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Student Move-In to bring changes to traffic and parking August 30 - September 1

This year’s student move-in is slated to be as big and bustling as ever, and community members can expect changes to the usual traffic and parking patterns. Move-In 2017 will take place on Wednesday, August 30, Thursday, August 31 and Friday, September 1, right before the holiday weekend.

University 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 am to 8 pm on Wednesday, August 30;  7 am to 8 pm on Thursday, August 31; and Friday, September 1 from  7 am to 8 pm.

Traffic Route Changes

There will be traffic alterations on the following streets:

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

Changes to Parking Meters and Lots

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 impact 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 as follows:

  • 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 N. 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 & Packard will be controlled for Move-In

Additional Information

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.  Please visit their websites for details.

For additional information about Student Move-In 2017, please see

For other information about construction and traffic alerts that may affect your drive, visit our Traffic Updates and Road Repairs page.