Move In Traffic

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Information for Faculty, Staff, and Campus Neighbors

The start of the new academic year is almost here!  Students will be moving in between the dates of August 30 and September 3, with the highest volume move-in dates being September 1, 2, and 3. Expect heavy traffic and delays around campus as well as the Amherst/Hadley area during the move-in period

Please practice pedestrian safety as you travel around campus and use pedestrian walkways and crosswalks when available. Please note starting September 1 traffic will be impacted in the following areas.

West Check In at Stadium

  • Families are directed to use the UMass exit on Route 16 to enter Stadium Drive.  Please avoid using this campus entrance, it will be heavily congested and there will be delays.
  • Families exiting the Southwest residential area will come through Lot 71 on the west side of Whitmore.
  • Fearing Street will be one way traveling eastbound from University Drive.
  • University Drive will be closed starting at Amity Street traveling north to Massachusetts Avenue.

East Check In at Lot 44

  • Eastman Lane will be closed to through traffic.
  • Families are directed to enter the East Check In loacations using North Drive between Furcolo Building and Lot 43.  Expect heavy traffic and possible delays if you enter campus using N. Pleasant Stree.

Be advised that students and families will be using nearby parking lots while unpacking during this time period. Permit holders of closed parking lots will be emailed by Parking Services with details.

Closed Parking Lots

Permit holders will be contacted by Parking Services.

Impacted Parking Lots

Lots 33, 32, 25, 68, 71, 43, 44, 49, 50