Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, January 26, 2012

U-M opens campus venues to watch President Obama's speech live

No ticket? No problem.

With a limited number of tickets available to attend President Obama's speech Friday at U-M, the university will open several campus venues for those who want to gather with others to watch the speech live.


More information

• Watch a live webcast of the speech via the White House website or the U-M website.

• Ticketholders can click here for logistical information, including parking lot and street closures, and security requirements.

• View a page of photos from this morning's ticket line.

• Learn about previous presidential visits to U-M and Ann Arbor.

"We wanted to give our campus and the community as many options as possible for watching this speech that will take place on our campus," said university spokesperson Kelly Cunningham.

Obama is scheduled to address the topic of college affordability during a speech at 9:35 a.m. Friday at the Al Glick Field House, the U-M football team's indoor practice facility. Admission is by ticket only and all tickets were distributed this morning.

Students, staff and community members are invited to gather to watch the speech at three locations on the Ann Arbor campus:

• The ballroom of the Michigan Union, 530 S. State St.

• Classrooms R0220 and R0230 in the lower level of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan St.

• The Duderstadt Center, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd., on North Campus.

In addition, the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan will host a gathering for the university community to watch the speech at the U-M Alumni Center, 200 Fletcher St.

Also, the public is invited to watch the speech at U-M Detroit Center, 3663 Woodward Ave., Detroit.