University Housing, along with volunteers from its Hunker Down with Housing program, will welcome new and returning students to Athens beginning Aug. 7 for Greek rush and recruitment and Aug. 8 for regular housing check-in.
Approximately 275 student, faculty and staff volunteers will be located across campus to greet an estimated 7,000 new and returning students and parents, provide directions to area parking lots, direct traffic and generally serve as a resource for residents and their families.
On-street parking will not be available on Finley Street (from Baxter Street to Cloverhurst Avenue) and Church Street (from Baxter Street to Talmadge Drive) from Aug. 6 at 8 a.m. through Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. The Tate Student Center parking deck and lot will be used as a staging area for Brumby residents. Vehicles not affiliated with residential move-in for Brumby Hall that are parked in the Tate Center deck and lot will not be allowed to enter or exit Aug. 7 from 6 a.m.-1 p.m.
On Aug. 7 and Aug. 8, traffic is expected to be extremely heavy on Baxter, Lumpkin, Finley, Hull and Church streets. Traffic in these areas will be congested throughout the weekend.