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UM Move-in: Tuesday, Aug. 26 - Friday, Aug. 29th

25. August 2008 • Matt Hampel
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Seven bus routes are on detour.

Street closures:

  • re-routing of traffic on Ann Street (Zina Pitcher Place to Observatory Street) to one-way eastbound
  • Observatory Street (Ann Street to Geddes Avenue) to one-way southbound.
  • Thompson Street converted to one-way between Richard Kennedy Dr. and Packard (southbound only)
  • E. Madison (Thompson to S. State streets) is limited to eastbound only.
  • A change from previous years’ move-in traffic and not indicated on the maps, State Street (South University to Hill Street) will remain as two-way traffic.

From the annual press release + maps:

The University of Michigan and City of Ann Arbor Move-In Task Force, preparing for another large freshman class, has set the main Fall Move-In days of Tuesday, August 26 through Friday, August 29, for new and returning students.


The following U-M parking areas will be partially or entirely closed during Move-In:

Bursley Hall Parking Lot (lot NC-31) — Several parking spaces will be controlled August 26 – 29.

Richard Kennedy Drive — Parallel parking spaces for U-M service vehicles will be closed August 27 – 29.

Thompson Street Structure (W3) — Exit will be permitted on South Division only August 27 – 29.

Lot W16 (the “Triangle Lot”), located at Thompson, Packard and Madison — Lot will be closed to all permit parkers August 27 – 29.

Lot W18, located next to Parking Services and the Thompson Street Parking Structure — Lot will be closed August 27 – 29.

Lot M28, located on Washington Heights across from Markley Hall — Lot will be closed to all permit parkers August 26 – 29.

Photo: Bucket train of move-in makers (students who move in early to help move others in) from F2007.