This email is an update about the planning for the Trump campaign event at the UIC Pavilion on Friday, March 11. The safety of our campus community before, during, and after this event is our primary concern.
Anyone attending the event must comply with Pavilion policies, including prohibited items and the event code of conduct. The UIC Police Department will be responsible for the safety and security of people inside the Pavilion and on UIC property. The Chicago Police Department will be responsible for public safety and traffic control on city streets surrounding the Pavilion. In addition, the U.S. Secret Service, Illinois State Police and the Chicago Fire Department will be on site during the event. We hope and expect any demonstrations outside the Pavilion to be peaceful.
Parking lot 1B, located on W. Harrison St. south of the Pavilion, will be open for demonstrations. A stage will be set up for demonstrators on the west end of lot 1B near S. Racine Ave. The Harrison St. parking structure will be open for those attending the event.
Staff and faculty who park in lots 1A, 1B or the Harrison St. parking structure may relocate to parking lot 9 or lot 4 on Friday by presenting your parking hang tag. There will be no charge or ticketing for parking in one of these alternative lots on Friday.
The fact that this event is happening on our campus in no way threatens UIC’s core values of freedom, equality and social justice for all, regardless of race, religion, national origin, disability status or sexual orientation. These values are deeply rooted in our diverse community and will be evident on March 11 as they are every other day. If you plan to be inside or nearby the Pavilion on Friday, we encourage you to engage in a way that is respectful of others and that accords with our shared belief in the principles of free speech, peaceful demonstration and civil political discourse.
We will continue to provide updated information to the campus as it becomes available.
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services