Monday, August 27, 2012

University of Guelph Move-in Day Sept. 1: Expect Excitement, Congestion, Road Closures

GUELPH Ontario August 27, 2012 - University of Guelph News Release -The University of Guelph will welcome more than 4,000 new students into its residences on Sept. 1. Some roads leading to the University will be closed, so people not involved in the annual residence move-in day are encouraged to avoid driving near campus.

Gordon Street will be closed between Stone Road and College Avenue from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. to help reduce traffic congestion and make it easier for students to move in. As well, access to South and East Ring roads will be limited to use by new students, along with parking lots P31, P13, P17, P18 and P19. Access to the section of South Ring Road that runs behind the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs building will also be restricted to move-in traffic.

The road closures and detours will be clearly marked to assist people driving in the area.

In addition, Student Housing Services is asking that the parking spaces adjacent to the three South Residences (P13 and P14) and Lennox/Addington (P23, P24) be left available for move-in day.

Students have been assigned a scheduled “move-in” appointment time to help make the process go as smoothly as possible. Students and their families are asked to stick to their assigned times, routes and holding locations until they are directed into residence unloading zones.

Once they arrive at their designated unloading zone, volunteers will be on hand to assist them with the move-in process.

Students and parents looking for more information about move-in day can visit the Student Housing Services website at

If you have any questions or concerns about the road closures, call Campus Community Police at 519-824-4120, Ext. 52245.

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