Local Inauguration Viewing Locations

Renee -- January 17th, 2009

Here are the local University locations where you can view Barack Obama’s swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday, January 20 around noon:

Know of others? Add them in the comments!

12 Responses to “Local Inauguration Viewing Locations”

  1. MF says:

    The Blue Nile will be open downstairs

    Clementine Cafe is having an inauguration party in conjunction with the Harrisonburg democratic committee

  2. Sarah says:

    JMU’s Memorial Hall (the old high school) will be showing the inauguration in the auditorium and on flat screens around the building (although those won’t have sound).

  3. Justaworker says:

    I would guess most people will be at work during that time.

  4. Keach says:

    Another location at JMU: Carrier Library’s Media Resources, room 16A (in the basement)


  5. Keach says:

    Oops. The URL for details didn’t come through.

    Details: http://www.lib.jmu.edu/info/news.aspx?id=1208

  6. blondiesez says:

    yeah, but some of us are taking a long lunch on Tuesday . . . . :-)

  7. John Marr says:

    Just as a head’s up to everyone. I just spoke with both JMU and EMU, their events are not open to the public.

  8. Actually, the public IS welcome to view on EMU campus at the following locations and times:

    * Common Grounds: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    * Campus Center Greeting Hall: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    * Lehman Auditorium: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    * Science Center 106: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    * Snack Shoppe/Royals Den: 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

    See the link for campus map. All are welcome.

  9. Jason Garber says:

    I work at EMU and just called up to the President’s Office (432-4100) to check if what John said was true. Apparently it was marked as “not open to the general public” in the events system, but that wasn’t their intention. They’ve corrected it now. The assistant to the president said, “we’re not necessarily promoting it to the general public but they are welcome.”

    Corrected URL: http://www.emu.edu/events/detail.php3?id=12750

  10. John Marr says:

    Sorry about the bad info. I was simply repeating what I was told over the phone by both parties. It’s good to see that the public really is welcome at EMU. I hope that if anyone else calls to learn more, they are not turned away.

  11. Jason Garber says:

    @John: I think the switchboard was just going by the bad info on the website. Sorry about that. When I talked to them the President’s Office said they’d let the switchboard know, so hopefully everyone who called after we cleared things up found out that they’re welcome.

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