Montana State University is suggesting routes that will help students moving to campus Aug. 21-23 to navigate traffic patterns changed for the move-in period.
MSU officials have notified all incoming freshmen with instructions for efficient alternate routes. A pdf of a map of recommended routes is posted to the right.
MSU expects that more than 2,500 students will move in to university residence halls during the traditional three-day move-in period.
The largest number of students moving into MSU residence halls will be moving into the group of residence halls in the southwest corner of campus: North and South Hedges, Roskie, Freshmen Apartments and Hedges Suites, now called the Headwaters Complex. The university suggests that those students take the 19th Ave. exit (I-90 exit 305) from I-90 and proceed south to campus. Signs will be posted on S. 19th advising students of the route to take to their particular residence. However, instructions are:
Students moving into the Freshmen Apartments may turn left on College Street and right (south) on S. 15th Avenue to access their residences.
Students moving into Roskie and Headwater Complex are asked to turn left on Lincoln Road where signs will direct them to their destination.
Students moving into North and South Hedges are asked to proceed south two blocks farther on S. 19th, to Kagy Boulevard. They are to turn left at the traffic light on Kagy Boulevard, then left again on S. 11th, and then left again on Grant Street. Attendants will direct those arriving to where they may park to unload their belongings. South 12th Avenue in front of the Hedges complex will be one-way northbound between Grant and Garfield for the move-in period.
The university suggests that students moving into the Langford, Mullan, Colter, Pryor, Hapner and Hannon residence halls or the Quads, access campus either through the S. 7th Street exit from I-90 or the E. Main Street I-90 exit.
Those coming south on S. 7th Avenue (I-90 exit 306) should turn left on Main Street and proceed to South Willson Avenue, where they should turn right, and then right again on Harrison Street. Students moving into Langford, Mullan, Colter and Pryor should proceed across 8th Street on Harrison St., which will be one-way westbound during the period.
University officials note that Harrison Street between 8th and 11th avenues is under construction, but will be open temporarily from Aug. 21-25 for unloading and loading only. No permanent parking will be permitted on the street. Rather, the university asks that students and family members assisting them park in parking lots near the residence halls. Also, university officials note that pedestrian must access campus areas to the south of Harrison Street on either 8th or 11th avenues. There are no breaks for pedestrians in construction fencing along the south of Harrison Street. Harrison Street will again be closed again for construction operations on the morning of Aug. 26. When construction is finished, Harrison will be a through two-way street from 8th to 11th avenues.
Students moving into Hapner, Hannon and the Quads can turn left on 8th Street and then left on Cleveland to access those residence halls either from Cleveland Street or from S. 7th Avenue. Cleveland Street between 8th and 5th avenues will be one way, eastbound
Those accessing MSU by exiting on the E. Main exit (I-90 exit 309) should turn left at the light on Highland and right on Kagy Boulevard, then right on Willson to Harrison Street. Turn left. Students moving into Langford, Mullan, Colter and Pryor should proceed across 8th Street and into parking near those residence halls. Students moving into Hapner, Hannon and the Quads can turn left on 8th and then left on Cleveland to access those residence halls either from Cleveland Street or from S. 7th Avenue. Cleveland Street between 8th and 5th avenues will be one way, eastbound.
Those streets with directional changes will be in effect from 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. Aug. 21-23.
MSU Residence Life has posted a specific mapping system utilizing Google Maps at http://www.montana.edu/reslife/move_in_day/
More information is also available by calling MSU Residence Life at (406) 994-2661 or by contacting the MSU President's Office, (406) 994-2341.
Maggie Hammett (406) 994-2341 firstname.lastname@example.org