University officials have confirmed that President Barack Obama will visit USC on Oct. 22.
Obama will make public remarks at McCarthy Quad at 1:30 p.m. that Friday in an event hosted by the USC Political Student Assembly, according to university spokesman James Grant.
Whispers of the visit originated earlier this week, but today they were verified.
Though there has not been word from the White House, the Los Angeles Times cited an unnamed source within the Democratic National Committee confirming that the president will “headline a rally” on campus that afternoon.
The Times reported that the president is expected to appear with U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, the California incumbent who is locked in a tight race with former Hewlett-Packard chief Carly Fiorina. The Times has also reported that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown is expected to attend the USC rally but not campaign individually with the president.
Grant confirmed the Democratic National Campaign has rented space on campus for a fundraiser for Boxer, but specified that it was a separate event from the McCarthy Quad rally and the the university was not providing any money for the fundraiser.