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President Obama and First Lady to visit Ohio State on Oct. 17

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will visit The Ohio State University’s Columbus campus on Sunday (10/17) as part of a rally organized by the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

The rally will be held on the Oval. Doors open at 5 p.m.; the program begins at 6:15 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but an RSVP is encouraged. Members of the public may RSVP at: http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/MAF-ColumbusRSVP

Complete media logistics will be released in the coming days by the DNC. Members of the media must RSVP at http://my.barackobama.com/page/s/PressColumbusRSVP by noon on Friday (10/15) to be considered. Credentials will not be issued the day of the rally.

The Obama’s are guests of the Ohio State College Democrats organization, one of many student groups that works to provide students with an opportunity to get involved in the political process.

“Students, regardless of their political views, feel this is a great opportunity – to host the president of the United States on our campus and hear what he has to say,” said Micah Kamrass, president of Undergraduate Student Government. “Ohio State is such an important and influential part of Ohio, and we are fortunate that he and the first lady are going to be here.”

Previous visits by sitting presidents to Ohio State University include a 2002 visit and commencement speech by President George W. Bush; a 1996 campaign rally with President Bill Clinton, and a 1995 visit by President Clinton and Vice President Gore for a conference and rally.