Traffic Advisory Issued for Move-In

Heavy traffic is expected on and around the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus as students move into residence halls, Wednesday Aug. 28 through Monday, Sept. 2. The heaviest traffic is expected Friday, Aug. 30 through Sunday, Sept. 1. 

There will be significant delays entering, exiting and traveling around campus and in the local area. Drivers should expect heavy congestion on campus and heavy traffic leading into campus on University Drive, Massachusetts Avenue, Route 9, Route 116 and North Pleasant Street.

Please note traffic exiting Southwest and the Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community will be routed through Lot 71 behind Whitmore. 

Pedestrians should also be alert while traveling around campus and utilize pedestrian walkways and crosswalks.

Detailed traffic pattern changes and maps are available online.

Contact Dominick Uguccioni, assistant director of residential life and student services, at, with related questions.