New information where to park, shuttle service from East and West campuses

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New information has been released by planning officials for President Obama’s rally on Thursday, June 14, at the Cuyahoga Community College Recreation Center Gymnasium.

Starting Thursday at 7:30 a.m., students, staff and faculty will be directed to park in Lots 1, 7 and 8, which are situated near the Unified Technologies Building on the west side of the Metro Campus.

Overflow parking is available at the Institutional Advancement Building, formerly named the Visiting Nurse Association, on East 22nd Street, south of Community College Avenue. Shuttle service is available from the overflow lot to the rally location.

Students, faculty and staff who attend the Eastern and Western campuses can park and ride a shuttle to the downtown rally. Those shuttles will make only one trip to the rally, and back.

At the Western Campus, shuttle pickup is at 10:30 a.m., near the theater main doors, which face Pleasant Valley Road. The shuttle will return approximately 3:45 p.m.

At the Eastern Campus, shuttle pickup is at 10:30 a.m., at the ESS Main Entrance’s student drop-off turn around, which faces the Richmond Road entrance. The shuttle will return approximately at 3:30 p.m.

Campus officials warn everyone entering the rally venue at the recreation center will be subject to magnetometer screening, similar to security checkpoints at the airport.

Permitted items inside the rec center are sweaters or  jacket, cell phone and small camera. Officials stress not to bring food or beverages, laptops, books, bookbags, backpacks, large camera bags, and no purses or other bags of any kind.

Attendees are encourage to lock any bags in your car, office or locker before arriving to the venue. A secure bag check area is available between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the auditorium lobby. Overflow seating to watch a live television feed of the rally is available in the auditorium, where tickets and security clearance are not required.

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