Road closures upon arrival of U of G students for the 2022-2023 school year
The official start of the new school year begins this week at the University of Guelph.
About 5,000 undergraduate students will move into residence halls between Friday, September 2 and Sunday, September 4. Students received individual move-in appointments between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The following University-owned roads will be closed to all but traffic during this time: South Ring Road, East Ring Road, Dundas Lane and Macdonald Street.
Gordon Street will remain open from Stone Road to College Avenue during the move. Motorists should expect heavier than normal traffic in the area. This includes Stone Road, College Avenue, University Avenue, Smith Lane and Victoria Road.
In order to reduce traffic congestion, buses will not run on campus during the move-in. Instead, they will use the parking lot at 80 Stone Road W. Cyclists and pedestrians on Gordon Street are strongly urged to exercise caution at major intersections, especially the South Ring Road and College Avenue.
Efficient circulation is a key priority for everyone involved in the move-in to ensure emergency personnel can respond appropriately. Anyone not required to be on campus is asked to avoid traveling to the University when moving in.
Those who must be on campus are asked to consider walking or cycling. Higher than normal traffic, especially on roads closest to residence halls, is expected for those traveling to campus.
The following parking lots will be closed during move-in and all vehicles must be removed:
- Northern Martialing Pack – P19, P20, P44, P47
- East Martialing Bundle – P18, P16
- South Martialing Lot – P31, P8, P9
- North long-term parking – P23, P24, P49
- Long-term parking East – P14, P15, P7
- Long-term south car park – P13
- Student Housing Staff and Volunteer Parking – P11
The 2022-23 school year starts with Orientation Week (O-Week) events from September 4 to 11.
Classes for all U of G students begin Thursday, September 8.