During Wednesday’s appearance at Wright State University by Vice President Joe Biden, expect significant parking and traffic congestion around the Student Union and the main University Boulevard entrance to campus off of Colonel Glenn Highway until the late afternoon.
Lot 1, across from the front entrance of Joshi Research Center, will be closed at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. All vehicles must be removed from the lot by that time. The lot will remain closed until 3 p.m. Wednesday. Lot 1A, across from the front entrance of Russ Engineering, will be open for faculty/staff parking only, however no one can enter or exit that lot from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday. Lot 2, the visitors lot across from the front entrance of the Student Union, will be reserved for handicapped parking and the media. Those attending the event will be directed to Lot 4, on the west side of University Blvd. If Lot #4 is full, students should use Nutter Center Lot #8, which will be serviced by shuttle buses.
The bus stop in front of the Student Union will be closed from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, and street parking near the union will be prohibited. Those utilizing the MVRTA, Greene CATS and the Campus Shuttle services should use the Millett Hall bus stop during that time.
Only those holding tickets to the event will be permitted to enter the Student Union through the main doors from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. All other entrances to the Student Union will be open to the campus community.
The event will take place in the Student Union Apollo Room. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. that day. Biden is expected to speak at approximately 1 p.m. for about an hour.
Tickets are required to attend the event, which will be standing room only.
Wright State is yet again honored and excited to be a destination of choice for candidates from both sides of the aisle.
Through the years, many political campaigners have stopped at Wright State including both candidates from the 2008 campaign, Barack Obama and John McCain. McCain introduced Palin as his running mate during their stop at the Wright State University Nutter Center.
Wright State students, faculty and staff who attend the event are encouraged to show their Raider pride and wear green and gold.