Oct 16, 2012
From staff reports
Ohio University administrators and Obama for America staffers shared some need-to-know information in anticipation of President Barack Obama's campaign visit on Wednesday. These are some of the important details:
1. For those attending the event, where does the line begin and what kind of security screening can guests expect?
2. How will parking be affected? What areas will be closed for parking? How will the venue accommodate wheelchairs?
3. What streets will be closed on Wednesday?
The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at 8:30 a.m.:
4. What restrictions will there be on pedestrian traffic in the area?
The following restrictions for pedestrian traffic will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday:
5. How will access to College Green be affected? What areas will be restricted?
6. Will there be any restrictions on access to/from administrative buildings on College Green and University Terrace?
7. If my office needs to be vacated before the event, how am I expected to report to work?
8. Will employees be allowed time off to attend the President's speech?
9. Will any classes be canceled at any time Wednesday? Is there any special guidance that we will share with faculty/students regarding event attendance while classes are in session?
For more information and coverage of the president's speech, continue to read Compass.
WOUB Public Media will live stream President Barack Obama's speech at woub.org.
The president will speak on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium's West Portico, facing the College Green.
The campaign event begins at 5 p.m. and the speech is expected to begin around 6 p.m.