Move-in Day Aug. 31. Expect Excitement, Road Closures

August 22, 2013 - News Release

The University of Guelph will welcome around 4,800 new students into its residences this fall.

A number of students will be moving in on Friday, Aug. 30, although traffic disruptions outside the University should be minor.

Saturday, Aug. 31, is the official move-in day and kickoff to Orientation Week. 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 McGilvray Road, South and East Ring roads and Dundas Lane will be limited to use by new students, along with parking lots P31, P13, P17, P18 and P19.

In addition, Student Housing Services is asking that the parking spaces adjacent to the three South Residences (P13 and P14), Lennox/Addington (P23, P24) and East Residence (P16) be left available for move-in on both Friday and Saturday. 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.

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 time, route and holding location 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.

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt, 519-824-4120, Ext. 53338, or; or Kevin Gonsalves, Ext. 56982, or

University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1