Traffic Patterns for Move-In Days (8/27 and 8/29)

Residential Life joins the UMBC Community in welcoming our new freshmen and new transfers to campus move-in on Saturday, August 27. Returning residents will move-in into their residential communities on Monday, August 29. The hours for move-in on both days are from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Campus police, Parking Services staff and student volunteers will be assisting in providing traffic direction and assistance during these annual move-in day events.

On Saturday, August 27, freshmen and their parents will arrive on a Saturday this year. Because of this, changes to traffic patterns will have limited impact on the campus community.

On Monday, August 29, returning students and their parents will arrive on a weekday this year, and campus traffic will be altered to provide a welcoming experience as follows:

  • Access to Center Road and Poplar Roads will be restricted to students and parents and day care facility drop-off and pick-up only.
  • The inner loop of Hilltop Circle from Walker Ave to Commons Drive will have many parking spaces dedicated to staging vehicles to turn right onto Center Road and Back Road and unload directly in front of Patapsco Hall in the residential portion of the campus. Left turns from the outer loop of Hilltop Circle onto these interior streets will be restricted at these locations during the hours of 7 a.m.-4 p.m., on August 27 and 29.
  • Faculty and staff are encouraged to arrive on campus via the Highway I-195 corridor to avoid expected traffic delays at other campus entrances, and are encouraged to use their faculty/staff parking spaces in designated lots and also the Hilltop Circle parking spaces on the Academic side of campus for Opening Day.

Pardon the temporary traffic inconveniences as we welcome all of our returning students to campus. Thank you in advance for your assistance with this annual event.

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