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Move-in days for KU, Haskell students ahead; here’s how to get here amid construction (and spots Lawrence locals might want to avoid)

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Welcome, new and returning University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University students!

🚧 Those heading to campus from out of town should be aware that Kansas Highway 10 coming into Lawrence from the east is under heavy construction, and a long stretch of East 23rd Street is down to one lane, right up to Barker Avenue, the road leading into Haskell’s campus from 23rd Street. 🚧

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Interstate 70 might be a less aggravating choice:

If you’re heading to Haskell, taking the I-70 exit into North Lawrence and going straight south on Massachusetts Street all the way south past 23rd Street (watch for the speed bumps after the intersection) and heading into campus from the west might be your best bet.

If your destination is KU, taking the exit at McDonald Drive and heading south on Iowa Street could save you a lot of time — unless you’re going to the scholarship halls or GSP and Corbin, in which case the North Lawrence exit might be best for you, too.

Here’s a map to the general campus vicinities that we hope will save someone a headache or two:

KU move-in: Thursday and Friday, Aug. 18 and 19

Jayhawks, welcome! (And Lawrence locals — here are areas to avoid until everybody’s settled.)

Traffic around Daisy Hill is expected to be heaviest from about 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and the following intersections are expected to be especially busy, according to KU:

• Clinton Parkway (23rd Street) and Crestline Drive: Students moving into Daisy Hill halls use this entrance before driving north on Constant Avenue to Irving Hill Road.
• Bob Billings Parkway (15th Street) and Crestline Drive: Cars exiting Daisy Hill will use this intersection and park in the Lied Center of Kansas lot.

Traffic may also be heavy around 11th and Louisiana streets and on 19th Street at Ousdahl Road and Ellis Drive.

Maps of move-in routes for each area can be found at the KU Student Housing website:

Daisy Hill (search 2400 Clinton Parkway);

Downs Hall (search 1836 Ousdahl);

• Stouffer Place (for freshmen on move-in day, search 1615 Ellis and approach from the east);

Scholarship halls and GSP and Corbin (start at 14th and Massachusetts streets);

• and apartments.

Find complete arrival schedules and much more information at this link.

“For those who work in KU’s West District, expect cars traveling north on Constant Avenue toward Irving Hill Road. West District employees should be able to park in their regular parking lots,” according to KU.

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Haskell student check-in: Wednesday through Sunday

Welcome, Haskell students!

Checking in is required prior to moving in for all on-campus students:

• New student check-in runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:15 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday for Haskell Indian Nations University students in the Navarre Hall south parking lot.
• Transfer student check-in is from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:15 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 at Navarre Hall.

On arrival both days, students and families will have the opportunity to visit with various campus representatives and supports.

• Readmitted and continuing student check-in is from 8 a.m. to noon and 1:15 to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19 at Navarre Hall and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21 in Navarre Hall Room 114.

After checking in, students who will live on campus may proceed to their assigned halls.

At 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, there will be a welcome workshop for parents and families at Tecumseh Hall.

Various other events and gatherings are planned through the weekend, including We Are Haskell from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday on the Powwow Grounds. That event, which will include games, inflatables, bingo, a kids’ area and more, is open to the public.

Families out of town: Please bookmark The Lawrence Times. We have no paywall and our news coverage is open to everyone, so you can keep tabs on the city while your student is here.

We wish all incoming students and their families a happy, healthy and successful year. Don’t forget to register to vote!

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