Road and sidewalk closures for 2015 Student Move-In

With this year’s Student Move-In taking place over part of the holiday weekend, community members can expect changes to the usual traffic and parking patterns. Move-In 2015 will take place Friday, September 4 and Saturday, September 5. The campus community should also anticipate increased traffic and rerouting on Thursday, September 3, 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.


With the cooperation of the City of Ann Arbor, some streets in the immediate vicinity of residence halls will have altered traffic-flows from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, on Thursday, September 3; from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, on Friday, September 4; and from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday, September 5.  Traffic alterations will occur on the following streets:

  • Thompson Street:  One-way traffic flow southbound between East Jefferson Street and Packard Street.
  • East Madison Street:  One-way traffic flow eastbound between Thompson Street and South State Street.
  • East Washington Street:  One-way traffic flow westbound between Fletcher Street and South State Street.
  • East Ann Street:  One-way traffic flow eastbound between Zina Pitcher Place and Observatory Street.
  • Observatory Street:  One-way traffic flow southbound between East Ann Street and Geddes Avenue.


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. Severaluniversity parking lots will be converted to Move-In use ONLY for the duration of Move-In.  University lots that will be impacted Thursday, September 3 through Saturday, September 5 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.


Both the Ann Arbor Area Transit Authority ( and University Parking & Transportation Services ( will be modifying some bus routes to accommodate the changes in traffic flow.  Please visit their websites 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 2015, please see
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