The university thanks you in advance for supporting students and their families during Move-in Monday, Aug. 19 through Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019.

Each year, the campus works to eliminate Move-in traffic impacts by limiting vehicles driving on campus. With less traffic entering and exiting campus, the plan has been successful. Issued in April, this CU Boulder Today article announced that Move-in 2019 will be based on students’ residence hall locations.

Permit holders, commuters and those using meter/pay station parking should plan for closures/restricted access to main campus parking lots Monday, Aug. 19 through Thursday, Aug. 22. Make your plans now to use alternate transportation to get to campus or take advantage of alternate work arrangements.

  • Parking Services will issue permit holder email notifications identifying parking restrictions/closures in their parking lots.
  • Regent Drive and Colorado Ave. (west of the Colorado Ave./Folsom St. intersection) will be restricted to vehicles displaying "Move-in" permits from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, Wednesday, Aug. 21 and Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019.

How will this affect you?

If you normally drive to work or if you have meetings scheduled during Move-in dates, parking lot closures will require you to plan ahead. Following are alternative options to consider:


BikeClose up photo of green bike parked in front of Woodbury building on CU Boulder campus.

  • Riding a bike to work is easier than you think, with some pre-planning. Biking to work could include one leg of the trip on the bus, or driving part way, then biking onto campus.
  • Boulder B-cycle is a non-profit bike sharing program with 10 stations on campus. Daily rates are available.
  • Buff Bikes are free with your Buff OneCard and are checked out from the UMC Bike Station. Each bike is equipped with a U-lock and you can keep the bike for 48 hours.


Vacation time

  • Check with your supervisor. If your job doesn’t involve Move-in, and you have vacation time, this may be a great time to take a break from work.

You might even wish to volunteer!

  • Join the tradition of welcoming students and families to CU Boulder by volunteering for Fall Welcome. Opportunities include helping students move in, navigate campus, engage in signature events and more.

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