President Barack Obama will visit NC State to deliver a speech at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday in Reynolds Coliseum. Although all available tickets were distributed to students, employees and the public on Tuesday morning, the university offers several options for viewing the speech remotely. The campus community will be able to view the speech online via the IPTV system, Wolfbytes online and Wolfbytes Channel 85 on the campus CATV system. The public will be able to view streaming video via the White House website.
This isn’t the president’s first visit to campus. Obama rallied support for his campaign at Reynolds during the North Carolina primary in 2008.
For security reasons, traffic flow, parking and access to buildings near Reynolds likely will be limited for at least a portion of the day Wednesday. Classes on Wednesday will not be canceled. Faculty members may elect to allow excused absences for students to attend the event. Here’s more information from the provost.
Reynolds will open for the event at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. For security reasons, do not bring bags, and limit personal items. No signs or banners are permitted.
Photos and video of the event are permitted, but camera bags will be searched. All attendees will go through airport-like security screening. Here are answers to more frequently asked questions.
Public parking will not be allowed on campus for the event unless upon specific instruction. Use of public transportation is strongly encouraged.
Here’s the latest information on traffic, parking and bus service for the president’s visit.