Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

President Obama set to speak at U-M on Friday

President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver remarks at the U-M Ann Arbor campus on Friday, the White House announced Monday.

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The speech, which will follow his State of the Union address tonight, is Obama's second trip to U-M as president. He delivered the Spring Commencement address at Michigan Stadium in 2010.

The remarks are scheduled to be delivered at 9:35 a.m. at the Al Glick Field House, 1300 S. State St. The event is free and open to the public, although tickets will be required. Tickets will be limited to one per person and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Michigan Union Ticket Office.

U-M President Mary Sue Coleman released the following statement regarding Obama's scheduled visit: "We look forward to again welcoming President Obama to the University of Michigan. As a public research university, we share his commitment to a strong future for our state and our nation. We are particularly honored that he will visit following his State of the Union address."

On Dec. 16, Coleman sent an open letter to Obama calling for elected officials, university presidents, business leaders, philanthropists and parents to collaborate on making higher education affordable for all.