The streets will be buzzing downtown Madison on Wednesday, because it's that time of the year again.

"We expect roughly about 2500 students," said Jeff Novak, who is the Director of University Housing.

Novak explained it's the second of three move in days planned this year.

"We had 2500 move in this past Sunday, and another 2500 on Thursday as well."

The only difference is that Wednesday and Thursday are normal work days, so traffic could be an issue.


"It's not as bad as a game day but yes, a little bit of traffic," Novak said.

The entire process will be going on from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., meaning if you're not there to drop the young ones off, you might want to avoid the area.

The following streets will be impacted by move-in day:

-Observatory Drive will be one-way westbound from Charter Street to Babcock Drive and open only to move-in traffic.

-Elm Drive north of Observatory Drive will be one-way northbound and open only to move-in traffic. Traffic leaving the area will be directed west to Willow Drive, exiting south to Observatory Drive.

-Lake Street between Johnson and Dayton Streets will be closed and used for move-in unloading.


-Frances Street will be one way south from Dayton Street and used for after-unloading parking.

Additional information and maps of parking/unloading areas during move-in can be found on the Division of University Housing's website.