The University of Arizona

Start of UA Classes Delayed

By La Monica Everett-Haynes, University Communications | January 11, 2011

The start of classes has been delayed one day to accommodate the arrival of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

University of Arizona regular spring classes were slated to begin Jan. 12 but have now been rescheduled to start Jan. 13. (Photo credit: Jackie Alpers)
University of Arizona regular spring classes were slated to begin Jan. 12 but have now been rescheduled to start Jan. 13. (Photo credit: Jackie Alpers)

With President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama slated to speak at the University of Arizona Wednesday night, the start of classes has been delayed one day.

The UA spring semester was slated to begin Jan. 12, but it has been delayed to start Jan. 13.

The Obamas accepted the UA's invitation to visit Tucson in response to the tragic shooting that occurred Saturday.

President Obama will speak at a memorial event, "Together We Thrive: Tucson and America," at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12. The event will be held at UA's McKale Memorial Center and is free and open to the public with doors opening at 4 p.m.