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Liberty University has released guidelines for people who want to attend Donald Trump’s speech at convocation on Jan. 18.

The event, at 10:30 a.m. in Liberty’s Vines Center, is free and open to the public. Members of the public who want to attend are encouraged to arrive early, the university said in a release, without specifying a time. The school is providing additional bleacher seating to help accommodate local residents interested in attending.

Parking will be available in the school’s garage on Regents Parkway near the Ward’s Road entrance to the school and in the Speakman lot behind Liberty University Bookstore.

There will be signs to the entrance near DeMoss Hall, where lines will form.  Everyone will need to pass through metal detectors and no bags or weapons of any kind will be permitted in the arena.  A list of additional prohibited items can be found at Students will attend as usual.

With low temperatures expected, the school said it has taken steps to reduce the time it will take to enter the arena. Students and others faced long waits to pass through Secret Service security when retired neurosurgeon and presidential candidate Ben Carson visited the school’s convocation in November.


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