June jams: Traffic and parking will be tough with graduation, track

Cars and pedestrians at the Hayward Field entrance

A busy month of traffic and parking around the University of Oregon is here, and a new website will help people stay on top of the changes.

The annual move-out of nearly 4,000 students from the UO residence halls runs Monday, June 6, through Friday, June 10; the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be at Hayward Field Wednesday, June 8, through Saturday, June 11; and UO Commencement is Monday, June 13. Then preparations begin for the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials: construction around Hayward Field lasts through June, with the Trials spanning July 1-10.

The new website from the Campus GIS and Mapping Program in the InfoGraphics Lab will have updated maps for any day during the activities. A special map for graduation day also is available.

Already, traffic on East 15th Avenue from Agate Street to Onyx Street is limited to one-way westbound. For commencement on June 13, East 13th Avenue from University Street east to Franklin Boulevard and Matthew Knight Arena will be closed for the commencement procession. Other changes and closures will come fast.  

UO faculty and staff should be aware of increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic around the residence halls and Hayward Field. The university community is encouraged to use alternate transportation whenever possible, and drivers should avoid East 13th and 15th avenues, as well as parking lots located near residence halls. 

Changes to traffic patterns include: 

  • East 15th Avenue from Agate Street to Onyx Street is one-way westbound from May 29-June 5 and again June 14-23; two-way as normal June 6-7 and June 11-13.
  • East 15th Avenue from Agate Street to University Street is one-way westbound from June 8-10, and open only to residence hall move-out traffic.
  • Starting June 25, most of the campus portions of East 15th Avenue and Agate Street will be closed.
  • Starting June 28, East 18th Avenue from Agate Street to University Street will be closed.

University parking maps and information are available at the Department of Parking and Transportation.