As we approach the end of another academic year, faculty, staff and students should keep in mind that a number of annual events taking place over the next few weeks will create the need for traffic detours and lot closures.
In order to manage traffic and parking efficiently and to cause as little frustration as possible, it is important that all campus community members and visitors be aware of the following event conditions established as part of a traffic and parking management plan.
For those moderately or not familiar with campus, an online map is available at oakland.edu/map.
Student “Move Out” days – Tuesday, April 25, and Wednesday, April 26
The OUPD will close one lane of Meadow Brook Road.
The partial closure will allow student vehicles to travel eastbound only on Meadow Brook Road and use the closed lane for temporary parking, loading and departure.
2017 Commencement – Thursday, April 27, through Saturday, April 29
Starting at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, the OUPD will close parking lot P-16 to reserve space for handicapped parking. The lot will remain closed to general parking through Saturday, April 29.
March of Dimes “March for Babies” – Sunday, April 30
The Oakland University Police Department will manage intermittent road closures around campus between 8 a.m. and noon.
Meadow Brook Theatre performances of “I Love a Piano” – Wednesdays through Sundays, April 19 through May 14
Meadow Brook Theatre patrons viewing performances on Saturdays are advised to use parking lots on the north side of campus, particularly the P-1, P-3 and P-5 parking lots. See map above.
Campus Construction Accommodations
Parking lot P-24 will be closed May 1 through August 15 in conjunction with southern campus student housing construction work. The loading dock for Varner Hall will be inaccessible during this time. In addition, some utility shut-downs may affect Varner Hall and other buildings. Details regarding these shut-downs will be communicated to the campus community as soon as plans are finalized.
Grizzly Lane will be closed from Pioneer Drive to the southern campus student housing construction site May 1 through August 15. As such, there will be no access to parking deck P-32 during this period. Access will be available via Library Drive only.
The loading dock area at the rear of Vandenberg Hall will be shut down from May 1 through August 15 in conjunction with facility repairs and upgrades. Building water service will be interrupted periodically during this period. Details will be communicated as soon as plans are finalized.
2016 OUWB School of Medicine Commencement – Friday, May 12
Starting at 11 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, the OUPD will reserve parking lot P-16 for handicapped parking and event activities. The lot will remain closed to general parking throughout the day on Friday. See commencement map above.
Campus community members and visitors are advised to plan their vehicle and pedestrian travel routes in advance, and to allow additional time prior to scheduled events in the event that high traffic volumes lead to delays.
The Oakland University Police Department would appreciate the University community and anticipated guests sharing this information with others as needed. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.