Aug. 30, there will be traffic and parking changes on campus for Maine Hello, which will welcome one of the largest incoming classes to UMaine.
To accommodate the needs of new students, their parents and Maine Hello volunteers with the move into residence halls, temporary parking and traffic changes are as follow:
- One-way roadways: Flagstaff Road from Long Road to the Collins Center for the Arts intersection; Long Road at Gym Drive; Munson from Long to Sebec; and Square Road by York, Aroostook and Kennebec halls.
- Three staging areas — Hilltop and the Recreation Center lots, the Gannett Hall and Cutler Health Center lots, and Jenness Hall and Advanced Structures and Composites Center lots — will minimize the number of vehicles in the first-year student area of campus. These staging areas will close these lots through Aug. 30.
- Parking for the New Balance Student Recreation Center will be moved to the lot adjacent to the Bridge Family Tennis Courts.
Residence Life advises members of the campus community not involved in Maine Hello to avoid the first-year area of campus, where traffic is expected to be heavier and slower than usual throughout much of Friday.