Residence move-outs likely to affect campus traffic

Campus traffic is likely to move a little slower from now through the end of April, with more than 3,900 students moving out of their on-campus homes.

Students have until 3 p.m. the day after their last exam to check out of residence, with 3 p.m. April 26 being the final deadline to move out.

As families come to help pack up their student’s belongings, campus traffic is expected to increase.

April 22 to April 26 will be the busiest days of the move-out period, with more than 78 per cent of residence students moving out. 

University staff who travel the roadway and/or park in Lot G (opposite Woodstock and Hedden Halls); in front of Les Prince Hall and Lot H (adjacent to Les Prince Hall); Lot Q (opposite Bates Residence) and Lot I will find these areas particularly congested.

As well, staff and services that park and deliver to PGCLL or the Commons Building should also expect traffic to be congested.

With the exception of delivery trucks and authorized university vehicles, non-residence move-out vehicles will be redirected from this area. Staff who get picked up in this area should make alternative arrangements during these days.

For these dates, transponder holders for lot G will be permitted to park in the underground stadium lot, and transponder holders for lot Q will be permitted to park in Lot I.

Move-out parking attendants wearing orange safety vests will be working shifts in both the North and West Quads during peak move-out periods from April 19 to 26. These student attendants will ensure that visiting cars do not block roadways, fire lanes, or pedestrian walkways.

Pedestrians in the West Quad should also note that cars will be allowed to drive to Moulton, Matthews, and Wallingford Halls along the emergency roadway north and east of Mary Keyes Residence.

Cars may also stop in designated loading areas to pick up students and their belongings. During this time, student attendants will ensure that cars move safely in one direction only and do not block emergency vehicle access.

Parking and Security Services have assisted in the preparation of the move-out plan to ensure that residence move-out will run smoothly.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

Please see the parking maps below to view loading zones and routes that will be used by students for move-out.

Image of a blueprint of the north quad of campus, and the parking and driving routes for it.

Image of a blueprint of the West quad of campus, and the parking and driving routes for it.