Student move-in to bring changes to traffic and parking


This year’s student move-in will take place Aug. 25-29, and community members can expect changes to the usual traffic and parking patterns during that time.

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. Aug. 25-29.

Traffic alterations are planned on the following streets:

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

Most, if not all, 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 move-in use only for the duration of the program.

University 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: Thompson at Madison and Packard will be controlled for move-in.
  • Lot NC32 (Baits Drive south of Baits 2): Twenty spaces will be reserved for move-in participants.

Uniformed Housing Security officers and university police 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 and U-M Logistics, Transportation and Parking will change some bus routes to accommodate the changes in traffic flow. Visit their websites for details.


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