Campus News

Impact of Move-In on Campus

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 13, 2015) — Safety is always a priority at the University of Kentucky. Especially now, when thousands of new students are transitioning to campus at a time when vehicle and pedestrian traffic are heavy and streets are re-routed. UK Police will be out in full force to assist with Move-In, and everyone is urged to be patient and travel safely.

Move-In is an exciting time for our campus community and an important time to begin fostering student success — our top priority at all levels in everything that we do.

This year, we will welcome students and their families during four major Move-In days over the next week:

·      Saturday, Aug. 15

·      Wednesday, Aug. 19

·      Friday, Aug. 21

·      Saturday, Aug. 22

Move-In — combined with current construction occurring on campus — will impact parking and transportation routes throughout the campus at various times. Among the more than 6,600 students moving to campus housing, about 1,800 students are expected to arrive on Saturday, Aug. 15; 1,400 are expected on Wednesday, Aug. 19; 2,100 on Friday, Aug. 21; and 800 on Saturday, Aug. 22.

Below is information regarding student move-in traffic flow and parking impacts over the next week, including important information about one-way streets, no parking areas, and high traffic locations during all four days.

ONE-WAY STREETS: (see map)

One-way southbound:  MLK Blvd. between Good Samaritan parking lot and Avenue of Champions

One-way southbound:  Lexington Ave. between Maxwell St. and Avenue of Champions

NOTE:  Employee (E) lot entrance north of the Joe Craft Center CLOSED at Lexington Avenue; enter and exit only at Rose Street

One-way westbound:  Avenue of Champions between Rose St. and Limestone (No Thru Traffic)

One-way westbound:  Huguelet Dr. between University Dr. and Rose St.

One-way northbound:  Rose Street between Huguelet Drive and Washington Ave.

One-way eastbound:  Hilltop Ave. between University Dr. and Woodland Ave.

One-way northbound:  Woodland Ave. between Hilltop Ave. and Columbia Ave.

One-way southbound:  Sports Center Drive between Woodland Ave. and the Employee (E) lot north of the Nutter Football Training Facility.

Streets will begin one way around 8:30 a.m. each day.  They are expected to remain one way until 3-5 p.m. each day with the exception of Saturday, Aug. 22, when fewer students are moving in.


Due to the need to quickly unload vehicles near residence halls, several areas of campus will be NO PARKING zones from 12:01 a.m. to 6 p.m. on each of the Move-In days. Additionally, several streets on and bordering campus will have closures or other changes to traffic flow to accommodate Move-In. Watch for NO PARKING signs and bagged meters in these areas.

Vehicles parked in the NO PARKING areas listed below will be TOWED.  Owners will be responsible for all tow-related charges.

Saturday, Aug. 15; Wednesday, Aug. 19; Friday, Aug. 21; Saturday, Aug. 22:

UNIVERSITY DRIVE (BOTH SIDES):  from Cooper Drive to Hilltop Avenue

SPORTS CENTER DRIVE: between Woodland Ave. and the Employee (E) lot north of the Nutter Football Training Facility

AVENUE OF CHAMPIONS: metered parking in front of Roselle Hall

MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD.: between Maxwell Street and Avenue of Champions

LEXINGTON AVE.: area between the Employee (E) lot entrance and Avenue of Champions

E LOT BETWEEN KELLEY BUILDING and MED CENTER ANNEX #5: the 5 spots in the lane just north of Medical Center Annex #5

WOODLAND AVE.: between Hilltop Ave. and Sports Center Dr., no parking anytime


Students and parents participating in Move-In will be permitted to park in the following designated parking areas:

Rose Street Garage (PS #2): On Saturday 8/15 & Saturday 8/22 only

South Limestone Garage (PS #5): all 4 move-in dates listed above; 3-hour maximum

Sports Center Garage (PS #7): all 4 move-in dates listed above; 3-hour maximum

Orange lot at Commonwealth Stadium: all 4 move-in dates listed above