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Move-in day 2018

To ease congestion and prevent major traffic delays, here are the parking impacts during Move-in Day on Aug. 16.

Over the span of 10 hours, nearly 3,700 students and hundreds of cars will make their way to campus to drop students off for the year. This Thursday, Aug. 16, from morning until night cars will be arriving crammed full of clothes, backpacks, books and our students ready to take on the 2018-2019 school year.

Welcome to your new home on campus. We are excited that you will be living with us.

The Housing and Residential Education team has been working tirelessly to ensure this is the smoothest Move-in Day yet. This year they have scheduled the drop-offs throughout the day to ease congestion and prevent major traffic back-ups and delays. They even enlisted Swoop to pass along some helpful moving tips ahead of time.

Directional signage will be in place the day before to guide students and their parents to the appropriate drop-off location. Staff will be on hand at all designated areas, ready to greet the new arrivals.

Impacted areas:

  • Lassonde Studios and adjoining parking lots
  • Marriott Honors community and adjoining lots
  • Fort Douglas Blvd
  • Stadium parking lot
  • Wasatch Drive

Look for Swoop, he’ll be roaming and greeting students all day. From start to finish, staff and volunteers expect to see at least 9,000 people, hundreds of red carts full of personal belongings, lots of recyclable materials and 1,000 buckets of happy tears from parents.

The day will end with a delicious barbecue tailgate dinner from 5-8 p.m. on the east lawn behind the Peterson Heritage Center. Bring your friends and family to celebrate your first night on campus.

To see parking lot impacts, click here.

Move-In Events 

[bs_well size=”sm”]Thursday, Aug. 16 – Move-in

5-8 p.m. Kick-Off Tailgate: You and your family are the guests of honor. Swing by the Peterson Heritage Center Dining Room or dig into summer favorites outside on the grill, courtesy of Dining Services.

6, 7 and 8 p.m. Community Meetings (Mandatory): Specific times and locations will be posted within your communities and attendance will be taken. Led by your Resident Advisor, you’ll connect with your neighbors, learn policies and set sail toward thriving.

9:30 p.m. Movie Screening: Join us at dusk for an Outdoor Film Screening of “Black Panther” at the University Federal Credit Union Rooftop Playfield. Shuttles, popcorn and refreshments will be provided. Hosted by the Residence Hall Association.[/bs_well]

[bs_well size=”sm”]Friday, Aug. 17

5 p.m. Parent & Family Welcome BBQ: Hosted by the Center for New Student & Family Programs at the University Federal Credit Union Rooftop Playfield.

6-10 p.m. Neighborhood Night: The Residence Hall Association welcomes you to Neighborhood Night, an event packed with inflatables, prizes and more. Don’t miss the opportunity to get engaged with your community.[/bs_well]

[bs_well size=”sm”]Saturday, Aug. 18

10:30 a.m. New Student Welcome and Picnic with President Ruth V. Watkins: Your RA will be gathering up your floor to head down to this spirited event, hosted by the Center for New Student & Family Programs. Parents are welcome to take event buses or walk down and meet their students there. For more information on the welcome and picnic, please download the U of U app or reach out to the Center for New Student & Family Programs at or 801-581-7069.

10 p.m. Club PHC: Club PHC is the dance party to kick off the year. The first 100 people to arrive will get sound-activated LED party shades. Hosted by the Programming Assistants.[/bs_well]

[bs_well size=”sm”]Friday, Aug. 24

3-6 p.m.: Shop Sugar House: Uncover the Salt Lake community. Take a shuttle provided by HRE and explore a variety of stores and restaurants.[/bs_well]