With residence hall move-in kicking off Friday, traffic flow will be altered on several city streets near University residence halls. Move-in will take place through Saturday.

During this period, several University parking lots will be reserved for those with move-in permits for a designated time slot. The University is advising transit riders to check for route changes online with Ann Arbor Area Transit Authority and the University Parking and Transportation Services.

South State Street will also close Friday from 5 p.m. to midnight between South University Avenue and East William Street. The street closure will facilitate events at the Michigan Union, the Angell Hall lawn, the Museum of Art, and the Diag following New Student Convocation, which begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Crisler Center. Pedestrian traffic and emergency access on State Street will remain unaffected.

The following traffic and parking information was distributed to University facilities staff by University Planner Susan Gott.

Traffic changes

Some streets near residence halls will have altered traffic-flows from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

  • 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


Parking meters near residence halls will be reserved for students and families displaying a time-stamped move-in unloading permit. The following parking lots will also be reserved solely for move-in Friday and Saturday:

  • Lot M28 on Washington Heights

  • Lot M95 east of Markley Hall — west half of lot reserved for move-in

  • Lot E1 on North University Court across from Stockwell Hall

  • Palmer Drive N26 Parking Structure — all visitor parking reserved for move-in

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