Parking, traffic and classes: What to expect during Trump’s FIU visit

2019-03-06T09:54:02+00:00 February 18th, 2019|Education, News, Politics, Public Safety|

Florida International University students, staff and police are preparing for President Donald Trump’s visit Monday to speak about the current crisis in Venezuela. Here’s a list of things to keep in mind before the president arrives:

  • The speech is at 4 p.m. and will take place in the FIU Ocean Bank Convocation Center at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus.
  • The invitation-only event is organized by the White House and is not open to the public.
  • Classes and work schedules will not be affected, FIU External Relations said.

Getting around

  • The west side of campus will most likely be affected by traffic.
  • The area around the convocation center, according to an FIU email, has been restricted since Sunday. It is unclear whether pedestrians will have access to the area.
  • The Panther Parking Garage, also known as PG3, will be reserved for event guests.
  • FIU buses will operate as usual, but will most likely be affected by traffic, according to the Parking and Transportation offices.
  • All streets within Sweetwater will remain open, according to the city manager.
  • It is unclear whether roads from Mar-a-Largo to FIU will be temporarily closed, but traffic is expected.

Speaking and watching

  • For those who wish to exercise their rights to free speech, FIU does ask to respect the guidelines regarding free expression of opinions.
  • For those who are unable to attend the event, the president’s speech will be live-streamed at https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/.=

For all other questions on Trump’s visit, contact FIU External Relations at 305-348-7235 or FIU police at 305-348-2626.

For inquiries on traffic and parking, call FIU’s Department of Traffic and Transportation at 305-348-3615.