of the men’s tennis team at the University of Nebraska. He will be the 16th head coach of the 130-year-old Wolverine program. Maymi served two successful stints as associate head coach of the Wolverines from 2006-11 and again from 2015-18. He helped guide the Wolverines to eight NCAA Tournament appearances in his nine seasons, reaching the round of 16 twice. Read more about Maymi.

Compiled by James Iseler, The University Record


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