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Commencement, move-out to cause traffic issues

May 6, 2008

The southeast area of campus, particularly along West Dayton Street, will be a very busy and congested place on Friday, May 16-Sunday, May 18, due to five commencement ceremonies at the Kohl Center and the end-of-semester move-out at Ogg, Sellery and Witte halls at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

The Division of University Housing and the Office of the Secretary of the Faculty are asking motorists who aren’t involved in those activities to avoid driving in that area if at all possible on those three days.

Those attending commencement ceremonies are being asked to find parking away from the Kohl Center in university, city and private parking areas. (University lots 88 and 91 will not be available for general commencement parking.)

To reduce traffic congestion in the Kohl Center area, complimentary shuttle bus service will be available between Union South and the Kohl Center. For more information, learn about parking hints.

Between May 9-18, approximately 6,800 UW–Madison students will move out of university residence halls. Several parking lots near the halls will be designated for loading their belongings.

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