Campus area streets to be closed during UW-Madison move-in
Numerous campus area streets will be closed to accommodate the more than 7,500 University of Wisconsin–Madison students who will be moving into university residence halls. The big move-in days are Sunday, Aug, 28; Tuesday, Aug. 30; Wednesday, Aug. 31; and Thursday, Sept. 1. Students are welcome to move in anytime after 8 a.m. on their assigned move-in day.
Traffic around all residence halls will be extremely busy on these days, and all lots near residence halls will be used for temporary unloading during move-in. University staff will be on hand to help direct traffic. Motorists should be aware of this additional congestion and expect some delays, including the following changes to traffic flow:
—Observatory Drive from Charter Street to Babcock Drive will be restricted to primarily move-in traffic and will be one-way west.
—Elm Drive north from Observatory Drive will be restricted to primarily move-in traffic and will be one-way north.
—Lake Street between Johnson Street and Dayton Street will be closed to traffic and will be used as a move-in unloading location.
—Dayton Street from Frances Street to Park Street will be closed to thru traffic. Access will be restricted to primarily move-in traffic and will be one-way west.
Additional information and maps of parking/unloading areas during move-in can be found on the Division of University Housing’s website.