October 27th, 2016 | University Announcement
This message was emailed to students, faculty and staff Oct. 27:
For today’s (Oct. 27) Hillary Clinton campaign event at the Coliseum, organizers have set aside a designated entrance on the East Side of the Coliseum’s Main Lobby for Wake Forest students, faculty and staff. In addition, inside the Coliseum, there will be a designated space for Wake Forest students, faculty and staff.
Special transportation arrangements for Wake Forest students, faculty and staff have been made, too. The Hillary Clinton campaign has made arrangements for buses to shuttle Wake Forest students, faculty and staff to and from the campaign event to be held at 2 p.m. today. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama will be at the event. Doors will open at approximately 11 a.m.
Starting at 10:30 a.m. in Parking Lot P (east side of Wait Chapel), buses will begin taking students, faculty and staff to the coliseum. The buses will continue transporting campus community members from the campus to the Coliseum until the event begins.
After the event, people returning to campus can board buses at the same Coliseum location where they had been dropped off earlier.
Anyone attending the event is encouraged by the Clinton campaign to RSVP.
The Clinton campaign has announced that people should expect airport-style security at the event. Prohibited items include homemade signs, placards, umbrellas, large bags, alcohol, weapons or noisemakers. No food or drinks are allowed inside the event. Water will be provided.
Thousands of people are expected to attend the event. Traffic in the Coliseum area will be heavy today.
Statement from Wake Forest University: As an educational institution, Wake Forest is committed to promoting the free exchange of ideas, which includes providing a forum for speakers who express a wide variety of political views. The University’s tax-exempt status, however, requires that it not engage in any political campaign activity, which means the University is prohibited from endorsing or opposing any candidate for public office. Wake Forest takes its obligation in this regard very seriously. This event does not represent an endorsement by Wake Forest of any candidate for public office.