Events

Obama to visit campus

August 24, 2012

President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at Colorado State University's Monfort Quad on Tuesday, August 28.

Update 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 27President Obama during a 2008 visit to CSU

Some details have changed; please review the information below for updates.

Update 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25

President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at Colorado State University's Monfort Quad Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Details about this event  and impacts to campus may change.

This is not a Colorado State University event but is coordinated and hosted by Obama for America. All costs for the event incurred by the campaign are the responsibility of Obama for America.

Barack Obama Visit – Tuesday, Aug. 28

Location: Colorado State University Monfort Quad

Gates open: 2 p.m.

Public entrance: The entry will be between the Clark and Eddy buildings, with the line to the south.

Event Parking: General event parking is available at Hughes Stadium (1800 South Overland Trail) in the East lot at gates 1 and 2. Shuttle bus services will be provided beginning at noon. ADA parking also is available on the second, third and fourth floors of the Lake Street Garage with an event ticket and ADA parking tag/designation.

Click map to download PDFThe event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required but do not guarantee admission. Tickets will be made available through the Obama for America campaign. For more information and instructions on how to get tickets, visit barackobama.com/co. All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids or signs will be allowed. Cameras are permitted. No overnight camping will be allowed.

Gates to the event will open to pedestrian traffic only at 2 p.m. on Tuesday. The campaign is expecting a significant crowd.

The Obama speech will be broadcast locally on:

Comcast Channel 11

Campus channel 11 or digital channel 11-2

As well as streamed live from http://cope.colostate.edu/csutv_11  in a Windows media format and http://www.collegian.com in Flash format.

For more details about the event, visit barackobama.com/co.

IMPACTS TO CAMPUS

Details about impacts to campus may change. This site will be updated if new information emerges. Classes in buildings surrounding the Monfort Quad will be relocated, and a list of relocated classes will be published on the CSU website Monday. 

Campus area and building closures

Monday, August 27

The Monfort Quad area will be closed to pedestrian and bike traffic on Monday for event preparation.

The east half of the parking lot behind Animal Sciences (lot #455) will be closed at 5 a.m. Monday, August 27, for set up. Any cars not moved from that area by 5 a.m. Monday will be towed. It will remain closed through Tuesday, August 28, and reopen Wednesday (August 29) morning.

For information about cars that are towed, contact the Colorado State University Parking Services at (970) 491-7041. Vehicles will be towed to campus parking lot #240 at the intersection of Pitkin and Meridian.

Tuesday, August 28

Buildings immediately surrounding the Monfort Quad will be closed or partly closed all day Tuesday and will remain closed through the event. Classes will be relocated. Information about classes and activities normally scheduled in these areas will be posted on the CSU website Monday afternoon.

Impacted areas and buildings are:

  • Animal Sciences - closed
  • Plant Sciences - closed
  • Clark: B wing will be fully closed Tuesday; A and C wings will be open with access restricted to west entrances.
  • Natural and Environmental Sciences - closed
  • Shepardson - closed
  • Monfort Quad - closed
  • The pedestrian corridor between Clark and Morgan Library will have access restricted to the far west sidewalk (along Morgan Library) all day, and then will close completely at 4 p.m. until the end of the event. Pedestrians and bicyclists are encouraged to take alternative routes to the west of Morgan Library. The sidewalk between Eddy Hall and Morgan Library will remain open, and Eddy Hall and Behavioral Sciences Building will be accessible.
  • Morgan Library lot #425 will be reserved for "A" employee parking only.

 

Relocated/rescheduled classes

If faculty have made plans that differ from this relocation plan, they may contact students directly through via Blackboard RamCT or e-mail. Students are encouraged to check both before their Tuesday classes.

 

Street and parking lots closures, bike rack relocations, and car towing will begin at 4 a.m. Tuesday

Street closures will begin at 4 a.m. Tuesday and remain closed through the end of the event. Cars not removed from these areas will be towed beginning at 5 a.m. Tuesday.

For information about cars that are towed, contact the Colorado State University Parking Services at (970) 491-7041. Vehicles will be towed to campus parking lot #240 at the intersection of Pitkin Street and Merdian Drive.

Impacted streets are:

  • East Drive from University to Pitkin Street and access to East Drive from lot #445 will be closed to traffic and parking
  • A Street between Mason Street and East Drive will be closed to traffic and parking
  • University Avenue between East Drive and Centre Avenue will be closed to traffic and parking
  • Edison Drive west of the General Services Building will be closed to traffic and parking
  • Some street parking at the intersection of Centre Ave and West Lake Street, near the Lake Street Garage, also will be closed

A drop-off location for disabled and elderly will be available on Pitkin near lot #455 in the turn-around area on the street. Cars dropping off individuals will not be allowed to park in the immediate area.

Parking lot closures

Cars not removed from these areas will be towed beginning at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, unless another closure time is noted. No parking is allowed in these lots during the event. For information about cars that are towed, contact the Colorado State University Parking Services Office at (970) 491-7041.

A parking map outlining the location of campus parking lots is available at http://www.parking.colostate.edu/. Alternative parking for employees is available in the newly expanded library lot.

The following parking lots will be closed at 5 a.m. Tuesday unless another time is noted:

  • Animal Sciences lot #455 (reserved for press)
  • General Services lots #445 and north lot #446
  • National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation lot #442
  • Facilities North lot #447
  • The second, third and fourth floors of the Lake Street Garage will be reserved for event parking for ADA designated vehicles with a ticket. The first floor will remain open for one-hour meter parking.
  • Some street parking at the intersection of Centre Ave and West Lake Street, near the Lake Street Garage, also will be closed
  • The A and metered lots (#349 and #350) behind the Administration Building.

Bike rack impacts

Bike racks near buildings surrounding the Monfort Quad will be moved or closed and are identified by signage. All bikes not removed from those racks by 5 p.m. Monday will be impounded at CSUPD and not available for pick up until 8 a.m. Wednesday through 5 p.m. Proof of ownership will be necessary to retrieve them.

Suggested transportation for event attendees

Alternative transportation to campus is strongly encouraged, including car pooling, walking or taking Transfort.

Limited bike rack space will be available on campus in multiple locations.

This event does not imply endorsement by Colorado State University. The university, as public property, was selected as the site by the Obama campaign, which will be responsible for all costs they incur for the event.

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Posted 5 :30 p.m. August 24

Details are still unfolding for this event. This is not a Colorado State University event but is coordinated and hosted by Obama for America.

For more information and instructions on how to get tickets, visit https://my.barackobama.com/POTUS-in-Fort-Collins.

The event is free and open to the public.  Tickets will be required and will be made available through the Obama for America campaign. No one will be admitted to the event without a ticket.

This page will be updated as soon as details related to impacts on parking, traffic and buildings on campus become available. It is anticipated that the Monfort Quad and some surrounding areas, including some buildings, will be closed all day Tuesday, and some classes may be relocated for that day. A portion of the Monfort Quad also will be closed Monday for event set up. Otherwise, university business and activities are expected to continue as scheduled.

No overnight camping will be allowed.

This event does not imply endorsement by Colorado State University. The university, as public property, was selected as the site by the Obama campaign, which will incur their costs for the event.


Contact: Dell Rae Moellenberg
E-mail: dellrae.moellenberg@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-6009