President Obama to speak Sept. 9 at University of Richmond; free tickets available to the public at Modlin Center on campus Sept. 8, 3-6 p.m.

September 7, 2011

President Barack Obama will deliver a public speech Sept. 9 at 11:35 a.m. at the University of Richmond’s Robins Center.

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. The public can pick up tickets at the Modlin Center for the Arts lobby, 50 Crenshaw Way, on campus Sept. 8 from 3-6 p.m. University of Richmond students, faculty, and staff will pick up tickets at the Events-Conferences Office in the Physical Plant Building from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m..

Ticketholders are urged to arrive early and will be subject to security screening. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Backpacks, umbrellas, bottles and cans will not be allowed inside the event. Concessions will not be available.

Because the university will be open for classes on Sept. 9, there is very limited parking for visitors on campus. Non-university ticketholders are urged to take either regularly scheduled GRTC Route 16 buses or free, university-supplied shuttle buses from City Stadium, 3201 Maplewood Avenue, or the UR Downtown site at 626 East Broad Street to the Robins Center. Shuttles will begin continuous operation at 6:30 a.m.  Because of the time of day, ticket holders are urged to arrive as soon as possible for shuttle transport.

Groups of 18 or more may be dropped off on campus in their own buses, but those buses will be required to leave campus after unloading and return only after the event.  No buses will be allowed access to the Robins Center after 10 a.m.

Full details about attending President Obama’s speech are available online at www.richmond.edu/obama.

The president’s speech will be streamed live on the internet at www.whitehouse.gov.

For more information about any aspect of the visit by the president, call the university at 804-289-1700.