Campus Life – UConn Today
August is set to be a month of significant change at UConn Storrs as students return in droves and construction equipment, while not disappearing entirely, will leave some finished projects and start work in other locations.
Notably, Hillside Road will reopen mid-month between the Student Union and UConn Bookstore, where it has been closed to all traffic since mid-May. About a week later, North Eagleville Road will return to two-way travel between Route 195 and Discovery Drive.
While those projects are in the home stretch, UConn will start preparing for utility upgrades in what’s known as the University Athletics District, along Alumni Drive near the baseball, softball, and hockey facilities.
In addition to sharing information through this monthly construction update, University Communications and the Office of University Planning, Design, and Construction also post regular updates at uconn.edu/construction.
Those updates show where significant construction activity is occurring, identify potential traffic impacts and delays, and provide additional information about construction projects.
More than 12,000 students will start moving into their residence halls at UConn Storrs later this month, with some pre-approved early arrivals trickling in within the next several weeks.
About 4,200 students participating in specific programs will move in at various times between Aug. 17 and 23. However, the bulk will arrive for freshman move-in day on Aug. 24, and on the following Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25 and 26, when the rest of the students will arrive.
The influx of students will prompt large amounts of traffic on each day and changes in some traffic patterns around residence halls, so drivers and pedestrians are advised to be particularly cautious and patient.
Specifics on traffic restrictions and staged check-in areas for specific residence hall complexes are provided on the UConn Office of Residential Life’s arrival information website. They are also being sent directly to students, and signs will be posted that apply to …