Michelle Obama to visit Colorado State campus Thursday

Nicholas LeVack

First lady Michelle Obama will visit the CSU campus this Thursday. (Photo Credit: Mark Udall for Colorado)

Representing U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, first lady Michelle Obama will speak at the Colorado State University Lory Student Center Thursday.

The campaign event is set to begin at 2:30 p.m. The first lady will campaign for Udall in Denver earlier in the day, following Iowa and Minneapolis campaign speeches earlier this week.


Doors open at 1 p.m. and event attendees are asked to arrive early and enter the south doors of the Lory Student Center to access the line into the venue.

According to a CSU press release, event attendees can park at the Moby Arena parking lot, accessible off Shields Street. After parking, attendees can take a 10 to 15 minute walk to the LSC or take the University’s shuttle system, Around the Horn, which stops at Moby every 10 minutes and arrives at the Lory Student Center within minutes.

From the transit center in the LSC, event attendees will take a five-minute walk to the south doors of the Lory Student Center to access the line for the event.

The transit center will be closed during the first lady’s arrival, and from 2:45-4:15 p.m. Traffic on local streets may be halted for security for limited times before and after the event.

Tickets are available at the following Larimer County, Greeley and Boulder County Udall for Colorado field offices:

  • Fort Collins Field Office: 1200 South College Ave.
  • Boulder Field Office: 3223 Arapahoe Ave., Suite 220
  • Greeley Field Office: 2312 W. 17th St., Unit C3
  • Loveland Field Office: 218 E. 6th St.Longmont Field Office: 700 Ken Pratt Blvd., Suite 122(A)
  • Longmont Field Office: 700 Ken Pratt Blvd., Suite 122(A)

The University said all classes will remain in session, along with previously planned events including guest speaker Laverne Cox in the Main Ballroom at 7 p.m.

The press release stated all attendees will go through airport-like security that prohibits bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids or signs. Cameras are permitted but are subject to inspection. After security screening, attendees cannot exit and return to the area.

Collegian Reporter Nicholas LeVack can be reached at news@collegian.com and on Twitter @NicholasLeVack.