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In this March 30, 2014 photo, University of Michigan students Madeleine Tayer and Andy Gong sit back to back on their laptops as hundreds of students wait outside the Michigan Union overnight for tickets to see President Barack Obama speak on campus, Wednesday in Ann Arbor, Mich. Obama plans to visit the school to discuss his proposal to raise the national minimum wage. (AP Photo/The Ann Arbor News, Courtney Sacco) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT (Courtney Sacco)

In this March 30, 2014 photo, University of Michigan student Sean Corcoran sits on a couch in Regent's Plaza as hundreds of students wait outside the Michigan Union overnight for tickets to see President Barack Obama speak on campus, Wednesday in Ann Arbor, Mich. Obama plans to visit the school to discuss his proposal to raise the national minimum wage. (AP Photo/The Ann Arbor News, Courtney Sacco) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT (Courtney Sacco)

In this March 30, 2014 photo, hundreds of University of Michigan students wait outside the Michigan Union overnight for tickets to see President Barack Obama speak on campus, Wednesday in Ann Arbor, Mich. Obama plans to visit the school to discuss his proposal to raise the national minimum wage. (AP Photo/The Ann Arbor News, Courtney Sacco) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT (Courtney Sacco)

In this March 30, 2014 photo, University of Michigan students Melissa Strauss, left, and Jillian Goldberg wait outside the Michigan Union overnight for tickets to see President Barack Obama speak on campus, Wednesday in Ann Arbor, Mich. Obama plans to visit the school to discuss his proposal to raise the national minimum wage. (AP Photo/The Ann Arbor News, Courtney Sacco) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT (Courtney Sacco)

In this March 30, 2014 photo, hundreds of University of Michigan students wait outside the Michigan Union overnight for tickets to see President Barack Obama speak on campus, Wednesday in Ann Arbor, Mich. Obama plans to visit the school to discuss his proposal to raise the national minimum wage. (AP Photo/The Ann Arbor News, Courtney Sacco) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT (Courtney Sacco)
Students camp out for tickets to Obama's speech
Hundreds of University of Michigan students camp out overnight for tickets to Obama's speech

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 7:07 a.m.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of University of Michigan students camped out overnight to get tickets to President Barack Obama’s planned campus visit.

Some pitched tents and others brought sleeping bags for their wait in the line, which began to form on Monday. The school says tickets to Obama’s Wednesday speech would be distributed at the Michigan Union Ticket Office to students on Tuesday morning.

Temperatures were in the 40s early Tuesday. Obama plans to visit the school’s Ann Arbor campus on to discuss his proposal to raise the national minimum wage.

Online:

http://www.umich.edu