First Lady Michelle Obama will visit NC State University on Tuesday, Oct. 4, to campaign for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and encourage North Carolinians to register to vote. The event, sponsored by student group College Democrats of North Carolina State University, will be held at Reynolds Coliseum, and is open to the public. Doors will open at approximately 12:15 p.m. and the program is expected to begin about 2:30 p.m. Attendees can begin lining up at 8 a.m. on the northwest side of Reynolds.
Parking areas in the vicinity of Reynolds will be open to the public on Tuesday, including the Coliseum Deck, Cates Avenue, Jenson Drive, Berry Lot and Dunn Avenue, which could impact “C”, “CD” and “RE” parking availability. In addition, several parking areas will be closed Tuesday with towing enforced, including all of the Jeter Bays Lot and several spaces on Cates Avenue between Case Athletic Center and the Cates-Morrill intersection. Any vehicles parked in these areas on the day of the event will be towed at the owner’s expense. Signs will be posted to denote areas closed to parking.
Employees and students who normally park in these areas are encouraged to use the West Deck or Varsity Lot Tuesday to avoid congestion. University Police will control traffic around Reynolds Tuesday afternoon; the campus community can expect traffic to be stopped or detoured on Cates Avenue at times during the First Lady’s visit.
Wolfline Service Available
The public is encouraged to carpool or take transit to reduce congestion on campus during the event. The NC State Wolfine bus service is free to the public and provides frequent service to bus stops adjacent to the Reynolds Coliseum area. Visit the NC State Transportation website to view all Wolfline bus routes and schedules and a campus parking map (PDF).
The campus community should expect lines and pedestrian congestion around Reynolds. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP at the campaign website, but an RSVP does not guarantee admission. Attendees can expect airport-style security. No signs, water bottles or food will be allowed in the event. Water will be provided. Large backpacks are discouraged.
Reynolds Coliseum will be closed to the public after 2:30 p.m. on Monday.