With this year’s Student Move-In community members can expect changes to the usual traffic and parking patterns. Move-In 2020 will take place Monday, August 24 through Sunday, August 30. The campus community should also anticipate increased traffic and rerouting on Monday, August 24, as preparations for Move-In get underway. The increased traffic this activity brings may create traffic delays and will necessitate parking space closures and alterations to the city and U-M transit systems. The following information is provided to assist in planning for this annual activity.

Street Adjustments

With the cooperation of the City of Ann Arbor, the following streets in the immediate vicinity of residence halls will see traffic-flow alterations from 6 a.m. August 24 – 11 p.m. August 30:  

  • Thompson — one way southbound from Jefferson to Packard — meters bagged
  • Madison — closed from Division to Thompson — one way eastbound from Thompson to South State — meters bagged
  • Observatory — one way southbound from East Ann to Geddes — meters bagged
  • East Washington — one way westbound from Fletcher to Thayer — meters bagged
  • Maynard — from Jefferson to East William — meters bagged
  • East University between Hill and Willard — meters bagged
  • Church Street between Hill and Willard — meters bagged
  • North University Court — meters bagged
  • Oxford — parking reserved for move-in from Hill to Geddes
  • Washington Heights — closed from Observatory to E. Medical Center Drive — meters bagged
  • East Ann — one-way eastbound from Zina Pitcher Place to Observatory — meters bagged

Parking Impacts

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. Several university parking lots will be converted to Move-In use ONLY for the duration of Move-In. University lots that will be impacted Monday, August 24 through Sunday, August 30 are as follows:

  • Lot M28 (on Washington Heights)
  • Lot M95 (just east of Markley Hall) – west half of lot will be for Move-In participants
  • Lot E1 (on North University Court across from Stockwell Hall)
  • Palmer Drive Parking Structure (N26) – all Visitor parking will be for Move-In participants
  • W16 (“Triangle”) Lot – Thompson at Madison and Packard will be controlled for Move-In

Please note that the Thompson and Hill Parking Structures will be used for overflow Move-In parking.

Bus Route Adjustments

Both the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority and University of Michigan Logistics, Transportation & Parking will be modifying some bus routes to accommodate the changes in traffic flow. Please visit the AAATA website and our service alerts page for details.

Once again, uniformed Housing Security and Safety 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. For additional information about Student Move-In 2020, please see the housing website.