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    It happens every year — thousands of students descend upon Boston as they move into school.

    To curb the impact of the mass influx, the city is enacting a series of temporary road restrictions between Aug. 31 through Sept. 5.

    Allston/Brighton is the first area to be affected. Wednesday and Thursday, sections of Brainerd Road and Walbridge Street will be one-way, with left and right turns becoming prohibited at a slew of intersections. From 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, parking will be banned in many areas.

    Thursday, heavy traffic is expected in all of Mission Hill. That day, St. Alphonsus Street will be one-way from Calumet square to Tremont Street, as will Calumet Street toward Wait Street and Parker Hill Avenue from Huntington Avenue to Hillside Street. All day, police plan to tow any cars parked on dozens of specified Mission Hill streets.

    Between Thursday and Monday, parking will not be allowed in much of the Fenway area. Saturday and Sunday in that neighborhood, Forsyth Street will be one-way heading toward Hemenway Street.

    From Friday through Monday, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Columbus Avenue in Roxbury will be one-way from Camden Street to the Ruggles MBTA Station. There will be parking restrictions on Coventry Street, Camden Street and Columbus Avenue during parts of that period.

    See when students move into each school, via their academic calendars:

     

    • Tufts - Freshman orientation Aug. 31; returning students arrive Sept. 4; classes begin Sept. 6
    • Lesley University - Freshman move-in Sep. 4; returning students arrive Sept. 5; classes begin Sept. 7
    • Harvard University - Freshman move-in Aug. 23; returning students arrive Aug. 27; classes begin Aug. 31
    • Harvard Law School - Freshman move-in Aug. 23; returning students arrive Aug. 27; classes begin Aug. 31
    • Suffolk University - Freshman orientation Aug. 22; returning students arrive Aug. 28; classes begin Aug. 30
    • Emerson College - Freshman move-in Aug. 29-30; returning students arrive Sept. 4-5; classes begin Sept. 7
    • Fisher College - Freshman move-in Sept. 3; returning students arrive Sept. 5; classes begin Sept. 6
    • MIT - Freshman move-in Sept. 1; returning students arrive Sept. 3; classes begin Sept. 7
    • Boston University - Freshman move-in Sept. 3-4; returning students arrive Sept. 4-5; classes begin Sept. 6
    • Boston Architectural College - Move-in Aug. 19; classes begin Aug. 29
    • Berklee College of Music - Freshman move-in Aug. 27-28; returning students arrive Aug. 27-28; classes begin Sept. 6
    • Boston Conservatory at Berklee - Freshman move-in Aug. 26; returning students arrive Aug. 28 - Sept. 2; Classes begin Sept. 6
    • Wheelock College - Freshman move-in Sept. 3; returning students arrive Sept. 5; classes begin Sept. 7
    • Emmanuel College - Freshman move-in Sept. 4; returning students arrive Sept. 5; classes begin Sept. 7
    • Simmons College - Freshman move-in Sept. 3-7; returning students arrive Sept. 3-7; classes begin Sept. 8
    • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Freshman orientation Aug. 28; returning students arrive Aug. 30; classes begin Sept. 6
    • Massachusetts College of Art and Design - Freshman move-in Aug. 28; returning students arrive Aug. 30; classes begin Sept. 2
    • Wentworth Institute of Technology - Freshman move-in Aug. 31; returning students arrive Sept. 4; classes begin Sept. 6
    • School of the Museum of Fine Arts - Freshman move-in Aug. 31; returning students arrive Sept. 4; classes begin Sept. 6
    • Northeastern University - All students arrive Sept. 2-5; classes begin Sept. 7
    • Newbury College - Freshman move-in Aug. 26; returning students arrive Aug. 28; classes begin Aug. 29
    • Boston College - Freshman move-in Aug. 24; returning students arrive Aug. 26; classes begin Aug. 29
    • New England Conservatory - Freshman move-in Aug. 27; returning students arrive Sept. 3; classes begin Sept. 7


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