You're Invited: Join President Obama in Las Vegas

During his visit to UNLV on Thursday, June 7, President Obama will continue to push Congress to pass his proposals to create jobs and help the middle class.

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Ticket Distribution

  • When: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PDT or Thursday, June 7, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PDT
  • Where: Cox Pavilion Box Office, located in the breeze way on the ground level between the Cox Pavilion and the Thomas and Mack Center
  • Details: One ticket per person will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Due to limited space, the White House will only be able to distribute a limited number of tickets. Tickets are free and open to the general public. 

Event Day Logistics

  • When: Doors open at 10:30 a.m. PDT on Thursday, June 7
  • Where: South Entrance of the Cox Pavilion (Public Parking available at the Black Parking Lot)
  • Details: Tickets are required for entry. Tickets are not for sale or re-sale.
    For security reasons, please do not bring bags and limit personal items. No signs or banners are permitted. All attendees will go through airport-like security. No backpacks will be allowed in the venue (small bags no greater than 12" x 12" will be permitted but subject to search). Containers of any kind, bottles, cans, guns, knives, pocket-knives, multi-tools, mace, pepper spray, or sharp objects of any kind, other weapons or other hazardous items are prohibited. No overnight camping will be allowed on campus at any time leading up to this event.

More Information

In Nevada, the President will urge Congress to act on student loan interest rates that will double for more than 7 million students on July 1st if Congress fails to act. The President knows that this isn’t a “phony” issue for the millions of hard-working Americans who will be hit with the equivalent of a $1,000 tax if Congress doesn’t do its job and work together on a solution keep rates low.

To help put a college education within reach for more Americans, the President has laid out a comprehensive approach to tackle rising college costs, and emphasized the importance of states, higher education leaders, and the federal government working together to address college affordability. 

Before leaving, the President will sign a Presidential Memorandum which will direct his administration to take new steps to improve students’ information about repayment options, and access to repayment options that can help them make their payments – in particular income-based repayment, which caps borrowers’ monthly payments based on their ability to pay. This builds on the President’s October announcement of steps to cap federal loan repayments at 10% of monthly income for more than 1.6 million students.

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