The time to welcome new and returning students to campus is upon us! Here is what you need to know about next week’s modified traffic plan and Flagstaff’s new parking program.

NAU move-in week

The majority of Northern Arizona University students living on campus are scheduled to move in 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, to Friday, Aug. 25, with small groups scheduled to move in as early as Saturday, Aug. 19.

During this time, a modified traffic plan will go into effect in order to accommodate the increase and unloading of vehicles. NAU employees should be aware of the following road closures: Beaver Street Transit Way (bus spine) southbound from McCreary Drive; and University Drive will be closed to non-move-in traffic to facilitate residents moving into central campus halls. NAIPTA bus routes have been rerouted to accommodate these closures.

McConnell Drive and Pine Knoll Drive will be open for east-west travel.

Please allow extra time when commuting to and from campus these days. For real-time traffic and logistical updates, follow NAU on Twitter using #NAUmovein.

Directions and a map to help students and parents navigate campus can be found online.

New paid parking in downtown and south side of Flagstaff

New parking kiosks and signage have been put up in downtown Flagstaff and the south side, just north of NAU, as the city begins a new pay-to-park program. The program was scheduled to begin Aug. 1, but the start date has been pushed back, with more information from the city following. When it begins, there will be a two-month soft start to allow community members to adjust to the new rules; during that time only warning notices will be issued.

A map of where the parking kiosks are installed can be found online.