Drivers, Pedestrians Urged to Exercise Caution as Students Return to Campus

Thousands of University of Connecticut students will begin moving into residence halls in coming days at UConn’s main campus in Storrs in preparation for the start of the 2013 academic year.

As the campus population jumps significantly with the start of the new semester, UConn is urging drivers and pedestrians to exercise caution.

Many people will be new to the campus and unfamiliar with its roads and traffic patterns, so extending patience and consideration to others will help ease everyone’s transition.

The move-in period for new and returning students runs from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Drivers are advised to consider using alternate routes during those times to avoid delays.

The UConn Department of Residential Life has posted helpful information on its website (www.reslife.uconn.edu), including the move-in schedule for each of the residence halls.

The University’s Parking Services office provides information on its site (www.park.uconn.edu/) about parking options and passes, rules and regulations, and the policy on the proper use of motor bikes, mopeds and scooters on campus.

UConn Transportation Services also has posted updated bus schedules, and the UConn Police Department offers valuable information on pedestrian and bicycle safety, including a reminder that drivers must always yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.

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