Lottery details announced for President Obama visit

By Conor Mooney

August 20, 2013 Updated Aug 21, 2013 at 4:29 PM EST

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Binghamton University officials announced Tuesday that students, faculty and staff of the school are eligible to win tickets to see President Obama on Friday through an online lottery.

Tickets will be drawn at random at noon on Wednesday.

One ticket will be awarded to each winner.

For information on how to enter the lottery, please visit here

The president is expected to speak at about 12:45 p.m. at University Union on the Binghamton University campus in Vestal. The White House said he will make brief remarks and then take questions from the audience.

The president is expected to lay out a plan on college affordability and create a "better bargain" for the middle class.

BU will also open Watters Theatre at the Anderson Center to students, faculty and staff who want to watch a live stream of the town hall.

The campus will close the main entrance to Binghamton University from the Vestal Parkway from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Friday. Event access to shuttle parking will be from Bunn Hill Road. There will be limited access to residence halls from the east and west entrances.