Senator Barack Obama to Visit Widener University's Main Campus in Chester October 28
Public Relations - Published: October 24, 2008
 ObamaAbingtonPA Democratic Presidential Candidate Senator Barack Obama will visit Widener University’s Main Campus in Chester, PA, on Tuesday, October 28. Senator Obama is scheduled to speak in the field behind Old Main at 10:00 a.m. The event is free and open to all students, faculty, staff, and the public.

All classes will be cancelled on Main Campus in Chester until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, so students and faculty may attend if they so desire. In addition, offices may close for staff to attend the event if they so choose. 

Please note: Classes will be held as usual on the Delaware, Harrisburg, and Exton Campuses.


Preparations for Senator Obama’s visit will begin on Monday. During this time, expect stricter security and limited access to parking. All students, faculty, and staff must carry their Widener I.D. with them at all times on Monday and Tuesday, October 27 and 28.

Because access to the Main Campus in Chester and to some parking lots may be limited beginning Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon, students, faculty, and staff may need to change their parking and/or travel plans accordingly. The university will continue to update members of the campus community about the event, parking, and logisitics as more information becomes available. Look for updates on Campus Cruiser.

Senator Barack Obama selected Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. of Delaware as his running mate. Currently serving his 6th term in the Senate, Biden, first elected in 1972, brings decades of political experience to the ticket.

Since 1991, Senator Biden has served as an adjunct professor at Widener Law, Delaware’s only law school, teaching a seminar on issues in constitutional law. For the last five years, he has jointly taught the seminar with Professor Robert L. Hayman, Jr., and despite the demands on his schedule, Senator Biden always ensures that he teaches at least half of the seminar’s instructional minutes. One of the most popular seminars offered at Widener Law’s Delaware campus, there is always a waiting list of students hoping that a seat will open.

Widener is proud to present this educational opportunity for members of the university to participate more fully in the political life of our community. The views expressed by the candidate do not represent official Widener University support or endorsement of any one presidential candidate or political party.