Student Move-In will mean traffic, parking changes Aug. 24-30


This year’s student move-in will take place over seven days, and community members can expect changes to the usual traffic and parking patterns. Move-in 2020 will begin Aug. 24 and run until Aug. 30.

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. 24-30.

Traffic alterations are planned for the following streets:

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

  • Lot M28, on Washington Heights.
  • Lot M95, just east of Markley Hall, will have the west half dedicated to Move-In.
  • Lot E1, on North University Court across from Stockwell Hall.
  • Palmer Parking Structure (N-26), all visitor parking will be for Move-In participants.
  • Lot W16 (the “triangle lot”), on Thompson at Madison and Packard will be controlled for Move-In.
  • Lot NC32 (Baits Drive south of Baits 2), will have 20 spaces 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.

Both the Ann Arbor Area Transit Authority and university Logistics, Transportation and Parking will be changing some bus routes to accommodate the changes in traffic flow.


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