President Barack Obama to Visit University of Miami
for Grassroots Event on Thursday, October 11
President Barack Obama will visit the University of Miami Coral Gables campus on Thursday, October 11 for a Grassroots Event at the BankUnited Center. Tickets for this special event are free but are required for entry. Tickets for faculty and staff as well as undergraduate, law, and graduate students on the Coral Gables campus will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the BankUnited Center Box Office located on the Coral Gables campus. This rally is an Obama for America event, not a UM event.
Ticket distribution will begin today, October 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. and will continue tomorrow, October 9 at 9 a.m. Distribution will continue until 8 p.m., while supplies last. Only one ticket per person will be given. Holding of spaces in line for others will not be permitted, and you must remain in line until you receive your ticket. Tickets are non-transferrable.
Arrangements have been made for students on other University of Miami campuses.
Miller School of Medicine medical students can pick up their ticket with valid ’Cane Card at the Office of Student Activities (Room 2019) in the Rosenstiel Medical Science Building beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9. Supplies are limited. Graduate students on the Miller School of Medicine campus can pick up their tickets with valid ’Cane Card at the Office of Graduate Studies (Room 650) located at 1120 NW 14th Street beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9. Supplies are limited. Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science students can pick up their tickets with valid ’Cane Card at the Graduate Studies Office (SLAB 132) located at 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9. Supplies are limited.
Doors to the BankUnited Center will open at 1 p.m. for Thursday’s event. All attendees must go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. Since it will take time to clear security, please plan on arriving early. Late arrivals will not be guaranteed entry. Students are encouraged to wear orange and green to the event to show their ’Cane Spirit.
No large bags, purses exceeding 8.5” x 11”, backpacks, sharp objects, umbrellas, food or drinks, video cameras, or signs/banners will be allowed into the building. Cameras and cell phones are permitted.
Due to the high volume of vehicular traffic and parking surrounding the BankUnited Center, students and employees are advised to walk to the venue from other points on campus. Additional information regarding street and lot closures will be provided by the Department of Parking and Transportation Services.
The event will be streamed live at www.barackobama.com/live.