Safety reminders for U-M move-in

It’s hard to believe that in one short week we will begin welcoming another new class of Wolverines home to Ann Arbor for the 2019-2020 school year. Whether you’re beginning your first year on campus or returning for another year, we have some tips and reminders to get you off on the right foot for a safe, secure move-in and school year.

First and foremost, be sure to add the Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) contact card to your phone so you can reach us quickly. We’re here 24/7 to help with any safety or security concern.


In addition to the traditional checklist of items to bring to school with you, be sure to add a U-Lock to your list if you’re planning to bring a bicycle. Avoid cable locks, which are easy to cut through. For an additional measure to deter theft, you are encouraged to register your bicycle, and any of your electronics with DPSS. This property registration program is free and can assist in the recovery of items in the event of theft.

Getting Here

As you make your way to Ann Arbor, we suggest using Waze to help you navigate through local construction and traffic. Traffic pattern maps for each individual residence hall can be found on the housing website. Security and police officers and MLEAD Academy students will be available on-site at all move-in locations to answer questions and assist with way-finding.

Moving In

To assist with moving items up to their rooms quickly, rolling bins will be available for students to check out. To prevent the possibility of theft, it is important to not leave items unattended on the sidewalk or in an unlocked car. It’s also best to close your dorm room door when you leave. Parking at the dorms will be limited by space and time — be sure to ask officers or MLEAD Academy volunteers about long-term parking options after you’ve unloaded all of your items.

Additional Resources

We hope you have a great move-in experience here at Michigan and can’t wait to get started with another successful, safe school year. Remember, do not hesitate to contact us as soon as you become aware of any crime, suspicious activity or public safety concern. Help keep our campus community safe!