AGENDA & ADVISORY re: President Obama's visit to Rutgers University-Newark
November 1, 2015
Dear Rutgers University-Newark community members,
Following up on Chancellor Cantor's message from Friday announcing the impending
historic visit of President Barack Obama to Rutgers University-Newark tomorrow, I
write to provide an update about the shape of the day and critical reminders,
including a travel and parking advisory below.
Presidential Visit to Rutgers University - Newark
Monday, November 2, 2015
2:30 to 5 p.m.
(all times approximate)
2:30 p.m. Arrival of the President at RU-N
3 p.m. Roundtable Discussion
The President will convene a roundtable on the issues of mass incarceration and the
re-entry of people exiting the correctional system into community life.
4:15 p.m. Live Streaming of President's Statement
The President will make a statement on the issues under discussion at the
roundtable, reflecting his thought as he continues his national tour on working for
meaningful criminal justice reform. See, for example, his weekly address in which
he discusses his visit to Newark:
This portion of the visit is expected to last approximately 15 minutes.
RU-N Group Live Streaming Location
Paul Robeson Campus Center
Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
Members of the RU-N community who wish to gather to watch the President's statement
together on the occasion this historic visit may do so here. Doors will open at
3:30. Arrival by 4 p.m. is advised.
A visit of this magnitude has a significant impact on logistics-especially traffic
patterns-in the vicinity of the event. All members of the RU-N community are
strongly urged to use public transportation to commute to and from RU-N on Monday,
if at all possible, and leave extra time for commuting.
For complete information about street closures and parking restrictions, including a
map, please see our website: http://newark.rutgers.edu/welcome-president-obama.
According to the City of Newark, on-street parking restrictions are in effect from 7
a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow. Vehicles left on streets will have to be towed. Street
closures go into effect at noon.
Vehicles left in Parking Deck 1 as of 7 p.m. this evening and those left in the CLJ
Lot and Lot 502 on Bleeker Street as of 9 a.m. on November 2 will have to be towed.
We deeply appreciate your patience and flexibility in making special travel
arrangements for this truly exceptional day in our university's history.
Class Cancellation at Center for Law and Justice (CLJ) Only
Classes held in CLJ will be cancelled for the day and evening. Classes elsewhere
will be conducted as scheduled and all administrative offices at Rutgers University
- Newark will remain open and operational.
CLJ Employee Instructions
Employees who regularly report to CLJ (e.g. Rutgers Law School; The Law Library; The
Criminal Justice Library; The School of Criminal Justice; the Office of the
Chancellor) are asked not to report for work during the day and will not be required
to charge leave time. CLJ will reopen at 7 p.m. and the Law Library will open at the
same time. Those employees regularly scheduled to work the evening shift in the Law
Library should report to work at 7 p.m.
Thank you all for your attention to these matters as we welcome President Obama
warmly to Rutgers University - Newark.
Senior Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs and Chief of Staff