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.

Michigan Housing is coordinating Move-In to manage the traffic impact on the Ann Arbor and campus communities. With the cooperation of the city of Ann Arbor, 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 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. Additional parking changes will affect university parking lots and structures that will be converted to use only for Move-In for the duration of the program.

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.

Division of Public Safety and Security officers will be on site during Move-In and will aid in maintaining efficient traffic-flow in the residence hall areas.

The Ann Arbor Area Transit Authority U-M’s Logistics, Transportation and Parking will change some bus routes to accommodate the changes in traffic flow.  Visit their websites at and for details.


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