President Obama to Visit Campus

April 25, 2012 - 1:00 pm

University of Iowa Field House
225 South Grand Ave
Iowa City, IA

The University of Iowa will welcome President Obama to campus on Wednesday, April 25, for an address on college affordability.

President Obama will speak at the University of Iowa Field House, 225 South Grand Ave., Wednesday, April 25. The event will begin around 1 p.m., and doors open at 10 a.m.

The event is free and open to UI faculty, staff and students, but tickets are required and will be available at the University Box Office in the Iowa Memorial Union starting at noon Monday, April 23. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis, and must be picked up in person. Only one ticket per person.

Because of limited space, a limited number of tickets will be available. Tickets are not for sale or re-sale.

Parking near the Field House will be limited, and attendees are strongly encouraged to use public transportation.

All attendees of President Obama's remarks will be required to pass through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. Bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids, and signs are not allowed in the venue. Cameras are permitted.

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A great strength of the public university is that it is a safe place for discussing new ideas, entertaining a wide range of opinions and thought and encouraging rigorous and civil discourse. In that spirit, I hope and expect that everyone attending Wednesday's visit by President Obama will be courteous and will demonstrate the warm welcome that is a hallmark of Iowa hospitality.