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Barack Obama, Mitt Romney coming to the University of Miami in September

From a press release:

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Governor Mitt Romney will be visiting the University of Miami on Wednesday, September 19th (Governor Romney) and Thursday, September 20th (President Obama) as special guests of Univision broadcasts entitled:  "El Gran Encuentro con el Gobernador Mitt Romney" and "El Gran Encuentro con el Presidente Barack Obama."

These two special programs – scheduled to take place in the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse - will be conversations with the candidates.  While all questions will be posed in Spanish, they will be answered in English by the candidates and translated to Spanish where necessary.  The events will be taped by Univision and will be aired later each day. The start time for each event has not yet been finalized.

Tickets for these two events will be very limited.  Per our agreement with the two presidential campaigns and Univision, UM Young & College Democrats and certain affiliated organizations will have initial access to the student tickets for President Obama’s event.  Similarly, UM College Republicans and certain affiliated organizations will have initial access to the student tickets for Governor Romney’s event.  

Remaining student tickets will be distributed via a lottery system.

There are no tickets available for faculty or staff


Within the next 24 hours, ALL currently enrolled students will receive a personalized email with information on how to enter the ticket lottery. The email will contain a link to the Ticket Lottery Entry Page, on which students will be required to enter their C# and other biographical information to confirm their identity. The form will contain checkboxes where you can indicate which event you are interested in attending (President Obama, Governor Romney, or both). Your name will be entered into the two separate random lotteries based on your responses.

Once the entry deadline has passed, winners will be randomly selected and notified via email. Any tickets that are not claimed by the deadline will be re-distributed to alternates.

All currently enrolled students (undergraduate, graduate, School of Law, School of Medicine, RSMAS) interested in obtaining a ticket are required to enter the online lottery.

All undergraduate, graduate and law students on the Coral Gables campus will be required to pick up their ticket at the Whitten University Center according to the schedule below.

All Medical and RSMAS Campus students will be able to pick up their ticket at the Will Call table on the day of the event.

Tickets are non-transferable, and must be used by the student who won the lottery. A valid Cane Card is required to pick up tickets at all locations.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012 – Personalized emails will be sent out to all CURRENTLY ENROLLED students with a link to enter the ticket lotteries

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 (5pm) – Deadline to enter the ticket lottery

Thursday, September 13, 2012 – Lottery winners will be notified via email

Monday, September 17, 2012 (8:00 am to 6:00 pm) - Lottery winner ticket pickup at Whitten University Center 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 (8:00 am to 6:00 pm) - Lottery winner ticket pickup at Whitten University Center

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 (12:00 noon) – Lottery winner ticket pickup deadline

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 (1:00 pm) - Alternates will be notified via email and ticket pickup begins immediately (Subject to change)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 (6:00pm) - Alternate ticket pickup closes. (Subject to change)

Additional event details will be provided to ticket holders closer to the event date.

For additional information on the ticketing process, please contact the Department of Student Activities at 305-284-6399.