Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Traffic, parking plans unveiled for Student Move-In

The U-M class of 2014 soon will arrive in Ann Arbor, and University Housing has prepared its annual Student Move-In program, including plans to manage traffic and parking. The schedule begins on Aug. 31, with limited move-in for some residents, and concludes the evening of Sept. 3.

In accommodating the needs of new and returning students, University Housing will coordinate Move-In to manage 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, daily from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 1-3.

Traffic alterations are planned on the following streets:

Thompson: One-way traffic flow southbound between Jefferson and Packard streets.

East Madison: One-way traffic flow eastbound between Thompson and State streets.

East Washington: One-way traffic flow westbound between Fletcher and State streets.

Observatory: One-way traffic flow southbound between East Ann and Geddes streets.

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 parking permit. Additional parking changes will impact university parking lots that will be converted to Move-In use only for the duration of the program.

University lots that will be impacted are:

Lot W-18 (on Thompson Street).

Lot W-16 (on Thompson Street), commonly called the “triangle lot.”

Lot M-28 (on Washington Heights), from Aug. 31-Sept. 3.

Lot E-1 (on North University Court across from Stockwell Hall).

Palmer Commons Parking Structure: Though the structure will remain in normal operation, it will be available for Move-In participants to park.

Once again, 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 Transit Authority ( and University Parking and Transportation Services ( will change some bus routes to accommodate the changes in traffic flow. For more details, go to their respective websites.

For additional information about Student Move-In 2010, go to