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Madison College News: President Biden to visit Madison College Truax campus on April 8


Published: April 7, 2024  Topic: Community

This story was updated as of 2 pm CST on April 7.

Madison College Truax campus will serve as the host site for the U.S. President Joe Biden and select community guests on Monday, April 8.

The event will not impact classes, and will have minimal disruption to students, faculty, and staff. Streets, bus routes, and other Madison College transportation services will be adjusted during the event at the Truax campus. Students, faculty, staff, and community members accessing services should allow extra travel time if coming to the Truax campus on Monday.

The information below should help plan your travel to campus this Monday, April 8:

Closure and parking map
See campus map (below) that illustrates all street and parking access.

Wright Street access:
The section of Wright Street situated directly between the main Truax building and the Health Sciences building will be closed to vehicle traffic. You will be able to cross Wright Street on foot from the main parking lots, but vehicle access to Wright Street from Anderson Street will be restricted.
Truax’s Early Learning Campus on Wright Street will be accessible for childcare drop-offs and pick-ups with normal hours of operation. However, you can only access the center via Kinsman Boulevard to south Wright Street.

Madison College April 8 2024 Event Route Map

Restricted Route 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Event route in red where students, faculty and staff will have restricted access 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Employee parking access:
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (approximately), there will be no entry allowed to the employee parking lot on the north side of the main Truax building. For the rest of the day the lot will be accessible on Wright Street via Kinsman Boulevard only. 

Administrative lot access:
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (approximately), there will be no entry allowed to the parking lot, loop near the administration offices, and drop-off. If you anticipate needing to leave campus from this location, please plan to do so before 11 a.m. or after 2 p.m. to avoid delays. 

Student parking access:
Students will have access to Truax’s main student parking lot via Pearson Street, Hoffman Street and Kinsman Boulevard until 11 a.m. and after (approximately) 2 p.m. From approximately 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., access to this lot will be restricted, and will only be accessible via Kinsman Boulevard from Highway 51/North Stoughton Road and via Pearson and Hoffman from the west. The Madison Police Department, Madison College Public Safety, and event volunteers will be present to guide traffic as needed.

Throughout the day, students and employees will have full access (entry and exit) to the parking lots on Straubel Street. This lot can be accessed via North Fair Oaks Avenue from East Washington Street.

Shuttle services: 
The campus-to-campus shuttle will run on its normal schedule between Truax and Goodman South. The Truax drop-off and pick-up site will not be where it usually is outside the Gateway entrance; it will be inside the Straubel Street parking lot. There will be signs and personnel in the Truax main building entrance directing you to this location. 

City bus services: 
Madison Metro will alter drop-off and pick-up locations along Anderson Street and Wright Street on Monday. It is anticipated that Madison Metro will ensure the temporary moved drop-off and pick-up locations will be near current locations.  

Helpful reminders to ensure a smooth experience for you as you navigate campus on Monday:
•    Be patient and allow extra time: Leave earlier than usual to allow for potential delays. Patience on Monday will be key. 
•    Follow traffic regulations: City of Madison law enforcement will direct traffic and regulations during the event.
•    Be mindful of pedestrian traffic: Watch out for increased pedestrian traffic around campus and follow crosswalk signals for everyone’s safety.

Madison College’s state-of-the-art facilities host hundreds of private and public events throughout the year, such as this one.

Madison College is not the event’s point of contact and will not respond to media or press inquiries.

Updates of the impact of Monday’s event to the Madison College community and its campus services will be posted on this Madison College news page.





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